*Pain Free Dental Treatments
At St Andrews Dental Care, Fife
Welcome to St Andrews Dental Care, located in the heart of Fife. We offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments for all the family, and have invested in the latest technology and materials to achieve the highest standards of dental care. Throughout the surgery we offer full wheelchair access.
Ask yourself these 3 questions…
- Am I the type of person that is searching for long-lasting dental work that looks good and feels great?
- Am I the type of person that believes a healthy mouth is as important as the rest of my body being healthy?
- Am I the type of person that needs a dentist that comes on recommendation, that you can place all your trust in?
If you answer YES…then we are the dental centre for you!
We aim to protect your smile by helping you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. We hope to exceed your expectations and help you achieve your best level of oral health and appearance of your teeth.
- We will always be courteous and go out of our way to look after you
- We will always treat you in a way in which we would have our own family treated
- We will always offer the highest standards of dental treatments, with value and transparency
- We will always deliver gentle dentistry
- We will always use quality materials and work in a safe and clean environment.
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, though general dentists also often perform the restorative procedure.
Dental crowns can repair extensively decayed or damaged teeth. Dental crowns can be made of gold metal, 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 three-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.