News-Antique.com - Apr 03,2009 - Glasgow, UK - Every cosmetic dentist spends time with a patient to design the perfect smile. However, a fundamental problem in cosmetic dentistry is that the dentist does not actually handcraft the patient's porcelain veneers or crowns. That responsibility is handed over to a dental technician or 'Ceramist' who in most cases never meets the dentist or patient. The result can be less than perfect.
Dr Attiq Rahman said, "It is a prohibitively expensive exercise for dentists to set up and staff a state of the art dental laboratory for their own exclusive use, however I just couldn’t see a way to take my cosmetic dentistry to the ultimate level without taking this step. I decided to recruit Ian Smith who in my opinion is one of the very best ceramists in the country."
Master Ceramist, Ian Smith, left a top post at a large commercial dental lab in Devon to join Dr Rahman and work full-time at the Visage Lifestyle Clinic in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ian said, "What we do at Visage is completely different and totally unique because I am present from the initial consultation to assist Dr Rahman on the Smile Design, right through to the final appointment when the patient walks out with their perfect smile. Quite often I will use my artist's colour palette to add the final colour and natural characteristics to the crowns and veneers while they are being tried in the patient's mouth. That way I can exactly match the natural teeth in a way that is impossible for any ceramist who cannot work the way we do at Visage. In fact I don't know of any other clinic where a patient can get this level of commitment and expertise and I am thrilled to be part of it!"
There is no doubt that the results speak for themselves and the website www.visage-glasgow.co.uk has an entire section dedicated to the letters of thanks from Dr Rahman's delighted patients. It would appear that cosmetic dentistry is adapting to the needs of an ever more sophisticated public who are prepared to research and seek out the very best. If Dr Rahman is correct then he may well be taking Glasgow cosmetic dentistry to a truly world-class level.
The Visage Lifestyle Clinic brings the very best of London Harley Street into the Merchant City in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. They combine the latest in cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, dental implants, Botox ®, Restylane, Juvederm, Invisalign ® clear braces, cosmetic surgery, laser skin resurfacing, and laser hair removal.