From the initial consultation last January to the successful completion last week, my care has been exemplary.
I believe I presented significant challenges, having a long dental history beginning in the late 60’s with poor early cosmetic work in London, the result of which required hospitalisation during the 70’s and led to bridge and crown work for 4 front teeth that lasted until eventual failure last Dec. Severe gum disease, the extent of which I was totally unaware, added to the challenge of restoring my smile!
From the outset, having provided a detailed care plan,Vali has shown immense skill and gentle care, explaining every step of each of the stages with great patience. Ably assisted by Jo, who was always encouraging, cheerful and helpful, and Mitra for the surgery, I always felt confident of a successful outcome. Nothing was ever too much trouble for any of them.
My smile is now beautifully restored and being denture free, even though they were only temporary, is a joy!
My job entails a fair amount of public speaking so I now approach this, plus a milestone 70th birthday with complete confidence, thanks to Vali and the team at River Practice.
Just got my braces off and I am so happy with the treatment thank you so much I love my teeth now! I can only thank all the staff for everything they have done for me !!
I have always been terrified of the dentist following childhood experiences which actually included the dentist pinning me down in the chair with his knee to anaesthetise me! Despite that, I attended regularly and cared for my teeth diligently.
Imagine my dismay to be told I was developing gum disease at a rapid rate and needed intervention immediately. My local dentist recommended this practice and nervously, I arrived for an initial consultation.
I needn’t have worried. Ben was so professional, he explained the process with clarity and reassurance and each appointment that followed was a learning journey for me as I amended my dental routine with his support and guidance. He was so pleased with the improvement, I did not need the course of antibiotics usually provided and I needed one less appointment. I was thrilled to know I was doing the right thing.
I am now receiving my dental hygiene through this practice. When I didn’t think it could get any better, the hygienist removed a stain that had formed on a front tooth and I now have my confident, sunny smile back.
If you are unsure about approaching this practice, please do not hesitate. I cannot recommend the team highly enough.