Cosmetic dentist East Kilbride

Cosmetic Dentist East Kilbride

What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums or bite. It mainly focuses on improving the colour, shape, size or alignment of your teeth.

Who can get cosmetic dentistry?

Anyone who is looking to improve the look of their teeth or overall smile.

What sorts of treatments does this include?

The term ‘cosmetic dentistry’ covers a myriad of different treatments; however the main ones are:

  • Teeth whitening
    • The process of professionally bleaching your teeth to make your teeth appear whiter.
  • Composite bonding
    • Known for filling in small gaps or chips in your teeth so that your smile appears more natural and even.
  • Veneers
    • The practice of placing a thin, custom-made piece of porcelain on top of your natural tooth.
  • Teeth straightening
    • Orthodontic treatments such as braces, Invisalign or QST can be used to align crooked or crowded teeth.

How much is cosmetic treatment?

The cost varies greatly depending on what treatment you are having however all initial consultations at Avondale are free! After that, your dentist will talk through your treatment plan with you and provide an accurate quotation.

How long will cosmetic dentist treatment take?

The length of treatment plan will be dependent on the procedure that you are getting done. For example, teeth whitening can take up to 6 weeks, whereas Invisalign may take 6-12 months.

If you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist in East Kilbride, then get in touch with Avondale Dental Practice to book in for a free consultation.

Composite bonding in East Kilbride

Composite Bonding East Kilbride

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a modern dental procedure where the dentist applies a tooth-coloured resin to the patients teeth to help restore the teeth and improve their appearance.  

What can composite bonding fix?

Composite bonding can fix a variety of different dental problems including crooked teeth, discoloured teeth and restoring the structure of teeth. This is done by a dentist applying resin in specific places to make the tooth appear more symmetrical and improve the patient’s smile.

Additionally, composite bonding can also help fill in gaps in patients’ front teeth. However, it is very important to assess the state of each patient’s teeth carefully before the procedure. This is to ensure they are suitable to proceed with the treatment. Factors such as their bite and if they grind their teeth may mean they cannot have the procedure as the resin may be too weak and break.

Is the treatment painful?

The treatment is completely painless and there is no anaesthesia needed! During a composite bonding procedure no changes are made to the structure of the tooth and therefore drilling is not necessary. 

How many visits to the dentist does the procedure require?

Conveniently, the procedure can be completed in just one appointment, meaning you get your results instantly!

What are the advantages of composite bonding?

  • It is a cheaper procedure than other dental treatments 
  • It usually lasts for 6 or 7 years
  • The procedure is completely painless

What is involved in the procedure?

Firstly, the shade of the resin is determined by comparing the patient’s tooth colour to a shade card to ensure a natural look. 

Next, the teeth are cleaned to reduce the threat of infection.

Once the teeth have been cleaned, the dentist will use an acidic solution to etch the specific areas where the bonding will go and is then rinsed away after a minute.

Next, the dentist will apply a bonding agent to the areas that have been etched with a fine brush utensil to prepare the teeth for the application of the composite bonding. 

The dentist will then apply the composite bonding to the etched areas ensuring it is the correct shape. Then, the dentist will set the bonding and composite solutions for a minute using a curing light. Finally, the dentist may polish reshape or adjust the bonding.

To discuss our first-class service and composite bonding treatment in East Kilbride please get in contact with us either via email at or give us a call on 01355 234 919.

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.

Emergency Dental Appointments in East Kilbride

Emergency Dental Appointments

We pride ourselves on being an experienced dental surgery in East Kilbride, providing you with the day-to-day care and treatment you deserve. However, the time might come when your appointment isn’t so routine and we want to be the emergency dental practice to help you.

Avondale is an emergency dentist. If you need treatment and care in a hurry, out of hours, we can help. We provide full dental treatment for all with costs depending on your circumstances and the treatment you need.  We would only advise on treatment that we think is clinically necessary to maintain good oral health.  

Emergency dental appointments might be required for a whole range of problems — anything from a broken tooth to wisdom tooth pain or a painful abscess. Or, just a sudden unknown tooth pain you can’t shake!

We know the need for an emergency dentist can be – quite rightly – scary, worrying or simply a real inconvenience and we want to make that experience as pain free as possible – in every way.

The emergency dental appointments and treatments we can provide for you which will put your mind at ease when you need it most.

We will listen to your complaint and respond as promptly as we can with the friendly, respectful and professional service and treatment you can expect from us no matter what circumstance you visit us under. At Avondale, you can always be sure of a calming, reassuring atmosphere that will make your emergency dentist visit as easy as possible.

Remember, it’s important that any tooth pain you have is fixed as soon as possible to avoid further discomfort and oral health problems in the future — and that’s where we come in, so don’t delay, we’re happy to help.

An urgent course of treatment can normally be provided in one emergency dentist appointment but if you need more care, don’t worry. We can arrange for this once we’ve administered the initial treatment you need. Once you’re feeling better, we can discuss any further treatment options.

Electric Toothbrushes Vs Manual Toothbrushes


We know that this has been a disputed question for years now…what’s better, a manual toothbrush or an electric? So, we’ve put together a few pros and cons of each, to help reach a verdict!

Electric Toothbrush Pros

  • They have a built in timer
    • To help you know exactly how long to use it for.
  • More effective at removing plaque
    • An electric toothbrush can rotate over 3,000 times per minute so you can cover a lot of surface area in 2 minutes.
  • More fun for kids
    • Most kids aren’t interested in brushing their teeth so an electric toothbrush can make it a bit more fun.

Electric Toothbrush Cons

  • They’re expensive
    • Most electric toothbrushes can range from £60- £250 whereas a manual one can be purchased for just £2.
  • They need to be charged
    • You need to remember to put your toothbrush on charge or else it won’t be anymore beneficial than a manual.

Manual Toothbrush Pros

  • Accessible
    • You can pick up a manual toothbrush almost anywhere so you will never be without one.

Manual Toothbrush Cons

  • You can damage your gums
    • If you brush your teeth quite hard, you can be at risk of damaging your gums.

If this has resonated with you and you would like to seek advice from a professional dentist in East Kilbride, then contact Avondale Dental Practice via our website.

Dentist in East Kilbride

If you have recently moved to East Kilbride then you will need a local, friendly dentist that you can rely on! Avondale Dental Practice are just that! We are located on Whitemoss Road in East Kilbride and pride ourselves on offering a high level of service to all of our patients, whether you are getting a full NHS treatment or going privately.

We understand that going to the dentist can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience for some people, so we will do everything we can to make you feel at ease in our practice. This includes talking you through what to expect before you arrive and answering any of your questions or concerns in depth.

At Avondale, we offer a wide range of treatments including hygiene visits, white fillings, teeth whitening, porcelain crowns and many more. We are also able to offer our patients facial aesthetics such as anti-wrinkle injections or fillers. Both our dentists and dental therapists have undergone extensive training and gained qualifications to ensure we offer the absolute best to our patients.

Our lead dentist Mairi Mclean has over 27 years’ experience and is passionate about preventing dental disease which is why the ethos of Avondale is to treat our patients with minimal intervention and use a holistic approach whenever possible- we have found over the years that this method of dentistry is much preferred with patients who may be more anxious about visiting the practice than others.

At first, we will discuss with you what improvements you want to achieve and try our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible during any treatment you are having. We will always try and reassure you. If you are interested in becoming a patient at Avondale, then please get in touch with us by phone on 01355 234 919 or via our website. We’d love to hear from you.