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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the ideal way to restore your smile and to provide improved dental health. They are a great solution for missing teeth, and are a much more sturdy and long-lasting solution than traditional dentures or bridges. They can be used to replace one or two teeth, or more, and at The Berkeley Clinic we are able to completely tailor our treatment to each individual patient. Dental implants take into account the unique shape and dimensions of each and every mouth, to create a smile that is subtle and natural.

How does the Procedure Work?

The procedure will take place under local anaesthetic, so that it is completely painless and stress-free. The dental implants are formed by inserting an artificial root carefully and precisely into the jaw bone. Once it has healed and fused with the jaw, artificial teeth can be secured to the implant to create a beautiful, even, and secure smile. Some patients may only need one implant, while others may need two or more; in cases where a larger set of dentures is needed, several implants can be used to hold them in place to make eating and drinking easier.

Many people may feel nervous about having dental implants, but The Berkeley Clinic’s friendly team are experienced with anxious patients and will help you to feel calm and relaxed throughout your treatment.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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The main benefit of dental implants is that they are tailored to each individual, and will create a smile that is aesthetically pleasing as well as practical and functional. Our dental implants are made from durable titanium, meaning that if they are placed well and properly maintained, 95% of dental implants will last for many years without needing further work or replacement. The titanium implants also make existing teeth stronger, helping to increase their longevity.

Each implant can be adjusted, and the replacement teeth can be coloured to match your existing teeth, so that they sit cohesively alongside each other. From dazzling white to more understated shades, your teeth will look completely natural.

Dental implants also help to benefit overall oral health. Because they are permanent, they can be cleaned and flossed just like normal teeth.

Why are Dental Implants Superior to Traditional Dentures/Bridges?

Traditional dentures can be cumbersome, high-maintenance and may restrict the diet of the person wearing them. They can make chewing difficult, so that patients may be restricted to soft and liquidised foods. Dental implants fully restore the ability to chew and enjoy a variety of foods; so while looking great is a benefit of dental implants, many patients are even more pleased about the way they can expand their diet.

They also help to manage bone loss and facial sagging, which are common issues for wearers of traditional dentures. Solving facial sagging quickly enables patients to look more youthful, with a replenished appearance.

Dental Implants at The Berkeley Clinic Glasgow

If you think dental implants might be for you then contact our friendly care team today to discuss your options. We are currently offering consultations at a reduced rate of only £99, so book your appointment and start smiling with confidence today.

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Dental Care Plans Glasgow

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Protect Your Teeth – Festive Season

The festive period isn’t just an enemy of your waistline, over-indulgence during the Christmas break can lead to major setbacks with your teeth and gums. If overhauling your oral hygiene regimen is at the top of resolutions for the New Year, why not see how The Berkeley Clinic can help you meet your goals. With an expert team of oral health professionals, we are your go-to destination for when you’re looking to get your teeth in order.

Talk to the team today about our treatment plan, from teeth whitening solutions and smile makeovers, to Invisalign braces and dental implants for those more noticeable cosmetic woes. In the meantime, we’ve put together a few tips on how to make those first few steps towards a healthy, happy smile in time for the New Year.

Make flossing a foundation of your new oral hygiene routine

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For decades, we’ve been told the benefits of flossing, but many have yet to take up flossing as a cornerstone of daily dental upkeep. Conventional brushing only provides you access to about two-thirds of surface area of the tooth, meaning there’s always going to be stray square inches that are left untouched and in need in desperate need of a clean. These unattended areas of the mouth are hotbeds for bacteria build up, particularly in the problem areas of the jaw where cavities are known to develop and gum disease is more likely to make a foothold before causing unsightly bleeding and painful inflammation. Problems within the mouth can lead to a whole host of problems away from the teeth and gums themselves, with a raised risk of heart disease, arthritic conditions and diabetes. Even just a short spell flossing can make a huge improvement, so fit it into any available space in your schedule and start perfecting your floss techniques from today.

Brush twice a day, every day

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No matter how simple or substantial your dental hygiene ritual, it’s not going to make the difference you want unless you’re consistent. Make sure you’re brushing your teeth at least twice a day to keep on top of the minimum of maintenance needed to stave off more serious conditions from taking hold causing the need for specialist dental treatment. You’ll always want to make sure you’re brushing your teeth for a minimum of two minutes, every time you’re stood there in front of the vanity mirror.

Never miss a step in your schedule

It can be all too easy to miss a few brushes in your schedule, but if you’re one who is prone to missing out on evening brushes, make sure this is a key area of focus. Bacteria can cause huge deposits of acid to form across the teeth throughout the night if left unattended, while a decreased rate of saliva protection while you sleep means there’s a perfect storm of conditions going on within the mouth that might lead to common dental complaints down the line. Give yourself a real shot at maintaining a beaming smile with minimal effort just by ensuring that evening brushing session is never skipped in the future.

Stamp out sugar

Sugar is a killer of healthy smiles. Not only does excess sugar stand as a key contributor to the build-up of bacteria, it can ultimately lead to the formation of cavities and start-up of teeth decay in otherwise healthy mouths. Cutting out excess levels of sugar is not only a smart move your waistline, the effects will be felt immediately within your mouth. Consider swapping out high-risk foods for new ones if you worry you’ll fail to maintain your new food plan and eating schedule.

Speak to the Team Today!

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Here at The Berkeley Clinic, our expert team are committed to providing premium dental care and treatments to help support your New Year’s resolutions. Whether you need to discuss a consultation with one of our dentistry professionals or want to talk more about the dental plans and treatment packages available, we’re happy to talk. Speak to the team directly and drop us a line on: 0141 564 1900, get in touch online, or email us at: reception@berkeleyclinic.com.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Glasgow

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Smile Makeovers Boosting Confidence & Self Esteem

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Ask anyone what they would like to improve about their appearance, and a smile makeover will almost certainly be at the top of their list. A glowing set of teeth not only improves your overall facial appearance; it can be a real confidence booster and elevate your self-esteem. At The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow, we offer an amazing range of cosmetic dental treatments at affordable prices.

Quality Cosmetic Dentistry in Glasgow

At our award-winning clinic, you will find a great selection of dental treatments. We are one of the most technologically advanced dental clinics in the UK, with state of the art equipment and machinery, with a top-flight team of some of the most experienced dentists and orthodontic experts in the country. We’ve fine-tuned our treatments for your convenience, giving you better results more quickly, saving you the hassle of undue discomfort and allowing you to enjoy the benefits of a brighter smile in no time at all.

Give Yourself a Dream Smile Makeover

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No matter what you don’t like about your teeth, you are spoiled for choice at The Berkeley Clinic. Are your teeth looking a little tired and discoloured? Consider our teeth whitening solutions for a quick fix solution that will have your smile looking brighter than ever. We also provide some of the finest orthodontics, dental crowns, veneers, dental implants and aligner treatments around. One of the biggest concerns for patients receiving dental treatment is that said treatment will affect the overall appearance of their teeth and gums. You’ll find several options at our clinic to help minimise the appearance of restoration and treatment, from white fillings and perfectly matched dental crowns, to gum reshaping procedures that will restore the overall appearance of your mouth to something altogether more natural. For a sure-fire way to improve the appearance of your smile, make sure you speak to our friendly care team  to find out more about the options available to you.

Specialist Dental Treatments

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We’re experts in CAD/CAM digital dentistry. Here at our clinic, we utilise the CEREC 3D System across a range of treatments. This system is specially tailored to minimise the length of treatment required by patients, even for those suffering from more serious conditions. Even conditions like cracked or crooked teeth can be resolved in as little as one appointment by utilising this innovative 3D solution. For patient requiring dental crowns, veneers and reconstructions, the CEREC 3D System is an ideal way of ensuring replacement teeth and components look and feel as natural as possible. We’re one of the few clinics in the UK with their own in-house ceramic studios, making us the go-to for bespoke cosmetic dentistry in the UK.

Get in Touch Today!

If you’re interested in achieving the smile you’ve always dreamed of, it’s time to get in touch with the team at The Berkeley Clinic. Call the team direct on: 0141 564 1900 to arrange a consultation or request more information. Alternatively, you can email us at: reception@berkeleyclinic.com. Need a little more guidance before you book a consultation? Why not use our online enquiry form to drop the team a message outlining your query. We’ll be back in touch with all the information you need in no time.

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Straight Teeth Solutions In Glasgow

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Best In Technology & Patient Satisfaction

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A crooked smile isn’t just unsightly; it can dramatically affect your confidence and self-esteem. If you’re constantly finding an excuse not to smile, it’s about time you consider what treatment options are available to you. At The Berkeley Clinic, we have a range of teeth straightening treatments available for all kinds of conditions.

Premium Dental Treatment for Straight Teeth

Here at The Berkeley Clinic, we’re committed to helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams. Our award-winning clinic is one of the most experienced and best equipped around, ensuring you’ll find the solutions you’re after, no matter what is causing you to be unhappy with your smile. There are numerous causes for misshapen teeth and crooked smiles, including dental crowding, uneven spacing of teeth, underbites and overbites, deep bites and more. Once you’ve booked in for a consultation and examination, our dental experts will fully assess your personal situation before outlining the options available to you. We appreciate that every patient is unique, so you’ll only ever get a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.

Keep It Simple with Invisible Braces

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For adult patients, braces can seem like an extreme and uncomfortable option in the effort to straighten teeth. Thanks to the latest innovations in orthodontic treatment, this simply isn’t the case. Here at The Berkeley Clinic, we are specialists in Invisalign treatment, offering patients a less invasive, more comfortable and more effective way to remedy crooked teeth and misshapen smiles. Invisalign braces are customised to each individual, ensuring maximum comfort while they’re being worn, and optimum straightening results. These clear braces are moulded after an in-depth 3D scan of your teeth, ensuring teeth are straightened in all the right places. What’s more, these clear braces can be easily removed when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, meaning you won’t have to worry about damaging your aligners. You’ll be given a new aligner every few weeks as your teeth slowly migrate and straighten, with each set of braces expertly customised to you and you alone.

Affordable Orthodontic Solutions

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There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to teeth straightening, so you can expect to pay differently depending on the treatment plan you go for. At The Berkeley Clinic, we’re all about transparency, which is why our team will guide you through affordable options upon your consultation. We also offer a range of flexible payment options to all of our patients, perfect if you’re interested in pursuing more advanced and involved dental treatment.

Get In Touch Today

Ready to release the smile you’ve always dreamed of? It’s time to get in touch with the team at The Berkeley Clinic. Call us on: 0141 564 1900 to speak to one of the team and arrange a consultation, or drop us a note via our online enquiry form. Alternatively, you can speak with one of our friendly representatives via our live chat function.

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Safe Amalgam Removal In Glasgow

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Choosing Safer Alternatives For Our Patients

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When it comes to cavities, dental fillings can be a quick and effective solution to unsightly gaps and problematic holes. Many of us who have undergone treatment for dental fillings in the past, might have been happy with the results, but those who have undertaken the procedure in the distant past may find that the materials used to plug cavities includes potentially harmful substances like zinc, copper and mercury. It’s shocking to think, but some historic dental fillings can contain up to 50% mercury.

Redefine your smile with amalgam removal

If you’re looking to remove potentially harmful amalgam fillings, The Berkeley Clinic is the place to go. We are a mercury free zone and have never used harmful amalgam fillings, relying instead on safer alternatives. What’s more, our expert team of dentistry professionals are some of the most experienced around when it comes to extraction and removal of amalgam, minimising the risk that mercury can cause and replacing them with much safer alternatives.

Efficient amalgam removal

Regardless of which dental procedure you’re checking in for, one of the main concerns for any patient is speed and efficiency. At The Berkeley Clinic, our team have streamlined steps to ensure no patient has to spend more time than they need to in the chair. Once you’ve spoken with one of our consultants and agreed upon a course of action that everyone is happy with, we’ll arrange a one-stop procedure to remove multiple amalgam fillings in a single sitting, saving you unnecessary expense, undue pain and discomfort, and valuable time. Our expert team will also talk you through the restorative options available to you, ensuring your smile is returned to its former glory in no time.

 

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The dangers of mercury amalgam

Mercury amalgam used in dental fillings typically contain a minimum of 50% mercury, high concentrations of silver and significant levels of copper. Although mercury has long been used in dental care and fillings, in recent years, there’s been growing concern about individual sensitivity to mercury, implications on pollution, and risk to health. If you’re concerned that you might be sensitive to mercury and wish to replace your current set of fillings, you’ve come to the right place. If you feel as though you need some further consultation and guidance on the matter, our team will talk you through all the possible implications of maintaining mercury amalgam fillings and the alternative options available to you. For more information just visit our safe amalgam removal landing page.

 

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Get in touch with the team today !

If you’re looking for safe and effective amalgam removal in Glasgow, The Berkeley Clinic is your go-to destination. Drop us a message via our online enquiry form to request further information and one of our team will be back in touch ASAP. Alternatively, drop the team an email at: reception@berkeleyclinic.com or drop us a line direct on: 0141 564 1900.

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Teeth Whitening In Glasgow

Friday, September 30th, 2016

What Does Whitening At The Berkeley Clinic Involve

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One of the first things you notice in a person is their smile, this is why it is not surprising that teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental treatment in the UK. It’s a quick and effective way to enhance your smile, and in turn boost your self- confidence.

Unfortunately, teeth can become stained and discoloured due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes your teeth will become discoloured simply due to ageing. However, lifestyle and food choices can also take their toll on your glistening smile. There are two main types of tooth discolouration:

• Extrinsic – this is the type of stain that you are most likely to be aware of and is when the outer layer of the tooth (the enamel) is stained. It is typically caused by food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine, berries and sweets. Smoking also causes extrinsic stains.

• Intrinsic- most people tend to be less familiar with these type of stains. This type of discolouration refers to stains which originate from within the tooth itself. There are many potential causes of this including dental trauma, overuse of fluoride, decay, dental fractures and hereditary conditions.

How can I prevent teeth discoloration?

 

There are a number of changes you can make in order to avoid having yellow discoloured teeth. These could be simply reducing your consumption of dark- coloured foods and drinks, or sipping darker beverages throw a straw to minimise exposure to your teeth. Read more about the most common causes of teeth discolouring in our blog.

Improving your dental hygiene by brushing, flossing, using mouthwash daily and having regular visits to the dentist will all assist in eliminating teeth discoloration. You can also reduce the risk of staining your teeth by taking precautions to prevent dental injury such as wearing a mouth guard whilst playing sport and avoiding eating hard foods.

Fortunately, at the Berkeley Clinic, we can help eliminate teeth discoloration with our safe and painless teeth whitening procedure. With our X white pro ultimate whitening package, you can say goodbye to yellow teeth!

 

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What does teeth whitening at the Berkeley Clinic involve?

 

In as little as an hour our dedicated team will work their magic to transform your smile. Our dental clinicians will perform in-house whitening on you by placing a protective barrier between your teeth and gums. They will then apply whitening gel to your teeth and a blue light is shone on them to activate the whitening. Once this safe, in-house whitening procedure is complete, you can take home our bespoke teeth whitening kit prepared in our in-house 4 D dental lab. This kit will further enhance the brightness of your smile and will make your pearly whites sparkle even more. Find out more about our teeth whitening process here.

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Teeth Whitening Glasgow: Choosing Berkeley Clinic

 

Legally, whitening treatments must be carried out by fully qualified dental professionals working to the prescription of a dentist. So at the Berkeley Clinic you know you are in safe hands. Our care team will take time to determine what is best for you and ensure that you achieve the best teeth whitening result. What’s more, our 4D lab technicians will take an impression of your mouth to customise trays that will fit your teeth perfectly. This makes the follow up process at home easier, safer and more effective. So why not brighten your smile with our X white pro ultimate whitening package for only £299!

 

 

If you have any questions about our fantastic whitening offer or would like to book in for a consultation at our award winning clinic in Glasgow, contact us and we will help you achieve that perfect Hollywood smile.

 

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Looking for a Good Orthodontic Treatment in Glasgow?

Friday, May 6th, 2016

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Are you looking for quality orthodontic treatment in Glasgow at a reasonable price can be hard to find. It can also take a long time for you to achieve your dream smile. At Berkeley Clinic Glasgow we provide excellent treatment from our expert orthodontist team in Glasgow.

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Do you feel like your teeth are crooked or crowded? Looking for a treatment that will safely straighten your teeth in a matter of weeks? At our orthodontic clinic in Glasgow we provide wonderful treatment that will help you achieve your perfect smile in only a matter of 6 weeks.

It can be a daunting thought considering orthodontics treatment, and the thought of the commitment to wearing braces for years and the maintenance that it involves can be a lot for everyday life. If you are looking for short-term treatment with great results then The Inman Aligner may be the solution to your problems. (more…)

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Which Cosmetic Dental Procedure Is Right for Me?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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Sometimes it can be a struggle to know just which dental procedure you require. There is no shame in needing a little help in determining what you are looking for from your dentists in Glasgow. For common dental health problems, it is best to leave the solutions to the dental professionals. However, when it comes to the cosmetic dental procedures, there are numerous treatments available for different aesthetic ailments that can be a little confusing.

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Straighten Your Teeth In 6 Weeks

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Difference Between Regular Braces & Inman

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Uneven teeth are a worry for many people and seeking an orthodontist in Glasgow is the best way to help alleviate this problem. (more…)

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Veneers – The Secret Smile

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Why Choose Berkeley Clinic

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Damage to your teeth can happen at any time and in numerous ways. A chip or a crack in your tooth can be both painful and cosmetically damaging to your smile. What can be done? (more…)

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