10th March 2023

Beth’s Story – Smile Makeover

I had spent a lot of my childhood in the North East going to and from dentists and dental hospitals for treatment. I have a genetic condition called Amelogenesis Imperfecta- it’s basically where your tooth enamel doesn’t form on your teeth, so my teeth were brown in appearance. I’d had some composite bonding in Warrington done by the hospital and the results were far from what I’d envisaged, but I was always told that I would need some further work in the years ahead.

I was signed off by the hospital in 2014, moved to the North West in 2015 and in 2017 I got engaged. My wedding was postponed last year due to Covid, and actually I was one of the few people that were happy to be wearing a mask during lockdown so people didn’t have to see my teeth.

So in January of this year, with my postponed wedding in Durham looming large in August, I knew that I wanted to have the perfect smile for my wedding photos and videos, otherwise, I would feel sad and live with the regret that I hadn’t done anything about it.

After all those years spent in dental clinics and hospitals, I knew quite a lot about the dentist I was looking for. I wanted a private dentist who had a great deal of experience with restorative dentistry. I spent a long time researching private dentists online in the North West before I settled on calling Dental Solutions. I liked their website and their patient testimonials and reviews. At my consultation with Gavin, I knew that I had come to the right place. Everyone there is so lovely and welcoming- a world apart from the NHS dentists I had seen in the past. I just thought to myself, this is where I need to be.

The veneers treatment so far has been quick- I still have my lower teeth to finish but I was so delighted with my new smile that I posted a selfie of me smiling for the first time ever on Instagram!

The treatment isn’t cheap but goodness it has been worth every penny. I have been helped financially by my family and fiancé. I am also aware they offer interest-free and bearing credit deals. So to anyone who is considering getting a smile makeover I would say, if you can find the means to, just do it.

I can’t believe the difference it has made to me- everyone who has supported me over the years of taking me to dental appointments just loves how I look now when I facetime them. And instead of loving wearing masks during lockdown, I now can’t wait till the day when we don’t have to wear them and I can show off my new smile. I used to wear neutral lipsticks and smoky eye make up to draw attention away from my teeth- now I just can’t wait to wear bright lips!

Finally, I have been so pleased with my care I am intending to stay as a patient of Dental Solutions so I can keep my new smile in perfect condition.

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Mike White
Mike White
2024-01-29
The best experience. When you step through the door you are met by the friendliest receptionist,Which continues through the practice. If you want the best dental care and treatments across the board this is where you need to go.
Charlotte Bell
Charlotte Bell
2023-12-15
I came to dental solutions with severe anxiety of dentists and Lauren was so helpful, kind and patient with me. For the first time in years I've found a dentist who I feel comfortable with. Thank you
Gill S
Gill S
2023-10-27
I had a wisdom tooth extracted by Gavin after having toothache due to my tooth breaking. I was nervous as I had not had a tooth removed by injection before. Gavin was reassuring, explained the procedure fully and it was over quickly with no pain. All staff at the practice are caring, friendly and professional and I have been going for many years. I highly recommend Dental Solutions.
K.WEDGE
K.WEDGE
2023-09-06
Thank you to Gavin and team at Dental Solutions for the superb dental work done yesterday. As well as being highly professional and very good at what they do the place has a great atmosphere which makes going to the dentist a pleasure.
tracy grensinger
tracy grensinger
2023-07-02
Amazing experience. I felt in safe friendly professional hands with all the team . Thank you!
Zoe Manley
Zoe Manley
2023-06-30
Can’t speak highly enough of this practice and in particular Lauren. 2 years ago I walked in and was so nervous I cried just as the sight of the chair. Her and the staff have been so patient and understanding and have worked with me to overcome my phobia. This week I had a filling and was absolutely fine, my family couldn’t believe it. Reception staff are lovely and really accommodating too. So glad I found them, I don’t dread the dentist anymore.
David Partridge
David Partridge
2023-05-10
A really Five Star Dental Practice! Upon arrival I was greeted by their most friendly welcoming receptionists. it seems nothing is 'too much trouble' to them. Gavin is similarly very friendly and the surgery is kitted out with the most high-tech modern equipment. On my first visit Gavin examined my teeth and explained my options to me giving me his recommendation for treatment and reasons why. Their Co-ordinator prepared a detailed quote for my treatment and went through it in detail with me, ensuring I understood everything; she had plenty of time for me as a patient. From the outset I had complete confidence in entrusting them with my dental care and the final results are truly amazing. Gavin and Richard could not have been more professional and my treatment was made as painless as possible. Dental Solutions provide a truly outstanding service and I thank them for my new 'long lost' smile and renewed confidence, especially when dining out and talking with people. I can't recommend them too highly.
Carole Dodwell
Carole Dodwell
2023-05-08
A first class experience from start to finish. Despite being fearful of visiting the dentist, Gavin put me at ease with his gentle unhurried manner. I was surprised at how relaxed I actually felt undergoing treatment for a crown and the removal/replacement of front teeth veneers. Having felt self conscious about my front teeth for a long time, I decided to have my old veneers replaced. The results were amazing and far exceeded my expectations. What Gavin achieved was nothing short of a work of art, boosting my confidence tenfold. The practice itself is very welcoming, the customer service excellent and the staff are all very friendly and kind. I cannot recommend this dental practise highly enough.
Nick Halliwell
Nick Halliwell
2023-04-28
I recently needed some urgent treatment and after trying a couple of dentists in the area, dental solutions were the only dentist that agreed to see me, genuinely nobody else showed any interest in helping me. The receptionist I spoke to initially was super compassionate and understanding and did all she could to get me in asap. I saw Lauren for all of my appointments, and I’ve now had: a composite filling, root canal and emax crown and just yesterday had a wisdom tooth extracted. I don't know what Lauren does but I have had zero pain or discomfort with any treatments during and after. I'm extremely happy with the results of her work. She definitely knows her stuff and filled me with the utmost confidence whilst in the chair! I literally cant find any fault with any of the experiences I have had so far. They go the extra mile and do it with a smile. What more can you ask for?! Definitely my dentist for the foreseeable future! Thank you Lauren and everyone!
Pete Taberham
Pete Taberham
2023-04-07
Had my initial consultation with Lauren, truly professional and extremely friendly. She explained all my options in detail and following discussions opted for veneers and can't wait to see the end result.
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