Show off your smile with Dental FX

It’s hard to pin down what makes a smile brighten even the dullest day. However what can make a smile really stand out from the crowd is a full set of pearly whites. If you’re missing teeth, don’t let that squash your smile as you walk about Glasgow. Replace missing teeth with Dental FX and bring your smile back.

replace-missing-teeth-GlasgowDon’t hesitate, it can’t wait

Missing teeth can result from a variety of causes, including tooth decay, injury or gum disease. While a missing tooth or teeth can be unsightly, the downsides unfortunately don’t end there. In the long-term, without treatment, the surrounding bone can degenerate, the gums recede, and ultimately even more teeth can be lost as neighbouring teeth tip and loosen. Avoid all of these consequences with help from Dental FX.

Replace missing teeth in Glasgow with dental implants

At Dental FX we use the latest dental technology to replace everything from a single tooth to multiple or even a complete set of teeth. Gone are the days of needing to wear uncomfortable dentures that may or may not stay in place when you bite into that apple. Dental implants are small titanium screws that integrate into the jawbone and create a stable, long-lasting base for replacement teeth to be added. What’s more, a single dental implant can provide a secure base for up to four teeth. The final look and feel is that of natural teeth and they can last just as long too.

What can I expect with dental implants from Dental FX

You will be cared for by our friendly and experienced staff who will talk you through your treatment plan, addressing your concerns and leaving you well-informed. Using state-of-the-art scanning technology we will create a 3D image of your mouth to identify exactly where to fit your dental implant. The procedure can be carried out using local anaesthetic or sedation. After a few months of healing, your replacement teeth can be added and you’ll be ready to smile brightly.

There’s no time like the present. Get in touch with Dental FX in Glasgow. Replace missing teeth with the latest dental innovation and smile, chew and bite with confidence.

How your dentist can restore your worn or chipped teeth

There are many ways a dentist can improve your smile’s appearance by tackling your chipped or worn teeth. Worn teeth can create an uneven appearance to your smile and can make you look older than you feel, whilst chipped teeth should always prompt a visit to the dentist.

worn-and-chipped-teethTeeth can be easily chipped by accidents and injuries involving the face, even by biting hard foods such as nuts if a tooth is weakened. There are some practical steps you can take to avoid chipping your teeth, including:

  • Always wearing a properly fitted sports mouthguard when playing contact sports or games that involve fast-moving objects, such as hockey, cricket, or rugby.
  • Visiting a dentist or orthodontist to improve the position of protruding front teeth (“buck teeth”) so that they are better protected.
  • Never using your teeth to open bottles, chew pencils, or indeed for anything other than biting and chewing food.
  • Attending regular dental check-ups so that any areas of weakness can be spotted and addressed before an emergency happens.

However, accidents can still happen, and the most important thing to remember is that you should visit your dentist as soon as possible after you chip a tooth. Even a small chip or crack can be enough to let bacteria enter the tooth, which can cause infection.

DentalFX in Glasgow offers a number of treatments for chipped and worn teeth, and the best solution will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The location of the affected tooth
  • The extent of the damage
  • Your overall dental health

Treatment options include:

Fillings and composite bonding

White filling material is now very strong and durable, and should last you for many years. Fillings are a good option for the back teeth, whilst composite bonding is a good option for small chips on the front teeth. The latter option involves using white filling material to seamlessly restore the tooth, and only needs one appointment.

Crowns

Crowns are used when extra strength is required. Tooth-coloured options are available, and crowns will require two appointments.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great option to improve the appearance of chipped or worn front teeth, and require two-three visits.

Making a Great First Impression with a Gorgeous Smile

Quite often the first thing you’ll notice when meeting someone new is their smile, and it’s nice to know it is memorable for all the right reasons. Smiling is an important way of communicating with others, whether meeting friends or relatives or your significant other, or when interviewing for new jobs or attending business meetings. We all want our smile to look its very best and it can be a huge boost to self-confidence. Studies have shown people notice smiles even before noticing other factors such as hair, clothes and shoes.

teeth-straighteningAsk Dental FX Dentist for Help
It doesn’t take much to get a lovely healthy smile, but it does take a bit of commitment to daily oral care and to longer-term professional dental care at Dental FX. With the correct routine, there’s no reason why most people won’t be able to enjoy healthy teeth, hopefully for life. Visiting your dentist in Dental FX at regular intervals is vital, rather than waiting until you’re in pain or discomfort. Dr Stephen Jacobs or any of the dentists at Dental FX will help ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy, and can advise you on the best way to look after them at home. Professional cleanings are also essential and our hygienists work closely with our dentists to help keep your teeth and gums looking good.

Top Tips for Having a Lovely Smile
Ideally, everyone should be brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day. It’s even better if you can manage to brush after every meal, and it can be nice to keep a small travel toothbrush and some dental floss with you so you can freshen up while at work or away from home. Diet makes a huge difference, and making smart choices will help your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy. It’s also a great way for ensuring your weight remains within healthy guidelines, helping to protect your overall health. Try to limit your intake of sugary foods or foods that are more likely to stick to your teeth such as crisps, sticky sweets and biscuits. If you smoke then it’s never too late to give up as smoking is hugely detrimental to oral health. This is because it prevents the gums from healing as quickly as they should, increasing your susceptibility towards developing gum disease. It also stains teeth and can give you less than fresh breath. In addition, quitting could help save you a lot of money that could be spent on something more interesting such as a holiday or perhaps a smile makeover.

The Benefits of Teeth Straightening Go beyond a Gorgeous Smile
Do you have crooked teeth? A lot of adults do, but more and more are choosing to have them straightened. This can be a huge boost to self-esteem and self-confidence, and you’re never too old to have teeth straightening treatment. Tooth straightening is more than mere vanity, as it can significantly improve oral health, especially if you currently struggle to fit a piece of dental floss in between tightly packed teeth.

Please contact Dental FX today on 0141 931 5533 to find out more information.

Teeth whitening: the perfect smile booster for your summer holiday

With the recent unseasonable cold snap, many people’s minds are drifting to the summer holidays and the chance to visit sunnier climes. Everybody wants to look good in their holiday snaps, so if your smile is making you frown because of tooth discolouration in staining, why not come into our Glasgow dental practice for a teeth whitening consultation?

teeth-whiteningHow teeth whitening works

Teeth whitening – when performed by a dentist – is a safe, predictable, and gentle way to remove common stains from your teeth. Our teeth are very easily stained by our modern lifestyles; drinks such as red wine, cola, tea or coffee can cause staining of the teeth. Some medical conditions and medicines also result in tooth staining, and the results can make you miserable.

With teeth whitening treatment, a special dental bleaching gel is used to gently and safely remove these everyday stains. It works on both surface and more deep-seated staining, and when you come to our Glasgow practice for a consultation your dentist will first assess the nature of your tooth stains to check that whitening is the best treatment. Permanently discoloured teeth may benefit more from alternative cosmetic dental treatments, such as porcelain veneers.

At Dental FX in Glasgow, we offer home-based teeth whitening treatment. You will still need to see a dentist – indeed, it is important to remember that a dentist is essential for whitening treatment because to do otherwise risks your oral health – who will examine your teeth to ensure that you are suitable for whitening treatment.

Impressions will be taken of your teeth in order for your teeth whitening trays to be made. At our Bearsden dental centre we offer a same-day, as-you-wait service. You need to place a small amount of whitening gel in your trays and wear them overnight for approximately two weeks. The result will be a beautiful, bright white smile.