7th May 2021

Liz’s Story – Smile Makeover

My dentist of many years had retired and unfortunately it coincided with me needing some extensive dental work. I needed at least three implants and two crowns to replace a bridge and was very keen to have the work performed by a dedicated surgeon who places implants all the time. I researched and visited a couple of providers before deciding to visit Dental Solutions for a consultation.

I met Gavin and his team who were all lovely, but he also took me to meet Richard Brookshaw at the same time and view the implant suite. I was so impressed that he’d taken the time to chat to me and reassure me. I felt that I had found the best people to look after me. I felt they were more interested in me as a patient than the £ signs.

On the day of the implant placement itself, I was in surgery for 2.5 hours which flew by. Richard talked to me throughout the procedure about what he was doing, and I felt totally relaxed if a little nauseous towards the end. Richard spotted it immediately and checked I was OK before proceeding again. I was fitted with a temporary bridge, so I never had a gap in my mouth at any stage.

Surprisingly I felt really good the next day – so much so that I was back on the golf course – although perhaps it wasn’t the best thing to do!

My implant crowns were fitted with Gavin and I was delighted with the match against my own teeth. We then talked about my four crossed front teeth and how I’d been previously told by my old dentist that they couldn’t be straightened. Gavin sent me to Badri, their in-house consultant orthodontist who recommended a course of Invisalign which straightened them in just 4.5 months. I had some free whitening at the end of my treatment and now I have a lovely smile that I didn’t think was possible, I’m delighted.

Let’s be honest, no one likes coming to the dentist – I’m sure that we all breathe a sigh of relief when no work needs doing. That aside this is a fantastic dental practice that really looks after me. They take the time to explain everything, there are no nasty surprises and no pressure to do anything you don’t want or need.

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Michael Sparke
Michael Sparke
2024-05-17
Initially I was quite apprehensive about having 2 implants, but upon my consultation with Gavin ., i felt encouraged by his knowledge and advice . The whole experience in a very relaxed atmosphere could not have been any better. I am well impressed by their professionalism and expertise in this Practice and would most certainly give them a Top Class recommendation .
Kay Burton
Kay Burton
2024-05-15
I just had my implant fitted today, the whole process was painless, I'm so pleased with everything and would highly recommend Dental solutions, the whole team was fabulous 👌
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.
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