Advice to others:
Think about why you are considering a dental implant and whether other
ways of achieving a similar result will suit you better. Dental implants
are expensive but a good investment if your other teeth are generally
sound. Itís important to make a positive decision and to take time to do
this. Donít be rushed and donít be afraid of the process. It is actually
less invasive into your general life and not at all painful especially
when compared to many other dental treatments.
How has this treatment
changed my life:
So far it hasnít and I regard that as positive
Recommending Mr Barwell:
Guy Barwell projects confidence, empathy and knowledge. He is very clear
in setting out the options, steps in the process, what to look out for
and so on. You can trust him to give a truthful, accurate assessment and
you might be surprised when it is better than he says. He talks during
the process so that you know what is happening. He treats his assistant
in a positive collegiate way which also gives confidence even when you
know she is learning new skills. As a team, they are excellent and very
patient centred in a mature kind of way.
It is difficult to know how much the total fee is AIS and how much is
the dentist. However, Guy Barwell is very clear about his
responsibilities and liabilities. I regard this as important as the fee
itself and this gave me confidence. By the end of the process the total
fee was within the sum agreed and I am therefore satisfied.
I understand that the implant is
a subcontracted service and as such, the dentist retains overall
control. From my point of view I would have preferred you to be in
control of the whole process. Your own approach is excellent and I wish
you much success.