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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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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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Complete Guide To Cosmetic Dentistry

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Does Your Smile Impact Your Life Positively or Negatively?

Did you know that almost ¾ of adults feel that an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success? Statistics are showing show that the cosmetic dentistry trend is becoming more and more popular – everyone is looking for that perfect smile! Many who suffer from dental anxiety are starting to realise the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Whether you are looking for a dentist in Glasgow or are wondering if cosmetic dentistry is for you, bite your teeth into our complete cosmetic dentistry guide.

 

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CAD/CAM Digital Technology At The Berkeley Clinic

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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Latest Technology, Highest Quality Of Dental Care

At the Berkeley Clinic we only want the best for you, so we only use the best. Our highly skilled dental team are trained to use the most advanced digital equipment ; CAD/CAM, digital technology which stands for Computer – Aided Design and Computer- Aided Manufacturing. Digital technologies are changing our everyday lives.  Similarly, in dentistry, they are essential for achieving results, quickly, simply and efficiently.

Chipped your tooth? Or do you need a filling replaced?

With the use of CAD/CAM digital technology, you can have same day dental restoration! This means that you can have your chipped tooth restored and your old fillings replaced in-house, the same day.  At The Berkeley Clinic, we are using the latest technology so no matter how simple or complex the restoration, we have you covered. Just pop into our award-winning clinic, where you can relax in our lounge and will be made to feel right at home.

 How does it work?

We start off the process by taking 3D scans of your teeth with the revolutionary CEREC omnicam. It’s like a virtual journey in your mouth! This easy and pain- free scan will be done in seconds, generating an exact replica of your teeth in natural colour without the need for a prior coating with powder or spray. This spray is used to make the teeth more visible and make sure all parts of the impression are recorded properly, however often patients find the taste of this unpleasant. No need to worry about this with our advanced scanner, as it can pick up the shape and shade of your teeth even when your mouth is wet with moisture.

Once the scan is complete, using CAD/CAM technology you can have crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays provided within the hour. The materials used to mill these are ceramic or resin-based, which allows our dentists to create natural-looking results for you!

Digital impressions prevent the need for impression materials to be placed in your mouth for long periods of time, which can often cause discomfort. This advanced technology allows you to feel more comfortable throughout your dental procedure.

With this painless, no fuss procedure your teeth can be restored at your convenience in a single visit with the highest quality ceramic dental restorations that fit perfectly.  This decreases anxiety about coming to the dentist multiple times.

What kind of results can I expect from CAD/CAM technology?

You won’t be able to tell the difference between your new teeth and your natural teeth. Not only are they durable but will allow you to eat normally without any discomfort or worry. Also, the accuracy of the shape of your new teeth will prevent gaps between crowns and surrounding teeth.  Your results will have you oozing with confidence.

cad cam demoCAD/CAM in dentistry is proven and has a long track record of success and clinical studies. The Berkeley Clinic was the first dentist in the UK to to have and launch the revolutionary Cerec Omnicam with the newest 4.2. software.

You only have one set of teeth so you owe it yourself to look after them. Let us do the hard work for you. So come in and unwind in our pleasant surroundings. You and your smile will be glad you did.

For more information, you can visit our website at the Berkeley Clinic or contact us on 0141 564 1900.

 

 

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Top Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

What Changes Could Help Protect Your Teeth?

Let’s face it – nobody wants to have to get fillings during their bi-yearly check-up at the dentist. Dental caries are all too common and at least 84% of adults in the UK have at least one filling. Even more shocking is that, on average, adults have at least 7 fillings. Preventing dental caries can start with the simplest of routine changes that will benefit your overall oral health. Keep these helpful tips in mind and start saving on your dental bills.

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5 Signs You’re Overbrushing

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Brushing Is Essential But Can Be Harmful

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Brushing your teeth is essential, but it’s easy to go overboard. As many as 88% of us brush our teeth too much, which ironically lead to the very dental health problems we’re trying to avoid. Here are five signs to look out for if you’re concerned about overbrushing. (more…)

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Top Tips For Good Oral Hygiene

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

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Preserving good oral hygiene becomes very easy when you have good guidance to follow. That is why Berkeley Clinic, a registered orthodontist Glasgow, created this short list of steps to help all our current and potential patients maintain good oral hygiene. (more…)

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Cosmetic Dentistry – Improve Your Life & Self-Esteem

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Invest In Your Smile & Your Confidence

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Do you suffer from low self-esteem as a result of crooked, damaged or poorly placed teeth? Are your teeth discolouring and losing their natural shine? Are you dreaming of a whiter and more beautiful smile? Then cosmetic dentistry is exactly what you need. (more…)

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Happy Valentines Day

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Valentines Day

Hearts, Smiles & Red Roses

We would like to thank you for choosing the Berkeley Clinic to look after your smile and oral health. Our team have decorated the clinic to celebrate the most romantic day of the year and make you feel more welcome.

We have planted a number of love flowers at the front of the clinic and invited the Queen of Hearts herself to personally greet you on your visit to the romantic Berkeley Clinic. We hope you will enjoy your appointments with our team.

Have the most romantic Valentine’s Day and remember we love you every day of the year, not just today!

If you would like to find out more about dental treatments at the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow contact us on 0141 564 1900.

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Win 2 Electric Oral B Toothbrushes

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Two Year Anniversary At Newton Terrace

Birthday CollageDid you know that The Berkeley Clinic is celebrating a 2 year anniversary this September? It’s been 2 years since we have moved to the new premises at the 5 Newton Terrace in Glasgow. We have prepared a number of prizes and surprizes to be won and enjoyed on the day. Our patients were able to enjoy delicious cupcakes made specifically for them.

Would you like to win an electric Oral B toothbrush?

We would like to invite you to participate in our social media competition on Facebook for a chance to win 2 electric Oral B tooth brushes worth £169! All you need to do is to ‘like’ our page on Facebook and comment under the competition photo. Yes, it’s that easy! The lucky winners will be announced on the 10th of October. Good luck!

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