23rd February 2022

Sylvia’s Story – Dental Implants

I needed an implant as a root filling in my tooth had failed, which meant that it had to be extracted. Obviously, that meant a very noticeable gap in my smile which was not an option I was prepared to accept.
I wanted a permanent solution, not a denture sitting in a glass! I have been a councillor for many years and do a lot of volunteering with the elderly in my spare time, so I spend a lot of time chatting and smiling. My own dentist near to where I live in Bollington doesn’t perform implant surgery so I had to look for someone else – I initially looked at dentists closer to home in the Macclesfield area but couldn’t find anyone that I liked. Then I saw an advertisement for an Open Evening at Dental Solutions with a special discounted offer on implants and decided there and then to book an appointment.

The evening was well worth my time- the whole team were very approachable and understanding. I was there for about 30 minutes and during the consultation, they took the time to fully explain the implant process and then they took me on a tour of the suite where the implants are performed. With the discounted special implant offer for the evening, I decided to go ahead.

The implant surgery itself was only slightly painful – with just a bit of swelling the following day but no bruising – and all easily controlled with painkillers. The worst aspect was wearing a temporary plate for a few months, whilst the implant secured itself to my jaw. As I tend to talk a lot, as well as sing in a choir, I felt that it slightly affected my speech and voice, but I gather that most folk who have this treatment also dislike the plastic intrusion in their mouths and are happy to see it go!

So naturally, I was delighted when Gavin fitted my permanent tooth to the implant. It felt great – just like a normal tooth and I now can eat and sing again completely normally. No special treatment is needed after the implant is fitted, apart from being extra scrupulous in cleaning the area and always using a mouthwash afterwards. Other than that, all I would say to anyone reading this is ‘do it – you won’t regret it!’

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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
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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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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.
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tracy grensinger
2023-07-02
Amazing experience. I felt in safe friendly professional hands with all the team . Thank you!
Zoe Manley
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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
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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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