NHS & Cosmetic Dentistry
Whole mouth care is always our priority. At Scotstoun Dental Practice we will always provide a cost effective dental treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Treatment options range from essential NHS treatments to confidence building cosmetic dentistry that is designed to give you the best aesthetic results and the healthiest teeth.
Improve your smile by making an appointment with Scotstoun Dental Practice. Call on 0141 959 2633 or Contact Us.
We all want a long lasting, healthy looking smile. Regular visits to one of our team will help prevent gum disease and decay. We will advise you on diet, smoking cessation and the best at-home cleaning techniques. We can arrange hygiene treatments to ensure that your teeth are meticulously cleaned and all plaque and tartar deposits are removed.
Regular dental examinations
To keep your teeth healthy, you should visit your dentist every six months. Scotstoun Dental practice will help you keep your appointment schedule by sending you reminders. Your dental examination will identify any early signs of tooth decay and whether you need any treatment.
Dental care for children is a priority at Scotstoun dental practice and we are part of the Child Smile (http://www.child-smile-org.uk) programme which is making a real difference to the oral health of Scotland’s children.
Some people may also be more prone to gum disease than others, so we may recommend they visit us more frequently for treatment. Increased tobacco and alcohol use can lead to poor oral health, while pregnant women and those with diabetes may also need more regular examinations.
- Preventive advice
- Professional cleaning and polishing
- Administration of topical fluoride
- Fissure sealants
- Stain removal
- Tooth whitening
- Bad breath advice
Top tips for healthy teeth and gums
- Always brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss regularly
- Visit Scotstoun Dental practice at least every six months for an examination
- Avoid sugary snacks and drinks, be sensible about alcohol and tobacco use
- Drink or rinse with water when you get up and after meals to help cleanse your mouth
- Use a non- alcohol fluoride mouthwash to help wash away any residual debris in your mouth
We shall help to keep your teeth healthy
Make an appointment for a dental examination at Scotstoun Dental Practice or call us on 0141 959 2633
In addition to tooth decay and gum disease, an increasingly common problem is teeth which simply wear down or erode with excessive exposure to dietary acids. Teeth can become short, unsightly and in some cases rough and sensitive.
At Scotstoun Dental Practice, after the cause of the problem has been diagnosed, comprehensive care is offered. An early diagnosis, is essential so that simpler treatments, including monitoring and prevention, may be provided.
Sometimes more complex treatments may be necessary to restore satisfactory function and deliver a good aesthetic result
Crowns are a discreet and effective way of restoring and strengthening damaged, broken or weakened teeth. Each crown is individually constructed by our ceramic technicians to fit perfectly over your existing tooth, making it strong and giving it a natural appearance.
How is a crown fitted?
It usually takes two appointments to have porcelain crowns fitted at. Firstly, your tooth is prepared by removing some of the outer surface to leave a strong inner core. Following this, we take an impression and match the shade of your existing teeth. The mould and shade information are then sent to a dental technician for your crown to be designed. While you wait for the crown to be made the dentist will fit you with a temporary crown. When the finished crown is ready, the crown is bonded to your prepared tooth.
The treatment for a bridge is similar to that of a crown but differs in the sense that it replaces one or more adjacent missing teeth where there is a space. It does this with a prosthetic tooth that literally bridges the gap, held in place at each end by other stable teeth.
Dentures are the most cost-effective solution to missing teeth or ‘spaces’ in your mouth and will enable your mouth to function with confidence. We aim to create realistic-looking dentures that fit snugly over your gums to hide the gaps and counteract any problems missing teeth can cause – such as trouble with speech, unwanted drifting of existing teeth, and facial sagging.
Dentures can feel strange at first but most patients grow accustomed to them very quickly. Every mouth is different! As well as getting used to wearing them, you’ll also need to adopt a strict cleaning routine for them; neglected dentures can cause a number of dental problems such as bad breath, oral thrush, gum disease and tooth decay.