IT'S all smiles in Kilmacolm with a new £300,000 dental practice set for a former bank branch.

Local businessmen Puneet Gupta and Brendan Murphy have teamed up to open EnVisage Dentistry in the old Royal Bank of Scotland unit on Lochwinnoch Road.

The Tele revealed in March how the property had been acquired by another of Mr Gupta's firms, Greenock-based PG Paper, for just over £200,000.

It had lain empty since RBS pulled the plug on the branch in 2015.

Now the unit is being turned into a state-of-the-art dental practice which is due to open in September and will create up to five jobs.

It has also been confirmed that the RBS cash machine will be retained.

Mr Gupta said: "I'm pleased to bring the EnVisage brand to Kilmacolm, and to offer the highest standard of dental care employing the latest technology and techniques available.

"I am also happy to confirm that we will be retaining the bank's ATM at the practice for the convenience of the local community.

"The decision to keep the ATM as part of the re-fit ensures easy access to a level of banking facilities for everyone."

Around £300,000 is being spent on the building.

The practice will welcome both NHS and private patients and offer a comprehensive range of treatments, from general dental services to hygiene and cosmetic dentistry.

The company already has a presence in parts of Glasgow and Falkirk and bosses are looking forward to opening their first one in Inverclyde.

Mr Murphy, a director of the dental firm, said: "EnVisage Kilmacolm will offer everything you would expect from your family dentist - from regular check-ups and hygienist treatments to cosmetic braces and implants.

"We look forward to welcoming patients from across Inverclyde and Renfrewshire from September."