Cosmetic Dentistry

What is cosmetic dentistry in Edinburgh and how can it help me?

Cosmetic dentistry in Edinburgh is essentially a form of dentistry that is usually undergone through private dentists. This type of treatment is commonly desired by patients who wish to go through the national health service, however this is not offered, as it is viewed as cosmetic, and therefore aesthetic. Individuals may choose our surgery within Edinburgh to undergo their cosmetic surgery due to our level of professionalism and care, in the way we undergo dental procedures. We aim to invest time and money into the development of our dental procedures. We are unique in the way that we offer both services under the national health service, as well as private dental services. We aim to offer our facilities to all members of the public, which is why we also have disabled entrances at our practice.

What if I feel anxious when visiting my local dentist?

We understand that some individuals may feel anxiety or nerves when visiting their local dental surgery. One of the reasons for anxiety, surrounding the dentist or other dental surroundings, may be due to an irrational fear or phobia. Negative childhood experiences , such as a painful filling or an uncomfortable dental appointment, may create a negative stigma around visiting your dentist. However, modern techniques allow for almost painless procedures. Here, at Meadowbank, we have worked with many nervous patients and ensured that they are put at ease with our gentle and caring dentistry.

What cosmetic treatments do you offer?

One example of the many cosmetic dental services we offer are white fillings. These are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal fillings, and they are advantageous to the teeth in the way that they can be adhered directly onto, as well as to the side, of the tooth. White fillings can be used to replace already existing traditional metal fillings, which is an option for many patients. The cost of white fillings can vary, but we offer them privately at our surgery within Edinburgh. White fillings have the advantage of being subtle, in comparison to traditional metal fillings, and can be custom made to the shade of our patients’ teeth.

Do you offer alternative cosmetic surgeries?

One example of another cosmetic treatment we provide is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening has risen in popularity in recent years and is often viewed as something that can be achieved at home. Teeth whitening is done in a  variety of ways, and should be carried out by a dental professional, such as a member of staff at our clinic. Porcelain veneers are another option; these are essentially thin caps that are placed onto the surface of the teeth, which improves the overall appearance of the smile. Porcelain veneers may be an option for patients who suffer from staining (either extrinsic or intrinsic) and wish to improve the aesthetics of their smile. Inlays and Onlays are also available at our surgery.

What are Inlays and Onlays?

These are essentially a solution to cavities within the teeth and may be a solution suggested by us. An inlay is used for a smaller filling, whereas an onlay is used for a larger surface area.

The moment I saw your face

When we imagine the first time we look at the face we want to spend a lifetime with, it’s full of romance, connection and warm eye contact. You move together and just as you’re about to speak, you realise you’re about to greet you beloved with a mouth full of discoloured, crooked and chipped or misaligned teeth. It doesn’t quite fit with our happy ever after ideals does it? You’ll be relieved to hear that if you’re in Edinburgh, cosmetic dentistry by us at Meadowbank Dental may be able to put the bling back into your first meeting.

Cosmetic Dentistry in EdinburghThere are a range of options, to address your cosmetic dental needs, getting you back in the game and into your own rom com.

Emergency at the ready, cosmetics can address all your issues:

Discoloured teeth

Teeth whitening is great for removing surface stains caused by smoking, red wine, coffee and foods that have high pigments.  You can receive this at the clinic and leave with a whiter smile after a brief hour of treatment or there are our bespoke take-home kits that fit your mouth exactly and can offer you great results in around two weeks.

Crooked or chipped teeth

If your teeth have been chipped, or the size and shape of your teeth make them appear crooked, a good solution is veneers. A thin layer of enamel is removed from your tooth and a thin porcelain sheath is then bonded to it, covering the imperfections. Veneers can address a range of imperfections including tough stains that aren’t removed by whitening and closing small gaps between teeth.


If your teeth are mild to moderately misaligned cosmetic braces that are virtually invisible can address wonky teeth. Gone are wires and brackets and instead clear plastic teeth trays such as Invisalign, tooth-coloured braces or braces that fit on the back of your teeth offer good results quickly.

If you want to improve the way you look and the outcome of that chance meeting across a crowded room, book your consultation at Meadowbank Dental today and we can help you face all your dreams with a confident smile.

Enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Edinburgh

Smiling is really important; however, most people are not born with perfect teeth. With the wide variety of affordable dental cosmetic treatments available today, there is no reason not to have the smile you want.

At Meadowbank Dental, we use cosmetic dentistry in Edinburgh to improve your appearance and confidence. Most of our cosmetic services can be completed in a visit to our dental practice. If yellow and stained teeth drag down your smile, maybe you should consider professional teeth whitening. If you are not happy with the shape and size of your teeth, then porcelain veneers can transform them completely. You can choose a treatment on its own or combine many treatments for a complete smile makeover. Our experienced dentist will examine your teeth and help you decide which treatment is best for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry in EdinburghTeeth whitening

A popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, teeth whitening is quick and affordable with predictable results. At Meadowbank Dental Practice we offer two whitening treatments: home tooth whitening and in-practice whitening. As we age, our teeth tend to become darker and more yellow. This is due to many factors, the most common of which include the natural deterioration of the tooth enamel, the consumption of caffeine and highly-pigmented foods and drinks as well as smoking.

If you opt for home teeth whitening in Edinburgh, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth so that your customised whitening trays can be made. Once they are ready, you will have to wear them along with the bleaching gel we provide you with. Usually, we recommend that you wear them for 45 minutes a day for two weeks or so. If you want to have your teeth whitened at the dental practice, we will use special laser technology to brighten your teeth by several shades in less than an hour. Treatments can also be combined, to achieve the best results.

Porcelain veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are attached to the front of your teeth. Each porcelain veneer is carefully designed and crafted to fit your smile. They can fix many imperfections such as chipped, cracked, discoloured, misaligned and misshapen teeth and are virtually undetectable for an incredibly natural, beautiful and long-lasting smile.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Once upon a time, cosmetic dental treatment was the preserve of the rich and famous. Nowadays things have changed and more and more people are opting to improve the aesthetic appearance of their smile. If you’re unhappy with how your teeth or gums look, read on, for a “Hollywood smile” may be easier to achieve than you ever imagined.

cosmetic dental treatmentsThe term “cosmetic dentistry” covers a wide range of treatments that focus on improving the appearance of your smile. Did you know that your smile is the first thing many people notice about you? If you don’t like the way your smile looks, you may well hide it away, covering your mouth with your hands or even not smiling in public at all. At Meadowbank Dental Practice, our skilled cosmetic dental team can help to change that.

Every smile is as individual as the face it’s part of, which is why when we recommend a cosmetic dental treatment we’ll take your whole face into account, to ensure you get the beautiful, natural-looking results you want. Whether you have ideas about a particular treatment, have a specific issue you are unhappy about, or just generally want to improve your smile, the first step is to come and see us for a cosmetic dental consultation.

Depending on your individual needs and wants, some of the treatments we may recommend include:

Teeth whitening

Using special bleaching gels, your teeth are gently brightened, removing stains and restoring a natural, healthy, whiter colour. Teeth whitening should only be carried out by a dental professional.


Veneers are thin slivers of porcelain placed over the front teeth to improve their appearance, hide stains and discolouration, close up small gaps and cover chipped or slightly crooked teeth.

White fillings

White fillings can be used to repair decayed teeth and can also replace grey metal amalgam fillings. They blend naturally into your teeth so nobody will know they are there.

Inlays and onlays

Inlays and onlays are used to restore decayed teeth. Inlays sit in the cavity while onlays are placed on top. Made of porcelain, they are matched closely to the natural colour of your teeth.