*Pain Free Dental Treatments
At Queen’s Drive Dental, Glasgow
At Queen’s Drive Dental, The Home Of *Pain Free Dentistry, we provide a full range of NHS, Private and cosmetic treatments, individually tailored to your needs.
Our team of experienced staff aims to provide you with the best care in a relaxing and friendly environment.
We offer a comprehensive range of treatments allowing us to give every patient the treatment they want and deserve.
You can choose from regular dental treatments such as white fillings, extractions and cleaning, or cosmetic treatments such as dental implants, same day crowns, clear braces, tooth whitening and more… We are here to cater for the needs of you and your family.
Procedures to help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums
We recommend regular (usually 6 monthly) check-ups and (3-6 monthly) hygiene appointments to help maintain good oral health and to identify active decay or disease in the teeth, gums or oral cavity (mouth).
Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. Structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma.
After the removal of a problematic tooth structure, the tooth is restored with one of several filling materials: gold, amalgam, composite resin (white filling material) or porcelain. Each filling material has its advantages and disadvantages. Your dentist will work with you to determine which material is appropriate for you.
Bonding is the term used to describe the process of using composite resins to ‘glue’ materials to the surface of a tooth for restorative purposes. Chipped or cracked teeth are typically repaired through bonding.
An enamel-like composite material is applied to the surface of a tooth, sculpted into shape, contoured and polished, making the crack or chip invisible.
Root canal therapy removes infected pulp tissue within the root chamber of the tooth. The hollowed-out tooth is filled with an antibacterial filling, and the tooth is ‘capped’ with a crown for protection.
Endodontists specialise in performing root canal therapy, also general dentists often perform the restorative procedure.
Dental crowns can repair extensively decayed or damaged teeth. The crowns can be made of gold or silver metal, porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal. Some dentists use CAD/CAM technology for the fabrication of dental crowns. In some cases, conservative dental veneers may replace the need for a dental crown.
General dentists, family dentists, prosthodontists, pediatric dentists and cosmetic dentists may perform the crown procedure; however, expertise varies among dentists.
A cosmetic veneer is a new, custom-made facing that is cemented (bonded) onto the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. Veneers are extremely versatile and effective at changing the appearance, size, shape and colour of teeth.
This allows us to cover stained or discoloured teeth, close gaps, align crowded or protruding teeth and give patients a much more attractive and brighter smile. Typically, cosmetic veneers are made from porcelain which bonds well onto enamel providing predictable and superior aesthetics, as well as being durable and robust.
Dentures are used to replace missing teeth or damaged teeth that cannot be otherwise repaired. General dentists, family dentists, prosthodontists, and cosmetic dentists may perform the procedure. However, availability of the latest material, technology and expertise varies among dentists.
Early gum disease treatment may include tooth scaling and cleaning at 3-month intervals along with use of medicated mouthwash and proper flossing. Later-stage gum disease treatment may include deep-plane scaling, periodontal surgery and laser surgery.
General dentists, family dentists, periodontists and cosmetic dentists may perform gum disease treatment. However, availability of the latest material, technology and the level of expertise varies among dentists.
We have one laser in the practice:
The Biolase Epic is a small soft tissue laser which can be used for procedures like tooth whitening, treatment of gum disease, contouring of gums, treatment of minor oral pain, treatment of cold sores or ulcers, mole or skin tag removal and root canal treatment.
The benefits of using a laser include:
- Reduced healing times
- None or very little scarring
- Prevents post operative swelling or bleeding.
The CT scanner takes a 3-Dimensional image of the full jaw or part of it. This enables accurate assessment and planning for implant placement, with a ‘no surprise’ approach to surgery. The scanner can be set to only scan the area of interest, greatly reducing unnecessary radiation.
Within Queen’s Drive Dental Practice we have our own on-site laboratory where you can meet the technicians before your treatment begins. This enables us to have greater control over quality and a quicker service. The dentists are involved in every stage of the process.