Cosmetics vs Orthodontics

Looking to improve your smile?

For most dental problems there is usually a solution, the most common complaint we hear every day from patients is they want straighter more cosmetically attractive teeth, if you have done your research you will find that there are two main ways to straighten teeth: Veneers and braces, each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Veneers

Veneers are designed to cover up unsightly teeth and reshape them creating that “perfect“ smile. This can be a quick fix and improved within as little as two appointments.
One large drawback to veneers is that they are irreversible the tooth has to be prepped to create a canvas for the veneers to fit well and to look natural. Over time the gum may recede creating a gap between the veneer and the gum line which will require further work.

Orthodontics

Why choose braces over the quick and easy veneer option?
Yes you are looking for a cosmetic improvement and braces may take months even years unlike the veneer option, don’t let that put you off there are many different types of braces, lingual which are behind your teeth, metal which are silver brackets glued to the front of the teeth or there is clear brackets, these are still glued to the front of the teeth but are not as cosmetically challenging to the eye.
So why choose braces? Braces do more than just cosmetically change your teeth, they can align your teeth and jaws which functionally make eating better; they can also move teeth so you have easier access to clean the surface of the teeth which in turn reduces the anxiety of decay forming in those hard to reach areas. With such advantages there are disadvantage which is to maintain you new lovely straight teeth you would need the aid of a retainer which would need to be worn for the foreseeable future to maintain the teeth’s straightness.

Patient Testimonial

Orthodontic braces- Yannis and Ashley put me completely at ease throughout my 7 months of orthodontic treatment. The staff on reception always greeted me with a smile, and couldn’t be more helpful (even when I was late for every appointment!). I am absolutely delighted with the results. I can’t wait to show off my new smile!

Not all crown and bridge work is the same – the importance of finding a quality cosmetic dentist

Crown and bridge work is one of the biggest areas in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. If you need a bridge or a crown, you’ll want a quality restoration that will last you many years. At The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, based in Glasgow, our skilled team of dentists and prosthodontists use only the highest-quality materials and the latest techniques to create long-lasting, natural-looking new teeth.

What is prosthodontics?

bridges glasgowProsthodontics is the specialist area of dentistry that deals with replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged or worn teeth. Full and partial dentures, crown and bridge work all fall under a prosthodontist’s remit.

At the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Glasgow, our dentists and prosthodontists work together to help patients with lost or damaged teeth, whether you need a single crown or a full set of dentures secured by dental implants.

Here, we look at the crown and bridge options we offer to patients. . .

Bridges

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Your bridge may be supported by adjacent teeth or may be attached to a dental implant. When you come into our Glasgow centre for a consultation, your dentist will recommend the best option for you.

Traditional bridges comprise a false tooth or teeth supported by crowns on surrounding teeth. This requires the adjacent teeth to be strong and healthy enough to support the bridge, which is why at our Glasgow practice we will carefully select cases for traditional bridge treatment based on suitability.

Adhesive bridges offer a good alternative option, with wings attached to adjacent teeth to provide support. Another option is to have your bridge secured to one or more dental implants, which are bionic tooth roots that provide firm support.

Crowns

Crowns are used to restore worn or weakened teeth. They can be made of porcelain, ceramics or gold. Porcelain and ceramic crowns provide an entirely natural-looking restoration for damaged or worn teeth.

Get rid of unwanted hair for good with InMode

At The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, Glasgow, we are proud to offer treatment with one of the few InMode machines in the UK. As dentists, we know that feeling good about yourself involves more than just having a beautiful smile. That’s why, as well as a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments, we are proud to offer non-surgical, non-invasive beauty and facial rejuvenation treatments.

What is InMode and how does it work?

scottish dentistryYou may have heard the name “InMode” on television or read about it in magazines – Victoria Beckham is among its many celebrity fans. The machine can provide a wide selection of functions, from body contouring to the removal of unwanted body hair and the significant improvement of a number of skin conditions.

InMode uses radiofrequencies, intense pulsed light (IPL) and diode laser hair removal to improve the appearance of your body. At our Glasgow practice, this one machine can provide several different functions, meaning we can deliver all the treatments you need under one roof.

Permanent hair removal

One of the most common requests from patients at our Glasgow practice is to get rid of unwanted body hair – for good. Imagine a world free of plucking and waxing. That can be a reality thanks to InMode’s Diolaze function.

Diolaze is the fastest laser hair removal treatment available, and is also one of the most effective. If you have had a bad experience with intense pulsed light hair removal in the past, where hair has grown back after treatment, Diolaze is definitely worth trying. The laser has been specially designed to reach right down to the hair bulbs, which means that after treatment the hair follicle cannot grow back.

It is suitable for use on most areas of the body, with the legs and underarms being popular areas for treatment. Thanks to InMode’s diode-scanning technology, built-in safeguards and post cooling, it is also the most comfortable and safest laser hair removal treatment available.

How InMode can reshape and revitalise your body – without surgery

InMode has been taking the world of non-surgical beauty treatments by storm of late, with celebrities including Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria swearing by the device. At The Scottish Centre for Excellent in Dentistry, based in Glasgow, we have one of only a few InMode machines in the UK, enabling our skilled practitioners to offer everything from hair removal to body contouring – without the need for surgery and with minimal discomfort.

What is In Mode?

scottishdentistryThis machine uses radio frequencies and intensely pulsed light to provide a range of permanent cosmetic treatments, from removing unwanted hair and contouring the body to improving a wide range of skin conditions and flattening our wrinkles. At our Glasgow practice we have already seen some amazing results – from flatter stomachs to hair-free underarms and legs.

What can it do for me?

InMode treatments are becoming increasingly popular with both women and men who want to revitalise and rejuvenate their face or body without the need for surgery. If you are interested in learning more about the treatments offered, the first step is to contact our Glasgow practice for a consultation. Here, we look at how the popular body contouring treatment works:

Body contouring

Liposuction was once the only option for patients who wanted help targeting problematic fatty tissues in their body. Thanks to InMode’s BodyFx function, there is now a non-invasive alterative to help you improve the contours of your body without the need for surgical ingervention.

BodyFX (formerly known as TiteFX) uses a combination of radiofrequencies and vacuum massage to deliver a combination of gentle pressure and optimal heating to target fatty tissues. It can be used on the abdomen, back, flanks, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees and arms, resulting in a tighter, more toned appearance. Recent advances in design mean that all of these areas can be treated at maximum levels with minimal discomfort.