On account of the corona virus pandemic we are closed for routine treatments. We regret this action but it is essential for the safety of our patients and staff.

We are expecting the Government to modify its position on this unsustainable situation soon and are currently working on procedures that will allow us to deal with dental emergencies without risk to our patients or staff.

However reception is open and we are still providing a service for patients in pain.

You can speak to a receptionist on 01 730 812 022 between the hours of 09:30 am and 1 pm.

Or at other times please email: reception@stoswalds.dental giving us your name and phone number and we will call you back.

Under exceptional circumstances between the hours of 2 pm and 5:30 pm please telephone 07850201259.

There is no charge for this service.

Please do not arrive at the surgery without an appointment.

Outside of working hours and at weekends if you are a regular patient of this practice, and have an acute dental emergency, please telephone our Independant Dental Rota on 01 243 958 900.

This service can offer free advice, issue prescriptions and possibly more.

An additional service, run by the NHS in Chichester can be accessed by phoning 01 243 793 697.

The NHS have also issued an email address: southeastdental@nhs.net

If you are experiencing a continuous cough and temperature, please click here for the latest government advice.

If you are suffering from severe uncontrollable pain, bleeding or swelling which is resulting in difficulty breathing, please go directly to your nearest accident and emergency hospital.

And from all of us at St.Oswald’s please stay safe

For the latestinformation on COVID-19 please click here
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Veneers

Veneers generally replace just the front surface of a tooth. They are used to enhance a smile without excessive damage to the original dentition. Veneers can make a dark tooth match its neighbours, close an unsightly gap or provide supermodel perfection. There are many materials available but they are generally constructed from ceramic or porcelain. The process is both highly skilled and time-consuming.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

  • We prepare the affected tooth by removing a very thin layer of the outer surface, this is not always necessary.
  • Impressions are taken and the shade of your teeth noted to allow for a perfect match.
  • The impressions are sent to our laboratory where skilled technicians fabricate your final restoration. 
  • When ready, the veneer will be checked for fit and appearance and then fixed in place with a special dental adhesive.

HOW LONG DO VENEERS LAST?

Veneers are made of inert materials that do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease. Porcelain can chip or fracture, but this is virtually unheard of with the most modern materials. At St. Oswald’s our ‘superior’ veneers are covered by a 5-year guarantee, (conditions apply).

Daily brushing and flossing are essential to avoid gum disease and decay of the uncovered portion of the tooth.

As always, regular check-ups are essential and will enable your dentist to detect any problems in their early stages.

Veneers are tough restorations but they can be damaged if not treated with care. Cut up hard foods before eating and do not open anything with your teeth, such as crisp packets or bottles, and avoid biting your nails or chewing pencils. In addition to these precautions, make sure you practice good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly.