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 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.

Porcelain Veneers at Avondale Dental Practice

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers are a great option for people who are self-conscious or unhappy about the shape, colour and appearance of their teeth.

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed on top of your natural teeth to enhance the appearance of your smile.

The key difference between porcelain veneers and composite veneers is that porcelain veneers can last up to 15 years before needing to be changed, whereas composite veneers may only last up to 7 or 8 years.

Porcelain veneers may not be suitable for everyone, and in some cases, a variety of treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results, but there are a lot of advantages:

  • A natural looking smile
  • Long lasting results (up to 15 years)
  • They are more resistant to stains than natural teeth
  • Give crooked teeth the illusion of being straight

Something to consider however when getting porcelain veneers is that prior to the treatment, a thin layer of enamel must be shaved off your teeth so that the veneer can be attached to your tooth seamlessly. This shouldn’t cause you any pain however a local anesthetic may be given as a precaution.

Another aspect to consider is if a porcelain veneer is chipped, the whole veneer will probably need to be replaced whereas if a composite veneer is chipped, it can be ‘filled in’ and further sculpted by your dentist.

If you are considering porcelain veneers at Avondale Dental Practice then please get in touch to book a no-obligation consultations with one of our expert dentists who can talking you through the process and answer any other questions that you may have about potential treatments.

What are Porcelain Veneers?

Do you have chipped, missing or stained teeth? If the answer is yes, then you could benefit from speaking to one of our experienced, trustworthy dentists at Avondale Dental Practice in East Kilbride.

You will most likely be offered Porcelain Veneers– these are very thin tooth-shaped pieces of porcelain, which are placed over the top of the natural teeth, enhancing them to create a more natural looking smile. Some benefits of these are:

  • They create a very natural looking smile by colour matching the veneers to your natural teeth
  • A long lasting, durable alternative compared to composite bonding
  • Very little alteration needed to the tooth’s shape to fit the veneer e.g., limited drilling
  • Stain resistant so you do not need to worry about the effects of coffee or red wine

The treatment for Porcelain Veneers is a simple and straight forward and usually includes just 5 short appointments from start to finish- these are broken down as follows:

Appointment 1: An initial consultation where the dentist will take impressions of your mouth and discuss with you how the veneers will fix to your teeth.

Appointment 2: This will be a chance for your dentist to explain to you what will be involved in the treatment and to ensure you are happy to go ahead.

Appointment 3: This is a 90-minute appointment which will involve removing a small piece of enamel from your original teeth to make room for the Porcelain Veneer. At this point, your impressions will be sent off to our lab and your veneers will be custom made for you.

Appointment 4: After 5-7 days, your veneers should be back from our lab and ready to fix to your teeth. The veneers are cemented in position with light-sensitive resin between your original tooth and the porcelain veneer using a special curing light.

Appointment 5: After the veneers have been fitted to your teeth, you’ll be asked to come into the practice for a follow up treatment to make sure that everything is as it should be. Although unlikely,

if you’re having any issues with your new veneers, we will make sure to do what we can to make them as comfortable as possible for you.

If Porcelain Veneers sound like something you’re interesting in, then please contact one of our dentists at Avondale Dental Practice in East Kilbride to book an appointment for your initial consultation.