Improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland

Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. There is much more to the dental field then dental cleanings and fillings these days. Healthy, white smiles instil confidence and make people feel great about themselves. When patients arrive at Blue Sky, dissatisfied with their smiles, for whatever reason, it is our opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives.

In Northern Ireland, cosmetic dentistry is not only about aesthetics. While our ultimate goals is to make our patients feel good about their smile, we also take into consideration oral health and function. Whether you’d like your smile brightened with professional teeth whitening or you need to fix a crooked smile, we are here to help you achieve your best and brightest smile. Here are some of the cosmetic treatments offered at Blue Sky.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Northern IrelandTeeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a very popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it is safe, quick and relatively inexpensive. At our dental practice, we offer two types of teeth whitening – power whitening and home whitening. Both are very effective at brightening your teeth by several shades; however, they satisfy different needs. Power whitening is ideal for patients who wish to whiten their teeth in less than an hour, whereas, home whitening is convenient for patients who wish to have their teeth gradually whitened over a course of two weeks in the comfort of their own house. Your dentist will help you decide which treatment is better for you. For very severely stained teeth, dental veneers may be more appropriate.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that bond directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. They are very versatile and an ideal choice for improving your smile. Dental veneers require a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to detail. At Blue Sky, we place veneers routinely, and design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient’s smile.

Cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland offers many options for people who are unhappy with their smile. If you are one of these people, we encourage you to contact us today.

Brighten your teeth with teeth whitening in Belfast

As we age, our smile tends to become less bright as our tooth enamel thins out. Certain habits, including the use of tobacco products and the consumption of dark-coloured beverages (such as tea, coffee and red wine) can also discolour the teeth. Luckily, this discolouration can be removed with teeth whitening.

At Blue Sky, we are passionate about ensuring that our patients’ teeth are brighter, but still natural looking, so we work with you to achieve your ideal shade. Professional teeth whitening in Belfast is safe, effective and less expensive than other cosmetic procedures. We offer two types of teeth whitening procedures – power teeth whitening and home teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastPower whitening

For patients who cannot find the time to try teeth whitening at home, power whitening offers the convenience of whitening their teeth in one dental appointment. Your dentist will protect your teeth, cheeks and gums with a special barrier and then paint the teeth with high concentrations of bleaching gel. They will then employ a special heat lamps to activate the bleach. After only one hour, you can expect your teeth to look brighter.

Home whitening

Home teeth whitening in Belfast is predictable and effective, allowing patients to customise their treatment at home under the supervision of one of our dentists. If you opt for home whitening, we will create highly-customised trays and provide you with instructions that are easy to understand and follow. Custom-fitted, well-adapted trays provide improved contact between the bleaching gel and the teeth and after wearing them for a few hours every day (or at night), you will be able to see results in two weeks.

What happens after treatment?

Once you achieve the ideal whiteness on your teeth, your dentist will provide you with instructions for long-term results. Remember that the same factors that caused the discolouration in the first place can quickly work their way back into their teeth. For this reason, our dentists will suggest brushing and flossing your teeth thoroughly, avoid the consumption of dark-coloured foods and beverages and occasional re-treatment either at home or at the dental practice. These measures will help you keep your teeth whiter for longer.

Dental implants in Belfast: explore your options

Five decades after their introduction, dental implants continue to change dentistry. They have gone from being an expensive and exclusive treatment to an option considered mainstream by many dental professionals and patients. They have also gone from tricky restorations with poor aesthetic results to full-digital high-quality restorations that can almost always guarantee proper placement and patient satisfaction.

At Blue Sky in Belfast, dental implants are our treatment of choice for patients who wish to replace one, several or all of their missing teeth. Unlike conventional tooth replacement treatments, dental implants fuse with the jawbone and become a secure anchor for replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. Patients who restore their teeth with dental implants experience a significant improvement in their ability to talk, chew and bite properly.

Dental Implants in BelfastDental implant options

Dental implants come in different types but generally, they are small titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Titanium is a biocompatible material that has the ability to fuse with the bone tissue. This way dental implants are permanently attached to the jawbone and replace missing tooth roots.

Single tooth implants

Whether you are missing one or more single teeth, single tooth implants are a viable option in recreating the proper form, shape and contour of your missing teeth. Your dentist will fix them in the jawbone and once the healing period has passed, they will top them with crowns. Single tooth implants are very resilient and with proper care they can last a lifetime.​

Implant-supported bridges

At Blue Sky, we offer implant-supported bridges for patients who have lost neighbouring teeth and there is no need to replace each one with a dental implants. In most cases, we use fewer implants joined or splinted together to serve the same function as individual dental implants.

Teeth in a Day

Patients who have grown tired of their loose and uncomfortable dentures, can take advantage of our Teeth in a Day treatment. The procedure allows you to have dental implants attached in your jawbone in just one visit to the dentist.

If you think you may be a good candidate for dental implants in Belfast, do not hesitate to contact our friendly team today.

Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast: discover your options

Have you ever considered improving your smile? If you look at yourself in the mirror, and think that having a perfect, beautiful smile could enhance your life, then maybe it is time to visit a cosmetic dentist.  Modern dentistry has come a long way and now there are many cosmetic treatments available to improve your smile.

At Blue Sky in Belfast, cosmetic dentistry is the perfect melding of art and science. Simple procedures, like professional whitening, can help make a dramatic difference in your smile. Advanced procedures, such as veneers and crowns, can completely change the look of one or many teeth. Whatever the problem is that you wish to have treated, we have a solution for you.

Cosmetic Dentistry in BelfastTeeth whitening

Our teeth naturally lose their white colour as we age and with constant exposure to all of those foods and beverages that cause stains. Coffee, wine, tea and blueberries are just a few of the food and beverages that will stain your teeth and make them dull over time. Instead of avoiding your favourite foods, you should consider teeth whitening.

At Blue Sky, we offer two teeth whitening treatments – power whitening and home whitening. The first is a very quick procedure that is usually completed at the dental practice in an hour or so. The dentist will paint your teeth with a specially formulate bleaching gel and will then activate it with light. Once you are done, your teeth will look much brighter. Home whitening, on the other hand, involves the use of custom-made whitening trays at the comfort of your own house. Both methods are entirely safe and effective.

Dental veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells attached to the front of the teeth. They are very versatile and can strengthen and beautify broken, cracked, misaligned or permanently discoloured teeth.

Crowns

Just like veneers, crowns conceal a heavily filled or broken tooth and restore its shape, size, strength and colour. Dental crowns are cemented into place, and fully protect and strengthen the visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Interested in cosmetic dentistry in Belfast? Contact us today and we will book an appointment for you.

Restore the lustre of lost youth

If there’s one thing about your smile that says you’re getting on in years, it’s when your teeth lose their lustre. Teeth yellow as we age and their light reflecting qualities get clogged up with staining. You can make them lighter and brighter again when you choose to have teeth whitening in Belfast.

Teeth whitening is probably the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment at Blue Sky Dentistry because it is an easy, non-invasive way to brighten up tired, discoloured teeth. Take a look at people around you and you will see how teeth naturally discolour as we age. Also, certain drinks and even some medications can cause them to discolour. This is because tooth enamel is porous and holds on to the pigments from these substances. Of course, tobacco smoke is also a major culprit in staining teeth.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastHow does teeth whitening work?

In Belfast, teeth whitening works by using hydrogen peroxide to bleach the enamel. This comes in the form of a gel that is put into a special tray made to fit your mouth.

At Blue Sky Dentistry, we have 2 ways to have teeth whitening in Belfast. The simplest and quickest way is to come in for a whitening treatment at the clinic. One of our dentists will cover your gums and lips with a protective barrier before a more concentrated power whitening gel is placed over your teeth. Over the next hour or so, as you lie back and relax, the gel will work on your tooth enamel to make it several shades lighter. This treatment costs £299.

The second way, which takes more time and a bit more hassle, is to carry out the whitening treatment at home with a special kit from us. The kit features a lightweight plastic mould made to fit your mouth for maximum contact with the gel. As the home-use gel is less concentrated, you will need to wear the mould for a few hours a day, or at night, every day for at least 2 weeks before you start to see results.

Teeth whitening is not permanent, but you can extend the length of the results by careful brushing with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day.

Dental implants in Northern Ireland: 21st century care

The dentistry of the 21st century is all about preventive care, and, for the first time in history, people now have a real chance of hanging onto many, if not all, of their natural teeth until they die. This is incredible really, and we at Blue Sky Dentistry are very proud to be part of this new wave of dental care.

However, people still lose their teeth. Some get knocked out. Some still fall victim to decay. For the most part however, teeth fall out because of gum disease, which, in its advances stages, gets into the bone, and the teeth become loose in their socks and fall out.

Dental Implants in Northern IrelandNow, in this era of teeth-for-life in Northern Ireland, dental implants are the best way to replace lost teeth. They are still, however, seen as the most expensive, and certainly they are, if all you are looking at is the initial outlay.

Weighing up the costs

At Blue Sky Dentistry, dental implants cost from £600. That sounds like a lot of money, but over time, it evens out to become comparable, or even cheaper than other restoration solutions, such as a fixed bridge, which costs from £500 per unit. Both bridges and a single implant can support up to 3 teeth.

The difference between the two, aside from cost, is all in how long they last. Typically, you can expect a fixed bridge to last for about 10 years. This is pretty good, until you realise that a dental implant can be expected to last for the rest of your life. If you are in your 40s, that’s a lot of bridges you can expect to get through if you live to say 75. Your artificial teeth could end up costing you way more if you go for a bridge rather than an implant.

The other plus with dental implants in Northern Ireland to replace a few teeth is that they do not need the neighbouring teeth to be ground down to be used as abutments. This is a definite downside with bridges, the loss of healthy teeth.

If you would like to find out more about how dental implants could help you, do book a consultation with us.

Be a Beauty, not a Beast

Have you ever been having a conversation with someone and you notice that they are not really paying you their full attention, but are surreptitiously checking out your teeth? Or maybe people have commented on the state of your teeth. That crack, that chip, those stains, the way they stick out, in or cross over each other. It can all get to the point where you don’t want to open your mouth anymore, let alone smile a big beaming smile. And that’s not good. That way, depression lies. We physically need to be able to smile so that our bodies can release the happy chemicals that make us feel good.

Cosmetic Dentistry in BelfastAlthough you may not be actively hiding away at home like the poor beast in Beauty and the Beast, if you are horribly self-conscious about your dodgy teeth, you may have given up smiling or hold your hand over your mouth so no one can see those snaggles. Fear not. In Belfast, cosmetic dentistry can transform your smile into that of a Beauty rather than a Beast. At Blue Sky Dentistry, we have won awards for what we can do with cosmetic dentistry to give people the smile they have always wanted.

What to expect from us

When you come in to see us at our practice in Wellington Park, we will be able to make some great suggestions for treatments that can transform your smile into a thing of natural beauty. Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast covers a range of treatments that focus on the visual aspect of your smile rather than oral health, but many of these can actually make it easier to maintain oral health too. This is especially related to misaligned teeth, which can be harder to keep clean as they have more crannies in which dental plaque can hide away and lead to tooth decay.

Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast covers everything from teeth whitening to a full smile makeover, which combines several treatments to great effect. Veneers are a very popular way to solve a variety of problems to do with imperfections because they cover the tooth with a sheath of durable porcelain. Explore your options and come and find out what we can do for you.

White wedding smiles

Summer is upon us and photo opportunities abound. Now that we can get outdoors for a few months without our hats and scarves, the phone cameras are in almost constant action. If ever there is a time when our smiles need to be at their brightest, it is at those events that get recorded and put online, put on mantelpieces and shelves, and into photo albums and on videos. Yes, we’re talking about the wedding photo.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastWhether you are the one getting married, you are playing an important role, or are just going to lots and lots of wedding this year, your smile is going to be on view for years to come. If you’re one of a happy couple, you may even want to use it as your Facebook profile picture for years to come. Better make sure your smile is at its brightest, with teeth whitening in Belfast.

It’s so simple. In Belfast, teeth whitening is a quick, value-for-money way to brighten up your whole look and take years of your face, without actually having to have any invasive cosmetic dentistry treatments carried out.

At Blue Sky Dentistry, you can choose between 2 ways of getting teeth whitening in Belfast. We can do it for you, or you can do it yourself with a bespoke whitening kit supplied by us. You do need to use a dentist for this. It is illegal for anyone who does not have the right medical or dental training to carry out teeth whitening treatments.

In-clinic

During an appointment that takes about 90 minutes, we will whiten your teeth while you relax in the chair. Your gums and lips are protected before we apply a hydrogen peroxide gel, which is then activated with a UV light. By the end of treatment, your teeth will be several shades lighter.

At-home

You do the whitening yourself, putting a milder gel into custom-made trays that fit perfectly over your teeth for maximum contact. After wearing them for a few hours a day, or overnight, for about a fortnight your teeth will be noticeably whiter.

Whichever option you choose, you can rest assured that your treatment will be safe, effective, and reliable.

Fully recover from dental sporting injuries

If your favourite sport has caused you to lose one or more teeth, you could be looking at decades of removable false teeth. Whether rugby, skateboarding, or even surfing was to blame, the result is the same: a gap and a need to fill it.

Maybe it’s a while since you lost those teeth, and you already know all about the hassles and discomfort that can come from wearing a single false tooth or a bridge. Whatever your experience, we’d be willing to bet that the prospect of a limited diet, teeth that move around and need to be removed for cleaning is not something you wish to live with for the rest of your life. The good news is that in Northern Ireland, dental implants can relieve you of the hassles associated with removable false teeth in a few short months.

Dental Implants in BelfastAt Blue Sky Dentistry, we love to take people through the journey to get dental implants in Northern Ireland, making sure that they experience as little stress and pain as possible. There is nothing more rewarding for us than seeing them leave with a mouth that no one else would ever know contained artificial teeth.

Getting started

Before we can begin, we need to make sure that your jaw is strong and dense enough to support implants. If you are young, it most probably is. Having implants inserted into special channels that are drilled into your jawbone under local anaesthetic sounds more painful than it is; there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in tooth material. However, we very happy to offer sedation if you feel anxious.

The titanium used in Northern Ireland dental implants stimulates the bone tissue to grow and fuse with it, holding the implants in place just like natural teeth. This takes a while, but after this is complete we can then fit the artificial crowns. These are custom-made to blend in with your own teeth, both in terms of colour as well as size and shape. You can either have a single crown, a few on a bridge, or, if you were unlucky and lost all your teeth, we can even fit a full set of dentures to each jaw on only 4 implants.

In award-winning hands

If you are considering having cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland and you want to be sure that your smile will be wonderful and worth the money you have invested in it, then you can do no better than to come to us at Blue Sky Dentistry in Belfast.

Our practice is owned by Dr Rory McEnhill, an award-winning aesthetic dentist. In the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2016, he was the winner in 2 categories. Dr McEnhill has several more awards under his belt. In 2010 and 2013 he was named Best Young Dentist of the Year, for a dentist under the age of 35. Blue Sky Dentistry itself won Best New Practice in 2015 at the Irish Dentistry Awards. These awards are all decided by other dentists.

Cosmetic Dentistry in BelfastIn Northern Ireland, cosmetic dentistry is always built upon a foundation of excellent oral health. Cosmetic dentistry takes healthy teeth and gums and turns them into award-winning smiles. At Blue Sky Dentistry, you can choose from the full range of cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Exploring your options

If you’ve never had cosmetic dentistry, a good treatment to start with is teeth whitening. This is the world’s most popular cosmetic treatment because it is a non-invasive way to put the sparkle back into stained, dull, or discoloured teeth. You can have teeth whitening carried out for you at the practice. But you can also choose to carry it out yourself at home with our bespoke whitening trays and gels kits.

White fillings are another popular treatment. This is a very subtle way to lift your smile. Composite tooth-coloured fillings replace old amalgam fillings, and you no longer have rows of black metal glinting in your mouth when you laugh. There’s an art to making good, strong white fillings that withstand chewing, and we have the knack.

We also have great ways to straighten misaligned, crowded, or gappy teeth; to cover over teeth that are cracked, chipped, or slightly misaligned; and, to recontour gums that come down too far over your teeth, creating what we call a ‘gummy smile’.

To find out more about how our cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland can upgrade your smile, why not book a consultation with us?