Repair worn and chipped teeth in Glasgow

Years of use or even an ill-timed moment resulting in an unfortunate accident can negatively affect the appearance of your teeth, but at Dental FX we can repair worn and chipped teeth Glasgow, with a range of custom treatments that best fit the kind of damage you may have. You don’t have to go your whole life with stumpy teeth because you suffer from bruxism, nor do you have to endure a chipped front forever either, these problems and more can all be fixed and your teeth can be restored and even improved upon with careful use of composite bonding, crowns, or veneers.


Worn teeth

Some people are harder on their teeth than others and this may be due to the fact that they grind their teeth subconsciously, usually while asleep, but sometimes even in waking hours without realising it. In some cases with people who are taking SSRIs, a side effect of the medication may be increased tooth clenching and/or grinding. Whatever the reason for teeth grinding the result is the same; stumpy blunt teeth that have lost a great deal of length. Happily though, there is an elegant solution to repair worn and chipped teeth Glasgow that does not involve removing the worn teeth.

Porcelain veneers are a full set of porcelain slivers that can be used to reconstruct worn teeth in order to bring them back to their original fullness. A veneer is a thin slice of tooth-shaped porcelain that is bonded to the tooth in order to restore it either cosmetically or in this case to restore functionality. Veneers can be applied in a set that covers all the teeth, giving you a new smile that looks as real as any other and your dentist will be able to provide you with a nightguard to wear in order to protect your new teeth from being ground in your sleep.

Chipped teeth

A tooth can become chipped and broken in any number of ways, which is why dentists needed to come up with good solutions to restoring them instead of having to replace them. We can’t give an implant to every chipped tooth that walks into our practice, that is wholly over the top; but we can repair worn and chipped teeth Glasgow, in order to bring your smile back to fullness thus restoring your confidence and this is done through either composite bonding or crowns.

Composite bonding is a procedure where we use a special type of tooth coloured resin that matches your own teeth on the chipped area of the tooth. This resin is built up and sculpted in order to restore the tooth’s shape and it is then hardened with a light and will be hard enough for you to go back to your regular lifestyle.

Crowns are useful in the case of a large break or very big chip. We are able to use a dental crown to restore fullness to the tooth. This crown can be made of precious metals like gold, but more commonly nowadays the crown is either made from tooth-coloured porcelain or a similar resin that is used in composite bonding.

What is tooth discolouration and what can you do about it?

Tooth discolouration


Our teeth are exposed to a tremendous number of strong forces. The pressure we exert on them every day is enormous. Proportionally the masseter muscle, which mediates chewing, is considered the strongest muscle in the human body. Teeth are also exposed to numerous other factors, such as foods and drinks with many various chemical compositions. Our foods can be both acidic or caustic and can contain various materials that are capable of staining them. Our teeth are naturally resistant to chemical changes of the oral cavity, however over time they can become discoloured. If you would like to get teeth whitening in Glasgow, book an appointment in our dentistry, Dental FX.

What causes tooth discolouration?

Tooth discolouration can be caused by a wide range of both natural and unnatural factors. Unnatural factors include the build up of dental plaque, which if left untreated calcifies into harder calculus. Tobacco consumption in most forms and, in cultures where it is prevalent, betel nut chewing has also been proved to cause tooth discolouration. Food and drink, such as red wine, coffee or black tea as well as many others can also contribute to tooth discolouration. Interestingly, the use of antiseptic mouthwashes have also been associated with tooth discolouration: cetylpyridinium chloride, an antibacterial compound often present in mouthwashes can leave bacterial residue behind. Chlorhexidine, another antimicrobial compound found in mouthwashes, also causes tooth discolouration by binding with tannins, found in coffee, tea and red wine. Metal compound exposure such as iron, cadmium, nickel, copper and iodine can result in tooth discolouration too. Even some antibiotics can have been shown to induce tooth discolouration. Then there are the natural causes including tooth decay, fluorosis, dental trauma or amalgam fillings as well as the natural aging process, which all contribute to tooth discolouration. In order to combat the formation of calculus it is imperative that you brush and floss your teeth regularly and moderate your coffee, tea and red wine consumption in order to avoid tooth discolouration. So there really is nothing wrong with wanting or needing to whiten your teeth in Glasgow, so why not book an appointment with us.

How does tooth whitening work?

At our dentistry, Dental FX, various teeth whitening solutions are available. Often, a visit to our dental hygienist is enough. We use Airflow treatments, which consist of compressed air with water and fine dust particles, which remove dental plaque and staining effortlessly and seamlessly. Airflow can produce great results and is a very quick and effective treatment. In cases where this is not sufficient, there is no reason to worry. During our teeth whitening treatment we also use a special gel with bleaching capabilities that is filled into whitening trays. This gently and safely removes any discolouration and staining from your teeth. During this treatment our cosmetic dentist will take an impression of your dental arches, which is used as a blueprint to manufacture your whitening trays. Once the whitening tray is made, the tooth whitening itself happens in the comfort of your home over the course of around 2 weeks. The trays are made on-site in Dental FX so you do not need to wait long to get them. Before starting your teeth whitening treatment, your dentist will check for any conditions that would make you unsuitable for teeth whitening.

What is teeth whitening in Glasgow?

Teeth whitening could be argued as the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry within the modern world of dental care! Tooth whitening could be considered as the perfect cosmetic solution for patients who are suffering from stains (which can occur through the consumption of highly pigmented food and drink), in addition to lifestyle habits such as smoking.


What makes our services unique?

Teeth whitening treatment at our clinic uses a special bleaching gel, in addition to bespoke custom-made whitening trays which are used in combination to gently and therefore safely remove stains from the surface of the teeth.

Is teeth whitening in Glasgow right for your unique dental case?

If you are an individual who is, unfortunately, suffering from yellowing, discoloured, or generally stained teeth, then tooth whitening could be the perfect cosmetic dental solution for your smile. Within the modern world of cosmetic dentistry, there are a wide array of teeth whitening treatments and brands that are now becoming widely available, despite this however at our clinic within Glasgow we use a trusted brand which produces long-lasting and professional results for our patients.

So… what are the alternatives?

At our clinic within Glasgow, we not only offer our patient’s tooth whitening, but we also offer a treatment commonly referred to as ‘airflow’ that essentially uses compressed air which removes plaque buildup, in addition to extremely stubborn stains from the surface of the teeth! In addition to airflow however, we also offer both porcelain and ceramic veneers. Veneers are extremely popular within the field of cosmetic dental care and are a perfect solution for patients who are suffering from teeth that cannot be amended through the use of teeth whitening.

What are the benefits of receiving teeth whitening in Glasgow?

In addition to feeling fantastic with your newly restored self-confidence, teeth whitening at our clinic can also be offered as a same day service. Teeth whitening is considered as an excellent option for patients who need to resolve the appearance of their smile in a short period of time whilst doing so in both a safe and professional manner.

Why choose our Dental FX clinic to receive your cosmetic dental treatment?

At our dental clinic within Glasgow we have heaps of experience within the field of cosmetic dental care, our experienced team of dental healthcare professionals specialise within a vast array of fields, whilst administering a high standard of dentistry within a clean, modern, and welcoming dental clinic. We understand that there is rising popularity within the field of dental care which is why we believe we offer a superior standard of dentistry that stands out amongst our competitors.

How to get in touch with a member of our dental team..

If our experienced dental clinic looks like it could work for your unique dental case then you may be wondering how to get in touch with a member of our dental team. Located on a modern and therefore easily accessible website we not only provide our patients with our direct telephone number however we also provide an online appointment form, in addition to our email address which can be found on the contact us page.

There is nothing quite like teeth whitening in Glasgow

Teeth whitening in Glasgow is popular the world over and it isn’t hard to understand why. Stains can build up on teeth after years of drinking and eating foods that gradually discolour teeth. Because there is such an association between health and clean, white and beautiful teeth, the obsession with maintaining the appearance of your teeth is quite strong in today’s society.


So, naturally, there is an abundance of research and products out there that support the action of whitening teeth professionally. We have the tools and equipment that is necessary to safely and effectively provide you with outstanding results with your smile, helping you to achieve a younger and fresher smile either in a short teeth whitening in Glasgow treatment in our dental practice or you can conveniently do this in the comfort of your own home.

I can buy a kit online. Why should I not do that?

The safety and effectiveness of buying a kit online and not through a professional cannot be guaranteed. The chemicals used to bleach away the stains on your teeth could be too harmful and strip your teeth of its protective coating, causing extreme sensitivity and even cause further discolouration.

That is because when the enamel on your teeth is reduced, you will find your teeth are more yellowed. This is what we call discolouration caused by ageing. By understanding that discolouration can be caused by a multitude of factors, we can begin to see the complexity of this treatment. There are several factors that do need to be evaluated before your teeth whitening in Glasgow so that we can expect realistic results.

What causes my teeth to turn yellow?

When we take a look at your teeth and discuss with you your lifestyle choices, we can determine what we believe to be the cause of the staining and therefore apply a treatment program that will be the most effective for you.

There are some kinds of discolouration that we are unable to have a significant effect on, such as discolouration caused by medication or from previous dental treatments such as a root canal.

Staining from foods or drink can be treated and we can work on this mistreatment to your teeth from many years ago. If you are unsure what kinds of foods will stain your teeth, simply determine whether the consumable in question will stain a white shirt, if the answer is yes, then it will be able to have an effect on the colour of your teeth over time.

How do I care for my teeth after the treatment?

The first 48 hours are the most important in caring for your smile if you want to enjoy the best effects of your teeth whitening treatment. Make sure you avoid any food or drink that can heavily stain your teeth as they are the most susceptible at this time.

By brushing your teeth regularly and perhaps choosing a whitening toothpaste and toothbrush, you can work on maintaining your brighter and healthier looking smile for years to come.

Is teeth whitening in Glasgow right for me?

Teeth whitening in Glasgow is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that is now widely available within the modern field of dentistry, the whitening gel is used to remove signs of staining, eventually resulting in a whiter (and therefore happier and more confident) smile. Despite there being many varieties accessible on the current dental market our clinic uses a safe and effective formula to allow our patients to lift extrinsic and intrinsic staining from the surface of their teeth in a short amount of time. 


What is cosmetic dentistry?

Teeth whitening in Glasgow is just one common example of the extensive array of cosmetic dental treatments available at our dental surgery (a few examples of which consist of porcelain veneers, and tooth polishing). Essentially, cosmetic dentistry’s primary aim is to improve the physical appearance of a patient’s smile, when doing so however many cosmetic procedures positively affect both the aesthetic and functional aspects of the teeth.

What causes staining of the teeth?

Stained or ‘yellowing’ teeth are extremely common within the modern world and unfortunately can be experienced by patients of all ages. Despite this many of our patients may be unable to pinpoint the exact reason for their miscolouring, which is where we step in!

Do you frequently consume highly pigmented food and drink?

Many patients may be unaware that the food and drink they are consuming is massively contributing to the appearance of their discoloured smile. Therefore, to name just a few common examples of highly pigmented food and drink; coffee, curry, fizzy drinks, and red wine can all cause an aesthetically unpleasant appearance. In addition to dietary concerns, many negative lifestyle factors (such as excessive smoking) can also contribute to your mismatched smile.

Ensuring our patients achieve their dream smile, every time..

Choosing the right dental treatment for your unique dental case can be a tricky decision, this is why at our clinic within Glasgow we choose to adopt a patient-centred approach. Our collaborative, professional, and friendly approach to dentistry allows our team of dentists to treat every dental case as unique, this therefore ensures our patients achieve the best possible results for their smile.

Why choose us?

At our clinic within Glasgow we boast an impressive and varied team of dental healthcare professionals, every single one of our dentists is trained to take pride in the high standard of dentistry they provide at our surgery. In addition to our friendly team of dentists we also embrace the latest advancements within dental technology, using modern treatments allows our patients to achieve the results they desire to the highest possible standard.

A dental service you can trust..

Located on our modern and accessible dental website we display an extensive range of patient testimonials, these impressive and positive reviews can help our patients make the right decision for them (whilst gaining an outsider’s perspective on the services we provide). Just one example of our many testimonials states that they would happily recommend our services to their associates, which we believe is a credit to the excellent care we provide.

Everything you need to know about teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is an effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth using a specially formulated gel. Teeth whitening in Glasgow with Dental FX is a cost-effective and safe way to buffer your smile, protecting the surface of your teeth whilst lightening them several shades. If you are interested in teeth whitening in Glasgow, there are a few things you should consider. What is the best method for you? Are your teeth suitable for this kind of treatment and are you aware of the minor side-effects? To find out everything you need to know about teeth whitening in Glasgow, contact us and we would be happy to arrange your consultation.


Can anyone get their teeth whitened?

You may have seen a lot of adverts floating around on social media, promoting home teeth whitening. Although these methods may be effective for some people, not everyone has suitable teeth for whitening which is why it is important to seek advice from a dentist. Generally, yellow or discoloured teeth react well to lightening gel. However, grey-toned or brown teeth are usually too damaged to see positive outcomes, as well as teeth with caps, crowns, veneers or fillings. Similarly, teeth that are discoloured as a result of an injury or medications would not be appropriate for whitening.

What is the best method of whitening

There are many methods of whitening, some which are more effective than others. Low cost and easily accessible methods include whitening toothpaste, bleaching strips or charcoal whitening powder but, these options don’t tend to show the same results as dentist-recommended treatments. Many dentists would argue that the treatment with the best, proven results, is at-home bleaching. For at home bleaching, a unique mouth tray is created from a mould of your teeth, which is then filled by you with a whitening solution. Results usually take a few weeks to show, but this method is extremely cost effective, long lasting and easy to manage.

Are there any side-effects?

As with any form of medical treatment, whitening can have some minor side-effects. The most common of these is tooth sensitivity, which is why this method is not recommended for people with incredibly sensitive teeth. It is possible to experience some minor pain but rest assured, there are ways to manage it. First of all, follow advice from your dentist. If they recommend you only leave your trays in for up to two hours a day, do not exceed that. Secondly, purchase some anti-sensitivity toothpaste and some fluoride rinses to help alleviate symptoms, as well as suitable pain relievers if advised to by your dentist. However, most people minimise discomfort by limiting their intake of hold and cold drinks and giving their teeth a break from whitening.

Will my teeth stay white?

Teeth whitening largely depends on your eating, drinking and recreational habits. If you smoke, drink coffee and neglect oral health care, the whiteness will fade quicker than with someone who avoids all of those things. If you do look after your teeth, whitening can last up to a few years and can even be extended further using similar whitening products. 

Restoring your smile to its fullest through a sinus lift in Glasgow

What we do


Here at Dental FX, it is our mission to bring out the true beauty behind each of our patients’ smiles. We combine some of the most cutting edge technologies and dental methodology available, with years worth of first-hand experience and expertise to give our patients a well-rounded dental service which is made to fit their individual needs. We provide an entire range of cosmetic treatments and procedures which have been designed to help patients bring out their best smile. More complicated procedures such as a sinus lift in Glasgow can also be carried out by our specialists at Dental FX, and can have a lasting effect on the self esteem and smile of anyone who needs it.

Who would require a sinus lift?

A sinus lift is a dental surgery procedure which is called for in instances where patients require dental implants, despite having experienced bone loss within their upper jaw. Bone loss is one of the many negative and impactful side effects of having an untreated missing tooth. This comes about as the bone tissue around the space in the patient’s mouth becomes unstimulated if the gap is left for some time. As such, the inactive bone tissue is reabsorbed by the body and sent elsewhere. The results of bone loss occurring from an untreated missing tooth are often impactful on the way that a patient looks as their entire bone structure becomes altered – often adding years of perceived age to the patient. The only permanent way to reverse this is through dental implant treatment, which cannot be safely carried out without a sinus lift in Glasgow being required.

What is a sinus lift?

A sinus lift is a surgical procedure which is carried out within our dental practice here at Dental FX. The procedure typically takes around six months until the patient can continue with the installation of dental implants as their sinus has to be moved upward if they have lost bone density. The procedure requires a bone graft, which is either sourced from a donor or from the patient, prior to beginning the procedure. If the bone is taken from the patient then it typically comes from their tibia or hip. The procedure is typically carried out whilst the patient is under local or general anesthetic, and takes between 90 to 120 minutes to complete, with a 2-3 day healing period thereafter.

What does a sinus lift entail?

For those who feel that they could benefit from the long-term effects of a sinus lift in Glasgow from us here at Dental FX, here is a brief explanation of the procedure. After being administered a local or general anesthetic – or (if prefered by the patient) Nitrous Oxide, the procedure would begin. This starts with the dentist stripping back the gum of the patient to reveal their jawbone within the space where they are missing a tooth, and thus have bone loss. Then the practitioner would drill the entire way through the patient’s jawbone until they reach the patient’s sinus above it. They would then push the sinus upward and refill the space with the grafted bone – either from the patient or a donor. Finally, the gap would be sealed together and left to heal. Over the preceding months, the patient’s facial structure and dental integrity would become fully restored and they would be ready for dental implant treatment.

What is Airflow in the context of dentistry?

What are tooth stains?


Teeth are often exposed to a variety of factors that are capable of causing stains or tooth discolouration, and different types of tooth stains exist. Extrinsic stains come from external factors (such as foods or drinks) which creates a patch of discolouration on the surface of the tooth. Intrinsic stains on the other hand are discolourations arising from staining materials accumulating in the enamel layer of the tooth. Whilst they are more difficult to remove, it is possible. Age-associated teeth stains are a result of the combination of intrinsic and extrinsic stains. As the colour of the dentin is yellow, the age-related time dependent progressive degradation of the enamel exposes this yellow colour.

What causes tooth stains?

Staining can have a variety of underlying reasons. Some foods stain the teeth in the long run. Coffee, tea, dark soft drinks, red wine and even some vegetables and fruits are notoriously capable of tooth staining. However, some people are simply genetically predisposed to tooth staining, as the degree of transparency of the enamel varies from individual to individual.  Tobacco use, regardless of whether it is smoked or chewed, causes tooth staining. Poor oral hygiene is also one of the main causes of stained teeth. Discolouration of the teeth can also be caused by infectious or developmental diseases suffered prenatally or at a young age, before the enamel had reached its fully developed stage. Certain medications, such as antibiotics, antipsychotics, antihistamines or chemotherapy drugs can also be responsible for tooth discolouration. Mouthwashes and toothpastes containing high levels of fluoride are also capable of staining the teeth.

What is Airflow?

Airflow is a technique used in dental hygiene for the removal of stains by polishing the patient’s teeth. It is capable of removing plaques that have formed through extrinsic staining. The process uses a mixture of air, fine powder particles and water to remove the plaques and stains from patients’ teeth. It is a simple, safe, and time efficient treatment. Airflow is not a teeth whitening treatment in itself, but it is crucial for the removal of any stains and plaques prior to starting any teeth whitening treatment.

How does a treatment with Airflow work?

Airflow treatments are very quick, and can sometimes even be done over the course of 15 to 20 minutes. Airflow is an incredibly useful technique given the short time it takes to be performed and the dramatic results it can bring. In case you would like your teeth to be more white, just book an appointment to get Airflow in Glasgow. Our dentistry, Dental FX, will use Airflow to improve your smile by giving it the cleanliness it deserves.

When you book an appointment for Airflow in Glasgow our specialist will determine whether Airflow is the appropriate treatment for you, or if you require tooth whitening procedures. While Airflow is efficient at removing plaques and surface discolourations, stains that result from staining materials accumulating in the dentin below the enamel might require further teeth whitening techniques, and this is something that should be kept in mind. So if you are looking to get Airflow in Glasgow, come and see us today!

Improve your smile this Mother’s Day with Cosmetic Dentistry in Glasgow

The gift of joy

This Mother’s Day, whether as a gift or a treat for yourself – why not do something that really puts a smile on your face. Whilst chocolates or breakfast in bed may sound appealing, here at Dental FX we offer our patients something far more long-lasting and impactful. Through cosmetic dentistry in Glasgow, you can enhance and improve the aesthetics of your smile and boost your self-confidence. Let your true smile shine this Mother’s Day, by visiting our cosmetic dentistry specialists here at Dental FX in Glasgow for a unique, tailored cosmetic experience.


A whole new smile

One of the most highly sought after and popular treatments of cosmetic dentistry in Glasgow that we offer here at Dental FX is the installation of dental veneers. You may recognise veneers from the smiles of celebrities and movie stars alike, but they are actually a relatively inexpensive way of permanently remodelling your smile in a way which makes your teeth straighter, whiter and much more cohesive. All manner of people – not just celebrities – seek out veneer treatment to address a number of superficial issues to their smiles. Teeth which are slightly overlapping, discoloured, chipped or stained can all be completely reformed through veneer treatment.

Shining through

The basis of cosmetic veneer treatment involves binding a thin porcelain shell to the front of the patient’s teeth with a permanent dental adhesive. These shells become the exterior of the patient’s entire teeth, and fully restore any lost or eroded enamel. Prior to seeking out cosmetic dentistry in Glasgow from us here at Dental FX, patients must first undertake a consultation period, to assess their eligibility. This consultation also allows us to explain the basis of the procedure – which requires that a small amount of the patient’s existing enamel on their teeth is removed to allow the veneers to be attached. Those who opt for this method of cosmetic dentistry can often find it to have a massively positive impact on their self-esteem and confidence, as they no longer have to be concerned or embarrassed by superficial issues with their teeth and can let their smile shine to its fullest potential.

Cosmetic teeth whitening

Another one of our most sought after cosmetic treatments that we offer here at Dental FX, is cosmetic teeth whitening. Over the past few years, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the amount of new patients seeking out cosmetic whitening across all age demographics – and numbers are showing no signs of dwindling. Cosmetic tooth whitening is a process designed to clean off any superficial discolouration or staining on the enamel of a patient’s teeth and leave them with a whiter, brighter smile. Here at Dental FX, we use a specialist peroxide-based whitening gel, which is placed within a bespoke, uniquely moulded retainer. This retainer is placed over the contours of the patient’s teeth, and the bleaching agent within the gel acts almost immediately. Often through ageing or certain lifestyle choices, the enamel on your teeth can become yellowed or dull. This can cause a degree of self-consciousness and embarrassment for some, which may explain why cosmetic tooth whitening has become so vastly popular, as it can fully restore your teeth to their whitest and let your smile and self-esteem truly shine.

Why is it important to visit our hygienists in Glasgow?

Visiting our hygienists in Glasgow is extremely important in order to maintain your oral health. Many individuals may wrongly believe that missing their local dental check-up with us is a minor thing, however this may not necessarily be the case. Maintaining a good level of oral health is key to preventing the development of further dental diseases, such as gum disease, and mouth cancer. In a dental check-up key areas of the mouth should be covered. A member of our dental healthcare team will track the health of each individual tooth, as well as assess and possibly advise an X-ray of the whole mouth. Visiting our dental clinic can help prevent the development of cavities within the mouth, and this might include advising a scale and polish which quickly removes any build-up of plaque or tartar.


Why do our patients visit our hygienists in Glasgow?

At our clinic in Glasgow, we understand that choosing a dental clinic to receive any form of dental treatment can be hard. Patients may decide on their chosen dentist based on a wide array of factors, such as finances, proximity, or severity of their dental case. We believe our dental clinic is unique, in the way that we offer dental treatments privately, and under the National Health Service. At our dental clinic we invite patients of all ages, and treat new patients in the same way as our loyal patients. Patients often choose us to receive their dental treatment due to our wide range of dental treatments.

At our dental clinic we are proud to offer general, restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic forms of dentistry. We pride ourselves in treating children with general dentistry requirements, as well as older patients for treatments such as dentures.

What can patients expect when they visit our hygienists in Glasgow?

During a hygienist appointment patients can expect to experience an overall assessment to detect the levels of plaque on the surfaces of their teeth, the risk factors concerning inadequate cleaning will be pointed out to the patient if deemed necessary. Once our dentists have determined the areas of concern and the level of cleaning required, special dental tools and paste will be used.

What is a hygienist’s role?

A hygienist is an educated individual who has undergone further dental training or education to specialise within this field. A dental hygienist’s role spans beyond a scale and polish in our clinic, it also involves education. At our dental clinic we pride ourselves in educating our patients on how to correctly look after their teeth, including brushing, flossing, and other tips.

Benefits of visiting our hygienists

Patients who maintain a high standard of dental health can expect to experience a reduced risk of tooth loss, as well as a lowered risk of cavities and tooth decay. Despite common misconception, maintaining a good level of dental hygiene can also help to maintain fresh breath, which can be a huge factor for some of our patients.

Nervous Patients

At our dental clinic in Glasgow we have a large number of testimonials from our more nervous patients extolling our successful dental treatments. At our clinic we boast a modern patient lounge, as well as a welcoming and passionate dental team.