COVID 19 Update

Dear Carnegie Patients

As we navigate the global crisis of COVID – 19 our top priority is the safety of our patients and our dental team.

National Guidelines for Dental Practices have now dictated that we should not physically see patients and should instead provide advice over the phone along with prescriptions for pain relief or antibiotics where absolutely necessary. All routine dental appointments have now been cancelled and we are not allowed to perform any dental treatments, even in an emergency situation, that might produce an aerosol.

There are processes in place to establish emergency clinics in strategic areas to treat patients who may need aerosol generating dental treatments (ie treatments that need the dentist to use a drill) but as yet these clinics are not up and running. As we find out more we will certainly keep you informed either on facebook or on our website. Please follow us on https://www.facebook.com/carnegieclinic for regular updates.

At Carnegie Dental Clinic our phone lines will be manned by our usual dental team every day from Monday to Saturday. They will be able to listen to your concerns and give advice where appropriate. Our dentists are also taking turns to be available for triaging your calls and will be able to give advice to patients for the more complex dental problems.

The practice door will be kept locked at all times and if a patient is advised to attend the clinic for an appointment they will be given a specific time slot, at which time the door will be opened.

Please be aware that there are strict criteria in place regarding what types of dental emergency constitute a genuine need for a patient to attend the practice in person. In current times please understand that a face to face toothache appointment with a dentist is not to be expected due to the reduced social distancing that this involves and the risk of transmitting Coronavirus between individuals.

Our relationship with our patients, has always been at the very heart of what we do and we would like to thank you for all the kind words and messages of support that we have received over recent weeks. It’s kindness and supporting one another that will be key to getting through the forthcoming months.

Please stay safe, maintain social distancing at all times and take care
Kindest Regards
Alex & the team

*Who is at high risk?

You may be at high risk from coronavirus if you:
- have had an organ transplant
- are having certain types of cancer treatment
- have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia
- have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma
- have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections
- are taking medicine that weakens your immune system
- are pregnant and have a serious heart condition

If you're at high risk, you will be contacted by the NHS by Sunday 29 March 2020.

Dentist in Shipley, Bradford, BD18 1BP

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Restorative Dentistry

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

I have a cavity that needs restoring, what are my options?

There are three main ways of filling a hole in your tooth;

1. Amalgam (silver filling)

2. Composite fillings (white)

3. Inlays and Onlays

Carnegie Clinic

Our dentist is clearly a parent themself and is very good with our children, which is a huge positive. They are an excellent dentist and I will continue to recommend the Carnegie Clinic to all my family and friends.

— Nikki, Bradford

  • Amalgam Fillings (silver)

    These are an amalgamation of various metals, including mercury, silver, tin and copper. At Carnegie Dental Clinic we provide bonded amalgam fillings. This technique means that the tooth cavity preparation is more conservative, saving valuable tooth structure. Amalgam is a strong and long lasting treatment option but is clearly visible in the mouth and unlike composite (white fillings) it takes 24 hours to set after placement.

    Amalgam Fillings
  • Composite Fillings (white, right image)

    Composite fillings are tooth coloured and are made from powdered glass quartz, silica or other ceramic particles added to a resin base

    They are available in different shades to match your natural tooth colour. The composite is bonded to your tooth and can help prevent further tooth fracture by holding the sides of your tooth together.

    Composite fillings are a good option for small to medium sized cavities and are set with an intense blue light as the filling is placed so you can chew on them straight away. They are slightly more prone to wear than amalgam fillings and as such can last on average one to two years less.

    Composite Fillings
  • Tooth Coloured Inlays and Onlays

    Porcelain and composite inlays (tooth coloured) are made in a laboratory and require two visits to your dentist.

    At your first visit the cavity is prepared and a putty impression is taken of your tooth, after which a temporary dressing is placed until your second visit, when the final restoration is bonded to your tooth.

    Porcelain and composite inlays and onlays are a hard wearing and long lasting restoration with the additional benefit that they come in a wide variety of shades to match your natural tooth. They are more expensive than a filling but cost less than a crown.

    Left: Ceramic inlay. Right: Composite onlay.

    ooth Coloured Inlays and Onlays
  • Gold Inlays and Onlays

    Gold inlays and onlays are a conservative and long lasting restoration that has been around for generations. Gold is a very bio-compatible material and has a very smooth surface so is extremely kind to any tooth which is opposing it. Gold inlays and onlays are particularly suited to anybody who clenches and grinds their teeth.

    Below: On the left is a gold onlay, on the right a gold inlay.

    Gold Inlays and Onlays
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