4th March 2022

Jane’s Story – Dental Implant

I have had problems with my teeth since being a young teenager – the roots in my bottom teeth were very shallow and have caused continuous problems throughout my life, despite the extra care I gave them with regular hygiene appointments.

In the end, they had become wobbly and sore, so I knew they had come to the end of the road. I had become overly conscious of them too – covering my mouth when I smiled and only choosing soft food when going out to eat.

I researched dental practices on the internet and chose three places to investigate further. I liked the website at Dental Solutions. Coincidentally I was chatting it through with my sister who turned out to be a patient there and she immediately encouraged me to go and see Gavin Laidlaw for a consultation.

I must admit I was a little nervous about the thought of implant surgery but the ambience at the practice is so friendly- you can feel the warm atmosphere as soon as you step through the door. Then I saw Nicky the Implant Facilitator who I’d met years ago from the old Lakeside practice when she was a nurse and it was just like meeting up with an old friend. It completely broke the ice and she stayed with me for my appointment with Gavin, who again I knew from many years ago at Lakeside. I decided that they were absolutely the best people to look after me.

I have had 2 implants in my lower jaw – the treatment with Richard Brookshaw was a little uncomfortable afterwards but completely treatable with paracetamol. Nicky also followed up the treatment with a phone call to check how I was doing which I thought was a lovely touch. I also thought that explanatory brochures, verbal explanations and aftercare handouts from both Gavin and Richard were very good too which helped to allay any fears I had.

I am so glad that I have had the treatment – I can now eat what I want, and I am no longer having to cover my mouth when I smile. My passion in life is my guinea pigs or cavies as they are called. I am a hobby breeder with a stud of over 70. This is me with Snow Queen who is a great Mum and had a litter of seven last year. She’s back in show condition once more and is already winning lots of prizes.

Are you considering Dental Implants of your own? Get in touch with the team today on 01925 756565 or book a consultation today.

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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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