More information about our main services you can find on our home page. Please read about other services below.
An Effective and Well Tolerated Treatment for Periodontal Disease
PerioChip® is a unique biodegradable chip, which contains a disinfecting agent that can be effective and generally well-tolerated when used with the treatment of gum disease.
PerioChip®, when combined with scaling and root planing procedures, has been shown to reduce pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. PerioChip® may be used as a part of a gum maintenance program, which includes good oral hygiene and oral hygiene treatments. PerioChip® is recommended for use in periodontal pockets greater than or equal to 5 mm.
It is true sometimes teeth are beyond repair and must be extracted, but then missing teeth options are dentures (plates), implants or bridgework. Dentures are, by far, most cost-effective.
Options are NHS acrylic, Private Hardened Lucitone plastic, non-acrylics, and reinforced cobalt-chromium alloy mix.
Dentures take about six weeks to manufacture unless an immediate one is specified.
A spare denture is always a good idea, mainly if front teeth are involved.
We can offer the highest standards of modern denture prosthetics.
Higher quality private dentures are designed to showcase a high-quality denture with a better fit and more comfort overall.
The mouth gradually alters with time, particularly a mouth without teeth. But for people who have no teeth, they can loose 1/2mm of jaw height a year. Medical conditions such as osteoporosis can cause an increase in shrinkage of bone. As the jawbone shrinks, so does the soft tissue which we call ridges that support dentures. Ridges can shrink up to 7mm in 10 years.
An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of decay, tooth degeneration, or infection. If an alternative to removal is possible, patients will always be informed.
If an extraction is to be done, the dentist will numb up the tooth and remove it.
Patients will be warned that after an extraction, the following things can occur:
Pain (take painkillers e.g., Paracetamol / Nurofen)
Bleeding (stopped by a squashed up gauze pack biting on the extraction site, for 20 mins)
Swelling / Bruising (usually disappears in a day or so)
Trismus (limited mouth opening)
Numbness of the Lip, chin, and tongue (often temporary associated with lower wisdom teeth)
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. Not everyone has them. They can cause a lot of pain, and in some cases, it is better to have them removed if any of the following becomes apparent:
Damage to adjacent teeth
Gum disease, usually an unwanted flap of skin is atop of the tooth
DENTAL EMERGENCY - OUT OF HOURS
After 6 pm, please contact NHS24 if you have a dental emergency such as severe toothache, swelling, uncontrolled bleeding following an extraction or injury to face or mouth. If your permanent tooth has been completely knocked out, place it in milk immediately until you have been assessed.
Please Telephone NHS24 free-phone is 111.
NHS24 is available between 06.00 pm until 08.00 am Monday to Friday and anytime over the weekend through to 08.00 am Monday.
CROWN AND BRIDGE WORK
Dental Crowns cover the entire visible surface of the affected tooth. As we age, many of us find that our teeth are no longer structurally sound. Lost fillings, grinding, age, decay, heavy improper biting can lead to significant scale defects in a tooth's surface. It adds strength, durability, and overall stability of the tooth. Preparation for a crown would take two visits. Visit 1, crown preparation and impression to be sent to the dental laboratory, then the Fit (appointment 2 ) 2 weeks later. Crown quality varies from NHS metal crowns to private Full Ceramic Crowns.
Crowns can be extended with a suspended artificial tooth that can cover a missing tooth. Alternatively, adhesive bridges with wings that glue on to adjacent teeth. (see animation sequence below)
Cosmetic Crown and bridgework materials can be the high-end high strength cosmetic Zirconia, or the cosmetic pressed porcelain Emax or Procera.
Dental implants are the best and most scientifically successful way to replace missing teeth. They offer a permanent Fix to hold removable partial or complete dentures in place. Dental implants replace your entire tooth, using artificial titanium roots and teeth. After the implant is screwed into the bone, the artificial tooth is added on top. The teeth attached to implants are made to match your other teeth, so no one will know you had tooth replacements.
If you are self-conscious due to missing teeth, wear dentures that are very uncomfortable and tedious, or don't have teeth that are strong enough to place a bridge, speak to your dentist about an implant.
Implants are popular and by far the best way to replace missing teeth. They are an excellent long-term option for restoring your smile, usually lifelong. The development and use of implants are one of the most significant advances in dentistry in the past 40 years. Implants are made up of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body. The implant is compatible with bone and will be allowed to integrate with the bone over three to six months. They are posts, surgically inserted in the jaw, where they function as the foundation that solidly holds the artificial teeth.
Orthodontic treatment is available to all patients of all ages and provides patients with the opportunity to receive treatment which is tailor-made to suit their individual needs and requirements. We refer our patients to two practices in Aberdeen:
The Orthodontic Clinic
9 Golden Square
24-26 Thistle Street
Cosmetic veneering allows a very conservative approach to reshaping your smile.
WHAT ARE PORCELAIN VENEERS?
They are razor-thin custom made shells of specially-shaped porcelain, which are glued to the front of your teeth. Veneers are crafted of-translucent tooth-colored, highly compressed porcelain that is highly durable. They cosmetically modify teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or slightly crocked. Cosmetic veneers cost less than crowns, and they do not stain. They can be skinny like a contact lens and are ideal for people who want a perfect smile.
With the help of our laboratory, custom made superior veneers can be made to get the patient a charming smile with minimal tooth intervention.
The practice can offer a few teeth whitening options:
1. Whitening take-home JANINA strips at the cost of £25.
2. Take Away Philips Zoom Home Kit at the expense of £99. The Kit would be ready min 30 minutes later. If you already have trays, then we can sell the gel for £59. On the first visit, the impressions would need to be taken, and on the subsequent visit, bespoke trays will be given with product for home applications (4-6h a day for min 12 days).
These two options would depend on the patient's applications/commitment over days/weeks and monitoring the results.
3. Phillips ZOOM in-surgery teeth whitening procedure at the cost of £299 - you'd stay in the surgery for min 2.5h, and the effect would be immediate.
The second and third option is most long-lasting (especially 3).
In any of the options, the existing fillings/crowns will not change color.