Private Dental Treatment in East Kilbride

Teeth Whitening

If you are looking for private dental treatment in East Kilbride then you’ve come to the right place! Avondale Dental Practice offers a range of different packages to suit your needs.

This includes full NHS dental treatment, a private plan starting from just £14 a month, a private pay as you go plan or interest free credit.

We thought it may be useful to describe the difference between private dental treatment and NHS treatment so that you are armed with all the information you need to make your mind up about what treatment is right for you.

Private Dental Treatment

  • You are able to have private appointments anytime our practice is open.
  • Private treatment gives us complete freedom to provide the very highest standard of treatment.
  • Appointments are longer to allow plenty of time to complete your treatment at a more relaxed pace.
  • Cosmetic treatment is not available on the NHS, neither is certain treatments such as dental implants or tooth whitening.
  • Orthodontic treatment for patients over the age of 18 is usually not available on the NHS and Invisalign is usually not offered on the NHS

With any private dental treatment at Avondale Dental Practice, your dentist will discuss your treatment options and costs and give you a written estimate before you commit to any treatment.

NHS Dental Treatment

  • NHS patients are treated with the same care as our private patients.
  • Treatment needs to be functional on the NHS and not for cosmetic reasons
  • We must follow government guidelines for recalling patients which may mean you may not be entitled to a check up or clean as often as you want.
  • NHS cleaning is designed to ensure gum health and treat what is clinically necessary eg gum disease
  • Appointment availability may be limited. You may not be able to get appointments outside school or work hours.

If you are interested in becoming a patient at Avondale Dental Practice in East Kilbride and would like to hear more about either our private dental plans or NHS treatment then please get in touch via our website.

Cosmetic Dentist in East Kilbride

Are you self-conscious about your smile? Maybe your teeth are slightly crooked, or they’ve become stained and dull looking over time?

We can help!

Avondale is your friendly, local dentist practice in East Kilbride, specialising in cosmetic dentistry.

Cosmetic dentistry is usually referred to as dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums and/bite. It focusses primarily on improving the look of your teeth and in turn, your smile.

There are a number of dental treatments that Avondale Dental Practice offer that would fall under the ‘cosmetic dentistry’ category, these include; teeth whitening, adult braces, Invisalign, porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers.

Below we have explained some of the treatments a cosmetic dentist may do:

  • Teeth whitening
    • Over time, teeth can become stained from food, drinks & lifestyle choices. Our professional teeth whitening uses a bleaching process to safely remove stains and can improve the whiteness of your teeth by 5-8 times!
  • Porcelain crowns
    • Porcelain crowns are usually fitted over a decayed or damaged tooth to cover it up and appear more natural.
  • Porcelain veneers
    • Dental veneers are thin, white shells that are bonded to your existing teeth. They are used to fix a number of cosmetic issues, such as crooked teeth, damaged enamel and gaps between teeth.
  • Adult braces
    • There are a number of different ways in which we can straighten teeth so we recommend that you come in for a consultation with one of our dentists so that we can talk you through the different options and agree on one that is best for you.
    • Treatments include Six Month Smiles, Quick Straight Teeth and Invisalign.

If you are interested in finding a cosmetic dentist in East Kilbride, then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01355 234 919 or via our website.

Porcelain Crowns in East Kilbride

What are porcelain crowns?

Porcelain crowns are thin pieces of porcelain that are custom made to fit over the top of any of your natural teeth you are having problems with.

What can porcelain crowns fix?

Porcelain crowns can fix a variety of tooth concerns – your teeth might be damaged, broken, weakened, decayed or need a large filling. They are thicker than a veneer so are a great option for fixing slightly trickier dental issues.

Are there different types of porcelain crowns?

Yes, we offer a number of different options of porcelain crowns.

Porcelain bonded to Zironia are a strong and metal free option, perfect if you are worried about the appearance of metal. There has also been some health concerns around the use of metal in dentistry, so if this worries you this option will put your mind at rest.

Porcelain crowns with a metal ‘jacket’ are the most common form of crown whereby white porcelain is placed over base metal.

What is involved in getting porcelain crowns?

Getting porcelain veneers is a fairly quick and painless dental treatment that is very popular with customers.

You will first have an initial consultation with us to discuss what improvements you would like your crown to make and what we can do to help you.

A second appointment will prepare your teeth to have the porcelain crown fitted, this involves having an impression taken so your crowns will fit perfectly when they are made and deciding on the shade of your crown so it is the best fit for your existing smile. You might need local anaesthetic to have an impression taken but if the tooth has no nerve this will not be necessary. In this visit we will also fit you with a temporary crown before the real thing.

Your custom made crowns will be made in around two to three weeks but at Avondale we work with some of the best award winning dental laboratories and have forged fantastic working relationships to make sure that your lab made restorations are of the highest quality, both clinically and aesthetically.

The next appointment will be when we fit the bespoke crown itself. The outer surface of your prepared tooth will be treated with a special etching acid to create a surface suitable for the porcelain crown to bond to. Your dentist will then fit the crown and make sure you are happy with how it looks before securing it in place.

Your porcelain crown might feel a little funny to begin with as you get used to the new tooth but within a few days there should be no problems at all. If you do feel any discomfort, just come back to see us and we can do some adjustments.

How do I maintain porcelain crowns?

The good news is that you maintain your porcelain crowns much like your original teeth – regularly brush, floss as usual and make sure you attend your regular dentist check-ups. Follow these steps and they should last for years — a brilliant investment for your dream smile!

How can I make an appointment to get porcelain crowns?

To benefit from our first class service to achieve your perfect smile with porcelain crowns, just contact us at Avondale Dental. Phone us on 01355 234 919 or get in touch via email at to discuss your options.

Porcelain Veneers in East Kilbride

Are you self-conscious about the shape, size, colour or position of your teeth? Don’t worry – many of our patients are too but there’s no need — why not consider porcelain veneers to reshape your smile?

What are porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain designed to recreate the natural look of your teeth while strengthening your existing teeth in a way that is comparable to your original tooth enamel.

What can porcelain veneers fix?

Porcelain veneers can be used to fix all sorts of worries about your smile, particularly in situations where braces aren’t suitable or practical.

If you have chipped, misaligned, missing, worn or discoloured/stained teeth porcelain veneers are an ideal, long-lasting option for achieving a smile you are proud of.

What is involved in getting porcelain veneers?

Getting porcelain veneers is a fairly quick and painless dental treatment that is very popular with customers. Your natural tooth remains almost entirely intact in the process.

Veneers must be custom made to fit your exact tooth shape – or the shape you want to have – so you’ll have an initial consultation lasting around 20 minutes where we will take impressions and make decisions on how your porcelain veneers will fix your teeth. After this a review appointment will be organised to ensure you are happy with the planned changes.

When you’ve decided you are ready to go ahead, you’ll be invited into our practice for another simple procedures lasting another 90 minutes – a small piece of your original tooth enamel is removed to make room for the thin layer of porcelain. Following impressions that are sent to our specialist Laboratory we will make you temporary veneers. We allow between 5-7 days for the lab to make your bespoke veneers.

The veneers are cemented in position with light-sensitive resin between your original tooth and the porcelain veneer using a special curing light. You might experience some sensitivity for a few days but this will disappear very soon thereafter

After your initial treatments, you will be invited back for a follow up appointment to check how your porcelain veneers are working for you and if you’re having problems, we’ll do what we can to help.

How do I maintain porcelain veneers?

The good news is that you maintain your porcelain veneers much like your original teeth – regularly brush and floss as usual and avoid putting any unnecessary stresses on your teeth, like biting your fingernails or opening beer bottles with your teeth!

Later on, you can return to us to have your veneers specially cleaned for that extra special gleam.

How can I make an appointment to get porcelain veneers?

To benefit from our first-class service to achieve your perfect smile with porcelain veneers, just contact us at Avondale Dental Practice. Phone us on 01355 234 919 or get in touch via email at to discuss your options.