James had worn a part-denture for over 10 years but had never been entirely satisfied with it. While it fitted correctly and served its purpose, due to the way that it was positioned, clipped to the sides of the teeth, it was often visible when James was talking and especially smiling which was something he felt conscious about.
While James was attending a routine check-up with his family dentist, James mentioned his concerns and he was referred to Queensway Dental Clinic for a free dental implant assessment.
At the initial assessment, he met Dr Paul Averley who examined his mouth and took a 3D x-ray to ensure that he was a suitable implant patient. After determining that it was appropriate to go ahead with treatment, James went away with a comprehensive treatment plan detailing the procedure and cost. James returned to Dr Averley a few weeks later ready for the first stage of treatment. Despite working away for long periods of time, James said that Queensway were very accommodating in fitting appointments in when he was home.
Following treatment James said, “Dental implants have made me feel much more comfortable with my own teeth. They look natural, there is no unsightly metal visible in my mouth and public speaking at work has become a lot easier as I am no longer concerned with people seeing my teeth. I can also now enjoy eating an apple which I have not been able to do in a long time!”
When asked about the service James received when at Queensway he said that it was first class. Now that treatment is complete, he will return to his family dentist for his routine dental care.
Nicola heard about Queensway Dental Clinic through a recommendation from a work colleague who had previous cosmetic dentistry carried out with Dr Will Carter.
She booked a free consultation and discussed with Will about her teeth and how she was conscious of them being irregular lengths and shapes. She
also had noticeable acid erosion on the tooth surface. After discussing the treatment options and costs and having time to go away and make a decision, she chose to have composite veneers to fill the gaps to give her the white and even smile that she wanted, which would replace the surface enamel she had lost due to her acid erosion.
Nicola said: “Before my appointment I thought that ceramic veneers would be the only option, so I was surprised when Will suggested something called composite veneers. I liked the way that he recommended what was best for my teeth and even better, it was actually less than half the price of veneers. It also didn’t involve any preparation on my natural teeth and it was all carried out in one appointment so all in all, within 3 weeks I had my perfect smile.”
“Previously it had always been natural for me to not show my teeth when smiling as I always thought that they could be straighter and whiter, now with some simple and inexpensive treatment I have achieved the even smile that I wanted’.
Karen had always wanted straighter teeth but she was unsure about how to go about it. So after mentioning it at her routine check-up with Dr Ian Lane, she was referred to see Queensway’s specialist orthodontist Dr Guy Deeming.
At her free consultation, Karen explained to Guy how her job as cabin crew for a large British Airline meant that she needed a brace that was discreet, easy to look after and would fit in with her busy lifestyle.
The Invisalign system of clear aligners was going to be the perfect option for her.
In total Karen wore the nearly-invisible Invisalign appliance for 15 months. A series of fourteen aligners on the top and forty-four on the bottom arch gradually moved the teeth to the correct position.
She now has the straight teeth that she has always wanted and can now smile and talk to passengers without being conscious.
Karen said that the only people who noticed that she was wearing the brace were those that were also wearing Invisalign and the treatment was worth every penny. In fact two of her colleagues have since gone on to have Invisalign after seeing her results.
Dr Guy Deeming says, “Invisalign is the ideal brace for people like Karen who work in a customer facing role and want to straighten their teeth. It is discreet so hardly anyone will know that you are wearing it, we make our appointments as flexible as possible to fit in with work commitments and we have introduced interest-free finance so that the cost can be spread into affordable monthly payments.”
“I would like my story to encourage other people who are thinking about dental treatment to take the first step and speak to a dentist about what can be done. I am absolutely amazed at the results achieved and I never believed it would be possible. It’s fantastic.”
Averill’s New Year’s resolution was that in 2012 she was going to seek help for a denture that was drastically affecting her life.
She had mentioned to her dentist who had fitted the denture that she wasn’t happy with it and was offered to be referred to another practice for a dental implant. Averill was conscious that this wasn’t going to fix the problem and the thought of an implant made her feel nervous, as she knew little about what the procedure involved.
By chance, in January 2012 she read a story in the Billingham Community Newspaper about Queensway patient Carole Lane whose smile makeover had changed her life. She cut out the article and kept it for inspiration and a reminder of her New Year’s resolution.
By May, she had plucked up the courage to make the call to Queensway and was booked in for a cosmetic assessment with Dr Ian Lane.
In her assessment she told Ian that she wanted to improve everything about her smile. After an examination, Ian gave Averill the news that her teeth could be fixed and the All-on-4™ dental implant treatment that Carole had was not the right option for her. Instead it was recommended that Averill could get the smile she wanted through a combination of bridges, crowns and veneers. She agreed with Ian’s treatment plan and by June, she was well on the way to fulfilling her New Year’s resolution.
Averill was a very nervous patient, but was able to manage her anxieties with conscious sedation to help her relax and allow Ian to get to work on transforming her smile.
“Dr Ian lane and his nurse Gemma were marvellous. I never thought that I would be able to go through with so much dental work but I am ever so proud of myself for doing so. I am absolutely thrilled and feel like I am back to being me. I can’t say thank you enough.”
To keep her smile looking its best, Averill has now joined our Denplan monthly payment scheme which covers her routine check-ups and dental insurance.
Seven years ago Michael had a sporting accident and as a result suffered trauma to his pre-molar tooth. Michael needed to have the tooth removed and it was replaced with a bridge by his own dentist. It was never something that he felt entirely comfortable with and he was left feeling that when eating the bridge didn’t feel entirely secure. He spoke to his dentist about a more permanent solution which is how he came to be referred to Queensway Dental Clinic for a consultation with Dr Paul Averley to discuss the option of a dental implant.
Michael was given a range of options and prices of different treatments which could be carried out to replace the bridge. Having been given time to decide, he chose to have a single dental implant and opted for composite bonding to repair some small chips on his teeth as well as having teeth which he was grinding in his sleep built up to restore their natural shape.
Michael said “Immediately upon my first consultation I felt comfortable with Dr Averley’s expertise and trusted his recommendation. Now that I have had the implant fitted I can’t believe how much it looks like a natural tooth and most importantly I am no longer conscious about it falling out.”
“The staff at Queensway were always friendly and happy to help. I required finance to spread the cost of my treatment and it was ever so straight forward to complete. I liked that you could arrange it all on-line at home. “