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Dental Implants

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The effects of tooth loss are great and it can lead to a lack of confidence which affects everyday life. Dental Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth and can be used to replace a single lost tooth or a whole mouth of missing teeth. They last longer and provide greater function and support than either bridges or dentures.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium which is securely placed into the jaw to serve as an anchor for a replacement tooth. A crown is secured over the dental implant, matching the colour and contours of the surrounding teeth. The bone grows around the root so the implant becomes integrated into the bone structure and very secure.

Dental Implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth so no-one will know the difference.

For patients in South Wales wishing to replace missing teeth, close unsightly gaps or secure unstable dentures, dental implants may be the ideal long-term solution and for those patients looking for an immediate solution to tooth loss, we also offer the ground-breaking Columbus Bridge Therapy for “instant teeth”.

It is important to have healthy gums and sufficient bone to support an implant root, so we are careful assess whether implants are a suitable option for you, but even if you don’t have enough bone there are techniques to increase the volume of bone in your mouth if you need it.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • They look, feel and function like natural teeth
  • They are strong and long lasting
  • They do not involve any other teeth
  • You avoid the embarrassment of loose dentures
  • Restore your chewing ability with confidence

Why choose us for your Dental Implant Treatment?

  • We treat patients from all over South Wales
  • We have advanced formal training in implant skills and use techniques known for their innovation and reliability. Simon Hill has completed training with the Royal College of Surgeons in London and is trained to provide predictable implant restorations even in complex situations. He has an advanced certificate in hard tissue manipulation (bone grafting). He is also an active member of The Association of Dental Implantology UK
  • Much shorter Implant Procedures (typically only 12-16 weeks)
  • We use the latest and most advanced equipment
  • We offer comprehensive planning to ensure the ideal treatment to suit your needs and budget
  • We offer sedation for your complete comfort

Looking for Dental Implants in South Wales?

Simon Hill of Wyndham House Dentist,is the caring considerate implant surgeon you are looking for . Please contact us for further details or to book your consultation.

Dental Implants, Why Us?

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Simon Hill has a special interest in implant placement and understands how tooth loss can have a devastating effect on self- esteem and, if left untreated, can lead to unhealthy surrounding teeth and gums. Dental Implants are a perfect solution to address gaps in your mouth or loose dentures. Our dedicated team is able to offer a flexible service at extremely competitive prices without compromising on excellent results achieved always through best practice.

Our dental practice in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan is ideally located with good transport links and parking for those travelling from further afield. We are ideally located whether you are looking for a dentist in Cowbridge, Bridgend, Barry, Merthyr, Cardiff or Newport or even further afield in South Wales.  Starting at just £1,900, our dental implants provide a natural, subtle replacement for missing teeth.

At Wyndham House Dental Practice, our patients’ and referred patients’ needs are at the heart of our services. Individuals seeking dental implants will benefit from out-of-work appointments, no waiting lists and easy payment terms.  Simon Hill once well known for his international rugby career is applying the same attention to detail and standards to his implant practice and is dedicated to industry best practice and innovation. With over 10 years experience in dental implants, he has trained with the Royal College of Surgeons (London) and is an active member of The Association of Dental Implantology UK. Our dental implant patients are in his capable and confident hands.

A dental implant is made up of a small titanium rod that is “implanted” in to the jaw bone. Once integrated, the rod can be used to support one or more “new” teeth that exactly match the colour and contours of the surrounding teeth. Mr Hill uses Straumann products for his dental implants. Based in Basel, Switzerland, Straumann is world renowned for exceptional quality and clinical excellence and you can find more details on their products at

There’s no need to worry – the placement of implants is a minor procedure usually carried out under a local anaesthetic to ease discomfort and aid a quick recovery.   A period of 8 – 12 weeks is usually plenty of time to allow the rod to fully integrate before the permanent “new teeth” can be fitted. In some circumstances, sooner and even immediate restoration may be possible. However, if it is not possible to fit your new teeth straight away, you may be assured our patients are always provided with provisional teeth of the highest quality for the duration of the therapy so you are able to smile confidently throughout your treatment.

Every patient is different, so contact our surgery now to book a consultation or to discuss a dental implant programme that works for your teeth and lifestyle. Consultations are free for patients who proceed with treatment so why not call us today and we can get started on your treatment straight away.

* You can spread the cost of your treatment in manageable monthly payments either interest free over 12 months or over a longer period at a competitive rate of interest (subject to acceptance by our credit provider). Please enquire at your consultation appointment – terms and conditions apply. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


Our Services

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Oral and General Health Assessment

At Wyndham House Dental Practice our emphasis is very much on preventative dentistry.  All our dentists will carry out a thorough “whole mouth” examination from which they are able to gain an indication of your general health as well as the health of your teeth and gums.

Dental Hygiene

Again with the emphasis on prevention our dental hygienist is available for routine scale & polish appointments as well as placing medicated treatments and more in-depth perio courses to combat gum disease.  She is also on hand to provide oral hygiene instruction and demonstration.  Special children’s sessions are also available by prior arrangement where for a small fee per child, small groups of children can attend for a fun but informative session which includes a dental goody bag.

Dental Implants

The effects of tooth loss are great and it can lead to a lack of confidence which affects everyday life. Dental Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth and can be used to replace a single lost tooth or a whole mouth of missing teeth. They last longer and provide greater function and support than either bridges or dentures. Find out more about our Dental Implants Service.

Tooth Whitening

Better than the toothpaste! Professional tooth whitening works well and predictably. A great way to transform your smile, simply and quickly.  With our custom-made home whitening kit it is possible to whiten your teeth by up to 8 shades whiter.  With follow-up whitening gel available to purchase direct from the surgery (subject to regular examinations) you can top-up and maintain your new whiter smile.  Find out more about Tooth Whitening.

Do you know someone who has a single darkened tooth? Often, when a tooth has had a root canal filling it can go much darker than the other teeth, almost black in some cases. Individual teeth can also be whitened to restore their normal colour.

Cosmetic & Complex Dentistry

We offer all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, ranging from high quality crown and bridgework to advanced treatments, such as custom shaded and finished crowns, bridges, porcelain veneers and inlays, tooth-coloured fillings and teeth whitening.

Crowns and Veneers

Crowns and veneers can be used to improve the appearance of teeth whether they are discoloured , have poor shape or position. You can be initially be fitted with prototype restorations of the proposed final result. As a result we can make any minor adjustments you may care for on the prototypes before making the final restorations. In this way we can be totally sure you will get the ideal result you are looking for.

Tooth Removal

Nobody looks forward to having a tooth removed. But often, the thought of having a tooth removed is worse than the experience itself. Our expertise in this area means we can go to great lengths to ensure that the tooth is removed carefully and effectively in the most pleasant manner possible. This ensures that post-operative discomfort is minimised. We can also provide sedation for those people who are really anxious.

Root Fillings

Root fillings are the ‘last-ditch-stand’ to save a tooth. Imagine a tooth is like an ice-cream cone, with the part of the tooth visible above the gum being the ice-cream and the tooth root being just like the ice-cream cone – tapered and hollow. The nerve and blood vessels that keep the tooth alive are inside the hollow section of the ice-cream cone (the root canal). Sometimes the root canal becomes infected and causes tooth-ache or an abscess. The purpose of a root canal filling is to clean out the root canal and fill it preventing any further infection. Normally, the root-filled tooth is weakened by this procedure and crown would be recommended to strengthen the remaining tooth. Although a root-filled tooth is dead (no nerve supply) it should function normally for many more years.

Bridges and Dentures

We are able to offer our clients a wide range of options to fill any gaps in dentition, from just one tooth to a number of teeth.  Depending on personal needs your dentist will be able to offer different solutions / materials to suit your individual requirements including permanent options such as the placement of implants.


Ideal for longer treatments or for patients who feel anxious, we are able to offer in-surgery sedation for most treatments.  Please ask your dentist for further details.


We can offer a speedy service for tailor-made gum-shields in almost any colour or combination of colours.  As an ex Welsh International and Llantwit Major rugby player, Simon Hill is all too aware of how important gum-shields are, not just for rugby but for a variety of sports, and particularly for children.  This being the case Wyndham House offers discounted rates on gum-shields for junior patients and members of Llantwit Major Rugby Club. Ask your dentist or at reception for further details.

We are also able to provide devices to help alleviate tooth-grinding / snoring etc. Just ask your dentist for more details.


For treatments costing in excess of £500 we are able to offer our clients finance arrangements subject to approval by our credit company.*  Treatment costs can be spread over 12 months interest free or longer at a competitive rate of interest.  Ask your dentist for further details.

* Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

About Us

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

dentist vale of glamorgan

Situated in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan on the Heritage Coast, Wyndham House Dental Practice provides quality dental treatment to patients not just from the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff area but throughout South Wales and the UK. We are a mixed practice providing the highest quality family dental care and also cosmetic dental makeovers and implant borne restorations. The team of dentists at the practice also provide invisible braces and skin rejuvination with the use of muscle relaxants and dermal fillers.

With a 300 space car park less than 200m from the practice and the Llantwit Major railway station a mere 400m from the practice getting to see us could not be easier.

We look forward to seeing you at the practice where a warm welcome awaits you with expert advice and the best possible dental care.