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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Industry Leading Dental Implant Specialists

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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Holistic Dental Treatment Glasgow

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Holistic Dentistry & Safe Amalgam Removal

In addition to cutting-edge equipment and pioneering techniques, we’re firm believers in the holistic approach to dentistry. We don’t just target a single problem head on with a one-size-fits-all solution, instead we look at the wider picture along with our patients, investigating all aspects of dental health to fully determine what the issue might be that’s causing them pain, discomfort and embarrassment. The teeth, gums and oral tissues aren’t just crucial for healthy eating and aesthetic reasons, they’re an indicator of other problems within the body. By taking a holistic approach, we can provide you with a long-lasting solution and can also identify deeper health concerns that might need addressing.

Although dental professionals have deemed mercury amalgam fillings to be safe, many patients report several side effects and health implications after having mercury fillings installed into cavities. Many patients report feelings of tiredness and fatigue, general uneasiness and a foggy head that they often relate to mercury fillings. That is why at The Berkeley Clinic, we provide safe amalgam removal. This is one area where our holistic approach really comes into its own and our experts will work closely with you to discuss your symptoms, case history and concerns to provide you with a treatment plan that works for you.

The Effects of Mercury on the Body

Mercury is an incredibly toxic metal. Like other heavy metals like lead, mercury can be harmful to your health and can cause severe cases of poisoning when it leeches into the body. Mercury can also cause adverse allergic reactions. Between 1-5% of the population exhibits allergic reactions to mercury, meaning a large proportion of dental patients cannot accommodate mercury amalgam fillings at all and should be seeking alternatives. What’s more, mercury can trigger auto-immune responses in the body, a potentially devastating condition which can turn something as simple as a cavity into a life-threatening risk.

Safe Amalgam Removal Techniques

Our techniques for amalgam removal are not only safe, but quick, leaving you with first-rate results without the hassle. We provide clean air supply and then commence high-speed mercury vapour evacuation. Sealed mercury proof rubber dams are used to ensure that exposure is kept to a minimum, while same day ceramic reconstructions are available to provide you with the replacement you need in no time at all. You can read more about safe amalgam removal in our brochure. 

Alternatives to Amalgam Fillings

Mercury amalgam fillings were originally used in dentistry because they were relatively inexpensive and easy to fit. Today, these types of fillings are still commonly used for the same reasons. However, they are a poor choice when it comes to bio-compatibility and there are several other options which are much more effective. Ceramic inlays are a particularly desirable alternative, with cast models made from computer imaging. This alternative isn’t just a more attractive alternative because it is free from harmful chemicals, it can also restore a tooth after a filling is removed, leaving patients with a healthier, more natural looking smile. Composite resin fillings are another choice for patients, but like mercury amalgam fillings, these aren’t bio compatible and don’t last as long as ceramic alternatives.

Why Choose the Berkeley Clinic?

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Dr Stewart Wright has grown an international reputation for his holistic approach to treating patients.  The Berkeley Clinic have never placed mercury amalgam fillings. When patients come to us looking for help filling cavities or replacing old ones, we’ll always provide a metal free alternative that leaves patients with a healthier mouth and total peace of mind. What’s more, we pride ourselves on utilising the latest technologies, techniques and after-care processes to ensure every patient is left with the best possible result, every time.

Get in Touch with the Team Today

Are you looking for a holistic dentist in Glasgow or would you like to find out more about Safe Amalgam Removal? Get in touch today to arrange a consultation. Call us on: 0141 564 1900, email us on: reception@berkeleyclinic.com, or get in touch via the online enquiry form.

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Understanding TMJ – Berkeley Clinic Glasgow

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Commonly Associated Symptoms

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your lower jaw to the skull. TMJ syndrome is pain and discomfort in the jaw joint that can be caused by a whole host of medical problems. Although many sufferers of the syndrome note a popping or clicking sound as first evidence of the condition, others suffer from more pronounced and painful symptoms.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

Many sufferers of temporomandibular joint syndrome have more than one symptom. Sometimes, these symptoms can be as simple as a minor clicking or popping sensation in the jaw joint. Other times, individuals may experience more pronounced pain in the head, neck and shoulders. As the condition becomes more painful and difficult to live with, individuals may experience more intense pain in the teeth when biting, headaches and migraines and sore muscles in the face and jaw while chewing. There are more visible symptoms to watch out for as well, including limited movement of the jaw, along with physical identifiers like the way the teeth meet when the jaw is clenched.

Causes of TMJ Injury to the jaw or temporomandibular joint can lead to TMD. These injuries can range in severity, from a knock to the head to regularly clenching the jaw in an improper way. Essentially, any disruption to a healthy motion of the jaw can lead to locking or persistent pain. The balance of the teeth and jaw system needs to be healthy and maintained, otherwise individuals stand a strong chance of developing TMD. If you are experiencing symptoms and don’t go to your dentist to get checked and treated, then you risk worsening the problem. This can heighten your levels of discomfort and can result in the progression of more serious conditions.

Expert Diagnosis at the BioPAK Centre

The Berkeley Clinic offers an innovative solution in the diagnosis of TMJ. At the BioPAK Centre, we offer an intensive and comprehensive way to investigate the health of your jaw and teeth and how they bite together. If you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident or suffered a serious injury to your face, suffer from regular pain in the back, neck and face, suffer from headaches or migraines or experience discomfort in the teeth when chewing, our diagnostic centre offers a reliable way of identifying the presence of serious TMJ disorders.

We can use JVA (joint vibration analysis) to determine the condition of your jaw joint in as little as 20 minutes. If we note any issues, we’ll provide recommendations for further actions. If you’ve noticed that your teeth aren’t clenching together correctly, a T-scan is another option. At the BioPAK Centre, we can arrange a T-scan to properly assess your bite accurately, providing you with a fantastic foundation for tailored dentist treatment to restore balance to your bite. If your scan identifies that an injury has led to damage your jaw, we can provide you with a medico – legal report that can be used in legal proceedings. This is particularly useful for those looking for settlement with a Personal Injury Lawyer and provides a reliable dental perspective for your case.

Other ways to manage your TMJ pain

It is also important to note that there are certain exercises for TMJ pain relief you can do at home to help ease any pain caused by TMJ. These exercises are thought to relax the jaw, strengthen jaw muscles and reduce jaw clicking. They involve moving your jaw joints in certain ways, our expert clinicians can advise the best exercises for you. Mouth guards can also be used to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching and also to help realign your jaw. Additionally, you can take ibuprofen or hold warm towels or ice against the area, to help relieve the pain.

Book an Appointment Today

Looking to book a consultation to get to the bottom of your TMJ problems? Book an appointment with the team at the Berkeley Clinic today. Call us to book a consultation on 0141 564 1900, or drop us an email via the online enquiry form.

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Dental Anxiety Treatment At Berkeley Clinic

Friday, June 10th, 2016

How Can Dental Anxiety Be Treated?

dental anxietyMany start to feel anxious or fearful before a dental appointment. Visiting their dentist can cause some people distress which may lead to them missing their appointment.

It is advised to make regular dental check-ups as they are important for our oral well-being. Dental or hygienist appointments are usually pain free however even the thought of the dentist can put patients off, this sort of stress is usually brought on by dental phobia or anxiety.

At our dental clinic in Glasgow we do the best that we can to provide our patients with a relaxing atmosphere before and during their treatments. Find out more about what dental anxiety is and how it can be treated below. (more…)

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Brighter & Whiter Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright

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What does your smile say about you?  Probably more than you think, a smile can be genuine and spontaneous, wry or sarcastic. We use our smiles to show so much of our personality, but if you suffer from discolouration you may miss out on all these chances to express yourself.  According to studies, our teeth are the third most hated part of the body, but this does not have to be the case. The Berkeley Clinic offer outstanding in house teeth whitening that will allow you to love your teeth once again. (more…)

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Improve your Self-Esteem with Natural-Looking Dentures

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Berkeley’s Dentures Glasgow Treatment

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Bad oral hygiene, lack of quality dental treatments and different dental health problems often result in tooth loss and could have a very negative effect on the confidence and quality of life of many people. That is why Berkeley Dental Clinic in Glasgow specialises in the delivery of a range of dental treatments that can help you get your smile back. One such treatment are our dentures Glasgow. Unlike other dentures available on the market, our dentures Glasgow are perfectly balanced and natural looking to ensure maximum comfort for the wearer.

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Replace your Amalgam Fillings with The Berkeley Clinic

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Minimising Mercury Exposure

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Dental fillings are a commonly used dental treatment that many of us have benefited from. In the past these fillings were made from amalgam – an alloy of mercury with another metal, such as silver, tin, copper or zinc. The amalgam was made of approximately 50% mercury. Over 4 years ago Berkeley Clinic, registered orthodontist Glasgow residents rely on, made the decision to stop placing amalgam fillings due to their high content of mercury. We also started offering a safe amalgam dental fillings removal to everyone who is concerned with the high mercury content of their amalgam dental fillings.

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All You Need To Know About Dental Braces

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The Six Month Smiles

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Having crooked or poorly spaced teeth can be detrimental to your health and self-esteem, and could make you feel insecure and embarrassed by your smile. Berkeley Clinic, registered orthodontist in Glasgow has the solution to this problem. Our Glasgow dental clinic offers a range of high quality dental treatments including dental braces Glasgow. Our cosmetic braces Glasgow are designed to be effective and efficient, leading to aesthetically pleasing results in just six months.

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When to Visit Your Orthodontist Glasgow

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Children Should Visit Early

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Knowing when to have your teeth checked for health issues is valuable for your personal health and that of your family. Most people follow the recommendation to visit their local dentist once every six months for a check up and clean, but fewer people know when to visit an orthodontist. Booking an appointment with an orthodontist can prove extremely beneficial if you begin to notice irregularities between your teeth and others’.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal – All You Need To Know

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

What is the recovery after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that most people get between the ages of 17 and 25, however, in some cases they may appear many years later or even not at all. (more…)

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