Join our subscribers list to get the latest news, updates and special offers.
Implants are fitted under local anaesthetic which numbs the mouth, so you won’t feel your implant being placed.As with any surgical procedure, there’s always going to be mild discomfort once the anaesthetic has worn off. You’ll likely have some pain, bruising and swelling which could last around a week. This is normal and you’ll be able to go to work the day after the procedure. Over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen should be enough to manage the discomfort.
The average price of an implant in the UK is £2,415*. The price of your implant will vary depending on your individual needs, including whether you want single or multiple implants, whether you need any supporting treatments or if you want a more complex restoration such as smile in a day treatment.We take pride in being transparent about our pricing. Your dentist will take you through a full breakdown of treatment costs before you sign your treatment plan.
Dental implants can be suitable for adults of all ages but aren’t recommended for those under 18 as the jaw is still growing.
Having a dental implant placed is extremely safe. As with any surgical procedure, there are always going to be risks associated. Rare complications of implant surgery include potential damage to nerves, gums or surrounding teeth.
Implants can last as long as your natural teeth as long as they’re cared for properly. We’ll give you detailed aftercare instructions, giving you the best chance of having a successful, long-lasting implant.
Invisalign Treatment is the process of wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth. No brackets and wires, and none of the restrictions that come with metal braces.
Invisalign clear aligners are made of flexible plastic — specifically, a patented thermoplastic material called SmartTrack created exclusively for Invisalign Treatment.
Your Invisalign Dentist will create a unique, digital treatment plan that maps out the exact movements of your teeth. Your Invisalign clear aligners are then designed to apply the right amount of force to the right place at the right time based on your plan. Your Invisalign doctor will be with you every step of the way to monitor your progress and ensure your aligners fit correctly.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible — people may not even notice you’re wearing them. You can remove them to eat and drink, to brush and floss, or for special occasions. There are no metal brackets or wires that could irritate your mouth or break.
Every smile is unique, which is why your Invisalign treatment starts with a consultation. During your consultation, your Invisalign Dentist will help you determine what Invisalign Treatment could do for your smile. We cannot guarantee a particular treatment outcome, but encourage you to share your treatment goals with your Invisalign Dentist at your consultation.
Yes, teeth whitening works if carried out by a trained dental professional. Whitening uses a peroxide-based gel to lighten the teeth. When these chemicals break down, they release oxygen. This gets into the hard, outer surface of your teeth (the enamel) and whitens them.
Yes, whitening is safe if it’s done properly. It’s illegal for anyone else other than registered dental professionals to carry out whitening procedures. A dental professional includes dentists, dental hygienists, therapists and technicians - who are registered with the General Dental Council.
Whitening doesn’t hurt, but it’s common to experience some mild sensitivity either during or after the initial treatment. This should settle down after a couple of days. If it doesn’t, get in touch with your dentist who can give you further advice.Your dentist can recommend suitable toothpaste and other products to help if you do experience sensitivity. High-quality whitening products, used by dentists, come with anti-sensitivity ingredients incorporated into their gels, to avoid this happening.
Lots of people can have teeth whitening treatment, but some people may not be suitable if they have gum disease or other dental health problems such as tooth decay.You’ll need to have consultation with your dentist before having treatment, to assess the suitability of your teeth.
If you opt for in-practice teeth whitening, it takes about two hours to achieve results, but whitening needs to be maintained with a top-up kit for around a week to ensure the results are permanent. At-home teeth whitening kits take around two to three weeks to take effect.
Portland House, 13 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 5AHP: 0141 237 2080 E: Dental@1Smile.co.uk
Multi Award Winning Marketing Agency
© 2022 1 Smile Cosmetic Dentistry