Our dental clinic is open and you can read our COVID-safe procedures here.
We have unfortunately had to temporarily stop our beauty treatments in line with Government regulations. All existing appointments will be rescheduled.
I found the whole experience fantastic. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Rob was great and explained everything that he was doing. I am Absolutely delighted with all the work and given me back my smile.
Quality care and comfort is at the heart of everything we do at Scottish Denture Clinic. We provide a range of denture options that offer our patients a wide choice of materials and a high level of naturalness and aesthetics.
Meet Rob, our clinical dental technician
A clinical dental technician has an extended role thanks to additional years of study in science, clinical skills, and customer care. This enables Rob, our CDT, to work directly with you to understand your smile goals and take your dental impressions, create your dentures alongside the SDC team, and then fit your dentures and make any necessary adjustments.
Digital Dentures in Edinburgh
We are pleased to offer Digital Dentures in Edinburgh, as a fast and predictable choice for restoring your smile. We use digital technology to plan and create your dentures onsite in a much faster timeframe than traditional dentures. The enhanced software allows us to provide you with high precision dentures of remarkable quality that you’ll love.
Expert denture repairs onsite
If you have a broken, cracked, chipped or fractured denture, you need a repair quickly, which is why we will always do our very best to find you a denture repair appointment as soon as possible. Our repair prices start from just £60 and we will provide you with a full cost upfront.
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing. Regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, they will be custom designed to fit your mouth, and visually matched to your existing teeth.
In the past, the artificial teeth that make up dentures were made of porcelain or plastic, but more modern dentures are generally made of a hard resin. The supporting structure of dentures that resembles the natural gum line is often made of a similar resin, or a more flexible polymer material that fits snugly on the natural gum line.
The materials used to make denture teeth are known to be more fragile than natural teeth and can easily chip or crack if dropped or otherwise uncared for. This material also wears down much quicker than natural teeth and should be replaced with a new set of dentures every five years or so.
Partial dentures are often used instead of other tooth replacement methods when the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support structures such as dental bridges.
The partial dentures are fitted to the part of the gum line that they will sit on, and they fasten to nearby natural teeth to keep from falling out of place. They are not permanent and can be easily taken out at any time for cleaning and while sleeping.
Full dentures, or complete dentures, are dentures that replace all your natural teeth. You can have them fitted to your top or bottom gum line, and they are held in place by suction and/or the help of an oral adhesive. Just like partial dentures, they are easily removable.
Immediate dentures are created before the teeth that are being replaced have been removed. They are used immediately after tooth extraction and during the healing process, which can be up to six months. These dentures can be more easily refitted than permanent dentures to accommodate for mouth changes as the swelling in the gums and jaw subsides while healing. The immediate dentures will be disposed of once the healing process is complete and your mouth is ready for permanent dentures.
Overdentures can be used if traditional dentures prove to be extremely uncomfortable or if you have a few natural teeth left. Overdentures are fitted over the roots of natural teeth and either rest on these or on dental implants, if there are no natural teeth to fit over. Some find this type of denture more comfortable, and they are also easily removable.
A clinical dental technician, or CDT, is a dental technician who has undertaken years of additional training to become an expert in their field. This means they have an extended role that enables them to work directly with their patients in addition to making their dental restorations. Having a clinical dental technician onsite at Scottish Denture Clinic means that our patients are able to work closely with us to plan and design their dentures, so they can enjoy the smile of their dreams.
Digital dentures offer a fast and predictable treatment choice. We will take a scan of your mouth and plan your dentures using state-of-the-art software. This also enables us to show you a real time visualisation of your potential new smile before we start creating your dentures so that we can work on the final design together.
Ultimately, it depends upon your individual circumstances. Typically Invisalign patients will notice straighter teeth in 12-18 months. In some cases, it could be as little as 6 months and in others, it may take 2 years. You will have a better understanding of timescales for your individual case when our experienced team examine you and compile your treatment plan.
Invisalign clear aligners can correct many of the bite problems that conventional fixed brace treatments can assist with. They include overbites, underbites, crossbites, overcrowded teeth, unevenly spaced teeth, crooked teeth and gapped teeth (diastemas). However, our Belfast or Edinburgh dentists can tell you which orthodontic treatment is best suited to your needs.
Once teeth have shifted, it can take up to 6 months for them to settle in their new positions. During this time, they can start to drift back if not supported. Therefore, once treatment has finished, we would advise all patients to wear a custom, lightweight retainer until such times as the teeth have fully stabilised.
Our dentists in Belfast and Edinburgh would advise that you should be able to partake in low impact sports such as football, racket sports, cycling, gymnastics and basketball/netball as they aren’t traumatic enough to cause any problems with the alignment process.
Yes, but only if they are slightly crooked. Since our cosmetic porcelain veneers are designed to fit over the front surface of a tooth they aren’t able to fix a misaligned bite. They are, however, ideal for making minor cosmetic adjustments to your smile including slightly crooked or uneven teeth.
In a word, yes. Dental veneers, for example, can help protect the teeth of a person with worn enamel while dental implants here in Belfast help to strengthen the jaw, prevent bone loss and stop teeth from gravitating out of alignment. While many cosmetic dental treatments are designed to deliver an aesthetically driven smile, no cosmetic dental treatment should be harmful to your oral health. Here at New Life Teeth, for example, our Edinburgh and Belfast dentists prefer to take a holistic approach to dentistry and consider that good oral health and a beautiful smile go hand in hand.
Technology, materials and expertise are such that every treatment or restoration should result in a seamless smile where the emphasis is on enhancing natural beauty. Our zirconia crowns, for example, used in conjunction with our Prettau bridges have a natural translucency to them just like natural teeth and can be colour-matched to your existing teeth for a flawless natural look.
In the hands of a skilled dental professional then yes, teeth whitening treatment is safe. Irrespective of whether a patient undergoes chair-side whitening or opts for dentist-led take- home treatments, Our team at New Life Teeth, will ensure that you undergo a thorough oral examination before commencing treatment. This way your whitening treatment will be both safe and comfortable.