Testimonials

Jan Tew

“After a coming together of my front teeth & some crusty bread – I thought my teeth at the front were lost.

Rob performed surgery to insert a membrane to secure the front teeth – which although it was not a pleasant procedure it was painless.

12 months later with teeth now secure again – 4 lovely crowns fitted – I have beautiful straight front teeth for the first time in my life and a smile to be proud of.

I can’t thank Rob, Sue and all the staff at St Johns for the execllent care and encouragement I received to see the process through.”

Geoff Farr

“Following an accident in early 2010 I was left with a lot of damage to my upper front teeth; two were knocked out and another two were left twisted. Needless to say it all looked pretty unsightly. After visiting five or six specialists for advice on how best to proceed with treatment, I had a number of different options I could go for, including various combinations fixed braces, invisalign, dentures, implants and veneers. It was not easy choosing which route to go down but in the end I decided to go with Rob’s course of treatment – a single implant with two teeth on to replace the missing teeth, and veneers on the two twisted teeth to make them appear straight again. This was, in his opinion, the most predictable course of treatment and also the quickest way to get back to having a normal smile again and I am very glad I took his advice.

We had to wait a few months before fitting the implant screw in order to let the gums heal fully, so I had a temporary bridge fitted for the interim period. Given that I would need to have the temporary bridge for the best part of a year I was very glad that when I looked in the mirror after having it fitted it looked just like two natural straight teeth. A few months down the line I went back to have the implant screw fitted. I was a bit nervous before the appointment as I guess most implant patients would be, but I was made to feel at ease from start to finish during the procedure, and it was over with in about an hour or so and was not painful at all.

Another six months down the line and the implant had taken well and was ready to have the new teeth fitted to it. I had the implant teeth fitted where the temporary bridge had been, and at the same time had the veneers fitted to the two twisted teeth. When I looked in the mirror afterwards I was amazed at how good they looked. My teeth we ok but not perfect before the accident, but now I would say that I have absolutely perfect front teeth and I would highly recommend Mr Tennet to anyone looking to get their smile improved, or as in my case, repaired. The whole team were great throughout the process so I would like to thank Gurjit and Amy for their help organising it too. The work was not cheap but I would urge anyone looking to get something like this done to go to a highly experienced and skilled dentist like Rob as you will have those teeth on show for the rest of your life so its important to get the best job you can done. Thanks very much for all your hard work!”

Susan Talbot

What can I say about my new hero Rob Tennet?

I met rob for my free consultation in August 2010 after having an accident while on holiday in Italy. He gave me a thorough examination and expert opinion with a dental plan to resolve my predicament. He attempted to save the roots of my broken teeth; he was hoping to save three, however within two weeks he had removed the broken roots and provided me with false teeth, I was on my road to a full recovery.

The original plan was to give me three crowns with two implants but because he could not save one of my roots which were fractured his final solution was two crowns and two implants with a bridge (three teeth).

Rob and his team made me feel welcome, comfortable and at ease throughout the whole of my treatment even after the operation for the implants. They are a professional friendly team; they guided me through every stage of my treatment and kept me informed of the process throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend Rob to anyone.

After numerous appointments and hours of treatment in April 2011 the final solution was in place. When I liked in the mirror and saw my teeth I could not believe my eyes they were incredible they looked great, felt great and are still great. I was elated, euphoric, cried, got out the chair and gave Rob the biggest hug possible. When my youngest son saw them he said “mum they look just like your own teeth”.

The treatment is not cheap but it is well worth it, they are just like my own teeth. Considering they were my front teeth, I can now eat normally again even eat apples and carrots without cutting them up. I no longer put my false teeth in soak to clean overnight. I wake up in the morning with my teeth in. I have always smiled a lot but smile even more now. Wow! What more could I want; job done.

Hopefully you now know why Rob is my new hero.

Cath Morris

Initially my treatment started due to my root canal becoming infected and as a result losing the crown. The root canal and crown had been done several years ago and because of this, and where the tooth was situated, I was somewhat nervous about any sort of dental work being carried out and in part, it’s fair to say, I didn’t really look after my teeth because I was so unhappy with how they looked.

Once the infection had been treated and cleared, a number of options were presented to me by Rob. I subsequently opted for: an implant (to replace the crown/root canal), new veneers (to reshape the top front row of my teeth) and teeth whitening (as they were somewhat tarnished and unhealthy looking due to my neglect). Once this had been confirmed, the treatment started straight away.

Everyone at St John’s Dental Practice (and Bourneville Dental Hospital) were fantastic in helping me get through the treatment both in terms of explaining what was about to happen and next steps; taking the treatment at a gradual comfortable pace and being supportive, helping me to stay calm. With Rob’s patience and attention to detail has given me a brilliant set of teeth and a new smile to which I am really grateful.

When considering this kind of treatment it’s only right to mention the cost. Whilst I was considering my options, my view was it is expensive. I couldn’t quite get my head around the cosmetic aspect of dental surgery as I previously viewed the dentist as somewhere to get fillings sorted and general “teeth health”. However looking at my teeth in a mirror and how I was treated during the whole teeth “transformation” I have to say it has been worthwhile.

Kate Liggins

After having 2 previous sets of veneers and being very unhappy with them i decided this time to do it properly and find a dentist to give me the teeth of my dreams. After researching a number of surgeries i decided to go with Rob at St Johns because of how seriously he took my situation at consultation and the time he gave to explaining things to me and listening to what i wanted rather than what he thought i wanted. Also the treatments quoted were competitively priced.

I decided to make my veneers as thin as possible by having my own teeth straightened underneath and Rob advised i have my bottom teeth straightened at the same time as the cost difference made it worth doing. This was in hindsight the best decision and made all the difference to the finished result! We achieved this by using the Clearstep system. The braces are practically invisible and i got on with my life as normal during the process. They were comfortable, easy to look after and i could keep my existing veneers while they were being straightened which was a huge relief. 16 steps later and around 6 months my teeth were amazingly straight, my smile is so much wider and flatter.

After my teeth were in position i had to put together a photo montage of teeth shapes, styles and colours that i like and didn’t like so that my veneers could be made perfectly for me. I had 4 front veneers to replace my existing ones. I was impressed with the amount of time Rob took in fitting and shaping my new veneers, this was completely different from my previous experience! I was consulted about colour, shape and feel at all times during the process and was also given the option to go away and see if i wanted anything altering.

The finished look is perfect for me – they completely feel and look like my own teeth and more importantly they are exactly how i wanted them to be. Its been 3 months now and i have had absolutely no problems with them, i wear my retainers each night to keep my teeth in position and thats it. My boyfriend however gets annoyed by me asking him ‘how amazing are my teeth?!’ on a regular basis! My family were so impressed my dad is currently half was through his Clearstep course with Rob and is having 12 veneers in the spring – I CANNOT wait to see his finished result!

Michael Schurch

During the period December 2008 to November 2009 I have significant dental work to re-design my bite, repair broken teeth, fit numerous crowns and onlays and re-design my smile.

My concerns at the start of the treatment were would the end results justify the expense, could I fit in the treatment around my long work schedule and could I trust the workmanship.

I am delighted to say that my concerns were unfounded. I now have a bright natural smile and shapely teeth with perfect bite function. I chew my food properly, they are easy to maintain and I receive unprompted compliments, even from people who do not know the work was undertaken.

Appointments were available, with planning, at unsociable times which enabled me to work around my hectic diary. Rob stuck to his original estimates- even though one or two unforeseen problems arose- and he was half the price quoted by a cosmetic dentist in Surrey. But he did not cut corners.

The workmanship and attention to detail was first class, if Dr Tennet wasn’t happy with the technicians craftsmanship he would ruthlessly reject it, and only fit crowns he was totally happy with. I was very comfortable with his high aesthetic standards.

But for me the most enjoyable part of the experience was the friendliness and informality of the entire team, from Amy on reception, the cheeky but charming dental assistants and Rob himself, always made time to chat, get to know a bit about you and put you at complete ease. Of my 27 or so appointments, only one was uncomfortable, and yet the whole team cared and shared in that discomfort! I am so pleased with the outcome. My only regret? Not doing it years before. I am delighted to recommend them.

Mary O’Callaghan

Following recent treatment for Implants/Bridge work, I would comment as follows:

– Benefits include more confidence with life being made so much easier. I am more than satisfied with the result.
– The advice I would give to others considering similar treatment is ‘Go for it’.
– Initially the cost seems daunting/prohibitive, but the results are well worth the outlay.
– I consider the patient care at St. Johns to be Excellent.

Michael Lockley

Prior to treatment it’s understandable to feel slight anxiety to the prospect of having your teeth re-shaped with a dentists drill / file / contouring device. the treatment itself was completely painless, absolutely no discomfort / pain / feeling at all. The dentist and nurse were polite and professional with an excellent positive attitude which helped me to relax. I felt fully involved in the re-shaping process, being frequently consulted on my views and how the teeth would change.

This involvement was very assuring that I was getting exactly the result I wanted. The end result was fantastic and surprising how such a small amount of change in teeth length and shape (less than a mm) can have a massive improvement on your smile and overall tooth symmetry. I personally feel much happier with my teeth / smile and after years of just accepting small teeth imperfections, feels great to have them rescued in such an impressive, painless and relatively quick procedure.

It may seem a quite crude procedure to file / drill teeth into a better shape, but the end result is worth it and I would thoroughly recommend teeth contouring to everyone.

Marguerita

Dear Rob,

Thank you so much for making my teeth better, & for easing my fears. Everyone has been so kind with me at your practice. Nothing hurt at all!

Regards Marguerita.

PS. Sorry for the muddy paw prints on the front- Poppy my cat, walked over the card.

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Clive Blakely

Was it worth it? Well now I can eat with confidence, smile with confidence and face a dental future with confidence and no one would know I had had an implant!

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