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Dentist Glasgow

Untitled-1If you have been looking for a dentist in Glasgow then you should come to us, we have been opened for a number of years now and have a number of dentists available. We cover NHS dentistry, private dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, making us the perfect solution for anyone who needs/wants to see a dentist.

The main aim of our dental practice is to look after our patients before someone else does. In order for us to do this we have created an environment where our patients feel relaxed and at ease.

All of the dentists that we have here at our practice are highly experienced in dentistry and have undergone all of the necessary training, so you can be confident that we will surpass your expectations.

We provide highly competitive prices for each of the treatments that we offer here at our practice in Glasgow. Before any treatment is started we will discuss the cost with you and whether or not you are eligible for free treatment under the NHS.

We never carry out treatment without your consent and we can offer sedation to patients in Glasgow who are nervous about having treatment carried out. So if you are a nervous patient then you don’t have to worry about the treatment at all.

To find out more about what our dentists can do for you all you have to do is give us a call and make an appointment. At the appointment one of our dentists will then take a closer look at your teeth and gums and will advise you on treatment if you need/want it.

 

Teeth Whitening Glasgow

Teeth Whitening

Take advantage of our amazing in practice laser teeth whitening. This is only available at 1Smile Dental Clinic in Glasgow.

Teeth Whitening Glasgow

Laser teeth whitening GlasgowTooth whitening is popular cosmetic treatment. As we grow older our teeth generally become naturally darker in shade. Teeth can also be made darker by our eating and drinking habits e.g. tea, coffee, red wine and cigarettes can all cause staining. However, tooth whitening is a simple, yet highly effective procedure to lighten teeth.

At all our clinics in Glasgow we offer two different methods of teeth whitening. If its quick results you are after we can offer you in-surgery whitening. You simply come in to the practice, we isolate your gums and lips making sure only your teeth are exposed. Then we apply a high concentration of tooth whitening gel to your teeth and 30 minutes later you can leave with a whiter smile. The gel we use has a built in desensitiser so you shouldn’t feel minimum sensitivity during or after the procedure. Patients have had great results with some people getting up to 6 shades lighter!

Custom Made deep bleaching trays only available from a dentist

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The second method we can offer you is our take-home teeth whitening kit. To get started you attend for a short appointment for us to take impressions of your teeth. We then send these impressions to the lab and have custom made trays made for you and send you home with 4 syringes of whitening gel. The trays are made to fit only your teeth and have little wells for the gel to be applied allowing for maximum coverage and minimum leakage. The beauty of this method is that you are in control. Once you have achieved the tooth shade you want you stop using the gels. Whatever you have left can be used when you feel your teeth are becoming darker again. If the trays are looked properly after they can last for years. All you have to do is visit us and purchase some more syringes of whitening gel.

If tooth whitening is something you are interested in please do not hesitate to book in for a consultation. We can discuss if tooth whitening is appropriate for you and which method may best suit you.

“I always wanted to try tooth whitening and decided to go ahead and treat myself. Now after seeing the results I could not be happier, I didn’t even recognise my own teeth. Definitely recommend  it to anyone ”  Alex 

Enlighten teeth whitening in Glasgow

Laser Teeth Whitening in Glasgow

Our 1Smile Clinics also offer the choice of Enlighten tooth whitening. Enlighten is a professional teeth whitening system which is becoming increasingly popular after featuring in various magazine articles and TV make over shows.

It combines both methods of in-surgery whitening (done by your dentist in practice) and home whitening (which you do at home yourself) and is the only tooth whitening which guarantees your teeth will get to a ‘VITA shade B1’ which is the whitest shade on a normal dentist shade chart. What also makes this stand out from the others is that your results can last for years and years with just some simple maintenance.

This state of the art whitening takes on average 2 weeks to do and all our patients that have the treatment are very happy with the results!

Before and After Enlighten teeth whitening results

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Missing Tooth Glasgow

The majority of patients keep their teeth for life, however sometimes teeth can be lost or do not develop.  This advice sheet gives information on some of the techniques that can be used to replace missing teeth.

Methods of replacing missing teeth

Removable partial denture

 

Made of plastic and/or metal. The adjacent teeth are not affected. It is quickly and easily installed and is relatively cheap.

 

Resin bonded bridge

An artificial tooth is glued to adjacent teeth. Can potentially look quite good. Not a need to trim down natural healthy teeth. Not as permanent as other options as the glue will eventually fail and have to be reinstalled

 

 

Fixed dental bridge

Involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. Around 30% chance grind down teeth will require root canal therapy over time

 

 

Dental implant supported crown

The new tooth should fit and function like a natural tooth

 

 

 

Practice Complaints Policy

We aim to deal with complaints promptly, courteously and efficiently. All complaints will be taken seriously and dealt with as follows:

  1. The person who deals with the complaints in the practice is Stephanie Durrand.
  2. If the complaint is verbal the details will be listened to and either referred immediately to the complaints office in an attempt to resolve the matter immediately. If this is not possible details will be taken and arrangements will be put in place to reply as soon as possible.
  3. If the complaint is in writing this will be dealt with by Stephanie Durrand as soon as possible.
  4. The letter of complaint will be acknowledged within two working days and dealt with as soon as possible.
  5. The complaint will be investigated fully and we will attempt to reply within 10 working days. It may be necessary to arrange a meeting with the patient to fully understand the circumstances.
  6. Complaints involving clinical care will be referred to the dentist involved unless the patient does not want this.
  7. We will confirm the decision about the complaint in writing.
  8. Comprehensive records of all complaints will be retained.
  9. If patients are not satisfied with our complaints procedure they can complain to:

Complaints Manager
NHS Greater Glasgow
Primary Care Division Headquarters
Gartnavel Royal Hospital
1055 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0HX

GDC: www.gdc-uk.org

Sunita Lagoo

Sunita Lagoo – Dentist – BDS (India) (GDC: 188899)

Sunita, NHS Dentist Glasgow at Caden Dental West End Clinic

Dr Sunita Lagoo BDS recently joined out team in January this year. She has proved herself to be very popular with the patients because of her gentle touch and manner. Sunita graduated in 2001 and has worked in a variety of hospitals gaining experience of very high standard. In her spare time Sunita likes to watch movies and read books.

Jayne McFarlane

Dr. Jayne McFarlane – Dentist – BDS (GDC: 191131)

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Dr. Jayne McFarlane graduated from Dundee Dental School which was voted the best in Britain in 2009. She has experience in hospital, community and general practice. Before working at our Glasgow City Centre Practice, she was based in a busy practice in rural Perth which has given her experience in a broad range of dental treatments.

Dr. Jayne McFarlane is very interested in cosmetic work and provides Six Month Smiles® and Fastbraces® treatments to patients who are considering orthodontics treatment. She has a very relaxed attitude which helps the patients feel comfortable.

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Dr. Jayne McFarlane is a proud Fastbraces® provider:

braces technology that is fast, safe and affordable.

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Dr. Jayne McFarlane is a proud Six Month Smiles® Provider.

Mark Bradley

Mark Bradley – Dentist – BDS ( GDC: 176980)

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Dr Mark Bradley graduated with distinction from Glasgow Dental Hospital and School in 2009. He completed his vocational training in a busy South Lanarkshire practice performing a full range of NHS dental treatments. Last year he decided to take his career in a new direction by moving to Australia to live and work. Working in a private dental surgery in Brisbane allowed him to focus on cosmetic treatments such as white fillings, ceramic crowns and veneers. Having returned home to Glasgow, Mark is currently working towards his post graduate membership examinations to the faculty of Dental Surgeons Glasgow. Mark is based our city centre practice and has proved to be very popular with the patients who say he is very gentle and puts them at ease.

Dental Implants Glasgow

 

Dental Implants in Glasgow

What is a dental implant?

 

A dental implant consists of a titanium fixture that’s placed into the bone onto which different components can be attached, for example, an abutment which extends the implant through the gum into the mouth and onto which a crown, bridge or denture can be fitted.


Dental implants have been around for over 40 years and have grown enormously in popularity over recent years, most notably in Hollywood, due to the fantastic results. But the number of people opting for a dental implant in Glasgow and the rest of Scotland is also increasing considerably. This dental solution has well and truly taken Scotland by storm, and if you are seeking dental implants in Glasgow, you have come to the right place. There are of course many dental surgery’s offering a similar service to ours, but with our great prices and warm and friendly environment, 1Smile gives you all the tools you need to feel great about your smile again.

Interactive Dental Implants Demonstrations

Check our dental implants interactive demonstrations.
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Visit our Dental Education Section for more interactive videos.

 

Extraction and implant same day

 

 

Extraction and implant placement

 

 

Three upper teeth replaced with implants

 

How long do dental implants last and do they fail?

Dental implants glasgowWhen the mouth is healthy with healthy adequate bone and gums, the implant fixture (metal part buried in bone) can last as long as your natural teeth. They do however need caring similar to your natural teeth. The crowns or bridges supported by dental implants last around a decade but will eventually need replacing with general wear and tear.

Implants are medical devices and as with all procedures a small proportion of patients do have failures. Failures are more likely to happen when bone quality is poor or if there is an infection present. Some people are at a greater risk than others. But don’t panic – when you come to us for your dental implants we will tell you if you fall into one of these high risk categories

What are the risks of a dental implant?

 

  • Implant failure
  • Pain, bruising, infection and swelling are common after the procedure, these vary person to person and depend on your specific procedure painkillers, antibiotics and cold packs can usually manage these symptoms
  • Damage to nerves or roots of adjacent teeth can occur but this is not common

 

Is there anything you can do to improve your chance of success?

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A good standard of oral cleaning is essential for long term health before and after implant placement.
If you grind your teeth it may be wise to construct a plastic mouthguard to protect the implant crowns/bridges from fracture or heavy loading especially immediately after implant placement.
Smoking is also a major factor in implant failure and cutting down or stopping completely will have an impact.

How long does the procedure take?

When going for dental implants, it is important to remember that the procedures themselves are not a quick fix. They often involve multiple visits to our implant clinic and it is not possible to give an accurate time for everyone. The minimum time is usually a few months, but keep in mind that for some people the dental implant treatment can longer.

Can I wear my existing denture during the treatment?

Straight after your dental implant procedure you should be able to wear your denture providing it has been adjusted. Following bone grafting (if required) you may have to go without your denture for 7-14 days whilst the bruising settles.

Stages in dental implant care

Planning:

 

  • Initial consult and suitability assessment
  • Further consults may be required for special x-rays and analysis of the teeth

 

Treatment to prepare the mouth for care:

 

  • Make sure gums and teeth are in a healthy state
  • Repair of defective bone/gum using grafts

 

Surgery to place dental implants

 

  • Usually this is done under local anaesthetic and can take around 1-2 hours depending on the procedure. If you are nervous patient then IV sedation is available for placement of the implants.

 

Your procedure can be either single stage or two stage depending on suitability.
A two-stage approach is more conservative.
With one stage a temporary crown is immediately placed on top of the implant fixture following placement whereas two stage involves allowing the fixture to remain unrestored for 3 – 6 months.

  1. Further visits to check for healing and remove any stitches
  2. Restoration of the missing teeth

Each restoration is individually crafted and this stage itself can take several visits.

Before and dental implants after examples:

 

Single placed implant with crown restoration:

Single placed dental implant with crown restoration in Glasgow

Dental Implant with retained porcelain bridge restoration:

Dental Implant with retained porcelain bridge restoration in Glasgow

Multiple implants with a retained denture:

Multiple dental implants in Glasgow with a retained denture

 

Information following dental implant placement:

Some possible discomfort after surgery
There is often some swelling and bruising of the tissues. Pain relief maybe required after surgery. We recommend ibuprofen and paracetamol (if permissible)

Avoid rinsing your mouth for 12 hours
Cleaning?
We will recommend an antiseptic mouthwash for the days following the surgery

What about your denture?
The surgeon will adjust it. Never force your denture over your implants or grafted sites. Dentures should always be left out at night.

Eating?
Avoid hot foods and drinks for the first 24 hours.
Have a soft diet for the first few days eating foods such as mash potato, eggs etc.

Review
You will be given an appointment to be seen about 10 days after your surgery for the surgeon to review healing of the surgical site and to remove stitches.

What happens if I have any difficulties?
The surgeon performing the procedure will be available on call following the procedure and will give you his/her mobile number. Should you have any difficulties you can call the surgeon who will be more than glad to assist.

For more information about the implants that we use please follow this links:

 

 

Dental Implants Glasgow are available in all our clinics. Visit our clinics page to see which of our dental clinics in Glasgow is closest to you and arrange an appointment with one of our dentists for a dental implant consultation.

Remember you can book online at: http://1smile.co.uk/book-online/

Dental Implant Glasgow offers

 

  • £2000 fully restored implants