Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Everyone deserves a great smile.  Your smile is very important to how you perceive yourself and how others view you.  Cosmetic dentistry has the ability to restore your confidence in the appearance of your teeth.

Here at Scotstoun Dental Practice we can help you realise your ideal smile by listening to your needs and carrying out an in-depth oral examination.  

Together we can achieve a cosmetic makeover that you will want to show off!

Examples of treatment options that we use in Smile Design are:

If you would like to improve the natural colour and shade of your teeth, then enquire about the whitening treatments offered at Scotstoun Dental Practice. Toothpastes and whitening systems that you can buy over the counter or online are often ineffective and sometimes even dangerous to use. However, the teeth whitening systems available at Scotstoun Dental Practice are safe and clinically proven to lighten your teeth by several shades.

Before undertaking tooth whitening treatment we will arrange a consultation to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough to receive whitening and that you are a suitable candidate for treatment, as there are a few patients for whom whitening may not be advisable.

Whitening products should only be prescribed by a dentist in the UK. It is your only option if you want your whitening to work and be safe for your mouth.

We offer both the Enlighten system and White Beauty. The dentist will discuss which system is best suited to you.

Are you one of the many people who is unhappy with the position of their teeth?

Ever wished you could do something about it?

Having a smile that you are happy to show off is so important. If you feel that the position of your teeth is affecting your confidence, we might be able to help.

At Scotstoun Dental Practice, we offer Invisalign Orthodontics. Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic retainers which are almost invisible, which when worn work to straighten out the front teeth that you see when you smile.

Invisalign is an ideal treatment for;

  • Those who would like straighter teeth but have been put off by the thought of traditional metal braces
  • Those who have perhaps had orthodontic treatment as a teenager and have noticed that over time their teeth have become crooked again
  • Those who want fast results (most cases are completed in 12-18 weeks)
  • People who want the other benefits that having straight teeth can offer, such as reducing your chances of tooth decay or gum disease

Invisalign treatment can be carried out in combination with tooth whitening and other restorative treatment (white fillings, veneers etc.) for a total smile makeover!

Wrinkle reduction and smoothing of facial lines is carried out at Scotstoun Dental practice by both our dentists.

Currently the most predictable, popular and trusted method is by using Botulinum toxin to reduce the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet.

The aim of this technique is to make the client look younger and more confident while maintaining movement and expression. At SDP we consider that a face which is rendered immovable is not a desirable result.

How Do We Achieve This? 

Using tiny local injections into the forehead and around the eyes, the toxin blocks transmissions between the nerve endings and the muscles. This reduces their effect and stops them producing the tell-tale folds often associated with ageing.

The internationally established use of Botulinum Toxin has been achieving wrinkle reduction for over 30 years.

Dramatic results can be achieved usually in 1-2 weeks and the youthful effects normally lasts for 3-4 months. We expect the effect to gradually last longer as more treatments are given.  It is a quick procedure carried out in a professional and comfortable environment at Scotstoun Dental Practice.

Please call the practice or Contact Us to arrange an appointment to discuss wrinkle reduction treatment with Lindsay or Cameron.

People can lose teeth at any time in their lives

Dental implants are the most advanced and effective way to replace missing teeth. They provide the closest alternative to natural teeth. They are permanent, are aesthetically pleasing and allow complete confidence and comfort to smile and eat.

Implants may also be used to help stabilise problematic removable dentures.

A dental implant is a titanium metal rod which supports replacement teeth, so it can be used to support anything from a single tooth to bridgework and dentures.

At Scotstoun Dental Practice we refer our patients to our chosen specialist to have your implants fitted.  The implant fixtures are restored by our dentists in the practice.

Benefits of dental implants

  • A permanent solution for missing teeth
  • Can improve oral and dental health
  • Highly effective at improving your appearance, smile and confidence
  • Can improve your speech
  • Helps secure loose fitting dentures
  • Allows you to eat the foods you like

Veneers are thin layers of porcelain made to fit over a tooth. They are uniquely made for each patient. Veneers are designed to close spaces and improve the colour and alignment of your teeth.

Scotstoun Dental Practice can fit veneers for you in just 2 visits. Firstly, we will prepare the tooth and match the shade of the veneer to complement your teeth, complexion and colouring. 

Veneers look very natural and with proper care and maintenance are designed to last for many years.

  • Fitting a veneer is classed as minimally invasive dentistry. This means that we can get great results by removing very little of your own tooth tissue
  • We do not do a standard ‘American or Hollywood Smile’. Your smile is designed and created for you
  • You will be consulted at every stage of the process. A successful veneer treatment depends on having your input
 

Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials and our dentists continually keep abreast of the latest developments. We recommend all porcelain crowns for the most natural looking and pleasing results

What are the benefits of all ceramic crowns?

  • Natural looking teeth
  • Protection of weakened teeth
  • Improved cosmetic appearance
  • Can reduce the risk of decayed or heavily restored teeth from breaking
 

Modern white fillings can now be replaced instead of the more traditional ‘silver’ amalgam types, giving a more aesthetic appearance. These materials are comparable in terms of strength to the older amalgam types and can be requested by patients. However, for very large fillings a white resin inlay should be considered and this can be discussed with your dentist. 

Please call the practice on 0141 959 2633 or Contact Us to arrange an appointment to discuss any of the above treatments