Curious About Dental Implants?

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Find Out More At Our Implant Open Evening

The decision to get dental implants is often difficult to make. Although there are many benefits to dental implants, there are also many things to consider. The best way to decide if dental implants could be right for you is to speak to your dentist who will be able to answer all of your questions. This is why we are hosting a dental implant open evening.

We would like to invite you to our dental implant open evening, taking place on Wednesday 30th January from 3 pm to 7.30 pm. During the event, prospective patients will enjoy a 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw and have the chance to ask questions and find out more about the procedure. Nicola Corless, our implant treatment coordinator and practice manager will also be available to answer questions.

Save the date: Wednesday 5th June | 3 pm – 7.30 pm

Get in touch if you’d like to arrange a dental implant consultation.

Call 01925 756565 to Book Your Space

What is included in the evening?

On the day of your appointment, you will be invited to the practice for a free 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist and Nicola Corless Implant Co-Ordinator and Practice Manager. During this time you will have the chance to ask any questions you might have about the procedure and put your mind at ease. We specialise in the care and treatment of very nervous or dental phobic patients, so if you are nervous about the process we will be able to help. You will have a chance to look around our implant suite and meet the nursing team who will be on hand to answer your questions. At the end of the consultation, you will be given an individual treatment plan and quotation.

  • FREE 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist
  • Save up to £300 on dental implants, plus other amazing offers on implant retained dentures
  • Save an incredible £1,000 on our All on Four treatment!
  • Find out more about our interest-free credit and easy payment options.
  • Tour of the dental implant suite where Richard Brookshaw and his team fit the dental implants
  • Opportunity to speak to staff and experts
  • Goodie bag
  • Refreshments

What’s Included in our Single Implant* package?

  • FREE 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist and Nicola Corless Implant Treatment Coordinator
  • All clinical records, X-Rays and photography
  • Implant Surgery with Richard Brookshaw and his clinical team
  • Review appointment with Gavin
  • Permanent restoration 3-4 months after surgery
  • * Includes Restoration but excludes CT scan cost. Not available with any other offer

Find Out More About All on Four

Do you have loose dentures that feel uncomfortable or loose-fitting? Then our All on Four treatment could be the perfect dental solution for you. Usually £17,995 now £16,995 excluding sedation* [Saving £1,000].

  • FREE 30-minute consultation with Gavin Laidlaw BDS Principal Dentist and Nicola Corless Implant Treatment Coordinator
  • All clinical records, X-Rays and photography
  • 1st and 2nd fixed bridge work
  • Implant Surgery with Richard Brookshaw and his clinical team
  • All pre and postoperative medications
  • All review appointments for 12 months post surgery
  • All laboratory fees covered for 12 months post surgery
  • *N.B. Our All on Four and Implant retained dentures offers do not include the cost of sedation.

How to book your space:

Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate that the demand for this event will be very high, so please book soon to avoid disappointment.

You can book your appointment by calling 01925 756565 or by filling in the form below to request a callback.

See what our patients have to say…

“I used to cover my mouth with my hands when I smiled, and now I don’t have to. I know that I smile much more than I ever did, I now want to show off my smile. I can honestly say that whilst it wasn’t cheap, it was the best money I have ever spent. From that first meeting with Gavin to meeting Richard Brookshaw and the nursing team I have been treated with so much kindness, patience and care.”

Read Carole’s Story

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People now say that I look really well. I can eat what I want to again. I laugh without covering my mouth. I am much less self conscious and feel that I don’t have to hide any more- I am a much more open person than I was before.

Read Judith’s Story

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My new smile exceeded all my expectations- I just looked in the mirror and gave Gavin and his nurse a big hug! And now? I eat normally with no trouble whatsoever. I was even told by someone who I’d met the other day ‘Aren’t your teeth lovely for your age!’

Read Paula’s Story

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Now the treatment is complete I can eat pretty much whatever I want- crunchy snacks, crusty bread, I can even bite into apples which I hadn’t done since I was 15! I smile with a lot more confidence.

Read Dennis’s Story 

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I suppose the catalyst for wanting to get my teeth fixed was seeing some photos of me smiling at a wedding a year ago. I’d never been totally comfortable with my teeth – they were OK – but seeing my teeth in those photos made me realise that my canines looked like fangs and that my teeth were more crooked than I thought.

I looked around for orthodontic providers locally to where I live in Appleton and noticed that Dental Solutions in Lymm were having an Invisalign open event with special offers. I phoned them and booked an appointment.

I met Badri and his team who actually felt that in my case I would be better (and cheaper) considering fixed metal braces as an alternative to Invisalign. I decided to go ahead and 10 months later I have a lovely straight smile – and whiter too thanks to the complimentary whitening at the end of the treatment.

I have received lots of flattering comments about my new smile and I’d say that I am definitely less conscious about smiling and probably smile more frequently than I used to.

Dental Solutions have been great throughout the treatment and I was happy with the way they managed my treatment with email reminders and texts so I never missed an appointment- I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to straighten their teeth.

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It’s been revealed that the UK are trailing behind other countries when it comes to oral health education in schools. The survey, conducted by YouGov, was in conjunction with the FDI World Dental Federation to tie in with World Oral Health Day.

It assessed 16,477 adults, of which 4,367 were parents with children aged 5-16. They were asked if their child’s school provided lessons on good oral care. Given that tooth decay can affect a child’s social skills, confidence and readiness, health care in schools is vitally important. Only 29% of parents could confirm that their child received good lessons on oral care. Unfortunately, this means out of the 13 countries surveyed, the UK ranked 13th.

 

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Who Performed Better Than the UK for Oral Health Education?

The UK’s results were dramatically lower than the other 12 countries who ranked above them. They were behind the USA (53%), Australia (54%), Germany (69%), China (77%), Saudi Arabia (81%), Poland (84%), Algeria and Morocco (86%), Indonesia (87%), India and Brazil (91%) and Mexico (93%).  

Additionally, the survey also shed further light on the quality of oral health education. 49% of parents from the UK didn’t know just how often their child’s school gave lessons on good oral hygiene.

 

What This Means for Children’s Oral Health

Though the survey doesn’t go into detail about whether the children actually do receive regular lessons on dental health, it certainly exposes a knowledge gap in oral health education.

 

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Alarmingly, oral diseases are the most prevalent disease globally, affecting a staggering 3.58 billion people. In fact, tooth decay is the number one reason for hospital admissions among young children in the UK. Educating children about the importance of looking after their teeth could undoubtedly have a tremendous impact on a child’s confidence and overall health. Not to mention that it could save the healthcare industry thousands of pounds a year.

It’s clear that schools need to be encouraged to teach children about good oral care. However, it’s also crucial that parents take it upon themselves to educate their children about why good dental hygiene is so important. This starts with regular trips to the dentist.

 

Dental Care for Children at Dental Solutions

We’re passionate about our younger patients here at Dental Solutions. We frequently welcome children and teenager patients into our practice. Not only does this ensure we’re on hand to spot any dental issues, but we believe it also sets a good example for them to continue visits to the dentist into adulthood. We also offer discounts; children under 16 will be seen for free if their parents are on our Practice Plan, otherwise it’s just £15 for a general checkup appointment. We do not charge for children under 5 years old.

 

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If you’d like more information about the general dentistry services we offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can book a completely free, no obligation consultation through this link: https://gavinismydentist.com/booking. Alternatively, give us a call on 01925 756565 to speak with a member of our friendly team.

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I first came to Dental Solutions as my sister had tooth whitening treatment there and recommended that I should call in for a free orthodontic consultation. I was very conscious of my smile, in particular, my pointy fangs (aka my canines) which seemed to make my smile very uneven.

Amy the dentist I saw discussed the different options available to me which included Invisalign, Lingual (hidden braces) and Quick Straight Teeth. Based on cost and speed I decided on Quick Straight teeth as being the best option for me.

People did notice me wearing braces at first but as they are clear you can’t see them in any photos of me taken whilst I had them on. I struggled with them to begin with – the braces were uncomfortable, and my cheeks were quite sore, but Amy gave me some dental wax to use which controlled the irritation on the inside of my mouth.

The whole experience has been brilliant from start to finish in the 7 months of treatment. Visiting Amy and her nursing team for my regular adjustments was not a chore but a laugh. When I was debonded and Amy then reduced the size of incisors in line with the rest of my teeth, I was so happy that I hugged her with sheer joy at seeing my new straight smile.

I used to be very self-conscious and mastered the art of smiling with my mouth closed, but now I smile broadly without a second thought. The free whitening treatment afterwards was an added bonus!

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For many people across the UK, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to book an appointment with their NHS dentist. It’s believed that because of this, many people are missing out on important procedures and treatments. Some of those trying to get an appointment may also require urgent dental care. This is alarming, and a contributing factor as to why we’re seeing a rise in patients opting for our Practice Plans at Dental Solutions.

This enables our patients to make smaller, affordable monthly payments. It gives them peace of mind that their checkup and hygienist appointments are regular and their oral health is well looked after with a pay monthly dentist. Other benefits include discounts on treatments, and benefiting from inclusive emergency care within the practice and when travelling (full list of what is included in our Practice Plan below).

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What Areas Are the Worst Affected?

According to a recent report, it was revealed that “the North of England was the worst affected, with 25% of new patients unable to access an appointment.” Other specific areas of the UK are also greatly affected, however, places such as Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire are among the worst. “The British Dental Association (BDA) said the issue is set to get worse with three out of five dental practitioners in England saying they intend to reduce their NHS work, or stop entirely, in the next five years” – source; The Independent.

The Impact on Dental Health

BDA vice chair Eddie Crouch said: “High street NHS dentistry is on the brink, and it’s the patients who need us most who risk losing out…across England practices are now unable to fill vacancies, as a system of unforgiving targets pushes talented colleagues out. The result is hundreds of thousands of irregular attenders – many with poor oral health – are falling through the cracks. These aren’t just patients seeking a regular check-up. They are often people in pain, left without the care they need.”

This demonstrates the crucial need for action, as many people may face their oral health deteriorating. An NHS GP Patient Survey found that one in four patients (around 1.03 million people) are not on the books of an NHS dentist meaning they’ve been unable to get an appointment over the past year.

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Why Regular Dental Checkups and Hygiene Visits are Important

An ounce of prevention can go a long way when it comes to your oral health. Regular checkups can identify problems early before they become major issues that can damage not just your oral health, but your overall health.

At each dental checkup, your dentist looks at the basics – do you have plaque or cavities? Any signs of gum disease? In addition, this checkup can find problems like chipped or cracked teeth, signs of uneven wear or thinning enamel and other problems that if treated early won’t get worse. A professional cleaning also helps keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Dental checkups offer your hygienist and dentist the opportunity to screen for abnormalities in the mouth, such as oral cancer.

Tooth pain and gum disease are two conditions that can be caught and dealt with when you go in for regular checkups. Pain isn’t always because of a cavity; in fact, cavities rarely hurt unless left untreated for a long time. But pain could be a sign you’re grinding your teeth or have a broken tooth or abscess. Gum disease can affect your whole body as well as your mouth.

Most dentists and hygienists recommend you come in for a professional cleaning and checkup at least every six months. You should have X-rays periodically as well to see if there are problems behind the scenes. In some cases, such as when you have a chronic disease or other underlying health issues, you may need more frequent check-ups.

Don’t neglect regular dental checkups. Your oral health is too important to the rest of your health.

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What Does the Pay Monthly Dentist Plan Include?

At Dental Solutions, we offer a comprehensive pay monthly dentist plan to ensure you can get the treatment you need. The costs are spread across each month to help you get your oral health on track. With this plan, you’ll be able to see our friendly and attentive dentists and hygienists regularly, without worrying about having to wait months for an appointment. There are numerous long term benefits to joining our practice plan scheme, some of which include:

  • A dental appointment every six months with a clinical examination, including checking for signs of oral cancer and routine x-rays.
  • A hygienist appointment every six months to provide a full clean of your teeth and gums to leave your mouth feeling fresh and healthy.
  • 20% discount on many treatments (excluding implants and orthodontics); for example fillings, crowns, bridges, root canal treatment etc.
  • 20% discount on oral hygiene products
  • 20% discount on any additional hygienist appointments and services if required
  • Priority bookings for evenings and early appointments.
  • Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme; Eligibility to request assistance following a dental trauma and/or dental emergency, or oral cancer.

How to Get Started

It’s easy to join our pay monthly dentist plan at Dental Solutions. At first, you’ll need to attend a check-up at full price to establish whether you need any dental work prior to joining. This treatment would need to be completed before enrolling into the scheme. From here on, the payments will be £15.95 per month to provide you with long term oral health support! So, if no long waiting lists, discounts, routine x-rays and dental insurance sounds like something you’d be interested – get in touch! Contact us for an initial consultation completely free of charge.  

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Natasha’s Story – Fixed Braces

by on 16th April 2019 | Posted in blog
I have hated my teeth for ages – they made me so unhappy. They were overcrowded, one of my top teeth had completely twisted around on itself and my bottom teeth were very crooked too. I should have had orthodontics as a teenager but when I was 14 my friend put me off from having braces because she said they hurt.

I would do all sorts of tricks to deflect people’s attention away from my smile, holding a cup against my mouth pretending to blow on the liquid to cool it, fiddling with my necklace, biting my nails – you name it I did it!

I got married young and I absolutely hated my wedding photos but in the end two years ago I came to Dental Solutions to meet Gavin – petrified of dentists but knowing I couldn’t go on any longer.

Gavin and his team were lovely and were great at calming my nerves. I needed a couple of teeth removing to create some space, then I transferred to Badri the Orthodontic consultant and Hollie the Ortho Facilitator who took over my care. It wasn’t a straightforward treatment – it took nearly two years from start to finish as my jaw was realigned and my teeth moved into place. And let me tell you they didn’t really hurt either!

I have always had a wide smile, so it has been fantastic now my treatment has finished smiling properly again without having to cover my mouth. We are renewing our vows after 10 years of marriage as I was desperate to have some wedding photos that I love and am proud of. I’m much more confident as a person too. All I would say to any nervous patients holding back from orthodontics due to an irrational fear of dentists is pick up the phone and go and see dental Solutions – that first call is the hardest thing you’ll do, it’s all downhill from there – the team will look after you every step of the way.

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There seems to be a lot of speculation about anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, namely surrounding which one is best. Getting subtle cosmetic treatments is a growing trend, with many people opting for small tweaks for younger looking skin rather than dramatic cosmetic surgery. At Dental Solutions, we offer our patients both Botox and dermal fillers. Find out more about both options below:

 

What’s the Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers?

In brief; Botox is used to relax muscles, and dermal fillers are used to restore volume.

 

Botox, also known as Botulinum toxin, is a natural, purified protein used to temporarily relax facial muscles. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and winkles. Botox has become one of the most sought-out treatments for those who want to prevent the signs and effects of aging from occurring in their face or to correct any present signs.  It’s largely used for cosmetic reasons, however, it can also be used to treat a medical condition called hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

 

Dermal fillers on the other hand, aim to add volume to more pronounced wrinkles and folds, giving them a more youthful look. This is achieved through injecting the skin with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring product in our skin that’s lost with age.

 

The important things to consider when choosing between Botox and facial fillers is what kind of wrinkles you want to get rid of and how. Botox is the better choice for dynamic wrinkles as it will reduce their motion and visibility. These wrinkles occur when the face is in motion or making expression. They are usually positioned in the forehead and around the eyebrows. Facial fillers are ideal for static wrinkles, which are visible even when your face is relaxed and making no expression. These areas are depleted and sunken in and will benefit from the fullness that facial fillers give them.

What Are the Results of Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

Both botox and dermal fillers aim to make your skin appear youthful and smoother. The result is a softer appearance with the face feeling firmer without the need for major cosmetic face lift surgery.

TV weatherman Tim Bailey, 56 is suspected to have undergone botox treatment

TV weatherman Tim Bailey, 56 is suspected to have undergone botox treatment (above)

One of the main reasons patients choose anti-wrinkle injections is because it’s a very effective temporary solution. They typically last between three and six months, allowing patients to decide each time whether they wish to have injections once more.

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Areas for Botox treatments

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal fillers aim to restore the lost collagen and elastin in the skin, often a side-effect of the ageing process. As the skin becomes dryer and looser, it’s less supported, meaning that you’re more susceptible to developing wrinkles and lines. When patients ask what’s the difference between anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, it’s primarily that dermal fillers use a naturally occurring product already in the body. This hyaluronic acid is injected through a tiny needle into the problem areas. Dental Solutions use Juvéderm and Revolax to achieve a smoother, firmer appearance.

What’s more, dermal fillers can also be used to add extra volume to the lips, commonly known as lip fillers. They’re far more safe than previous procedures and can last for as long as 18 months. They’ll then start to break down to be absorbed back into the body.

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Why Choose Dental Solutions for Botox and Dermal Filler Treatments

We are an accredited Save Face aesthetic treatment provider. This means that we have been independently assessed against a robust set of standards in order to be certified as Save Face Accredited. Save Face is a Professional Standards Authority accredited register and is recognised by the Government, The Department of Health and NHS England.

At Dental Solutions, our principal dentist Gavin is trained, experienced and insured to carry out your facial rejuvenation treatment. As a dentist, he has a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of the nerves and muscles of the face and mouth, which means he can perform these delicate procedures with precision and care.

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In September 2017, we achieved Excellence Status with Save Face. This means that we have achieved more than 50 positive reviews on the Save Face platform.

If you’re considering cosmetic treatments but want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a completely free consultation. You can book an appointment through this link: https://gavinismydentist.com/booking.

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I am originally from Latvia, and dentistry is very different over there. When I first came to live in the UK, I wasn’t very impressed by the NHS practices that I visited so I decided to research private dentistry alternatives instead.

I live in Lymm so Dental Solutions automatically popped up when I did my initial google search for private dentists in the area. There were loads of great reviews for the practice and coincidentally someone had mentioned Gavin’s name when I asked around. So, it made sense to call for a free consultation.

My first impressions of Gavin, the team and the clinic were very good. Gavin gave me the impression that he genuinely cared but was very laid back and calm. There was no time pressure at the appointment – he was very informative and there wasn’t any pressure either on me to decide there and then.

I decided to go ahead with my implant. The treatment itself was smooth sailing – both Gavin and Richard as we say in Latvian have a light touch – they are gentle, and all my dentistry has been pain-free. My daughter and I are now both general patients here too – Melissa plays football for Lymm Rovers of which Gavin is the chair, so we always talk about football when we see him.

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At Dental Solutions, we’re lucky enough to now be home to a new iTero Element scanner. It means we can take a step further into the fascinating and innovative world of digital dentistry, putting us at the forefront of dental technology. So, what is digital dentistry? And how will our new iTero Element scanner help us to better serve our patients? Read on to find out more.

What is Digital Dentistry?

In recent years, methods of dentistry have been able to advance thanks to incredible developments in technology. Digital dentistry is essentially a term used to describe such advancements, whereby digital or computer controlled components are being introduced into treatments. When it first came about, it was largely in relation to computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing. However, now it can be utilised for more complex dentistry. Some common forms of digital dentistry include computer-aided implants, lasers and digital radiography.

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Lauren iTeto scanning a patient

The iTero Element Scanner

The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner has a number of innovative features. This will allow us to push the boundaries of modern dentistry. It features a main screen and advanced wand to help us work as efficiently and as quickly as possible. The scanner is engineered to be compatible with a number of treatments, including Invisalign and implants. It features built-in controls, with integrated gyro technology that lets us rotate models on the screen.

What’s more, we’re also able to use the scanner for planning implants, crowns and veneers. While the dentist is scanning the mouth, there’s no need to click each time they want to capture a scan. Instead, the software automatically detects the scan’s start and stop each time it’s move to a new scanning position. The images are then projected in colour on the screen. Which makes it easier to distinguish between gingival and tooth structures, creating more precise work for dentists.  

How Will This Affect our Patients?

We can now scan our orthodontics patients while the scanner instantly transfers the image on the screen to create a visual in 3D. This improves visibility and allows the dentist to plan the treatment for the patient, seeing how their smile could eventually look. Patients will also be involved in this process, so they can see exactly what improvements are being made to their teeth.

Our investment in this technology means we’re able to offer our patients the highest level of care. For more information about how this could impact your future dental work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team. If you’re interested in booking a completely free, no obligation consultation for one of the many services we offer, you can do so by following this link: https://gavinismydentist.com/booking.

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Practice Hours

Monday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Tuesday: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am – 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Saturdays by appointment only.

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Dental Solutions
9 Henry St,
Lymm,
Cheshire,
WA13 0LS

Phone
01925 756565

Email
smile@gavinismydentist.com

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