4th March 2022

Sandra’s Story – Dental Implants


My implant story started when on a holiday in Scotland, staying in a fishing resort called Portpatrick. It’s noted for its fresh fish, so wanting to sample the local catch, I tried a fresh crab sandwich. It turned out to have a huge piece of shell in it and as I bit in, I ended up knocking the crown and cracking the root of my tooth underneath. Upon returning home my dentist tried to save it but unfortunately, I ended up with an abscess, so the root needed to be extracted and there would be a gap. It was in the front of my mouth and the thought of a gap or a denture just filled me with horrors. So after a long think about it, I decided to go for an implant.

My dentist recommended to go and see Gavin and his team for a consultation. After I had it and I was given the go-ahead, I have to say I felt a bit wary – but looking back there was nothing to have been worried about. The extraction of the root went well – I hardly felt it, and I had to wear a denture for a while until the gum had healed. The actual implant itself also went well, it was no worse than having a filling, to be honest; I’ve had fillings in the past that have hurt me more! Richard did an excellent job and made me feel comfortable- I wouldn’t be nervous about having another one if I needed to. After a few months of healing, Gavin then fitted the crown and it was a really good match to my old tooth. As I haven’t got perfect teeth I was worried about it standing out like a sore thumb but the colour blended in beautifully.

I would recommend Dental Solutions, it’s a lovely practice. All the staff are very friendly and made me feel at ease throughout. Whilst I have stayed at my old dentist’s for my check-ups I visit here every three months for a hygienist appointment to ensure that my implant stays healthy and cared for.

Are you considering a dental implant? Get in touch with the team here at Dental Solutions today, either by calling 01925 756565 or booking a consultation.

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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.
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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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