I have battled gum disease for a number of years despite regular dental check- ups and hygienist appointments all my adult life. Several visits to the Dental Hospital in Cardiff between 2004 and 2007 achieved very limited results and the care and advice from the hospital fell short of expectation. In 2008/2009, I started to suffer with facial pain which was caused by teeth loosening due to bone loss and the masseter muscle going in to spasm. This resulted in two teeth having to be extracted. I had to have three more extracted two years later because they had become loose and I was getting regular infections. No amount of cleaning either by me or my dentist/hygienist could halt the progressive decline. It also became clear to me during the early part of 2012 that I required specialist dental advice. This was only available through a specialist dentist and I went to see Dr. Guppy . His advice was clear and straight to the point. The teeth could not be saved and I needed to have implants in my upper jaw as soon as possible whilst I still had sufficient bone to support them. It was also evident that Dr. Guppy had many years’ experience in this type of surgery which was very reassuring.
The treatment was undertaken in three phases: eight teeth extracted and four implants inserted in one appointment, followed by two further implants seven weeks later and then the fixed bridgework and the three remaining teeth extracted about two months after that. The surgical process was painless with no post- operative discomfort and support was on hand at all times if needed. The outcome has been just as I had been promised and I have received many compliments from friends and family. It’s just great being able to smile and laugh again and to eat foods which loose teeth and pain had forced me to give up.
I am now looking forward to having the lower jaw done in the not too distant future and this will certainly be at The Mayhill.
– Sylvia Curphey [ June 2013 ]
I visited the Mayhill in June to discuss possible implants and new crowns, replacing my 25+ year old mismatched ones. After consultation with David Guppy, we agreed I would have bridgework fitted to both sides on the lower jaw with all of the upper crowns replaced and my other top teeth crowned. To say I was a little uneasy about such a large amount of work is true but I can quite honestly say it was the best dental experience possible. Everyone makes the whole experience relaxed and not the slightest bit stressful, even with three hours spent in the chair!! I now have a fabulous new smile- I hadn’t realised quite how much difference it would make but it was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I cannot not recommend the Mayhill team highly enough. – Wendy Baker [ October 2013 ]
At first I was unsure about starting the dental work, the reasons being the cost and the uncertainty of the end result . I have now been through 3 courses of treatment with Mr David Guppy and I am highly delighted with the transformation, both with the visual improvement and with my much happier state of mind. Even at 65 years of age the thought of ordinary dentures was more than I could contemplate. The quality of service and treatment was first class in every way, a case of money very well spent.– Phillip Raymond [ April 2012 ]
Smiling was not something I liked doing for many years due to the fact that I disliked my teeth so much. I had a number of crowns that I felt had deteriorated from an aesthetic point of view and also an infection above the central incisors.
I was referred to David Guppy who examined my teeth and gave me my options. I was getting married in a few months and was anxious to have nice photos for my wedding. On every occasion Mr Guppy was very reassuring and ensured that I understood the process clearly. On completion of treatment, the infection had cleared and my crowns replaced with new ones. This treatment has without doubt changed my life.
I am now able to smile and be proud to show my teeth. Needless to say my wedding day was most definitely the happiest day of my life and I did not stop smiling! Thank you so much for making this happen.
– Kelly Gauvain [ July 2012 ]
Thank you for your excellent treatment and consideration you showed me knowing my fear of the dentist’s chair. I can honestly say future visits to the dentist will not fill me with dread, thanks to your brilliant dentistry and pain free sessions.
– Patrick Page [ September 2012 ]
David’s calm and professional manner has given me the confidence to get back into the dentist chair after many years of avoidance and neglect. He has eased my fears and I now have regular check ups/treatments to ensure I finally have a smile to be proud of. I have new teeth that certainly look 100% better than before.
– Karen Rollings [ November 2013 ]
Prior to Dr Guppy my previous dentist had advised the only solution to a long term nagging problem was several extractions and a permanent plate. David delivered an alternative bridge solution which involved fewer extractions and no plate with which I am delighted and it looks better than the original teeth. The approach in the surgery was thoroughly professional with every aspect of the multi-stage work explained in detail and just as importantly the whole experience was pain free. I would have no hesitation in recommending his practice.
– Dale Hart [ September 2013 ]
I just wanted to thank you for the excellent dental work you have done for me, my tooth is now pain free. I very much value your expertise and I have been very impressed by the faultless professional service I have received at the surgery.
– Helen Vint [ June 2012 ]