Restore your smile with The Abbey by Duthie Dental
Schedule your first visit with experienced implant dentists 

 

Specialist-led clinic

Our Implant dentists are highly qualified to provide the best implant treatment. With our depth of skills and breadth experience, we are the perfect choice for both simple and complex care.

High quality treatment solutions

Dental Implants are an investment and having an implant fitted can be a life-changing experience for patients both in functionality and appearance of your teeth, mouth & smile. We offer the very best treatment ensuring it's always value for money. 

Exceptional service

Our mission is to provide exceptional treatment for all our patients, in a relaxed calming environment where patients can feel confident they are in the best possible hands.

Meet the team

Dr Robbie Williams

  • Robbie qualified from Newcastle University in 2012 with merit in both clinical and academic dentistry. He has gained extensive experience over the past decade working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Surgery units in hospitals in the northeast and northwest of England, recently completing his specialty training in Oral Surgery at Arrowe Park Hospital.
  • Robbie has completed multiple postgraduate qualifications and now lectures as well as mentoring colleagues undertaking postgraduate training in the hospital. In 2019 he achieved a master’s degree (with distinction) in Dental Implantology and recently passed the prestigious Tri-Collegiate Membership in Oral Surgery examination and was elected as a member Oral Surgeon at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • He has many years of experience of undertaking complex oral surgery in hospitals and is now able to offer his skills to patients at The Abbey. He is trusted with patient referrals from colleagues across Wirral, Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales for dental implants and bone grafting.

Dr Lisa Duthie

  • Lisa graduated from the University of Liverpool, Dental School in July 2010, achieving a degree with Honours. She joined Duthie Dental in 2011. In 2012, Lisa passed the prestigious examinations to gain membership to the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Lisa’s experience in General and Restorative dentistry spans more than a decade. 
  • She’s always had a special interest in Oral Surgery and in 2021 successfully achieved a postgraduate certificate in Dental Implantology (replacing missing teeth). Lisa is proud to be able to provide Dental Implants for her patients and is really enjoying this aspect of her job. 
  • In addition to this, Lisa enjoys providing facial aesthetic treatments for her patients. She has been doing this since 2016 and is currently working towards a post-graduate diploma in facial aesthetics.

What to expect during your first visit?

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

 A personalised treatment plan with costs

 A full dental assessment

Any routine X-rays required

 Full periodontal charting: measuring the space between a tooth and the gum tissue surrounding it

 Intra-oral imaging and photos

 CBCT scan (if required, see the note below)

 Our clinicians will also use this time to equip you with the knowledge you need to make the right decision based on your needs.

For some more complex cases, we may need to take a more advanced diagnostic scan, this will come at an extra charge starting from £175. This will only be completed with consent from the Patient. 

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 10 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?)


Yes


Yes
N/A N/A
         
Cost (Average Price Range)


High


Medium

Moderate
N/A
         
Function (Can restore chewing ability?)


Yes


Yes


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?

Address

The Abbey by Duthie Dental

1 Childwall Park Avenue, Liverpool, L16 0JE

Opening Hours

Monday -  Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday: closed.

Accessibility & Parking

Parking is available at the Abbey by Duthie Dental.

 

Take the first steps to your new smile

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

How much are dental implants per tooth?

Dental implants start at £2750 per tooth. Finance is available.

How long do dental implants take?

After a consultation, your dental implants can be completed in a few visits to us. The healing process can be 3-6 months and we will follow up after the treatment to check on the progress.  

How long do dental implants last?

After a consultation, your dental implants can be completed in a few visits to us. The healing process can be 3-6 months and we will follow up after the treatment to check on the progress. Once you’ve had your consultation, your next visit will be surgery where we fit the metal post into your jawbone. You’ll then need to heal and allow the jawbone to strengthen around the artificial root so it can hold the crown which is fitted at a later date. 

Do dental implants hurt?

It’s common to experience some pain and discomfort after having your dental implants fitted. This may last around 2 days but sometimes up to 10 days. This is all perfectly natural as your bone and gums heal and adjust to the new implant.

Can dental implants be replaced?

Dental implants can be removed however they are intended to be a permanent tooth replacement option. Main reasons a dental implant may be removed include implant failure where it did not properly attach the jawbone, due to an infection or too much force being applied to it causing it to become loose.

The removal process is easier if the implant hasn’t already been fitted to the jawbone. Anaesthesia will be required so the dentist can remove the crown and implant without causing any pain.

Can dental implants be done in one day?

Dental implants can sometimes be completed in a day however they usually require a few visits. All-on-4 dental implants can be completed on the same day making them a popular option for people wanting a quick fix.

You will still require a consultation to make sure you’re suitable for the treatment and a check-up after surgery to ensure you are healing well, however the implant procedure will be completed during one visit. 

Can dental implants get infected?

In rare cases, dental implants can become infected. This results in inflammation of the soft gum tissues and potential bone loss around the implant. Symptoms of a dental implant infection will occur around the implant and can include tender or swollen gums, an enlarged pocket depth, and bleeding gums when brushing.

The implant will eventually become loose as the bone around it weakens. You should contact your dentist immediately if you think you have an infection in your implant. 

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are fitted into your gums to replace missing teeth. They look extremely realistic and function the same as a natural tooth as they are implanted into your jawbone providing a firm fit. They integrate with your real teeth meaning you can eat and chew food without worrying about your implant moving around, which is an issue with dentures. 

How are dental implants made?

The dental implant consists of different parts. The root is made of titanium which is screwed into the jawbone. The crown which is the replacement tooth is usually made from porcelain. Ceramic implants are also an option.

How are dental implants fitted?

Your dental implant is fitted directly into your jawbone. Your oral surgeon makes a cut to open your gum so they can expose the area of bone the implant will be fitted into. Holes are drilled into the bone where the metal post will be placed.

The post acts as a root holding your implant firmly in place inside your mouth. The artificial crown is attached to the post. This usually requires your jawbone to heal so it’s strong enough to support the new tooth which can take several months. 

Can you get dental implants on the NHS?

YDental implants are not usually available on the NHS and will only be provided in rare cases. NHS implant treatment may be available for severe cases like reconstructive surgery following major trauma, or for patients who have had oral cancer.

All decisions on this are made by consultants in NHS hospitals and the treatment would be performed at an NHS location. You will need to speak to your dentist and ask for a referral if you think you may be entitled to this treatment.

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.