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Trusted by dentists across Norfolk to handle complex and specialised dental work, our experienced team has achieved great, long-lasting results for hundreds of people.
Trusted by dentists across Norfolk to handle complex and specialised dental work, our experienced team has achieved great, long-lasting results for hundreds of people.
Whatever their story, all of our patients say that coming to us was the first step on their journey to a happier, fuller life. We have transformed their lives, enabling them to eat, drink, speak and smile with true confidence – some of them for the first time. Here are their stories.Find Us
"I’m an apprehensive patient, but I always feel relaxed here."John's Case
"I didn’t feel ready for Dentures, I’m so glad I had implants."Denise's Case
"I was delighted with the outcome, I am so pleased I had it done."David's Case
"It helps your personal life and it helps your business life."Lawrence's Case
"I look back and think I wish I had my teeth done before."Faith's Case
"It’s given me back my quality of life, it’s wonderful, I smile now, eat apples."Joseph's Case
"The day the teeth were attached to the implant I nearly cried!"Jacqueline's Case
"They look amazing! I can't stop smiling and am always up for a photograph from any angle!"Sam's Case
"It feels just like a normal tooth and I use it just the same as any of my other teeth."Doris' Case
“In my opinion it’s worth every penny, and it’s not a quick fix it’s a forever fix."Dallas' Case
"By the end of the first appointment I just didn’t feel any anxiety whatsoever."Anne's Case
"If you can afford it you’ll never regret spending the money."Geraint's Case
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John is a referring general dentist in Norfolk, who is also a patient himself at Norfolk Dental Specialists. John has been referring his own patients to us and attending himself for many years, having his hygiene maintenance with Kim.
After attending several of our RELAX courses, John learnt the skills needed to restore implants for the patients he referred to Norfolk Dental Specialists. This means John creates a better relationship with his own patients as well as the dentists he is working with, which also provides a better service for his patients.
At his hygiene appointments, John likes to discuss the latest developments and techniques in dentistry and likes to have different and new treatments so that he can experience what it’s like from a patient’s perspective.
Denise came to Norfolk Dental Specialists, as a self-referred patient, with concerns about her failing upper bridge and crowns. After a period of deterioration, Denise experienced an embarrassing event in which she lost a tooth and needed to come to terms with her failing upper teeth.
She had discussed her situation with her son, a general dentist, and visited Norfolk Dental Specialists and other dental practices on his and on friend’s recommendations, choosing ourselves as the right place to have treatment.
Denise had several appointments for the necessary preliminary work needed first before starting her implant treatment. This included impressions for a temporary denture and a trial wax up of what her future teeth would look like.
Once Denise was happy with the planned results, she began her treatment with the extraction of six teeth and an interim denture. Following a healing period, six implants were placed in preparation for her future implant retained bridge. The treatment was spaced over several months and took seven appointments to complete.
The final outcome is a natural, beautiful set of teeth that blend seamlessly with original teeth on the upper and lower jaw. Denise is very happy with the results of the treatment and continues to visit, having regular maintenance with our hygienists.
David was initially referred to Norfolk Dental Specialists to see our endodontist Daniel to discuss root canal treatment. He later saw Imran after mentioning his interest in replacing his gaps with possible dental implants.
Imran was concerned with David’s extensive recession which had resulted from years of extreme overbrushing. Imran decided to focus his treatment plan on addressing David’s receding gums first. Although David had always been aware of this issue, it never caused him any concern, having been told by many dentists over his life that there were no treatment options available.
Imran explained to David that as well as performing the implant procedure, treatment was also available that would repair the gums and prevent tooth loss or further decay as a result of receded gums.
An extensive treatment plan was drawn up which included periodontal surgery, two implants and a connective tissue graft. The treatments were planned over the course of a year, giving time between each session for the mouth to heal and respond to treatment.
Using a tiny amount of tissue taken from the roof of David’s mouth, a connective tissue graft was built which would restore the missing gums on the upper jaw. The procedure to place the graft was performed under oral sedation to minimise the David’s anxiety, but was a smooth process which went well. Regular checks ensured the graft was recovering well.
Following the successful treatments, David’s mouth was healthy and far more comfortable. The gum grafts have covered the exposed roots of the teeth, which alleviates sensitivity, infection and the likelihood of teeth loss.
David was very happy with the results and now returns for regular maintenance with our hygienist.
Lawrence was referred to Norfolk Dental Specialists by his regular dentist. Lawrence had noticed that his gums were starting to recede. Initially, he’d put it down to getting “long-in-the-tooth”, but his dentist recognised it as a symptom of gum disease.
Stressful events can reduce the body’s resistance to infection. Lawrence had always taken good care of his teeth, but the stress of a difficult divorce had reduced his body’s natural resistance. When his dentist warned him that, left untreated, his teeth would fall out: Lawrence knew he had to take action. His dentist referred him to us.
Lawrence did the right thing by recognising a problem and seeking early treatment. We were able to offer him a non-surgical treatment known as Root Planing or Root Surface Debridement (RSD). This procedure carefully removes plaque and hardened tartar from affected gums and smooths down the tooth root – removing the bacterial toxins that can lead to receding gums and, ultimately, tooth loss.
“Imran discussed with me exactly what the procedures were going to be – the deep cleansing – how they would do it. How they would monitor it. And that was very interesting actually because you realise how much scientific basis of information actually goes in to it. Everything goes onto the computer. They analyse everything that’s gone wrong in your mouth.”
Lawrence admits to being pain averse and he was pleased that he didn’t feel any pain during the procedure. Before the procedure, Lawrence’s gums were numbed with a numbing gel. He also used breathing techniques that have a natural calming effect.
Following the treatment by Imran, Lawrence was transferred to the care of Kim, one of our hygienists. She equipped Lawrence with the skills necessary to maintain a good home hygiene routine going forward.
Lawrence is full of praise for the team at Norfolk Dental Specialists. He approved of our gentle techniques – “gentle hands” as he puts it – and he singled out our team of specialist nurses for their calm and informative chairside manner. At every stage of the treatment, Lawrence knew exactly what was going on and how far through a particular procedure he was.
“It’s an ongoing process – looking after yourself – helping yourself – looking after your wellbeing – making you feel better. It helps your personal life and it helps your business life. It’s made my mouth feel fresher. It looks better and you feel better in yourself which is important.”
He wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Norfolk Dental Specialists. One of the reasons that he wanted to make this video was to get the word out to people that this treatment works and that it is, in his experience, pain-free.
Faith originally came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a referred patient from her own dentist. She explained on her initial visit that she had experienced long standing problems; when she was just 18 she was told that she would likely lose her teeth by 25. Faith continued to suffer from periodontal problems over the years, but maintained her teeth very well and managed to retain them until her early forties.
When Faith came to us, many of her upper teeth had become mobile and splayed. She no longer smiled openly and her confidence and enjoyment of life’s key celebratory moments were overshadowed by how she felt about how her teeth. Adamant that she did not want a denture, Faith’s dentist told us that she would like to explore dental implants.
After a detailed assessment, it was confirmed that unfortunately a number of Faith’s teeth could not be saved. We decided that the best route was to extract these teeth and to replace them with a suitable long term replacement, which would be aesthetically pleasing and optimise function. Faith needed to undergo a course of periodontal treatment before dental implants could be confirmed as an option. Non-surgical deep cleaning of the root surface greatly helps to produce healthier gums and an environment in which implants can be placed.
A detailed plan including the financial costs was submitted to Faith. As a relatively complex plan of treatment had been proposed, she was offered the opportunity to come back and discuss the plan in more detail with Dr Karimi.
The treatment commenced and at each stage Faith was provided with as much detail as she required. As she had six implants to support her teeth, a wax trial was used to help her visualise how the final implant supported teeth would look. Approximately fourteen months after Faith’s initial referral, she had a smile to be proud of.
The final outcome is an aesthetically pleasing wide smile, which Faith is now very proud of. She is so delighted with her transformation that she has become a willing ambassador for the practice. She is regularly approached by friends and colleagues who have noticed the change and have asked how they can get a smile as great as hers. Faith returns for regular checks and hopes to maintain her natural teeth for as long as she can. But now she knows there is a positive, functional option and as you can see from her video testimonial, her teeth look completely natural, which is exactly the outcome she wanted.
Joseph originally came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a referred patient from his own dentist, as he was looking to explore the options of replacing his full upper and lower denture with a permanent fixed alternative. On his initial visit, he explained:
“I have had a denture in both the upper and lower jaw for the last three years. It is time to find a solution to replace these as I feel embarrassed and self-conscious in other people’s company.”
Joseph’s dentures were loose and displaced when talking and eating. This caused him to gag, which was extremely unpleasant for him.
A detailed assessment showed us there were options that could be considered to solve Joseph’s problem. He would need a sequence of appointments over a six-month period to undergo several complex procedures, before we could restore his dentition with fully functional bridges in both upper and lower jaws. These would eliminate the need for dentures and would be totally fixed in position, resolving his discomfort and embarrassment.
Joseph was adamant he was not going to wear a denture and continue with the problems he was facing daily. We understood the enormity of this type of decision and know it is never taken lightly, so we offered him reassurance that we could achieve his request painlessly and comfortably with a fixed alternative. Excited by the proposed treatment, Joseph entrusted us to embark on this complex treatment.
Following extensive planning, which consisted of teeth impressions, digital photography and 3D bone scanner imaging, the treatment plan was organised and definitive costs given. We used digital laboratory planning to fabricate final bridges to ensure Joseph was completely happy with the look, shape, positioning and colour of the teeth. The utmost care was taken in all aspects of the design, taking into account factors such as how the teeth look in proportion to Joseph’s face and lips to maintain facial symmetry, and that they are comfortable, functional and unnoticeable to another person.
The procedures went according to plan and Joseph healed as anticipated, suffering only mild discomfort.
The final outcome is a very natural set of teeth which Joseph is delighted with. He is able to talk with confidence and now feels comfortable eating and chewing. He returns to us on a regular basis and cannot thank us enough for reaching his expectations.
Jacqueline came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a referred patient from her own dentist. She wanted to explore the options to replace her missing teeth in the upper and lower jaw with a fixed solution. Jacqueline also mentioned that she would like us to take her remaining teeth into consideration, to create both a functional and aesthetically pleasing outcome. On her initial visit, she explained:
“I would like to improve my smile and be able to eat comfortably with a full complement of teeth.”
Jacqueline was finding eating a problem. She was avoiding certain foods that she really enjoyed and missed eating.
A detailed assessment showed us there were options that could be considered to solve Jacqueline’s concerns. She initially had a course of gum therapy, with the removal of some natural teeth, which were replaced with an upper partial denture. This enabled Jacqueline to experience a fully functional upper dentition for chewing and regaining an aesthetically pleasing smile. She was delighted with the first phase of the process and maintained an enthusiastic and patient approach as she embarked on the next phase of the complex treatment plan.
The treatment plan was organised and definitive costs given following extensive planning. After teeth impressions and digital photography, we used digital laboratory planning to fabricate a final bridge to ensure Jacqueline was completely happy with the look, shape, positioning and colour of the teeth. The utmost care was taken in all aspects of the design, taking into account factors such as how the teeth look in proportion to Jacqueline’s face and lips to maintain facial symmetry, and how the teeth sit in her natural resting position so they are comfortable and unnoticeable to another person.
The procedure went according to plan and Jacqueline healed as anticipated, suffering only mild discomfort.
The final outcome is a very functional set of teeth which Jaqueline is delighted with. She is able to smile with confidence and feel comfortable eating and chewing the food she loves and missed. She returns to us on a regular basis and cannot thank us enough for aspiring to her expectations of how her mouth and teeth should function and look.
Sam originally came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a self-referred patient. She had an inherited condition where she had missing adult teeth, and as a result some teeth had become submerged. Additionally, some of her teeth had rotated, meaning orthodontic work to realign her upper and lower arch would be needed before implants could be placed.
Sam had an enormous amount of support and understanding from her family and they realised the impact her condition had on her throughout her childhood and as a young adult. They had been very proactive in seeking the right advice and treatment to help Sam. Together they had tried several different routes and had regular dental hospital visits, which unfortunately were not able to provide a solution that was acceptable to Sam and her family. After so many years of consultations and treatment interventions, it had become important for the family to seek a solution locally and to find the expertise needed to help Sam.
At some point during this time, a friend mentioned Norfolk Dental Specialists to Sam and she approached our practice regarding a consultation.
After attending the practice for a detailed assessment, a treatment plan was presented which advised Sam to have the orthodontic work carried out and then move forward to have dental implants and crowns to replace her missing teeth. After careful consideration and having had their questions regarding the treatment addressed, Sam and her family decided to go ahead with the treatment suggested by Dr Karimi. Sam said she felt that at last there was ‘a light at the end of the tunnel’, and she felt very confident in Dr Karimi’s expertise. Regular contact was maintained with the dentist carrying out Sam’s orthodontic treatment and after approximately sixteen months she returned for her implant procedure.
In total ten implants to support crowns were placed. The treatment also involved the extraction of Sam’s ‘baby teeth’ and a sinus lift, which adds bone to help support implants. This was quite a lot of treatment and Sam was offered the opportunity to have intravenous sedation. However, Sam elected to have the treatment with oral sedation only. She says that she didn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure, and afterwards any pain was well controlled with painkillers.
We have six stages to our implant procedure, which include placing healing caps on the implant, impression and shade taking. ‘Try-ins’ to ensure the finished crown feels and functions well are part of this process. The time this takes varies with each individual and in Sam’s case it was approximately seven months from her implant placement to her final fit.
In Sam’s own words as captured on film during her final fit, her teeth and her smile “look amazing!” The treatment has allowed Sam’s natural confidence to shine through and she often says that she hadn’t realised just how much her teeth had affected her life. Now she says that she can’t stop smiling and is always up for a photograph from any angle. We can’t add anything further to that, other than we are glad to have been able to help Sam enjoy her full smile potential!
Doris originally came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a self-referred patient. A friend recommended us to help her explore the options for replacing a missing tooth in her upper jaw with a fixed solution. When Doris smiled, the gap was noticeable. She told us that it was very important that a replacement tooth looked at as natural as possible. On her initial visit, she said:
“I am self-conscious of my gap and would like it replaced with a fixed solution. I definitely do not wish to wear a denture.”
A detailed assessment showed us there were options that could be considered to solve Doris’ concern. She needed to attend the practice for a sequence of appointments over a four-month period to enable us to restore the gap with a fixed alternative. Doris was delighted that treatment could be carried out and had the confidence in us to embark on the specific treatment plan.
The treatment plan was organised and definitive costs were given following extensive planning. After a few short visits for teeth impressions and digital photography, we used laboratory digital planning to fabricate a final crown to ensure Doris was totally happy with the look, shape, positioning and colour of the tooth. The utmost care was taken in all aspects of the design, taking into account factors such as how the tooth looks in proportion to Doris’ face and lips to maintain facial symmetry.
The final outcome is a very natural looking tooth that blends into the dentition well. Doris is able to smile with confidence and feel comfortable eating and chewing. Doris explained:
“It was important to me to have a confident smile and I was lucky enough to hear about Norfolk Dental Specialists on recommendation from a friend, who filled me with confidence from the outset.”
Dallas originally came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a referred patient from her own dentist, who had diagnosed her with advanced periodontal gum disease. All other treatment had been unsuccessful and Dallas’ teeth were deteriorating despite everyone’s best efforts. On her initial visit, she explained:
“I have always had problems with my gums but I am especially concerned about my upper front tooth, as I am anxious that this will result in its loss.”
Dallas has a naturally lovely smile and wanted to maintain this for the foreseeable future.
A detailed assessment showed us there were options that could be considered to solve Dallas’ concerns. She initially had a course of gum therapy to maintain and stabilise her gum condition, followed by a sequence of appointments to remove the upper front tooth and replace it with a temporary denture. This enabled Dallas feel comfortable and regain an aesthetically pleasing confident smile. Dallas was delighted with the first phase of the process. She maintained an enthusiastic and patient approach as she embarked on the next phase of the treatment plan to achieve a permanent fixed solution.
The treatment plan was organised and definitive costs were given following extensive planning. After a few short visits for teeth impressions and digital photography, we used laboratory digital planning to fabricate a final crown restoration to ensure Dallas was completely happy with the look, shape, positioning and colour of the tooth. The utmost care was taken in all aspects of the design, taking into account factors such as how the tooth looks in proportion to Doris’ face and lips to maintain facial symmetry.
The procedure went accordingly to plan and Dallas healed as anticipated, suffering only mild discomfort.
The final outcome is a very natural front tooth with an aesthetically pleasing natural smile. Dallas is delighted with the result and cannot believe she did not do it sooner. She returns to us on a regular basis and is grateful for all the treatment we have provided for her.
Anne originally came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a referred patient from her own dentist, who had diagnosed her with periodontal gum disease. Anne felt that despite everyone’s best efforts, she was not gaining the smile and comfort she hoped for. On her initial visit, she explained:
“I have recently had problems with my teeth and gums. My mouth feels tender and uncomfortable.”
Anne felt self-conscious and concerned about losing teeth, and wanted to find solutions to address it.
A detailed assessment showed us there were options that could be considered to improve Anne’s gum condition and maintain her natural teeth. Anne initially had a course of gum therapy, and she was delighted that her teeth were saveable with a good prognosis following the treatment and ongoing maintenance. Anne was determined not to lose teeth and felt the treatment she received was vital in her daily routine away from the practice.
The treatment plan was organised and definitive costs given following extensive planning, consisting of regular interval appointments over a three-month period with our specially trained hygienists. The detailed and specific treatment began with educating Anne in oral hygiene and gum disease, teaching her the tools and techniques required to maintain a stable gum condition. At further appointments, we focused on problematic gum areas within the mouth, treating them painlessly with no discomfort. The utmost care was taken in all aspects of planning, tailoring a specific plan for Anne to have a good long term prognosis.
Anne was enthusiastic and completely elated by the education and treatment she received with us. She said:
“No one has ever explained or spent the time to go into detail about how to maintain a healthy mouth before. I am delighted.”
Anne is exceptionally confident that with all her hard work and regular visits with us she will remain with her own teeth for a very long time.
Geraint originally came to Norfolk Dental Specialists as a self-referred patient. A family member recommended us to help him explore options to replace his upper denture with a fixed solution. On his initial visit, he explained:
“I have a partial denture. My remaining teeth feel odd and I am conscious that they may break at any time.”
Geraint knew that he was in a position where he may have to lose teeth to keep the remaining ones healthy, and wanted a fixed alternative to replace the denture. It was important to him that his teeth looked as natural as possible.
A detailed assessment showed us there were options that could be considered to solve Geraint’s concerns. Permanent fixed teeth could be placed but he would have to make the difficult decision to have several of his deteriorating teeth removed and replaced with a temporary denture. He would also need to attend sessions from our specially trained hygienists to maintain his remaining teeth and gum health, ensuring the foundations were strong for a better long term result. Committing to this complex treatment was understandably a tough decision for Geraint to make.
The treatment plan was organised and definitive costs given following extensive planning. Geraint made a few short visits to us for teeth impressions and digital photography. Combining this with detailed laboratory digital planning, we fabricated a final bridge restoration to ensure Geraint was happy with the look, shape, positioning and colour of the teeth. The utmost care was taken in all aspects of the design, taking into account factors such as how the teeth look in proportion to Geraint’s face and lips to maintain facial symmetry, and how they fit in his natural resting position so they are comfortable and unnoticeable to other people.
The procedures all went according to plan and Geraint healed as anticipated, suffering only mild discomfort.
The final outcome is a very natural aesthetically pleasing smile, where the teeth feel stable and strong. Geraint is delighted with the result. He returns to us on a regular basis and is grateful for all the treatment we have provided for him. He says:
“I have had such a positive experience and I am grateful that Norfolk Dental Specialists was recommended to me.”