COVID 19 Update

Carnegie Dental Clinic Re-opening details

We are pleased to tell you that we will be seeing patients from Monday 8th June, as per the Government’s recent instruction. If you have been advised to shield from Coronavirus or if you are deemed to be at risk of severe symptoms if you catch Coronavirus, we would advise that you postpone any non urgent dental treatment until the Government deems it safe for you to leave your home.

Initially we will be seeing patients for dental treatments that do not cause an aerosol, eg pain assessments, extractions, adjusting dentures and temporary dressings that do not require the use of a high speed drill. We plan to increase the range of treatments that we can provide in line with advice from NHS England as the National Coronavirus risk level reduces.

If after assessing you it is decided that an aerosol treatment is required to resolve your pain we will continue to refer you to our local Urgent Dental Centre for treatment at this time.

We have been busy making changes to all of our practice policies and procedures in the time that we have been closed and your journey through the dental practice will be quite different the next time that you attend.

The changes that we have made have all been designed to reduce the risks to our patients and our team of catching Coronavirus.

We aim to do this by ;

1, Screening patients as they attend for appointments and also screening staff
2, Reducing the numbers of patients in the practice at any one time to ensure social distancing
3, Reducing the amount of time every patient spends on the premises
4, Continued high levels of cross infection control in all areas, both clinical and non-clinical

By reducing the factors above and operating with an enhanced level of personal protective equipment (PPE) we will greatly reduce any Coronavirus risks to both patients and the dental team. This week, I qualified as a competent mask fit tester, so that I can meet the legal requirement to test the fit of all the FFP2 and FFP3 masks on the team in house before we offer aerosol treatments

The "New normal" dental visit at Carnegie Dental Clinic.

We will be conducting video consultations or telephone consultations with you the day before your appointment. In these we will review your medical history, complete a covid-19 risk assessment questionnaire and find out about any dental problems that you may be having.

We will then use DocuSign to send out your completed medical history and completed Coronavirus questionnaire via email, along with instructions about how to virtually sign these forms. You may be asked to pay for your dental treatment at this consultation.

On the day of your appointment please notify our reception that you have arrived by a telephone call to 01274 590777 and if possible stay in your car. We will then ring you back when the dentist is ready for you.

Please come to your appointment unaccompanied (unless you are under 16y) and with minimal baggage.

If you are unable to stay in your car please attend no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment.

You will be greeted by our receptionist who will unlock the door and take your temperature.

After this you will be asked to use our hand sanitiser and to place your coat and belongings into a sealed container.

You will then be escorted to your surgery where your dentist, hygienist or therapist will greet you. Due to our additional PPE we may look a little different to usual but don’t worry, we will still have our usual friendly smiles underneath the masks!

You will be asked to rinse with an anti-bacterial&viral mouthwash in the surgery before treatment commences and will be asked to refrain from using the spittoon.

Once your visit is complete the receptionist will make your next appointment. This will be emailed to you.

If you have a quote for dental treatment we will also email this to you via DocuSign for your virtual signature. You will need to sign this before we can commence any treatment on your plan. Please note that any paperwork via DocuSign is easier to read on a computer or tablet than via a mobile phone.

If you have any queries relating to your treatments please let us know and a member of our team will give you a call to discuss your concerns and queries once you get home.

Unfortunately we will no longer be offering co-ordinated exam and hygiene appointments and these will need to be booked on different days. This is because we cannot maintain social distancing with multiple patients sat in the waiting room. The patient toilet will also be out of use, so please bear this in mind.

We understand that your dentist visit will seem very different and that many of our patients will be apprehensive about returning to the practice.

We have researched and purchased the most effective disinfectants against covid-19 which will be used throughout the practice.

All surgeries will be deep cleaned inbetween patients as per health and safety requirements, as will all of the communal areas.

Please be reassured that the steps we have taken will enable us to provide you with Dentistry safely during these challenging times and we look forward to seeing every one of you.

Yours Sincerely

Alex & the team

Dentist in Shipley, Bradford, BD18 1BP

Call Today: 01274 590 777

Cosmetic Dentistry

9-13 Leeds Rd, Shipley, BD18 IBPCall Today: 01274 590 777

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

As well as providing general dentistry at Carnegie Dental Clinic we also offer a variety of cosmetic dental treatments. Don’t hesitate to ask your dentist what they can do to improve your smile.

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Well, best dental practice I’ve ever had. Staff absolutely fantastic, will recommend to everyone.

— Angi Briscoe, Wrose

Tooth Whitening

Tooth Whitening

This is a successful and simple method of brightening your smile and after one course of whitening most patients’ teeth will lighten by a minimum of 6 shades.

First of all we take impressions of your teeth to make your bespoke home whitening trays and then show you how to place hydrogen peroxide gel inside the trays.

As we use the very latest whitening systems you only have to wear your trays for 60 to 90 minutes each day and will notice the lightening effect on your teeth after only a few days.

Tooth whitening is most effective on mild to moderately discoloured teeth but all shades of teeth will become lighter from the process.

We advise an AirFlowTM stain removal treatment before you begin your tooth whitening for optimum results.

  • AirFlowTM Stain Removal

    Our AirFlowTM tooth brightening treatment is designed to remove everyday tooth staining, such as from red wine, tea, coffee and smoking. It is completely painless and works by projecting tiny carbonated particles along with water onto the surface of your teeth. It is especially effective at removing stain that is trapped in between the teeth.

    Stain Removal
  • Composite Bonding

    Composite Bonding involves the use of a tooth coloured filling material to alter the shape or contour of your teeth. Composite (white filling material) also produces great results when repairing a fracture or decay in your existing teeth.

    Bonding involves no or only minimal removal of healthy tooth structure and is one of the most conservative Cosmetic Dentistry treatments available. It can usually be completed within just one visit.

    This treatment can be used as an alternative to Porcelain Veneers.

    Composite Bonding
  • Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain veneers can be used to alter the cosmetic appearance of teeth and in many cases they can be provided without any tooth preparation (see images to the right).

    Veneers can help improve the shape, spacing and position of teeth, as well as restore the colour. In some cases of mild crowding veneers can be used as an alternative to orthodontic treatment.

    On the first visit we will take an impression to send to our laboratory and if required we will remove an extremely thin layer of enamel from your teeth. Once the veneers are made we will bond them to your natural teeth, providing you with a great smile in only 2 appointments.

    Porcelain Veneers
  • Porcelain Crowns

    Sometimes it's not possible to bond veneers to your teeth - usually because there is not enough tooth structure left. In these cases we can use cosmetic porcelain crowns to disguise heavily filled teeth or to replace existing crowns that have a poor appearance.

    All ceramic crowns are now strong enough to be used in all areas of the mouth and produce a much more natural appearance than traditional white crowns, where the porcelain is bonded to a grey metal substructure.

    Porcelain Crowns

I have missing teeth, what are my options?

First of all don’t panic as there are several ways of filling those gaps.

Solutions to replace a gap due to missing teeth include a partial denture, a dental bridge or a dental implant.

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Partial Denture

Partial Dentures

This is a false tooth that is mounted on a plate and sits in your mouth to fill the one or more gaps. They can look extremely natural and are made of rigid acrylic, flexible acrylic or a metal bar framework. A denture is removable and should be kept clean and removed at night. Generally no tooth reduction is required as the denture fits around your natural teeth.

Dental Bridge

Dental Bridge

A fixed bridge takes its strength from the teeth next to the gap. These anchor teeth (retainers) are joined to the false tooth (pontic) that sits in the gap. Modern ceramics are now strong enough to construct multi unit fixed bridges without any need for metal and so providing a much more natural appearance than traditional metal bonded to porcelain bridges.

A dental bridge is cemented onto the teeth and is not removable. The anchor teeth usually need reducing in size to allow the placement of the bridge and this can sometimes cause the anchor tooth to devitalize in which case a root treatment is necessary.

Dental Bridges

A Maryland bridge is a more conservative bridge where a false tooth is fixed in the gap by metal wings that bond to the inside surface of the adjacent teeth. These bridges involve very minimal tooth reduction but can occasionally debond and are only suitable in certain situations.

Dental Implants

Dental Bridge

A dental implant is a replacement for the root portion of your tooth and it provides a long-term solution for the replacement of a missing tooth that does not rely on the adjacent teeth.

The treatment is usually carried out in two stages, with the implant first placed into a hole drilled into the jawbone and then left to heal for a period of up to six months. The second stage involves placing a crown or bridge on the implant once it has fully integrated with the bone.

At the Carnegie Dental Clinic we currently refer you to our partner clinic for implant assessments and placement.