Understanding NHS dental charges from December 2020
24th November 2020
Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your… read more
‘Tis the season to have fun with friends and family! Inevitably, this leads to a little more over-indulgence than usual. The increased consumption of alcohol and sweet treats takes its toll on our teeth as much as it does on our waistline. It’s important we remember to care for dental implants everyday, twice a day, even during the holiday season.
Candy canes, sticky toffees, champagne, mulled wine, all popular throughout the festive period, can have detrimental effects on the health of our teeth. Not only this, but the increased number of late nights means that people are often too tired to give their teeth the care and attention necessary.
Here at SpaDental, we know how difficult it can be to go through tooth loss. Fortunately, our implant dentists know how best to replace these teeth. Dental implants are by far the most superior tooth loss replacement option. They fuse to your jawbone over time and this allows them to look and function like normal teeth.
A major benefit to dental implants is that because they are ultimately a false tooth they can’t develop cavities. However, it’s still vital that you care for your dental implants as you would your normal teeth, especially over the Christmas period. If not, your dental implant can become unstable, your gums unhealthy, and cavities can develop in remaining healthy teeth.
The technique for cleaning dental implants doesn’t differ too greatly from the technique used for your normal teeth. Brush every surface of the tooth thoroughly and pay special attention to the gums. This is where the majority of issues will arise if proper care for dental implants is not given.
Both electric or manual toothbrushes are suitable for cleaning dental implants. What’s more important is the use of either floss or an inter-dental brush to clean between your dental implant and normal teeth. Whichever method you choose, make sure to be gentle on the gums.
With regular care and attention your dental implants shouldn’t cause you any issues. But, like anything, this cannot be 100% guaranteed. Between dental check-ups, pay close attention to how your implants look and feel. If you see any redness and swelling around the area, have difficulty biting and chewing or your dental implants feel loose, book in to see a dentist straight away. That way, if there is anything wrong, we’ll be able to sort it as quickly as possible.
Of course, alongside doing these things, it’s important that you book in to see your dentist regularly. A professional dental implant check at your local SpaDental practice will ensure that your implants last as long as possible and remain in peak condition.
Patients with implants should have regular reviews with a dentist, and also routine hygiene appointments. A SpaDental Plan can help you to spread the cost over the year, encourage you to attend regularly, as well as help identify any concerns before they develop into a problem.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more.
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We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…More Testimonials
A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…More Testimonials
SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…More Testimonials
This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…More Testimonials
"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces two years ago, and having left it far too long I eventually thought I ought to try to get myself an NHS dentist. Recognizing the unique challenges that veterans face when they leave the military, Spa Dental's veterans policy enabled me to get an initial appointment and receive treatment as an NHS patient - exactly what I'd hoped for. The professionalism and friendliness of…More Testimonials
A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon - veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire "Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping me informed step by step during the whole procedure. Great attention to detail was given to myself and the implants…More Testimonials
Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here's one message: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental visit. Lucy, I know because of your care and attention to my needs I feel so much better attending an…More Testimonials
We really appreciate all the reviews we're getting from patients who visit SpaDental Plymouth. Your feedback helps us feel confident we give good advice and offer a great dental service to Plymouth patients. Thank you! Here are some recent reviews: These two reviews highlight the importance of regular examination of the soft tissues in the mouth. "I feel... grateful to [my dentist] for referring me to Derriford hospital for a lump to be removed from…More Testimonials
8th November, 2020
As lockdown continues, our dental services continue without interruption. We're here to help you receive the face-to-face care you need from your dental team.
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