Working in conjunction with one of the rare Clinical Dental Technicians (Robert Leggett, Scottish Denture Clinic)
We offer all options to ensure that you get the dentures which are best suited to you and your expectations.
Care and Comfort is at the heart of everything we do.
Regardless of which option you choose your dentures will have the best fit and function possible.
The options allow more choice of materials and give more natural results.
Using the best materials and techniques we can reduce production time and ensure quality.
Find out more about our implantology team.
Check up / Oral Cancer Screening
The most important start. Teeth and gums are thoroughly examined and advice given.
Low radiation X-rays are taken where necessary.
Dentists routinely check for mouth or oropharyngeal cancer.
They are often the first to spot these cancers in their patients.
Book your examination today.
Inlays / Onlays
Where a filling is close to the gums, or touches them, even the best and most biocompatible = gum friendly filling material (see White fillings) causes gum irritation.
Only dental inlays, made by specialist technician or a robot outside the mouth, can have the perfect shape
and material required for the best possible health of your gums.
While gold inlays were used for several hundred years, we now have high tech ceramics available.
Thanks to their superior properties, we can save and stabilise remaining tooth structure and work around invasive crowns.
Proven to be the only 100% gum friendly, and by far the longest lasting dental restoration.
The tooth is practically like a healthy new tooth, without artificial and inferior filling materials or patches.
A good long term investment in yourself, favourable cost per year if you can afford it.
Unique at Vitaliteeth:
- highly trained and experienced dentists for inlays.
- Cooperation with the best master laboratory. One of very few Cerec same day inlay centres in Scotland.
- Longest cerec experience in Scotland ( 20 years).
- The one and only cerec masters guild practicioner in the UK.
Porcelain Veneers / Thineers
Ultra Thin Prepless Veneers
Quick, Painless & Permanent It's so Easy!
With Thineers you can:
- Re-Shape Teeth
- Whiten Teeth
- Straighten Teeth
- Repair Chipped & Stained Teeth
- Close Gaps & Spaces Between Teeth
If your gums rest too low or too high on your teeth and you are unhappy with your smile, you may be a candidate for gum contouring surgery.
Also called gum reshaping or tissue sculpting / engineering,
this cosmetic dental procedure can even out an uneven gum line and give you a smile you can be proud of.
As a recognized treatment option of cosmetic dentistry,
the gum contouring process can achieve dramatic results in beautifying your smile.
Your dentist expertly contours your gum line along each tooth to bring balance to your smile and the appearance of your teeth.
This procedure can alter the visible portion of your teeth,
making them appear longer or shorter, and creating a more aesthetic line in your smile.
Contact our treatment Co-ordinator Una for details.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.
These two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
Find out more about our implantology team.
In the event of a dental emergency within our opening hours
please call the practice on 0131 208 2222 to arrange an emergency appointment.
In the event of a dental emergeny outside our opening hours
our registered NHS patients should call 0131 536 4800 for advice.
Non registered patients are welcome to join the practice and after registration are entitled to emergency services at the pratice.
However if you do not want to register at the practice and need an emergency appointment urgently
we can offer emergency appointments on a private basis in addition starting from £30.
White Fillings & Inlays
Tooth coloured composite fillings, based on NASA technology, have been used for 50 years and constantly improved. They cause a lot less
collateral damage to the tooth than metal fillings and today in our experience last longer than amalgam because they form a stable
entity with remaining tooth structure. Few people know how important the right technology and dentist's training is for the success of white
At vitaliteeth, all dentists are specially trained for this. We use Tetric evo ceram (ivoclar) in 14 different colours for private
fillings because it is the most advanced, yet most proven material in the world.
85000000 restorations placed, some universities and dentists have used it for over 20 years and not lost one restoration.
Absolutely unique at Vitaliteeth and crucial for quality and longevity of the restorations :
Dental suites purpose built without any compromise for white fillings.
Different plumbing, air dryer, air&water heater, special drills and treatment unit ( both more than 10 times the investment compared to
good standard dental equipment).
Despite all this, our prices compare well to other dental practices.
Single visit crowns - CEREC
Cerec Centre - same day metal free crowns & inlays
Modern ceramics are used where other materials fail, for example break discs on SuperCars eg. Bentley, Ferrari, Porsche.
Less invasive treatment than any other dental restoration - yet heavily reduces the risk of tooth fracture.
The ceramic is shaped and bonded into the cavity making restoration and natural tooth as one.
Less sensitivities - Only one episode of numbing, least number of appointments, ONE!
No bother with temporary crowns, no impressions.
All traditional crowns use a capping technique, A Cerec restoration does not.
All other traditional crown touch the gums and can harm them, eg inflamation, allergies, tattoing, recession. Cerec restorations avoid all of these problems.
With CEREC, a groundbreaking technology, ceramic crowns are prepared and fitted in a single appointment.
Metal free, designed by Cad-Cam technology and milled by robotic diamonds the crown is then in our ceramic studio hand-beautified and perfected to the standard of a master ceramist.
Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. If you have bruxism, you may unconsciously clench your teeth together during the day or grind them at night
How can Bruxism Treated?
The appropriate treatment for you will depend on what is causing the problem.
By asking careful questions and thoroughly examining your teeth, your dentist can help you determine the potential source of your bruxism.
Based on the amount of tooth damage and its likely cause, your dentist may suggest:
Wearing an appliance while sleeping - Custom-made by your dentist to fit your teeth,
the appliance slips over the upper teeth and protects them from grinding against the lower teeth.
While an appliance is a good way to manage bruxism, it is not a cure.
Finding ways to relax - Because everyday stress seems to be a major cause of bruxism.
Reducing the "high spots" of one or more teeth to even your bite - An abnormal bite, one in which teeth do not fit well together,
may also be corrected with new fillings, crowns or orthodontics.
Grindcare - After an international congress Martin has brought this novel way of treating teeth-grinding (or bruxism) to Edinburgh.
Using an iPod-sized device the machine relaxes the tense muscles with electric stimulation, training the muscles to relax and stay relaxed by the means of biofeedback.
Grindcare is the only clinically proven way to treat the core of the problem. Why not use Grindcare to diagnose, and its feedback to stop joint problems and grinding?
After treatment results can be given on the success of the treatment by comparing your grinding rate on the first night of treatment to the last.
Clinical studies show it reduces tooth-grinding by more than 50 per cent within just three weeks and 80 per cent after six to eight weeks.
You can loan our Grind care machine for a small fee.