After feeling embarrassed of having a mouth of bad teeth, Raymond decided to have full dental implants, top and bottom. He had the surgery with Dr Adeel Ali and described the experience as “brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I even used to enjoy coming in to see Dr Adeel.”
Raymond was impressed with the after care received from Together Dental, explaining that he even received a phone call at night, after surgery hours to check in on him. He experienced no after effects and continues to recommend dental implant surgery to friends.
Over the years, playing sports and after enduring a car accident Brian was left with lots of mouth trouble. After a visit with Dr Adeel Ali, Brian opted for a course of upper and lower dental implants.
The experience was pain-free, and the process was carefully explained by Dr Adeel Ali. Brian explains it was a big investment, but one that was worth it. He now enjoys a fixed and permanent smile, one that has changed his life. He has confidence and is able to “eat what I like, I can eat to my heart’s content.”
Stephen visited his local dental practice for a cleanup, only to find out he had the start of gum disease. After lots of discussions, it was decided for the long term, dental implants were his best option. “Clean up turned into finding out I had gum disease.”
Stephen explained how Dr Adeel was a pleasure to talk to. From talking about football, to keeping him calm and talking through every step of the process.
Dental implants have changed Stephen’s life. He isn’t frightened to smile anymore, “I am pretty confident anyway, but this has made me more confident, well too confident now.”
Dianne decided to get dental implants due to shrinking gums. Her age was naturally causing cracked teeth and in some cases, teeth falling out.
She was exceptionally nervous of the dentist, especially this procedure. After a visit to Dr Adeel, all her fears were put to rest as she felt relaxed, at ease and trusted Dr Adeel.
Dianne now feels terrific. “I wish I had done them sooner. I am over the moon with the results.”
Andrew had the top right hand side of his mouth rebuilt, including dental implants and rebuilding the jaw. Andrew was in a lot of discomfort before having the procedure done.
Andrew was most impressed with the surgeon, Dr Adeel Ali. He explains that his easy personality, extensive knowledge, and skills put him at ease and made the whole thing easier.
“I am delighted. I can eat on both sides with comfort. And from a vanity perspective, I have a set of teeth that are really good.”
Back in the 90’s Ken was unlucky and had his tooth kicked out by a cow. Over the years, he had tried various treatments but due to the nature of his work, he wanted something that he didn’t have to worry about. Between him and his local dentist, they decided a dental implant was the best solution.
Ken explains that it is like having your own tooth, you don’t notice any different. You clean them in the same way, and they behave in the same way – that’s the advantage of it.
“My wife is even more pleased! She said it is worth every penny as I can look at you again without a missing front tooth!”
Carol had a terrifying fear of dentists all her life so wouldn’t have been open to a big procedure normally. However, after chats with her local dentists it was recommended that dental implants were for her.
Carol explains that she doesn’t remember feeling any pain. She went home feeling like she had not been to the dentist. Carol has had her dental implants in for 18 months now and has had no problems. For someone who was so scared of the dentist, Carol quite confidentially talks about how it turned out to be quite an enjoyable experience.
“I haven’t regretted it for a moment.”
Anthony had been suffering from gum disease for many years. After a visit to Dr Adeel Ali, he decided dental implants were the best option for him and his future.
Anthony had upper and lower arch dental implants. He explains there was a period of adjustment, but now sometimes he forgets that they are his teeth! He has received very positive comments about how natural they are.
“I smile a lot more and it has given me more confidence.”
Ravinder was unhappy with her smile and it had caused her to lose her confidence. She wanted something that was quick and unnoticeable so felt that Invisalign was right for her.
She explains how the treatment itself was virtually pain free and only lasted six months. In that time she found it had no impact on her everyday life. It was barely noticeable and she only needed to take them out when eating and drinking.
“Invisalign has changed my life. I have my confidence back to smile again and I get so many compliments on how great my teeth look now.”
This patient came in with concerns about her stained and uneven teeth colour. Our talented team used both teeth whitening and composite bonding on just four upper teeth to give her this amazing transformation.
Emily was unhappy with the shapes and colour of her teeth. We used teeth whitening and 10 composite bonding to give her a refreshed and perfect smile makeover.
This patient was always concerned about his teeth. We used a combination of Invisalign to straighten the teeth, followed by teeth whitening and four composite bonding to give him a brighter, sparkling smile.
Ravinder wanted to improve her already beautiful smile. We used a combination of Invisalign to straighten the teeth, followed by teeth whitening and composite bonding to give her the dream flawless smile she always wanted.
Our team are able to shape of your veneers to create the smile you have always wanted. You can have just one veneer or a whole set, which we call a smile makeover because it has such a profound effect on people’s confidence. Find out more about Porcelain Veneers.
Are you prone to teeth grinding or clenching? You are not alone! Our number two trend for 2021 is Bruxism.
Patients presenting with Bruxism; more commonly known as teeth grinding and clenching have doubled in 2020. Unfortunately, we expect to see the knock-on effects of this perpetuate throughout 2021 as our levels of stress remain high. Bruxism has two different forms: Grinding and clenching. Grinding is when you move the upper and lower set of teeth against each other. Clenching is when you tightly grip teeth together, but there is no movement – its static and you often can’t hear it. Grinding wears down the teeth and will leave tell-tale wear and tear which will be visible to the dentist. You may also be able to hear the faint sound of someone grinding their teeth. Clenching could cause damage to teeth but may manifest more as muscle pain and headaches. In more extreme cases this can lead to problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or the facial muscles that can be painful and limit the ability to open the mouth during flare ups.
Go and see your dentist if you think you might have Bruxism, they can help! ... See MoreSee Less
Together Dental is made up of a dedicated team with a shared vision and values. Our people are incredibly skilled, and have spent so many years training and sharing their knowledge. At the same time we all recognise that the local community is at the very heart of every dental practice, and that we should always remain a valued community resource.
We want to introduce you to some of the wonderful people who make our team great and here about their career journeys. Meet Dr Aditi Patel:
Aditi grew up Eastbourne, Sussex and has been part of the Together Dental for 14 years. She trained at Barts and Royal London University and is a Member of Royal College of Surgeons. She has taught overseas dentists to qualify for their ORE examinations. She was a Senior House Officer at Barts and the Royal London hospital in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery where she experienced facial trauma surgery, head, neck and oral surgery and also became skilful in complexities of dental extractions. Following this Aditi spent a year here as a senior house officer in Restorative dentistry furthering her skills in this field.
She says; “I have been lucky enough to have a fantastic career already working in dental academia. I love restorative dentistry and have worked with complex extractions of curved roots and other very difficult cases. It is all great experience because when I come to manage really complex conditions then everything in day to day practice seems so much easier!”
“I have trained under, and worked with some of the most renowned, experienced consultant dental surgeons in the UK. I reached a point where I wanted to come back into general practice to build stronger and more-long term relationships with my patients and offer my skills back to people in the community. I’m a people person and always liked the practice setting and because of my experience I can give my patients the very best clinical and academic information.”
“I made such a right decision choosing Together Dental. Since then they have just been so lovely. Sanjay and Mayur made things so smooth in any transitions and practice upgrades that we have gone through. It’s a testament to their ethical values and ways of working that we have such a supportive and constructive atmosphere throughout.”
“In every meeting that I have with Mayur (Clinical Director) he always tells me something new and interesting. They are always looking forward, it’s always positive, and I have always felt very much supported throughout my time here.”
“You don’t always get business owners like that really. I feel like they are my dental family. Even though I may not speak to them all of the time I know that they are there, which is very important in dentistry.”
“As a dentist we do have to keep up to date. Together Dental provide me with basic things like CPR and webinars, through to further training, they are proactive in looking for great new up to date education and furthering our skills which is great for the dental team.”
“Because I have been in my practice for a long time, I feel I have created rapport and trust organically with my patients during this time. This has meant that many more attend regularly and so they become dentally fit. It’s lovely to have dentists that stay for a long time. Patients like the continuity and it’s better for their dental health.”
“If I wasn’t a dentist, I would work in something creative or be an artist. Being a dentist is a fantastic career because it’s a healing profession. Pain is the worst thing a person can have so to heal and get people out of pain is a spiritual gift and important to me. Being a dentist is scientific but also a form of art too.”
“In this profession you have control over your career and progression. I feel like I high achieved a lot and have surpassed many of my male contemporaries. For younger dentists they are going to get a lot of support, make a lot of dental colleagues that become friends to take forward throughout life which is nice. They will also be in a great atmosphere to progress their dental career. I often give advice to more junior dentists. We are all here to help each other.” ... See MoreSee Less
We love hearing all about our patients treatment stories!
Laura had been debating Invisalign for some time and after speaking to a few friends who have had it done and sworn by it, she contacted Together Dental. With the help of Dr Adam, Laura now has the perfect smile she has always wanted! Our team sat down with Laura to talk about her Invisalign journey.
Our expert team have created their list of predictions for the biggest trends in teeth for the coming year. Trend number one in our list of 'top 10 smile trends we will see in the coming year' is the increase in more gentlemen having cosmetic dentistry.
More gents are having cosmetic dentistry than ever before. We are seeing an increase in men who wish to improve their smiles with the latest technical treatments on the market. Gents increasingly want to look after themselves and their health, and having a lovely fresh bright smile is the most striking way to improve their appearance. Men are comfortable in attending dental surgeries for aesthetic treatments as they can ‘pass it off’ as a routine trip to the dentist.