Smilemakers
Beaufort House
Hamble Lane
Bursledon
Southampton
SO31 8BR

Written Reviews

Smilemakers
qoute left  I have found that Smilemakers staff are very polite, efficient and professional. The Practice is up-to-date, purpose-built, has ample parking, relaxing waiting areas and is well equipped.

The Practice Manager is very responsive, informative and helpful.

The dentist explained very clearly the reasons for my treatment and how it would be undertaken. I was put at ease for my treatment and I was pleased with the outcome. I feel that I received high quality dental care at a competitive price. I would highly recommend Smilemakers.  qoute right
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qoute left  The service is excellent. The treatment is excellent. No way could I fault it!!!  qoute right
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qoute left  In my opinion this would be an ideal Surgery for people who are nervous or frightened of the dentist. The atmosphere here is very warm and friendly, and the dental work is done so gently and with great care.  qoute right
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qoute left  I'm so glad I changed to Smilemakers.  qoute right
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qoute left  Everybody was very kind and patient. It was the same throughout the procedure, as it is right through the Practice. I find the front desk staff very helpful, happy and very obliging.

Thank you to everybody for all your help and support over the many years I have been using you.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  I have been a patient at Smilemakers for the last 3 years. The admin staff are always friendly and helpful; you are greeted with nothing other than a smile and warm atmosphere.

Over the past 9 months I have undergone orthodontic treatment and the skill and expertise of both my dentist and orthodontist has been top quality. The dentists are highly skilled within the sector, yet apply a personal touch and truly care about their patients.

It is a pleasure to be a patient with Smilemakers and I would certainly recommend the practice wholeheartedly.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  I've been seeing Stephanie my Hygienist for over 2 years now and what a difference she has made to my teeth. My teeth have awkward areas to keep clean using conventional brushes but Stephanie's attention to detail means that my teeth look really great and I'm happier to smile as a result.

Apart from the look of my teeth, I have found that I have had less teeth and gum issues and so I find myself only visiting my Dentist at check up time! I would thoroughly recommend the service to anyone - Thank you Stephanie  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  We joined Smilemakers when the Practice opened in Southampton. We have both had major treatment, which included crowns, bridges, veneers and tooth whitening.

Before this treatment we were both conscious that our teeth were not attractive and more than showed our age. In spite of lengthy sessions of treatment we were both put at ease and had complete confidence in the work being carried out.

At all times Smilemakers made our comfort and wellbeing paramount and great care was taken to make the treatment as pain free as possible.

We are both very pleased with our teeth and Smilemakers has now given us the confidence to smile more openly. We have always been pleased with the service we have received from Smilemakers and have always been dealt with promptly and in a friendly and courteous manner.

We definitely would, without hesitation, recommend Smilemakers to family and friends.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  I was very nervous to have my implant but Mr Darling made it all very easy. He was always happy to explain what he was doing every step of the way.

Although initially I thought this was a lot of money, I can honestly say I am very happy with the end result and it is worth every penny.

Smilemakers are the best dentist I've ever had, everyone from the reception to the dental nurse are friendly and helpful.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  I decided to have dental implants after attending Smilemakers for a standard check up after years of living abroad. I had previously had some crown work on my teeth, but these started to deteriorate and additionally I had gum disease which was beginning to affect my other teeth. I did some research, and although there are a number of local dental practices offering dental implants, Smilemakers offered this dental procedure as a specialty, and throughout the course of the treatment, I was always kept fully informed as to timescales, cost and payment options and what the treatment would entail at each stage of the process. Before the day of the surgery, I had a number of consultations during which the forthcoming procedure was discussed and x-rays were taken using state of the art equipment.

I chose the option of 'teeth in a day' which effectively means that on the day of surgery, whilst the implants are being inserted, a technician is on site to make a set of temporary teeth, which are fixed to the implants and which you keep throughout the healing process. Although slightly more expensive, I chose the 'teeth in a day' option as I wanted to get the invasive surgery completed in one go. Whilst I cannot say it was one of my best experiences, the whole process took about 8 hours, was pain free (with local anaesthetic) and the dental surgeon Tom Darling and the dental nurse Sophie were totally professional, always reassuring and kept me updated at all stages as to how the surgery was proceeding.

As expected, there was some swelling after the surgery, but this had surprisingly gone within 2-3 days and the slight soreness of the stitches had gone within a week. As I needed some bone regeneration, for me the whole process took about a year. Whilst this may seem a long time, most of this is to allow the mouth to adapt to the new implants to ensure that the new permanent teeth fit comfortably. I had a number of check up visits during this period, but as the temporary teeth were so well made, I almost forgot I was still awaiting the permanent set. However, when these were eventually fitted, I was very pleased with the final result.

The process isn't cheap, but you do get what you pay for and there are no hidden costs. If you need to have implants, I would highly recommend Smilemakers but especially the team of Tom and Sophie who I would like to thank for their skill, professionalism and reassurance at all stages throughout the process.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  My dental implant treatment experience was much less painful and traumatic than I had expected, and was conducted in a very professional and reassuring manner by everyone involved. I am very pleased with the outcome.  qoute right
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qoute left  My implant treatment was carried out to a very high standard, making the whole process very pleasant and worthwhile.  qoute right
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qoute left  Tom Darling my dentist was so informative about my implant; I felt very at ease. He explained every step to me before and through my whole treatment. As I am someone who is petrified of the dentist, the Smilemakers' team helped my through every step of my treatment. Now I am happy with my implants as I can smile without a gap.  qoute right
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qoute left  The Practice was very reassuring and professional throughout treatment. Administration was helpful in sorting treatment and payment. Would recommend service to others.  qoute right
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qoute left  I was very pleased with my implant, the treatment I received was excellent, both Mr Darling and his nurse made me feel at ease all the time and were very calming and understanding. I am so pleased I had the treatment and would very much recommend using Smilemakers.  qoute right
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qoute left  The confidence I now have due to the great/fabulous job Tom and Team did with my teeth. I receive compliments all the time from strangers! Tom gave me the confidence to upgrade and the results have been amazing. Thankyou is not a big enough word. Life-changing - for the better.  qoute right
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qoute left  I am so pleased with how my teeth are now after my treatment. The treatment I received was fantastic and I have already recommended it to my friends and family.  qoute right
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qoute left  The whole experience, from the initial consultation through until the removal of my braces has been fantastic.

No longer do I fear the trip to the dentist!

I can't thank them enough for my wonderful new smile.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  I am very happy with the treatment and results I received from Melina. I would not hesitate to recommend Smilemakers.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  Excellent treatment, I am really pleased with the result. Brilliant service provided.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  Over the past 9 months I have undergone orthodontic treatment and the skill and expertise of both my dentist and orthodontist has been top quality. The dentists are highly skilled within the sector, yet apply a personal touch and truly care about their patients.

It is a pleasure to be a patient with Smilemakers and I would certainly recommend the practice wholeheartedly.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  I am extremely pleased with the treatment I received and my teeth look very natural. The service was very professional and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  Thorough consultation initially followed by numerous options for treatments moving forward. Honest and knowledgeable staff and excellent and experienced dentist. Extremely pleased with the results and my new smile!  qoute right
Smilemakers
qoute left  I had been very unhappy with the appearance of my teeth for a long time and it had been getting worse the longer I left it. I drive past Smilemakers every day on my way to work in Hamble and have seen their adverts. One day last year I decided to pluck up the courage and made an appointment with Melina Paschali. From the start Dr Paschali was very professional, explaining in detail the process I would go through if I decided to have my teeth straightened with the Invisalign system.

Confident that I was fully informed about the process, I made the decision to go ahead. Dr Paschali tooth photographs and a time lapse video was produced showing the projected movement of my teeth as I continued to wear the Invisalign braces which was very encouraging.

The Invisalign braces themselves were a bit strange at first but I soon got used to them and hardly noticed I had them on my teeth. The program that was set up meant that I visited Dr Paschali frequently to discuss any issues and to receive the next set of braces in the plan. I enjoyed each of these visits as Dr Paschali and Kelly the Dental Nurse were always very friendly and made me feel relaxed.

At the end of the course I was able to see a before and after pictorial which made me so pleased and grateful to Dr Paschali, the team and Invisalign for giving me the opportunity to feel confident about my appearance. Thank you.  qoute right
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qoute left  I have found my treatment very good, in fact excellent, the colour match was perfect.  qoute right
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qoute left  I had a dental implant placed. The procedure was carried out over a course of visits.

Prior to the treatment, I was nervous but can honestly say that at no point in my treatment did I feel any discomfort or pain.

Tom and his team reassured me throughout and I would have no hesitation in having the same procedure done again. Visits to the Surgery were well spaced to allow any healing and the end result was fantastic.  qoute right
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