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Full Mouth Reconstruction

This gentleman came to see Dr Tom Donnelly in December 2015 wanting to have a smile in time for his son’s wedding . He had lost his teeth over 10 years ago for various reasons – unable to get on with dentures he had opted to just do without.

When he arrived he had 2 teeth and these needed to be extracted which left him completely without any teeth. An essential part of the treatment planning was to have a CBCT Scan taken which allowed Dr Tom to accurately design where the best places were for the Implants to be placed. This involves working with our great laboratory who are involved with the design of the end product.

After diagnosis and treatment planning Mr G was given various options on how to create his smile. He decided to go with having 12 Implants placed and to have fixed bridges fitted. As he was used to having no teeth he decided to not have temporary dentures or bridges so he lived with no teeth for the healing period. On April 11 2016 we gave the day over to placing the Implants – this ensured that there are no interruptions and no time constraints for Dr Tom to carry out the treatment. It all went very smoothly.

The day after we spoke to him and all was well and a week later he came back for a review appointment to make sure all was well with him and the Implants. Dr Tom then lets the area settle and allows the Implant to become part of the bone before we go to the next stage. This was just 2 visits over 2 months. At the end of June the next phase started and Mr G saw himself for the first time with teeth. Ikn August when they were returned from the laboratory for a try in to make sure the design and fit was right.

At the end of August the definitive bridges were fitted. To say that it was a complete transformation is to put it mildly – Mr G looks amazing. People have commented that he looks 15 years younger and he feels everyone is smiling at him – this is because he is smiling at them all the time. Our team are extremely proud of the result and are delighted that Mr G has transformed his smile.

Tooth Whitening and Composite build ups

Jo came to see Dr Tom Donnelly to discuss having her teeth whitened before her wedding day in August. During the initial consultation, the position of her teeth was discussed and she was shown what changes could be made to her smile, with minimal intervention. Orthodontics was mentioned, but time was of the essence – the big day was just a couple of months away. Our dental team applied a whitening process to get to the white that Jo wanted. Dr Tom completed a makeover with a new smile using white filling and artistry. None of her natural tooth was damaged, so if for any reason she wanted to change the smile, it is easily reversible. Using a filling process is a perfect way to test your new smile. It’s great to see if:

  • You like the new smile
  • You can live with the changes involved
  • You would consider veneer crowns placed, knowing what the end result would be.

As you can see her smile is beautiful and only took 2 hours to create. What she had to say:- ‘I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Tom, Pauline and the team and South Bar Dental (The Implant Studio) for giving me a brand new, sparkly smile. I am so happy with the results, it’s unbelievable! I visited Tom earlier this year as I was getting married in August and wanted to explore what options were available to me for improving my smile. I’ve always been conscious of my smile and had visited numerous dental practices in the past but never had the confidence to go any further. My first consultation with Tom was great, we went through all of my background and the reasons why my smile was the way it was and Tom explained the various options available to me. He was confident, honest, definitely knew his stuff and instantly made me feel at ease. I had never had as thorough a consultation and came out of my first meeting with Tom knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I was a little nervous of how a new smile would look so Tom introduced to me a new wax treatment where he could basically show me what my smile could look like. This was a great way to again make me feel at ease in that I was making the right decision… even the temporary wax looked a lot better than my existing smile. We then scheduled in the final course of treatment which was using white filling to cover over my top teeth and to make them a lot straighter. I must admit at first it was a little strange seeing my new smile as I’d had 34 years with my other one, and was a little taken aback by how different it looked but 100% for the better. The results are amazing and I am so pleased I had the treatment… I got married in August this year and the photos are amazing… my smile too! Again a huge thank you to the team, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!’

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Maryland bridge and Composite Bonding

This gentleman was unhappy with his smile. He had several options from:-

  1. Staying as he was
  2. Wearing a metal denture.
  3. Having his teeth built up allowing the use of a Maryland Bridge to close the gaps.
  4. Losing more teeth

He opted for the third choice. His teeth were built up in 2 hours and we waited 3 weeks to make sure all was well. Both the bridge preparation and fit appointments were 90 minutes each. So in less than 8 weeks this gentleman’s smile was transformed.

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Tom for his sterling work in giving me my smile back. My ‘mole rat’ look was not an inducement to smile, however funny the joke and I was always self conscious, not my usual self at all. With his affable manner and easy way of describing all options and procedures I was at ease straight away and knew I was in a safe and capable pair of hands. And the result ! My smile is back and I can now face the world with more than a wry grin, but laugh in the face of adversity !! Thanks again from this very happy and satisfied customer” – Bob

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Composite Bonding (white filling)

This lady wanted a nicer smile. She was not too keen on trimming teeth. As a long term ‘test drive’ composite (white filling) was bonded to her teeth to make her smile more even and broader. This gives a chance to explore using orthodontics and crowns to give a longer lasting smile should she wish. Dr Tom created a winning smile. No injections needed and it only took 2 and half hours. Beautiful.

Implant Crowns, Orthodontics, Composite Bonding and Dahl

The gentleman came to see me to see how he could improve his smile. He had various complex problems and I used several different techniques to get the desired result. As you can see when he smiled there was very little tooth shown as they were in a poor position and worn down. This in turn meant that his lips were scrunched up and his chin was pushed forwards making his chin too prominent and top lip too small. I demonstrated to him a very rough idea of how his smile could look after the first build ups. He then had his teeth added to with composite ( white filling) to allow orthodontics to work more accurately. After months of his patience and having hygienist therapy and Orthodontic work to widen his jaw he was ready for me to place 3 Implants. Whilst the implants were becoming stable I built up his other teeth so that we had the space to accommodate the new crowns and give him a functional bite as well as an aesthetically pleasing result. As you can see the end result is lovely and he has a full and visible, but very natural smile.

“After many years of poor NHS treatment I came to the conclusion that I needed to call on the services of someone that could sort out my dental problems once and for all.
I booked in for a consultation at 41 South Bar.

I was impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of the team that I was introduced to.

My personal dental problems were quite complex and not straightforward so I was in for the long term, which Doctor Tom and the team fully explained at every appointment.

Doctor Tom and John the Orthodontist worked their magic on my dodgy teeth and have now reinstated my smile.

I now feel that I have the confidence to smile and laugh where previously I felt self conscious and embarrassed.

Anyone that has reservations about dental treatment all I can say is that my treatment at 41 South Bar has been second to none.

The team have treated myself and my wife with the utmost professionalism and friendship, I cannot recommend them enough.”

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Composite Bonding

This lady had gaps she did not like. Using composite (white filling) her teeth were expertly widened to create a beautiful, gap free smile.

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Dahl Concept

When your teeth do not meet properly and you have ground down your teeth so they are shorter to compensate it can give us a tricky situation to deal with. This person had top teeth fitting too far over the bottom front teeth and were doing damage to the palate. Dr Tom built up the upper and lower front teeth to give the uppers extra thickness and the lowers extra height to allow this gentleman to have a much better functional bite. The back teeth were allowed to come back to touching naturally. Within 3 months all the back teeth were meeting again.This means fewer ulcers and sore spots on the palate, less time breaking down his teeth and less time having constant repairs to his natural teeth.

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Orthodontics and implant crown

This is a very complicated case. The upper left front tooth was very badly damaged. This lady had a smile showing up above the height of the teeth. Unfortunately there was no easy way to fix it without leaving a horrible looking very tall tooth. To sort this the tooth was slowly removed using braces. This allows the jaw and gum to be pulled down and to fill in a gum and bone defect. This process took about 6 months. Once the jaw and gum were grown the tooth was finally removed and an implant put in place. 3 months later the crown was fitted.

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Composite Filling

Composite filling is used for all types of treatment. In this case to repair a small chip in this ladies tooth. She was quite happy with her other teeth. Previously she had been told that she needed a crown but that means taking away good tooth. Composite is a good hard wearing material which gives an instant and non invasive result.

Invisalign - Cherry


“To you all who have given me any treatment, you have all been so lovely, understanding and patient & restored my confidence attending a dentist but especially to the “fantastic” results of the Invisalign! Thank you John !! You have made my Smile!”

Invisalign - Linda

“I’m delighted with the results of my Invisalign treatment. I used to be very conscious of how my teeth looked and so tried to smile without showing them. I’m now really happy with the way they look which has really improved my confidence.

The treatment itself – although uncomfortable at times – was a lot less painful and intrusive than I thought it would be. Within a couple of weeks of starting the process I forgot I was wearing the liners most of the time and the majority of people didn’t notice them at all.

The team couldn’t have been kinder or more friendly – I’ll kind of miss my regular visits!”

Invisalign - Richard

“John and the team could not have been more friendly, cheerful and helpful throughout the whole process. From the beginning John is very honest and will really manage your expectations so you know exactly what to expect. You know your in the hands of a true professional with John, who is out to help you get results, not just make as much money as he can off you. I am thrilled with the results and am so much happier for people to see my smile. I would go so far to say that John has even bettered his prediction of how my teeth would look.

No-one ever used to know I was wearing my Invisalign brace and although it feels a bit alien and uncomfortable at first, once you get past the first week it just becomes a normal part of your daily routine. I would stress that the only way to get results is to follow John’s instructions exactly and commit to wearing the brace for the full time frame! Don’t go blaming the team if you only wear the brace for a few hours a day. The payments have been flexible and easy, allowing me to chip away at the total cost over time, so that the payments have never been painful. I would recommend John and his team to anyone.”

We think you’ll agree that the smile to your right of Richard after treatment looks great.

Invisalign - Evie

Evie had Invisalign Full with Dr John Serrano-Davey.

Here’s what she had to say about her experience:

“I am happy with the results! I now have more confidence to smile both open and closed mouth as my lips look a bit smaller.”

…… and mum says:

“Appointments always fitted around Evie’s schedule, which was great while Evie doing exams etc.”

Evie’s was a more complex Invisalign case and took just over 30 months and changed her profile and smile markedly.

Invisalign - Michelle

John is our Diamond Invisalign provider at 41 Southbar Dental Practice, Banbury. Here is what she said about her treatment:

“Absolutely fantastic, only found I had slight pain for the first couple of days. The whole process was extremely easy and as you can see the improvement straight away this is very rewarding. I wish I had done this years ago. Very impressed with every aspect, Thank you.”

Invisalign

This is a young lady who was told by several dentists that she couldn’t be treated with Invisalign alone. That she was “too difficult to treat with Invislaign”.

Dr John Serrano – Davey didn’t think so, and treated her with a course of Invisalign Aligners, but combined it with six weeks of hidden fixed braces behind her six upper teeth, and here is the result.

And what did the patient think of the result?

“I’m absolutely delighted that John was able to achieve such a great result, even though I was told it was impossible without wearing “traintracks”! Thank you so much for giving me this beautiful new smile.”

Invisalign

“I spent years after my teenage braces came off watching my teeth move and not being able to do anything about it. It got to the point where I was unable to smile in photos and I felt constantly self conscious in front of other people. I found John on the internet after doing some research and was impressed at his extensive credentials. He put together an amazing package at a great price and has kept me thoroughly informed throughout the process. I genuinely feel like he has changed my life – I feel so much more confident now and love my smile. I would 100% recommend John’s and the teams services to anyone looking to improve their smile. Thank you so much!”

Invisalign - Laura

“Invisalign is changing my smile for the better. They are incredibly comfortable to wear, I forget I have them in most of the time. I thought I would struggle more with adjusting to wearing them / maintenance but they are just so simple. They have exceeded all expectations.”

I had no idea the results I would get would be this good! I get compliments on my smile frequently, for friends that have known me for some time, they are astounded with the results of Invisalign. For me, it has given me more confidence, you won’t see a photo of me without a smile now! I am so excited to see the final results in a few weeks time.

I would highly recommend Invisalign to anyone. What is not to like? Simple. Elegant. Results. all in a short period of time!”

Testimonials

Jo Kelly

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Tom, Pauline and the team and South Bar Dental for giving me a brand new, sparkly smile. I am so happy with the results, it’s unbelievable! I visited Tom earlier this year as I was getting married in August and wanted to explore what options were available to me for improving my smile. I’ve always been conscious of my smile and had visited numerous dental practices in the past but never had the confidence to go any further. My first consultation with Tom was great, we went through all of my background and the reasons why my smile was the way it was and Tom explained the various options available to me. He was confident, honest, definitely knew his stuff and instantly made me feel at ease. I had never had as thorough a consultation and came out of my first meeting with Tom knowing exactly what I wanted to do. I was a little nervous of how a new smile would look so Tom introduced to me a new wax treatment where he could basically show me what my smile could look like. This was a great way to again make me feel at ease in that I was making the right decision… even the temporary wax looked a lot better than my existing smile. We then scheduled in the final course of treatment which was using white filling to cover over my top teeth and to make them a lot straighter. I must admit at first it was a little strange seeing my new smile as I’d had 34 years with my other one, and was a little taken aback by how different it looked but 100% for the better. The results are amazing and I am so pleased I had the treatment… I got married in August this year and the photos are amazing… my smile too! Again a huge thank you to the team, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!’ See the pictures on our Blog October 2016

Mr J. Duong

In the years I have been with your practice I have developed a happy and professional relationship with each and every member of your team. It is fantasic to have my dental and cosmetic treatments under just one roof being so quick and convenient. Sharon is the best hygienist around Oxfordshire.

Mrs Day

I believe that prevention is better than cure, so I have been having Botox for several years starting at the age of 30. It is painless and gives me a great boost. I also love the way Tom checks his work two weeks later to see if any adjustments need to be made. Couldn’t do without it!

Mrs H Parker

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you to you and Tom for making me feel ‘young’ again. I have always trusted Tom to take care of my teeth and he has always done an amazing job. Since you started offering botox as you know it hasn’t been something that I have been interested in until two weeks ago. During a conversation I admitted to you that I am so conscious of my jaw line starting to droop and how old it made me feel. My partner says he doesn’t notice but that doesn’t help much because I notice and I see my jaw looking more and more like my mum’s and I have to say it has affected my confidence. When you told me Tom could do something to help me I was so excited and all my previous reservations disappeared – it’s amazing how easy a decision it was. You told me it would take a week or two to see a difference but I started to see one the next day and over the next 2 weeks it just got better and better. It may seem OTT but it made me smile from ear to ear. I can’t thank you enough for that conversation and for restoring my confidence. It has also opened my eyes to what is possible for a small cost and without resorting to the scalpel.

Mr A. L

I have no hesitation in recommending Dr. Donnelly as an excellent dental surgeon who carried out my comprehensive dental treatment. My original upper dental bridge, made by another dentist, was supported only on two canine teeth with result that the bridge work was highly stresses and eventually failed. Dr. Donnelly carried out a thorough examination of my teeth and described a complete plan of treatment. This involved , among other work, the insertion of three implants allowing the provision of five anchor points for the upper bridge. The lower denture was reconstructed to fit in with the work carried out on the upper bridge. The treatment was carried out according to plan and was entirely to my satisfaction.

Mrs J. Westley

I have been a patient of Toms for 14 years – since we moved to Banbury and somebody on South Bar saw me wandering about looking for a dentist and recommended Tom. During that time, I have never had my teeth so well cared for. Tom diagnosed the problems I had been having for several years more accurately and logically than ever before and completely rejuvenated my approach to dental care and hygiene. I have needed very little treatment, but the treatment I have had has been timely, pain free and best of all ‘fear free’. Tom keeps himself more than up to date with the latest techniques and thinking and does not advocate unnecessary dental work. He handles my ‘barmy’ questions patiently and takes time to explain his answers. I am now more ‘tuned into’ my teeth better than ever before and it has paid dividends. I think the biggest difference since being with this practice has been an absolute trust in Tom and I would have no hesitation in recommending 41 South Bar to anyone. This is dentistry at its best – practical, supportive and proactive.

Mr T. Taylor

I first met Dr. Donnelly by referral from my regular dentist who had tried various methods in an attempt to overcome my personal problems. I had suffered a fair amount of pain, and a great deal of embarrassment over the previous years and was rather sceptical that a solution could be found which would give me back my confidence. The reception at 41 South Bar was warm and friendly. With my treatment pointing towards needing implants, I was of course nervous at the thought of such a big step. Dr. Donnelly gave me an appraisal of the state of play and said that he would find a scheme to suit my needs. In the meantime, I sat down with Marie to discuss the procedure fully. The explanation was detailed and thorough, and her enthusiasm was quite infectious and reassuring. The whole process was a fantastic experience and the major bonus, for me, was that I was fully briefed prior to each section of the work. I felt that I knew what was going on and that there would be no nasty surprises. Dr. Donnelly quickly showed his skills and a great deal of care and consideration were shown towards me. Everything has been an enormous success.

Mrs S. Toet

I come back from Switzerland to see Tom for my regular check-ups and any necessary work. I appreciate that I am treated by Tom as a partner in any discussions so that decisions are made on what is good for my teeth, both in the short and long term, and not what is most convenient for the dentist. I also like the continuity of care and find all the staff friendly and helpful.

Mrs H. Hutchings

Tom is the first dentist in my life to give me the dentistry I wanted. He listened when I said that I didn’t want a crown on my front tooth I just wanted the chip filled. Every other dentist I had seen told me I needed a crown but Tom didn’t and I’ve been delighted with the solution. I feel I now have the teeth and smile that I deserve. Tom also takes great care of my son’s mouth and has motivated a teenage boy to take care of his teeth – and that’s not an easy task.

Mr Bruce

After many years of poor NHS treatment I came to the conclusion that I needed to call on the services of someone that could sort out my dental problems once and for all.
I booked in for a consultation at 41 South Bar.

I was impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of the team that I was introduced to.

My personal dental problems were quite complex and not straightforward so I was in for the long term, which Doctor Tom and the team fully explained at every appointment.

Doctor Tom and John the Orthodontist worked their magic on my dodgy teeth and have now reinstated my smile.

I now feel that I have the confidence to smile and laugh where previously I felt self conscious and embarrassed.

Anyone that has reservations about dental treatment all I can say is that my treatment at 41 South Bar has been second to none.

The team have treated myself and my wife with the utmost professionalism and friendship, I cannot recommend them enough.

Mrs L. Donnelly

“Invisalign is changing my smile for the better. They are incredibly comfortable to wear, I forget I have them in most of the time. I thought I would struggle more with adjusting to wearing them / maintenance but they are just so simple. They have exceeded all expectations.

I had no idea the results I would get would be this good! I get compliments on my smile frequently, for friends that have known me for some time, they are astounded with the results of Invisalign. For me, it has given me more confidence, you won’t see a photo of me without a smile now! I am so excited to see the final results in a few weeks time.

I would highly recommend Invisalign to anyone. What is not to like? Simple. Elegant. Results. all in a short period of time!”

Laura

Invisalign is changing my smile for the better. They are incredibly comfortable to wear, I forget I have them in most of the time. I thought I would struggle more with adjusting to wearing them / maintenance but they are just so simple. They have exceeded all expectations.


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