We warmly welcome families to our practice. It takes time to earn the trust of children and we are more than happy to create the calm atmosphere your child needs to make it a positive visit. Our aim is to work with you and your child on establishing the right habits for a healthy future.
For more information on children’s oral health, please visit – Child Smile
Composite fillings are tooth coloured fillings which have been used for several decades now. They are mercury free and blend in with the natural part of the tooth. As well as aesthetically pleasing, white fillings bond to the tooth structure and help strengthen the tooth.
Veneers are used to cover mostly the outer surface of your front teeth. They are frequently used to either hide any discolouration or to change the shape or prominence of a tooth. Because they are made out of porcelain they offer superior colour stability.
A crown is used when a defect on a tooth is too big to be filled or after a back tooth received a root canal treatment in order to protect it from fracturing. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal or a combination of these materials.
A root canal treatment is required when the blood and nerve supply of the tooth is infected through injury or trauma. The pulp (nerve of the tooth) becomes infected and infection might spread along the root canal and can cause abscessing which if left untreated can require tooth removal.
The aim of a root canal treatment is to remove all infection from the tooth and place a root filling to prevent any further infection. It is a time-consuming procedure which requires skill.
Every tooth fulfils a specific type of function in your mouth. When a tooth is missing the remaining teeth will suffer from higher stresses and will be worked harder which can lead to increased tooth wear, mobility of teeth and shorter lifespan of existing tooth restorations.
What we often do forget: Should you have several missing teeth- it might have an impact on what you are able to eat. You might have started to regularly avoid certain foods to make eating more comfortable for you. Often it is the healthy foods (vegetables, fruits) which are harder to chew. Leaving them out of your routine diet can lead to malnutrition. The healthier we eat, the better we feel and are. Let us help you.
Implants are made out of titanium and get gently inserted into your jawbone. They replace the root of your tooth and can support crowns or bridges. They are the next best thing to your own natural teeth. Having been around for several decades, they are increasingly used to replace any number of missing teeth. Callander Dental Practice works closely together with implantologists and implant clinics. Implants can also be used to stabilise loose dentures.
These appliances are used to fill in the space of missing teeth in your mouth. Full dentures are used where the jaw has no remaining teeth. They enable you to eat food easier and support your cheeks and lips. Partial dentures are used to replace one or several missing teeth. They are either made out of chrome or acrylic. They stay in with the help of metal clasps which clip on to your remaining teeth.
Flexible dentures can be occasionally used where an ordinary partial denture would require a clasp to clip onto a tooth in a visible area.
Teeth can discolour over time. Tooth discolouration is influenced by smoking, drinking tea or coffee, red or white wine and some other food ingredients. Our teeth also gradually change their natural tone of white during the ageing process.
Callander Dental Practice offers a gentle method of whitening your teeth with our home kit which comes with trays and whitening gel. We will examine your teeth prior to tooth whitening to make sure that they are healthy and will be able to show you what result you can expect.
Are you not happy with your smile? Are your teeth crowded, rotated or show gaps? Depending on what you are looking to achieve we can advise you on different ways to get the smile you always wanted.
Depending on your teeth this can be sometimes achieved with very little treatment (e.g. filling, scale and polish, tooth whitening) or veneers, crowns, bridges, implant, etc.
The dentists at Callander Dental Practice will be able to develop a treatment plan and result which suits you. Please just ask.
Bridges are a fixed form of tooth replacement where there are healthy teeth next to a missing tooth. There a various types and designs of bridges. Please ask your dentist for more details.
Do you suffer from stubborn stains on your teeth? We can now remove them easily with a gentle spray of crystals to the affected teeth. Please ask your dentist or hygienist for more information.
In order to maintain or re-gain a healthy mouth we offer a professional clean of your teeth. We will also help you learn more about your current eating and tooth brushing habits and show you how you will be able to avoid gum disease in future. Gum disease can easily go unnoticed.
The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis. It is caused by a build-up of plaque on your teeth. If plaque is not regularly removed by brushing, the gums can become irritated and inflamed. The symptoms are swollen red gums which bleed easily when you brush, floss or eat hard foods, such as apples. You may also notice an unpleasant taste in your mouth or bad breath. Plaque which is not removed hardens into a substance called calculus (“tartar”) which is also irritating to the gums. Calculus has to be professionally removed. Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene.
If gingivitis is left untreated, it can develop into a more advanced stage of periodontal disease called periodontitis. The tissues supporting the tooth are affected. Left untreated, periodontitis can lead to receding gums, loose teeth and eventual tooth loss.
Most people can prevent gum disease with good oral hygiene. Stopping smoking reduces your chance of getting gum disease and can also help recovery. Daily flossing or use of interdental brushes after brushing your teeth will help significantly.
171 Main Street
Callander FK17 8BJ
We are a modern dental practice established since 1984 offering you up-to-date dental advice and treatment. We are conveniently located in the centre of Callander with our own car park.
The surgeries are accessible for patients in wheelchairs.