24th May 2022

Tony’s Story – Zygomatic Implants

‘Don’t think twice!’

I came along to an implant event at Dental Solutions in Lymm, having been recommended by my own local dentist – the Cottage Dental Practice in Ormskirk.

I wasn’t interested in having bone grafts- but I knew already that I didn’t have enough bone in my jaw to site normal implants, so the conversation with Gavin the Principal Dentist led to the possibility of Zygomatic implants instead. Gavin works alongside Richard Brookshaw who is one of only a handful of dedicated surgeons in the country qualified to place zygomatic implants into the cheekbones instead of the jawbone.

I really enjoyed meeting Gavin and the team at the event, felt that I would be in very safe hands and decided that I would go ahead with this type of All-on4 as soon as possible.

Fortunately, Nicky the Implant Facilitator was brilliant and able to find me a surgery slot within just 2 weeks.

Surprisingly, the procedure itself didn’t hurt one bit. I followed the aftercare instructions to the letter, regularly using ice packs to minimize bruising and taking paracetamol as required, which wasn’t for that long- I genuinely didn’t feel any real discomfort.

So, how do I feel now? I can’t say enough to praise and thank the team for what they have done for me. My teeth feel and look natural – they feel normal and completely secure in my mouth like my own used to be. I can eat an apple once again without wondering if my plate would snap.

I think that my confidence had drained away before this treatment – I used to avoid social situations where eating was involved. My wife has noticed that I smile a lot more now than I used to before treatment and that my confidence is back. I’m so much happier than I was!

For more information about Zygomatic Implants or any of our other dental implants options, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01925 756565. Our friendly reception team are waiting to help.

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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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