Restore your smile with
Cotteswold House Dental Clinic

Schedule your first visit with experienced implant dentists 

Call us: +44 808 812 6606 

We are available from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Professional dentist

Our implant dentist is eager to provide the best implant treatment.

Affordable price

We provide affordable payment options to our patients.

Fantastic service

Our mission is to provide our patients with the best service possible, every time.

Meet the team

Implant Dentist
Guy Bailey

About Guy Bailey

  • Guy graduated in Medicine from University College London in 2004. 
  • During his studies he also gained a Bachelor of Science and published research in Biomaterials and Biocompatibility. He trained extensively in General surgery, ENT surgery and Orthopaedic surgery in the Wessex region; obtaining membership of the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007.
  • Postgraduate studies continued at Kings College London where he was selected to study on the renowned 3 year Dental course for Medical graduates. He has since completed implant training within the UK, Ireland and Switzerland.
  • He has been placing implants since 2014 and was the proud recipient of the Diploma in Dental Implantology from the University of Bristol in 2018. 
  • Guy has an extensive medical and dental knowledge and has also spent many years honing his skills to provide world class implant results for his patients. He has a vast experience of working with nervous patients and is certified to provide IV sedation to make treatments even more relaxing. 
  • Guy also has experience in cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics and facial aesthetics.

What to expect during your first visit?

Depending on your teeth' condition during your first visit, you may expect the below services;

Personalised initial treatment plan

 Relevant intra-oral x-rays 

 Full periodontal charting

       Measuring the space between a tooth and the gum tissue surrounding it

 Digital 3D scan of your whole mouth

 Dental exam

 Relevant photos

 And any required examination

During your first visit, we will discuss your dental history, conduct a thorough examination and propose a treatment plan. The visit lasts about 45 minutes.  
To ensure a smooth experience, we recommend arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

What should I consider as a patient?

Dental implants are a modern way to replace missing teeth. They are designed to be a long-term alternative solution for smile restoration. 


Dental implants

Fixed bridges

Removable dentures



No treatment

Overall Considerations        
Comfort (More comfortable than removable dentures?)


Cost (Average Price Range)



Function (Can restore chewing ability?)



Partially impacted function

Decreased Function
Feeling (Sensation in the mouth)

Provides a more natural sensation

It feels less natural

Removable,  feels less natural

Decreased sensation

* Results in this table show average results only and do not necessarily apply to each specific case. 

**The comparison chart above has been meticulously crafted through research conducted by numerous dental institutes, research companies, and universities. If you wish to delve deeper into the scientific resources underpinning this information, please click here.

Where to find us?


64 Cotteswold Road, Gloucester,
Gloucestershire, GL4 6RH

Opening Hours

From Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. –  1:00 p.m. 

Accessibility / Parking

We have disabled access to a ground floor surgery, appointments by arrangement. Toilet facilities are on the first and second floors. We have a large parking space right in front of our clinic.

Take the first steps to your new smile with TeethToday

If you want more information or you are interested in scheduling your first visit, leave your contact details and one of TeethToday's dental implant consultants will reach out to you

TeethToday is a service connecting patients with dental implant professionals across the UK and Ireland to help you to restore a beautiful smile. Our mission is to provide patients with all the necessary information, help them make the right decision and support you through the entire dental implant process. (Please see the risks in the disclaimer)

TeethToday personal dental implant consultants are here to help:

  • Assist you throughout the entire implant treatment – our services are free of charge
  • Answer your questions related to possible solutions for your missing teeth and the treatment process
  • Find a listed clinic close to your location
  • Schedule your first visit with experienced dentists specialized in implant treatment
  • Please note that the personal dental implant consultant is not a healthcare professional and will not provide medical advice

Request a consultation and schedule a convenient date & time for a callback.


Frequently asked questions

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a strong, small post made from biocompatible metals or ceramics. It comprises three key components: the dental implant itself, the abutment and the crown.

The dental implant, resembling a tiny titanium screw, is surgically placed into the jawbone under local anaesthesia. It acts as a replacement for a natural tooth's root, bonding with the bone. This process sets the foundation to replace missing teeth. Once in place, the dental implant securely supports one or more replacement teeth, referred to as crowns.

The abutment is a connector fixed on or within the top of the dental implant. It serves as a linking point and offers additional support for the crown.

The crown, essentially the replacement tooth, is custom-made to replicate the appearance, shape, and fit of other natural teeth. It is then affixed onto the abutment, completing the tooth replacement process.

What does the procedure involve, and how long does it take?

The dental implant procedure typically follows a set of standard steps and requires multiple visits to complete. Initially, a qualified dental professional conducts a thorough assessment, including reviewing the patient's history, performing a dental examination, and discussing a comprehensive treatment plan. Since each patient is unique, the overall treatment duration varies based on individual needs, medical and dental history, jawbone health, and the chosen technique and materials. The timeframe can range from a few months to over a year, particularly for more complex cases.

The next stage involves the placement of the dental implant under local anaesthesia. After this surgical procedure, patients need time to heal before proceeding to the restoration phase. During the healing period, typically lasting from a few weeks to a few months, it is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene. This time allows for the bone around the dental implant to grow and fuse with the implant surface, a process known as osseointegration. For support during the healing phase, a temporary restoration may be affixed to the dental implant at the time of surgery.

Once adequate healing has taken place, an impression of the dental implant site is taken by the dental professional. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory where a custom-fitted crown (or bridge for multiple teeth replacement) is crafted to fit the patient's mouth precisely. After fabrication, the crown or bridge is then securely installed.

How should I take care my dental implants?

Both patients and the dental teams of our selected clinics play pivotal roles in ensuring the long-term success of dental implant procedures. Our partnered clinics will create personalized oral care plans for each patient and provide tailored advice on effective cleaning methods depending on the specific treatment received. Much like caring for natural teeth, dental implants can accumulate tartar, emphasizing the importance of diligent oral care for the sustained success of your new teeth. Here are essential long-term care instructions:

Use a soft toothbrush (replace regularly) or an electric toothbrush for thorough teeth cleaning.

Employ recommended cleaning aids, such as interdental brushes or irrigation devices, to clean the gaps between teeth.

Brush teeth meticulously on all sides, including the inside, outside, and the top surfaces where chewing takes place.

Regular check-ups and preventive visits to the dentist are indispensable for maintaining the health of your new teeth.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Similar to any surgical procedure, you may experience some discomfort during and after dental implant surgery. It's important to note that each patient's healing process is unique. Your surgeon will collaborate with you before, during, and after the surgery to ensure your comfort to the best extent possible.

What is the lifespan of dental implants and are they a safe option?

When well taken care of, dental implants are designed to endure for numerous years, and in many cases, more than decades. Dentists have been successfully utilizing dental implants for replacing missing teeth for a considerable period, and advancements in technology only enhance their durability. Dental implant surgery, particularly when conducted by a skilled and proficient implantologist, is regarded as one of the safest and most reliable procedures within the field of dentistry.

Why should I choose dental implants?

Dental implants stand out as an authentic and long-term solution for filling gaps caused by missing teeth. Dental implants offer stability during speech, laughter, and eating. Moreover, they contribute to the health of your jawbone and preserve your facial structure.

Whether you need to replace one tooth or multiple teeth, our selected clinics present a range of products designed to give you replacement teeth that look and feel natural. Your dentist is your best resource for exploring the tooth replacement options that suit your individual needs. Feel free to start a conversation with the TeethToday concierge service to get support from your personal dental implant consultant.

Are dental implants a good choice compared to removable dentures?

Dental implants offer significant advantages over traditional solutions like dentures and removable appliances, as they closely resemble the look, feel, and function of natural teeth. Moreover, they aid in preventing bone loss that can occur when tooth roots are missing and don't necessitate altering adjacent teeth. Here are key reasons to consider upgrading to dental implants:

• Dental implants seamlessly integrate with your body: Unlike prosthetics, a dental implant is an artificial root that, once healed, melds with your body, behaving just like a natural root.

• Preservation of facial structure: Dental implants, firmly anchored in the bone, effectively transmit chewing forces, promoting a healthy jaw and preserving facial structure. This is a significant advantage over traditional dentures which may not maintain facial aesthetics.

• Enhancement and maintenance of your smile: Dental implants restore missing teeth without any visible difference, enhancing both functionality and appearance. They eliminate the need for extensive maintenance, offering a hassle-free experience.

• Improved comfort in daily activities: Dental implants closely mimic the look and feel of natural teeth, providing comfort while speaking, smiling, and eating. Unlike alternative tooth replacement options, they do not shift or create clicking sounds during these activities.

What happens if I choose not to replace my tooth?

When a tooth is lost and not replaced, the bone that once supported the tooth starts to diminish as it no longer serves a purpose. This can result in bone loss around nearby teeth, potentially causing harm and eventual loss of these adjacent teeth. Ultimately, this cycle may lead to further tooth loss. Despite the multi-step nature of dental implant procedures, replacing even a single missing tooth can often be completed in a day and can contribute to safeguarding surrounding unaffected teeth from future harm. Dental implants are crafted to expedite the restoration process.

Are there any potential risks associated with dental implant?

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks to be aware of when considering dental implants. The most common problem is infection (peri-implantitis) that can affect the gums and the jawbone, but it is also possible for the dental implant to not fuse with the jawbone properly. Your dentist will plan treatment to minimise the risks. It is also important that you look after your implants with good oral hygiene.

Disclaimer 1: Every surgical procedure carries potential risks. You should always consult with a dental professional prior to treatment. Potential risk factors may vary depending on medical or other conditions of each patient. The possibility of immediate placement and the use of a prosthetic tooth depends on many factors, such as bone presence and quality, dental history, implant location, and availability of the final restoration. Your clinician will fully describe the possible scenarios to you during consultation prior to surgery.  Consult your clinician to find out if dental implants are right for you.

Disclaimer 2: Please note that if you choose to enter into a treatment relationship with one of the listed clinics this treatment relationship will be solely between you and the respective listed clinic. TeethToday / Straumann explicitly disclaimers and waives any and all responsibility or liability for the treatments provided by the listed clinics.