Straighter teeth in six months with adult braces in Glasgow

Over the past few years, more and more adults have been looking into ways to achieve a straighter smile. Modern dentistry has come a long way and traditional braces are not the only option when it comes to teeth straightening.

Adults who wish to straighten their teeth quickly and discreetly, can choose different types of fixed or removed appliances and achieve straight teeth in as little as six months. At The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow, we are dedicated to helping you choose the right treatment, and transforming your smile.

Teeth Straightening in GlasgowCeramic braces

Ceramic braces are very popular among adults and young teenagers, because unlike metal braces, they consist of tooth-coloured or clear brackets and wires. Ceramic braces work just like conventional braces by putting pressure on your teeth to help them move into their right position. Treatment times vary for each individual.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces (also known as invisible braces) have brackets and wires attached to the interior of the teeth, opposite the tongue. This way they are virtually invisible, even when you smile. Unlike conventional braces, lingual braces are custom-made for your teeth. Lingual braces are just as effective as metal braces and treatment times are the same, though, if you wish to move only your front teeth, treatment time can be considerably reduced to six months or less.

Invisalign invisible aligners

Unlike fixed braces, Invisalign consists of plastic, removable aligners that fit snugly over your teeth and gums. Each aligners is designed to gradually move your teeth into their right position and is worn for about two weeks, before being replaced with the next one in the series.

Treatment time varies for every individual, but you can achieve straighter teeth with Invisalign in as little as six months. Since they are removable, Invisalign aligners can be taken out to eat and clean your teeth, however, you must wear at least 22 hours per day for effective treatment.

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To determine whether you are a good candidate for our teeth straightening treatments, please contact our dental practice today and our friendly team will schedule an appointment for you.

Stabilise your dentures with dental implants in Glasgow

Dentures have been used for centuries to replace a full arch of missing teeth and until a few decades ago, they were the only replacement option available. Despite their ease of use and convenience, dentures can be a not-so-practical solution for patients who wish to restore their bite. As gums recede over time, dentures tend to become loose and slip out of place, producing weird noises when you speak or eat and causing painful sores in your mouth.

Dental implants, on the other hand, replace missing teeth, both root and crown, instead of just replacement crowns sitting on the gums. However, dental implants are a big investment and not all people can afford them. But, what if we told you that you can now combine both treatments in one at the fraction of the cost? At The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow, you can have your dentures stabilised with dental implants for a permanent, confident smile.

Dental Implants in GlasgowHow do dental implants work?

Dental implants are small titanium screw-shaped posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to replace missing tooth roots. Since they are made of titanium, a metal that is compatible with the human body, they gradually fuse to the jawbone and become a permanent part of the mouth. After a healing period, which can last from a few weeks to several months, your dentist will attach your permanent teeth on your dental implants. These can be single crowns, bridges or implant-supported dentures such as bar attachment dentures.

Bar attachment dentures

Bar attachment dentures are an innovative treatment providing patients with fully functional teeth on dental implants in only one visit to our dental practice. The treatment is ideal for patients who have lost most of their teeth and would like to have their dentures permanently fixed on two to four dental implants.

The operation is quite simple and the patient can often return to their normal activities the next day. Over dentures can be taken out for cleaning but you don’t have to remove them while you sleep. Patients with significant bone loss can benefit from this treatment since very few dental implants are required.

Benefits of regular hygiene visits in Glasgow

Visiting a dentist at least twice a year for dental check-ups and cleaning your teeth professionally can make a drastic difference in your oral and overall health. A clean mouth and healthy teeth not only reduce the risk for cavities and gum disease, but also can greatly improve your overall health. Healthy teeth can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease – and can even help your teeth as you grow older.

At The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow, we believe that prevention is better than cure and that’s why we put an emphasis on preventive dentistry for adults and children alike. Our experienced and talented hygienists will clean your teeth and gums thoroughly and offer valuable oral health advice. They can demonstrate effective cleaning techniques and offer their advice on diet and nutrition.

Benefits of Regular Hygiene Visits in GlasgowOral health risks and how to avoid them

While brushing and flossing both help to prevent cavities and gum disease, regular visits to the dentist are essential if you want to ensure the health of your teeth and gums. This is because dentists have the tools and the experience to look into common dental problems and treat them before they turn into more complex issues that require complicated and expensive treatment.

Visiting the dentist for scaling and polishing will not only remove plaque from your teeth, thus reducing the danger of gum disease, but will also help you understand how to take better care of your teeth. Our hygienists collaborate with our dentists to carry out clinical treatments recommended by the latter, such as scaling and polishing to prevent and control gum disease.

Breaking down the costs

Contrary to popular belief, continuing dental hygiene care appointments are relatively less expensive compared to more extensive treatments such as root canals, tooth extractions or dental implants. Restorative treatments such as dental implants can be quite expensive and may require more than one appointment. Therefore, visiting your dentist on regular basis not only will benefit your teeth, but also your wallet.

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To learn more about the benefits of regular dental visits or to schedule an appointment, contact us today and we will give your mouth the attention it deserves.

Dentures – challenges and solutions

If you have dentures or are thinking of getting them then it is great to know everything you can about them to help you adapt. Dentures are an excellent, budget solution to the problem of missing teeth. They have been around for a long time. Precise techniques are used in order to provide patients with well-fitting dentures.

Dentures still present some challenges to patients. They require special techniques to use them properly and adaptations to some areas of your life. This is because they need to be gripped by the gums. They are not attached to the gums in any way unless you choose to use a dental adhesive. Even then, your bite pressure will not be what it was before.

Dentures in GlasgowWhat can help?

If you are looking for more natural functionality then you may be able to consider implant retained dentures in Glasgow with The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry. This clever solution creates anchors within the structure of your mouth that you can fix your dentures to. This means that the jaw does not have to work so hard to retain them. You should be able to apply much greater forces to chewing, which widens your range of food choices. Dental implants can create a feeling of security and confidence in your dentures.

How do implants work?

Dental implants are inserted into small holes in the jawbone, which are made by your dentist. The jawbone heals around the implants to secure them and your dentures are mounted on top.

Dentures can be retained on as few as two implants per arch. Your dentist will discuss your requirements with you after an examination of your mouth. They will check that you have the required jaw bone density to support the dental implants. If you do not, then you may need to consider a bone graft or sinus lift in order to go ahead.

Healing and usage

Healing times after getting implants to help secure your dentures are shorter than traditional healing times for implants.

You will still need to remove your dentures to clean them in the normal way. This involves brushing and soaking in a denture cleaning solution overnight.

Feel confident this Mother’s Day

Are you feeling tired or run down? Are signs of the aging process catching up with you? Maybe this Mother’s Day it’s time to treat yourself? Say goodbye to sagging skin or deep wrinkles with modern facial aesthetics. Respected dentists, such as The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow could help you rejuvenate yourself with various facial aesthetic options.

facial-aesthetic-in-glasgowDermal fillers

Dermal fillers are made of biodegradable hyaluronic acid in a liquid gel form and are provided to qualified aesthetics practitioners such as The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, in pre-filled syringes ready for injection.

Hyaluronic acid is the substance naturally present in our cells which can help keep our skin smooth and supple. As we age, the levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin can decrease and we lose moisture, leading to lines and wrinkles.

Using a very fine needle, the gels are injected, creating volume which will lift the skin and smooth out surface lines and wrinkles to give a fresher, younger looking appearance. What more could you want for a Mother’s Day treat?

Fractorafractional rejuvenation

Fractora is a state-of-the-art fractional radio-frequency treatment providing anti-ageing improvements on skin tone and texture for a more glowing appearance through skin resurfacing.

Fractora can be used in areas that show ?ne lines, wrinkles, scars or discoloured red skin tone. The most common areas of treatment are the eyelids, smile lines, forehead, cheeks, mouth and neck.

The gentle heat generated by the Fractora promotes collagen restructuring for skin rejuvenation and an improved aesthetic appearance for all mothers to enjoy this Mother’s Day.

Lip augmentation

The ageing process can cause your lips to become thinner and eventually lose definition as you get older. The most common place to notice this is around the ‘Cupid’s Bow’ area of the lips. Lip augmentation is a great solution to help restore your youthful looking plump lips and is especially effective for women with thinning lips. This procedure should only be performed by professionals, such as those at The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow, who can make your Mother’s Day extra special in 2017.

Brighten up your winter smile with teeth whitening

Christmas is over and now we are into the long slog of dark nights for several weeks. If you need a lift that can last up to 18 months and will not only make you look better but will make you smile more and, evidence suggests, make you feel happier too, then why not try the world’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment?

The reason teeth whitening is popular the world over is because it is quick and easy, and can be done at home or at your dentist. Here at The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow, we offer both forms of treatment, and with a remarkable 92% success rate.

teeth-whitening-in-glasgowHow it works

Teeth whitening through our practice couldn’t be easier. You can come into us for a power whitening session, which takes about an hour. We protect your lips and gums with barriers and then fit you with special trays customised to your tooth shape. The trays contain the whitening gel, the active ingredient of which is hydrogen peroxide. The gel is activated by a special lamp. You then just lie back and relax while the gel removes all those unwanted stains and gently bleaches your teeth until they are several shades lighter.

If you prefer, you can also carry out teeth whitening at home. You come into our surgery for a whitening kit and then carry out the treatment at your at home, over a few weeks.

You just fill the special tray with the required amount of gel and pop it over your teeth, and wear it for at least a couple of hours. We recommend wearing the trays overnight for ease and comfort.

Is it suitable for me?

The colour your teeth will lighten to depends on the colour of the staining or discolouration to start with. We find that teeth whitening works best on teeth that are yellow or brown at the start, rather than grey. However, this does not mean that greyish teeth cannot be improved by teeth whitening. To find out more, why not pop for a chat to find out how we can help you?

Digital dentistry and how it can serve you

It’s a digital age and technology allows you to do and see amazing things from the comfort of home as well as supporting your life in numerous other ways. Any progressive industry is adopting its own methods of using the latest technological advances and dentistry is no different. Many techniques and pieces of equipment have been developed to give you the opportunity to have better treatment. These often achieve necessary steps in dental treatment in new ways. If you have impression free dentistry in Glasgow, then you will see one of them in action.

teeth-whitening-in-glasgowWhat is impression free dentistry in Glasgow?

When you visit The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, your dentist will need to get an accurate picture of the current state of your teeth to begin many different kinds of treatment. This allows us to see what needs to be done and to plan treatments.

In many practices, this is achieved by taking ‘impressions’. This involves biting down onto a gooey substance that the teeth sink into. Depending on the substance used, the patient often has to sit still with their mouth full until the substance begins to solidify thus creating a lasting impression of the teeth in the hardening goo. For people with a strong gag reflex, this can be almost intolerable. Even without this, the experience can be challenging because of the strange sensations that it creates.

Due to the latest developments, there is now a way to scan your teeth one by one which then creates a digital, 3D image. This is much more comfortable and accurate and it can be done very swiftly. Having an image of your teeth online has a host of other benefits such as being able to manipulate the image to see what effects different treatments will have. In many cases, you will also be able to see what your finished smile will look like after treatment. This can be very comforting if you have a long treatment to go through before you get to see the results for real. The increased accuracy also means that any dental fixtures that are created from the digital scans fit very well.

We look forward to offering you impression free dentistry in Glasgow at The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry.

How does tooth whitening work?

Have you been wondering where to get tooth whitening in Glasgow? Tooth whitening is now growing in popularity as everyone searches for ways to have a brighter, whiter smile. There are two options available if you would like to increase the whiteness of your smile. You can either opt for an in-house treatment with the dentist, or you can purchase a whitening kit and do it yourself in the comfort of your own home.

teeth-whitening-in-glasgowWhat results can I expect from a whitening treatment?

You may want to give yourself a confidence boost for a special occasion in Glasgow. Whitening your teeth could be the solution that you are looking for. Tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to increase the brightness of your smile. Evidence shows that this treatment is effective in whitening teeth in up to 92% of cases.

Can you tell me more about how to whiten my teeth at home?

Yes! If you opt for a home whitening kit, you will need to fill the fitted mouth-guard with a gel that contains 10% hydrogen peroxide. You will then need to wear this fitted-tray for 60-90 minutes per day, in order to achieve to optimum results. This routine needs to be followed every day for 10 to 14 days in order for you to see results. With so many temptations of foods and drinks that stain your teeth while you live and work in Glasgow, whitening your teeth with either an in-house treatment, or a take-home whitening kit is an excellent solution.

Why do teeth discolour with age?

In today’s culture of deadlines, on-the-go schedules and take-away foods, there is never enough time to eat the foods that are best for our teeth.

Tea, coffee and red wine can stain the teeth and foods that contain sugar result in a build-up of plaque. This plaque causes the yellowing that is one cause of tooth discolouration.

Find out more

The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry offers both in-house treatments and kits to take home, so if having a brighter smile is on your to-do list then give us a call, or drop by our practice for more information.

All is not lost with All-on-4 in Glasgow

Complete tooth loss sounds like a daunting prospect however modern dentistry means the future is brighter than you think. Dental implants are small titanium screws that integrate into the jawbone, creating a stable, enduring base to fit replacement teeth. A single dental implant can anchor multiple teeth, making the replacement of a full set of teeth that much easier. At the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry we are taking this technology even further in Glasgow. All-on-4 takes the dental implant system to the next level using just four implants to construct an entire lower or upper jaw of teeth.

all-on-4-in-glasgowHow does All-on-4 work?

The art of using just four implants to provide a stable jaw of teeth that can bite into all manner of hard and crunchy foods has been years in the making. When dental implants are fitted, our highly trained dentists place them at specific angles that will provide the most secure base for the replacement teeth. As soon as the implants are in, temporary teeth are fitted to encourage the new fittings to stabilise. After six months of healing the temporary teeth are replaced with permanent teeth that give the patient a natural look and feel.

The results are life changing, returning a patient’s ability to eat all manner of foods and smile from cheek to cheek. At the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow, All-on-4 technology is put to use by our team of highly trained dentists who collectively have over 50 years of experience in dental implants, making us ever ready to help you with your dental implant needs.

Why choose us for All-on-4 in Glasgow?

All of our dentists are trained at postgraduate level in order to provide you with high quality care. We aim to make your treatment journey as comfortable as possible and have treatment co-ordinators on hand to help make that journey smoother. For patients who are especially anxious, we also offer sedation and hypnotherapy. Ensuring you feel safe and cared for is always a top priority.

If you want to know more about All-On-4 in Glasgow, please get in touch and our staff will be happy to answer your questions.

An introduction to InMode face and body rejuvenation

Do you think that you currently look older than you feel? Have you got unwanted folds, lines, or wrinkles on your skin that make you feel self-conscious or under-confident? Or do you just deserve a pampering session?

InMode-treatmentsIn all of these circumstances, the InMode face and body rejuvenation procedures offered by the Scottish Centre for Excellent in Dentistry, Glasgow, can help. These treatments are designed to be both fast-acting and pain free, meaning you could be enjoying the feeling of younger-looking skin more quickly than you might think.

Modern lifestyles can play havoc with our skin. A number of factors, including spending too much time in the sun without adequate protection, not drinking enough water, smoking, or drinking too much alcohol can all leave their mark on the surface of our skin in the form of lines, wrinkles, folds and sagging.

We can also suffer from stubborn areas of fat that are hard to shift even with regular exercise and a good diet. The InMode treatments offered at our Glasgow clinic can address all of these issues and more, in a non-invasive, non-surgical, pain-free manner.

Treatment options include:

Radio frequency reshaping and body contouring

TiteFX is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, used to improve the contours of your body with the help of radio waves. This treatment is suitable for many areas, including the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, arms, back, flanks, hips, and knees.

Fractional rejuvenation

Fractora can be used to slow the effects of ageing and restore the appearance of the skin, making you look and feel many years younger. Suitable areas for treatment include the upper and lower eyelids, foreheads, cheeks, mouth, and neck. As well as being an effective treatment for wrinkles, fractional rejuvenation is also an excellent option for reducing the appearance of scars.

Fractional thermal contraction

Fractora Firm again uses radio frequency to stimulate the formation of new collagen beneath the skin and to contract your skin layers to improve the surface appearance. This treatment is suitable for both the face and body.

For the face, this treatment can be used to counteract sagging skin on the face as a whole, or can be focussed on specific areas such as the jowls, the forehead, the eyelids, or the neck. It is also a suitable treatment for crow’s feet. It can also be used on the arms and abdomen.