Our approach during COVID-19
In recent weeks we have all been affected by the COVID-19 crisis facing the UK – our routines have changed and we are facing daily challenges that mean we have to adapt, compromise, re-think our priorities and how we live day to day.
We understand during this uncertain time you may have some questions related to your oral care, so we’ve put together the answers to some key questions.
You may want to read our Q&As in conjunction with the advice given by the Government and information from the NHS on handwashing, social distancing and staying at home.
What dental care is currently being provided by TDC Implant Centres?
In line with Government guidelines, and with the safety of both our patients and our people as our priority, we are currently unable to offer dental treatment in our dental implant centres.
At the present time, we are providing telephone support and advice for patients with dental emergencies or to those who are in the middle of on-going treatment. If you need to contact us, please call your local centre and follow the information on the recorded messages:
Can I book a Smile in a Day consultation?
As our centres are currently closed, we are not able to offer consultations to new patients. We will go back to offering consultations and to restoring smiles and confidence once we know it is safe to do so.
In the meantime, you may like to look across our website to learn more about the TDC Smile in a Day treatment, see wonderful patient before and after pictures, and read patient case studies and reviews.
If you have dental implants, you’ll understand the importance of keeping them clean and healthy to maintain their lifespan. Peri-implant disease is the most common form of infection that can develop around implants. It’s similar to gum disease around a tooth and is caused by a build-up of plaque. This causes bone loss around your implants and surrounding teeth.
The only way to prevent peri-implant disease is with regular cleaning and maintenance of your implant. During the coronavirus pandemic, you won’t be able to regularly visit your dentist and hygienist, so it’s vital you look after your implants meticulously at home. We recommend you:
- Brush your implants at least twice a day with a soft-bristle toothbrush, including under and around the crown of the implant
- Use an interdental brush coated with nylon every day to clean around the implant, or by using unwaxed floss tape or ‘super floss’
What if my maintenance appointment is due at TDC Implant Centres?
Maintenance appointments require a face to face consultation. Once we are open as normal, we will contact each patient individually so we can get their treatment back on track as soon as possible.
In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns and need to speak with a dentist, please call your practice number and follow the instructions on the recorded message.
The important thing is to maintain a regular oral care routine.
TDC Smile in a Day patients should follow the instructions given for keeping your mouth and dental implants clean.