Home of Calm & Gentle Dentistry CALL 0191 488 7826

Success Stories

We pride ourselves on our excellent service and after care, but you don’t need to take our word for it, here is what some of our patients have to say about us…

My Invisalign Experience
I had not been happy with the look of my teeth for a while. I had one tooth in particular that was out of place, some overlapping teeth and my upper and lower teeth were out of line.

Mr Wykes introduced me to Invisalign braces and explained how they could improve these problem areas. I took my time deciding if I should go ahead as it was a considerable investment. I checked out the Internet for information and attended an open day held at the Dentists.

My first appointment involved moulds being taken of my upper and lower teeth, a series of photographs and questions about what I wanted to achieve from wearing the braces. All this information was put together then I returned to watch a video showing me the journey my teeth would take and most importantly the final result. Happy with this I returned for an appointment to have my first set of trays fitted. This visit involved having small attachments fitted to some my teeth and some gaps made between certain teeth. All painless! My first set of trays were fitted and the journey began. I regularly visited the Dentist about every six weeks to check I was on track and be given the next batch of trays which I changed every two weeks.

The trays are made of clear plastic and no one ever seemed to notice them. They were comfortable to wear with only some minor discomfort when changing to a new set. I did have a slight lisp at first but this soon stopped. The trays were easy to clean and remove when eating etc.

It took 18 months for my teeth to move into there new positions but I started to see signs of change early on which was very encouraging. I did have to have an alteration to my original prescription when after about a year some of the trays weren’t fitting snuggly enough. Mr Wykes had explained that sometimes alterations could be necessary. I had moulds taken as before and was issued new trays to put me back on track.

I now wear a retainer at night to ensure my teeth stay in place. I’m delighted with the result and highly recommend Invisalign. I love my smile now ?

Helen Nicholson

Invisalign
Re mr wykes
Have just completed my procedure. Fantastic result considering I have a fear of dentists, full team were brilliant all the way through.

Well done keep up the good work.

Jean Beedham

Happy Smiling Again

Over the last few years I had noticed my front teeth beginning to become more crowded and overlap and I thought that really it would be ridiculous to be seen wearing a brace at my age (early 60’s). Seeing the adverts for invisalign gave me a chance to investigate correcting my teeth.

I was impressed with the fact that the ‘brace’ was clear – in fact I hadnt even noticed my own dentist was wearing an alignment on the day I enquired about the system.

The first week is really the most difficult to get used to the aligner and I did see my dentist to have adjustments made and to be reassured all was in order. It was comforting to know that both he and his assistant had been through the process so understood my early difficulties getting used to wearing the aligners.

From that week on I had very few problems – most were slight rubbing when new aligners were started but dental ‘putty’ was given to me to act as a cushion for first wearing of new aligners.

The real postives throughout were that I learnt how to really clean & look after my teeh daily and since I started the process I have much healther gums.

After 1 year my teeth were as I wanted them to look and as it is now a year later I can honestly say I have not just straighter but healthier teeth with no more bleeding and sensitive gums. I put this down to the whole process of wearing aligners and ensuring very good mouth hygiene on a daily basis. It is recommened to wear a retainer most nights – again that has its benefits as it doubles up as a teeth whitening tray!

Did anyone notice the aligners over the year – no – thats the real benefit for an over 60yr old!

Anonymous

 

I found out about Whickham Dental Practice when I was researching braces online and made an appointment immediately. We looked at various options and Invisalign seemed to be the best solution for my teeth. Now, I’ve just finished the treatment after 18 months and have to say how pleased I am with the results! I wish I’d done it years ago. Also, I have to mention how fab the practice has been. The reception staff were really helpful and John and Steph were so approachable and friendly, I actually looked forward to seeing them! I could not recommend the practice highly enough. Thanks everyone!

Rebecca Robinson

 

Just a quick thank you message to John Wykes and Steph following my routine check this morning.

I had the Invisalign straightening procedure carried out on my teeth, followed by the teeth whitening procedure. I am delighted with the outcome and many people have commented on how straight and white my teeth now look.

It has all been done in a professional and personable manner. The Invisalign treatment is very straightforward and I found it completely painless. The difference is striking. At the end of the procedure I was measured for a retainer which needs to be worn on an evening time just to ensure the teeth remain straight. Its very straightforward and I don’t even notice I have the retainer on now. The retainer is such a good fit that the teeth whitening gel works very quickly. Within a few weeks I noticed a significant difference with my teeth several shades whiter. It’s just a case of using the gel as a top up now and again. I haven’t experienced any issues with sensitivity using the gel.

I wish the whole procedure had been available years ago. The technology has allowed this to happen now. Not once did anyone notice I was wearing the Invisalign and I used to do a lot of public speaking. Well done and thank you to all at Whickham Dental Practice.

Steven Wade

 

“Thank You So Much”

Thank-You so much Paul for giving me my smile back. During the whole procedure I was consulted every step of the way. Paul you are a true perfectionist, and not to forget Louise for all her help and support, and Dave the technician for being able to produce an incredible result. Regards, Christine Graham 17/11/15

five

After damaging my teeth (whilst drinking a bottle of water as a passenger in the car), I was rather worried that a crown and a veneer for two upper front teeth wouldn’t look or feel like the real thing, but I was truly delighted with the end result! I also decided to go ahead and have a bridge fitted to fill a gap where a bottom tooth had to be removed earlier in the year – I really missed that tooth when chewing food. Mr Wykes explained the process to me very clearly and during the first visit, which was quite lengthy but pain free after an injection, he prepared my teeth and took the necessary impressions. He fitted a temporary crown and veneer, then I went back a couple of weeks later and had the real ones fixed in place in no time. The colour match was very good and they feel and look just like my real teeth! After I spent ages just looking at them in the mirror. I was rather wary of actually chewing with them for the first few days, but now they just feel like ordinary teeth – I’m so pleased that I’ve got my smile back again – and just in time for my son’s wedding.
Mary G

four

For years I haven’t felt able to smile confidently, I have covered my mouth, lowered my head and learnt how to smile with my mouth closed. Today I feel like I have been given my smile back, my new crowns and veneers look amazing. Although I admit to having a lifelong fear of going to the dentist my treatment has been sensitive to my needs and I am truly grateful to everyone involved.
Angela Hannington

three

I have been Very impressed with the results achieved from the subtle cosmetic changes John has made. On an ongoing basis, the advice I receive from regular check ups and hygienist visits has helped me to look after my teeth is a much better way.

Whickham Dental Practice get the balance right with a friendly approach and professional service.

two

My teeth overlapped at the front which began to bother me hugely over the past couple of years and I decided a brace as the only solution to help me smile with confidence again.

After many hours browsing the internet and visiting dentist surgeries, I decided to stay with Whickham Dental Practice as I have always felt at ease there and have always had excellent service from them in the past.

I met Dr Wykes whereby I experienced kindness, and professionalism. I had the opportunity to look at the different types of braces and had a talk though each one and what each different one would do and what I expected after the treatment. I never once felt rushed or pressured to make a decision and Dr Wykes took his time to answer all my questions and everything was explained clearly to me prior to and during treatment ensuring I could make informed decisions.

They went above and beyond dental care in that they provide a warm friendly environment going out of their way to keep me happy, even giving me additional appointments if I felt my brace needed cleaning up, which I really appreciated.

What also struck me is the passion of Dr Wykes, it is cleat he takes great pride in the work he does and enjoys making a difference. The lovely dental nurse was brilliant, and also played a huge part during the treatment.

I’ am so happy with the results in such a short space of time, I can smile with confidence.

one

I’ ve had a significant gap between my two top front teeth for many years, but recently it seemed more noticeable. So I asked Mr Wykes if there were options for reducing the gap to improve the teeth cosmetically.

I thought a brace was the most likely option but Mr Wykes suggested closing the gap by adding composite filling material to both teeth.

So that’s what I had done. Mr Wykes correctly choose a shade to match and I underwent the treatment. It took around 50minutes to complete and the visual end result is excellent, ver impressed.
Very well done for an excellent job. Many Thanks – very impressive work.

Thank You Michael Peacock.

“I love coming to the Practice!”

I enjoy coming to the Dentist, the staff from the receptionists through to the nurses, dentists and hygienists, are all friendly, reassuring and caring. They always seem to make the patients comfort and feelings their priority.

The treatment is spot on and they always let you know exactly what they are going to do, what they are doing and what they have done.

Excellent!!

Well worth the 44 mile round trip to see them once a quarter. David Waters

“Calm & Gentle”

Despite having root canal treatment, and it was a lengthy session, I marvel that the whole exercise was entirely pain free. That includes the injection, the treatment and the aftermath!

Mr Davidson is truly a master at his work! MJF

“Pain free dentistry!”

Mr Dixon extracted a back tooth. I never felt a thing and it was out in under a minute. Quick and completely painless. Phyllis Welch

“Delighted with the treatment”

I was delighted with the dental treatment I received from Mr Dixon. He took time to carefully explain each treatment option and at one moment in the dentist chair I almost fell asleep!

I would whole heartedly recommend Mr Dixon to anyone seeking a friendly, reassuring and professional dentist. Jane Embley

“A 260 Mile Round Trip Because They Are So Good!”

“We come over here, 260 mile round trip from Galloway because we heard Whickham Dental Practice was good. They are!

Mr Dixon has just successfully completed an implant… one of my back teeth. Now you can’t see which one it was & it’s really strong & comfortable.

During treatment he always explained everything properly. Many thanks. C Franklin

“I Am Absolutely Delighted With My Teeth”

I consulted Mr Wykes at the Whickham Dental Practice as I was becoming unhappy with my teeth crowding and my less than perfect smile. On his recommendation I opted for the Inman Aligners on my bottom teeth and invisalign on my top ones.

The whole process took around 8 months (which I think could have been less if I had worn them for more than the average 16 hours per day I kept them in). Over this period I had fortnightly appointments for adjustments and monitoring.

Now 8 months on and with my permanent retainers fitted, I am absolutely delighted with my teeth and can smile confidently again. There was some discomfort along the way and certainly the discipline required in terms of oral hygiene and the inconvenience of wearing them should not be ignored; however I would thoroughly recommend the procedure for anyone who is unhappy with their smile. Kind regards, Trudie

“They Always Go Above And Beyond”

My teeth overlapped at the front which began to bother me hugely over the past couple of years and I decided a brace was the only solution to help me smile with confidence again.

After many hours browsing the internet and visiting different dental surgeries I decided to stay at Whickham Dental Practice as I have always felt at ease there and I have always received excellent service from them.

I met Dr Wykes whereby I experienced kindness and professionalism. I had the opportunity to look at the different types of braces and had a talk through each one and what each different one would do and what I could expect after the treatment. I never once felt rushed or pressured to make a decision and Dr Wykes took his time to answer all my questions and everything was explained clearly to me prior to and during treatment ensuring I could make informed decisions.

They went above and beyond dental care in that they provide a warm friendly environment going out of their way to keep me happy, even giving me additional appointments if I felt my brace needed cleaning up, which I really appreciated.

What also struck me is the passion of Dr Wykes, it is clear he takes great pride in the work he does and enjoys making a difference. The lovely dental nurse was brilliant, and also played a huge part in the treatment.

I am so happy with the results in such a short space of time, I can smile with confidence.

“Service Has Always Been Excellent”

I have been a patient of the “super team” of Ian Davidson and Amanda for over 10 years and I rate them as the finest dental team I have ever encountered. The service has always been excellent in an atmosphere of humour and patience as well as being always willing to explain every facet of their service. Mr. T. Colligan

“A Great Experience”

I have had a very good experience at this Practice, in the care of John Wykes. Having had some complicated work completed. Everything went well and I am satisfied. Regards Margaret Watson

“Visiting The Dentist Is No Longer A Nightmare”

A visit to the dentist used to be a nightmare in the past. But I can highly recommend Alison Collins and staff, having pain free treatment every time. Mr Mains

“What A Friendly And Happy Dental Practice”

What a friendly and happy dental practice. I have recently joined, from the receptionists to the dental team, I have been given a warm welcome every time I have attended. Well done Whickham Dental Practice, definitely the Home of Calm and Gentle Dentistry. J. Sipper

“I Was Put At Ease Immediately”

This was the first treatment I had received from Andrew so I was a bit anxious. He put me at ease immediately and the treatment was very good. I am happy to have found such a competent and pleasant Dentist and assistant. J.D. James

“Very Gentle And Friendly”

Having visited Dentists all over the world due to my job, I would say I found Whickham Dental Practice very professional and high tech. In particular the Dentist was very gentle, friendly and had time to explain the procedure. Graham Emmerton

“I Have Been A Regular Since 1982”

I have been a regular client at Whickham Dental Practice since 1982 and as a testament to the expert care and attention I have received over this long period I am very pleased to be able to report that I retain most of my teeth and my gums are in tip top condition. C. Douglas

“I Would Recommend Andrew To Anyone”

I came to Andrew Dixon 6 months ago regarding having veneers done. (Andrew has looked after my teeth for many years) He advised me well and took time to get my teeth ready for the veneers.

I had my top teeth veneered but Andrew advised me against having my bottom teeth done. I took his advice as he is the “professional”.

I would recommend Andrew to anyone needing dental care. He is very professional and a pleasant person and makes you feel at ease.

Linda McFarlane

“I Felt No Pain Whatsoever!”

A nervous patient because of a bad experience as a child at a school dentist.

I was pleasantly surprised that during a filling administered by Mr Dixon which I was dreading , I felt no pain whatsoever! I would not be afraid in the future. Thank you so much. Mrs Jacqueline Thompson

“I Have Now Overcome My Phobia”

After suffering from a phobia of dentists for many years I contacted Whickham Dental Practice to arrange some treatment to be carried out. I was introduced to Mr Davidson who immediately put me at ease and explained any procedure that would be carried out.

I have now overcome my phobia and look forward to my next visits. A big thank you to all the staff at the practice for dealing with my phobia.Paul Tate

“Thank You For Being There For Me In Times Of Need”

“My many thanks to the most caring dedicated staff at Whickham Dental Practice who have cared for my dental treatment for so many years. Thank you for being there for me in times of need. Excellent care and results. Your simply the best.”

Gillian Robson

“Everyone Is So Professional, Caring, Helpful And Understanding”

“My wife and I have been coming to Mr Wykes for over 20 years and can’t praise him and the team at Whickham Practice highly enough. Everyone is so professional, caring, helpful and understanding. They provide a range of services which are second to no other dental practice that I have come across. The practice is so pleasant, well lit, gentle music and so relaxing ambience.

Pricewise they’re excellent – again I’ve not come across another practice in the country (I travel a lot and believe me I have looked) the offers such good value for the money. Overall the Whickham Practice sets the benchmark against which all other practices should be measured for best/good practice. Very well done and I’d be happy to nominate you for the highest awards. ”

M Peacock

Contact us

26 Front Street
Whickham
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE16 4DT

Tel: 0191 488 7826

Opening Times

Mon : 8.30 – 19.00
Tue : 8.30 – 19.00
Wed : 8.30 – 17.30
Thu : 8.30 – 17.30
Fri : 8.30 – 16.30

Latest Blog