Cosmetic Dentistry

Veneers

A dental veneer is a thin moulding, custom made from porcelain, which is bonded to the front surface of the tooth. They are a quick an effective solution to fix damaged or stained teeth. They only cover the front of your tooth mimicking the size, shape, colour of your natural teeth or appear whiter.

It will take around two visits to fit a veneer. It involves remove a small amount of enamel from the surface of your existing tooth. This creates space so the veneer can sit perfectly with the rest of your teeth.

Your veneer will be ready within one week of your first visit. Upon your return, we will make sure the veneer fits perfectly and the colour matches. Once we are happy to proceed, we will then slightly abrade the front surface of your old tooth to help the veneer stick securely. Finally, it is fitted with dental adhesive.

As your veneers are made from exceptionally durable material, they have the potential to last for years and year. Although, the proper care and maintenance needs to be taken. Avoid biting and chewing hard foods such as ice or bones. Habits like nail biting and pen biting could also damage your veneers.

Teeth Whitening

If you are looking for professional teeth whitening that is safe, affordable, and effective then our team at Edinburgh Dental Clinic can help.

Our teeth whitening services can greatly improve the appearance of your teeth. Very few people have naturally bright, white teeth. As you get older, your teeth are subject to change. Lifestyle choices can affect the colour of your teeth also, such as coffee, red wine, curry, balsamic vinegar to name a few. A build-up of tartar can also cause yellow-looking teeth and habits like smoking too.

Our whiten-at-home kit offers great results over a period of 2-3 weeks. Your Edinburgh Dental Clinic dentist will begin by checking the colour of your current teeth and taking a photo for before and after results.

Next, you will have custom made thin trays made to fit comfortably over your teeth. These should be worn overnight or for 2-3 hours in the evening. This will hold the bleaching gel against your teeth.
Teeth will remain lighter for up to 2 years depending on your eating and lifestyle habits.

Invisible Braces

Invisible Brace treatment which has been used by millions of people around the world to achieve straighter teeth and improve smiles. It is a simple process, using a series of almost invisible and removable aligners – unique for each patient – which gently repositions your teeth over several months to achieve a better, straighter smile.

Edinburgh Dental Clinic provides invisible brace treatments and our dentist, carries out around 80 treatments per year.

Invisible Braces allows you to straighten your teeth without the need for fixed brackets and wires. Removable clear braces (aligners) are used to straighten your teeth fast and safely. The discreet and comfortable system means you have little or no disruption to your daily life.

Our invisible aligners are made specifically for you. They are changed every two weeks, moving your teeth in stages until your teeth are in the desired position.

Dental Implants

Dental Crowns can be used to restore teeth that are heavily filled, discoloured, broken or crooked. You can improve your smile with an aesthetically pleasing and natural look with dental crowns. Crowns are essentially a tooth-coloured cap placed over the remaining tooth. Crowns are also available in precious metals such a silver or gold.

If you need a more extensive restoration than a crown or have multiple teeth that need repaired, a bridge would be a good solution. A dental bridge is a non removeable way of replacing a small number of missing teeth. It involves preparing the teeth next to the gap and cementing onto these a unit of false teeth. Some bridges can be fixed to your jaw with dental implants.

Dentures are a removable form of false teeth. These could give you a comfortable, strong, and long-term way of restoring your ability to eat and talk. And at the same time giving you a natural beautiful smile to show off. Dentures can be used to replace all your teeth or only as few as required.

You can probably remember your grandparents’ false teeth, often looking unattractive and uncomfortable. But today’s modern dentures look much more natural and fit very comfortably. It can be difficult to even tell whether someone is wearing dentures or not!

It is important to replace missing teeth, even if just one is missing. This can have an impact on your eating and speaking abilities. As additional strain is put on your teeth on either side, your bite could become misaligned.