Simple but effective

One of the simplest and yet most effective ways to get that youthful look back into your face is to rejuvenate your smile with teeth whitening in Belfast.

In our minds, we all associate lovely white gleaming teeth with youth, and yellowing or greying dull teeth with old age. So it’s no wonder that in Belfast, teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastAt Blue Sky Dentistry, we offer two methods of teeth whitening in Belfast, both are equally effective and use hydrogen peroxide as their active ingredient. The main differences between them is that one is much quicker than the other, is carried out by us, and therefore costs a bit more.

In-clinic teeth whitening in Belfast

This is the more expensive option, where you leave all the work to us and we get it done in a very short time. You book an appointment and come into the clinic. We put protective barriers over your lips and gums and then cover your teeth with whitening gel. The gel is activated by a UV light and takes around an hour to lighten your teeth by several shades. And that’s it. All done, and off you go back about your business. This is a great method for those who want their teeth whitening for a specific event, such as a wedding.

At-home teeth whitening in Belfast

This method is perfect for those of you who have more time on your hands and no deadlines to meet for which you have to look fabulous. For this method, you come into the clinic to get gel trays made from impressions of your teeth. Once they’re ready, you take them off with a kit of whitening gel. You put the gel in the trays and put the trays over your teeth. You need to wear the trays for several hours every day, or overnight, for about two weeks to get results. This is because the home whitening gel is less concentrated. One advantage of this treatment is that you now have trays you can use to top up your whitening whenever you want.

No hassle, no discomfort

A lot of people who have lost their teeth and are now using dentures, either full or partial, find them to be a hassle and a discomfort. The teeth don’t always stay in place, which can interfere with eating and talking, and looking after them involves having to take them out, clean them, and store them overnight in water. Not very pleasant. If you are young and lost your teeth in an accident of some sort, the prospect of having to live like this for the next several decades can be pretty depressing.

Dental Implants in BelfastFortunately, with dental implants in Belfast from us at Blue Sky Dentistry, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can instead have replacement teeth that are permanently fixed into your mouth, and that will never come loose and embarrass you just when you need your dignity the most. All you need to be able to receive dental implants is a good strong jawbone, which, if you are young, shouldn’t be a problem. If it is, however, having a bone graft is one way to get your jawbone strong so that it can take dental implants in Belfast.

What does dental implant treatment involve?

Dental implants are hollow titanium posts, often screw-shaped to give them a larger surface area, that are inserted into artificial sockets that are drilled into the jawbone in a minor surgical procedure. This can be done under local anaesthetic with no problems pain-wise as there aren’t so many nerve endings in the jawbone. However, if you are anxious, we can provide oral or intravenous sedation to deeply relax you through the treatment. You may even drift off a bit, but you will always be able to respond, if needs be.

Once the implants are in place, a few weeks need to pass while they integrate with your bone tissue, forming a strong, stable bond that will be able to withstand even the most powerful chewing and biting forces. After that, we can put in your crowns. These are custom-made by highly skilled dental technicians to match the rest of your teeth in size, shape, and colour.

If you take good care of them, your Belfast dental implants will last you the rest of your life.

 

In perfect harmony

What nearly everyone wants is to have a smile, where the teeth, gums, and lips work together to produce a harmonious whole that makes people want to smile back at you. At Blue Sky Dentistry, we can help you get that smile with cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Northern IrelandHaving a great smile is good for you. When you know that your teeth are the right size, shape, and colour, that they sit in gums that are in balance with them, and that your mouth too is looking good, then you can relax. A burden of self-consciousness is lifted and you find yourself smiling more often. Smiling at bus drivers, at people in the street, in shops, and then they smile back, become warm and friendly and want to help you. A good smile is our most important non-verbal communication tool. It can get us places. If you have always felt that your smile could do with some improvement, then come and find out how we can use cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland to lift your smile out of the ordinary.

A sample of your options

Our most popular treatment is teeth whitening. It is quick and non-invasive, and can be done at the clinic or at home. It’s a good first call if you’ve never had cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland, and it’s a great add-on treatment, perhaps for celebrating your fixed braces coming off after several months.

Teeth whitening cannot work on all stains, however. But that’s when veneers or composite bonding come in. These two treatments cover imperfections, such as staining, gaps, chips, cracks, and worn edges and can be used to re-size teeth that are too small. Veneers are porcelain sheaths that are fixed to the fronts of your teeth, after some enamel has been removed to create a bonding surface. Composite bonding relies on the dentist using a paste to sculpt over the teeth, and the paste is then hardened with a curing light. Both treatments last really well if you take care of them.

We can also remove excess gum tissue with a laser that seals as it cuts, for minimum blood loss, resizing overly dominant gums so that they are in ratio with your teeth.

Brighten up your look

If you want to freshen up a room in your house, the easiest way to do so is with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, covering up stains and smears and yellowing that seems to happen as paint ages. You can do the same with your teeth. One of the best ways to freshen up your smile is to use teeth whitening in Northern Ireland.

Around the world, as well as in Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic treatment. This is because it is an easy, non-invasive way to brighten up dull, discoloured teeth. Teeth naturally lose their white gleam as we age. Also, certain drinks, such as coffee, tea, and red wine, and certain medications can discolour teeth, getting into the enamel and staining it. Berries stain teeth too. And let’s not forget what tobacco smoke can do to teeth.

Teeth Whitening in Northern IrelandAt Blue Sky Dentistry in Northern Ireland, teeth whitening relies on hydrogen peroxide gel to bleach the enamel.

There are two methods for teeth whitening in Northern Ireland. Let’s take a look at them:

In the clinic

This is the quickest way to get your teeth whitened. It only takes one appointment at Blue Sky Dentistry. You lie back while one of our dentists fits protective barriers over your gums and lips before putting a tray of more concentrated power whitening gel over your teeth. Then all you have to do is relax for an hour. As you rest up, the gel works on your tooth enamel, lightening it by several shades.

In your home

Alternatively, you can use one of our special kits to whiten your teeth yourself at home. You need to get plastic moulds made to fit your teeth for maximum contact with the gel. The gel for home use is less concentrated, so you will need to wear the mould for a few hours a day, or at night, every day for at least two weeks before you start to see results.

Teeth whitening lasts only as long as you take care not to discolour your teeth, so it’s good to watch what you consume and brush carefully with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day.

Go straight to the implants

If you have just lost a tooth, you may be wondering which is the best way of replacing it. If you’re youngish, then you may be looking for a method that can see you through several decades of wear.

Our advice at Blue Sky Dentistry, dependent, of course, on a proper consultation, would probably be to skip faffing around with fixed bridges and full or partial dentures and to go straight for dental implants in Northern Ireland.

Dental Implants in Northern IrelandWhile bridges and dentures have definitely improved in the materials used and their construction, the modern way to replace teeth is with dental implants. In Northern Ireland, they have been consistently gaining in popularity since they first came on the dental market about 40 years ago.

What makes dental implants in Northern Ireland so popular is the way that they are fixed into the mouth.

Dentures and bridges versus dental implants

Dentures rely on a good grip on the gums for their support, but gums with no teeth in recede and so does the jawbone beneath them, so they are bound to become wobbly sooner or later.

Bridges do not become wobbly in the same way, but they rely on healthy teeth either side of the gap for their support. This means having to have two perfectly good teeth ground down so that they can have buttress crowns fitted over them. They can never be proper teeth again, which compounds your tooth loss.

Dental implants, on the other hand, are inserted directly into the jawbone where, over the next few weeks, the biocompatible titanium used integrates with the bone tissues so completely that you can’t pull the implant out. It has all the chewing power of a natural tooth, and it’s not going anywhere. You will probably be cremated with it still in place when you finally go to meet your Maker at the ripe old age of 98.

It’s a big initial investment for a lot of people, and that puts them off, but if you compare costs over a lifetime, the price of implants compared with several replacements of dentures or bridges, can work out the same, or maybe even a bit cheaper.

Keeping up appearances

Everything suffers from wear and tear, including our smiles. We may start out with a lovely grin, but eating, and crashing about doing stuff in life can chip, crack, and wear our teeth out. Sometimes, it’s not so much wear and tear as having imperfections to start with. Either way, we can go through life feeling self-conscious about our smile, and hiding it away, instead of loving it and showing it off at every opportunity. That’s why cosmetic dentistry in Belfast is so important.

Cosmetic Dentistry in BelfastAt Blue Sky Dentistry, we believe everyone should have the chance to make the most of their smile because being able to really go for it with the smiling helps us release natural feel-good chemicals, such as serotonin, that make us feel happier. Our smile is also a vital communication tool, smoothing our path through life as a first interaction, and possibly our only one, as in smiling at someone as we pass them in the street.

Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast with us at Blue Sky Dentistry is a range of techniques that can repair and restore your smile, enhance and improve it.

What’s on offer?

Say, for example, that your teeth have become rather dull and discoloured. Maybe you’ve been drinking too much black coffee or can’t stop eating blueberries. We can restore it to its former gleaming glory with teeth whitening. This can be done in the clinic in around an hour, or at home over the course of a couple of weeks.

Maybe your teeth have been chipped or cracked, or one is slightly wonky. This can be very quickly remedied with veneers or cosmetic bonding. These are two techniques that cover over the teeth to hide imperfections, or to alter their shape. Veneers are tiny sheaths of porcelain that are fixed onto the fronts of teeth, which need to have a thin layer of enamel removed so that the veneers lie flush. Cosmetic bonding is composite material sculpted over the teeth by the dentist and then hardened into place. The latter works well on the biting teeth.

To find out more about how our cosmetic dentistry in Belfast can benefit you, do please call and come in for a consultation.

Glamming up

If you need to brighten up your look for a special occasion, a good place to start is with your smile. Freshening up your pearly whites couldn’t be easier these days, with two kinds of teeth whitening in Belfast available from Blue Sky Dentistry.

Having teeth whitening in Belfast is a great way to look younger and healthier, without actually having anything done to alter the structure of your teeth in any way. Teeth whitening relies on hydrogen peroxide. This bleaching agent and disinfectant, which has been around for a good couple of hundred years, is simply two hydrogen molecules joined to two oxygen molecules. Once activated, it gets into the tooth enamel and gently lifts out the surface stains caused by highly pigmented drinks, foods, tobacco, some medicines and the general yellowing of age.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastThere are two ways to get teeth whitening in Belfast with us at Blue Sky Dentistry.

In-clinic

If you are in a rush to get whitening done before a special occasion then you can pop into the clinic and get your teeth whitened in the dentist’s chair in about an hour. For this, we put protective barriers over your teeth and gums, and then apply a more concentrated form of whitening gel to your teeth. A UV light activates the gel and you just lie back and relax for an hour or so until your teeth have become several shades whiter.

At-home

You come in to the clinic and we take impressions of your teeth from which we make trays to hold the gel so that it comes into maximum contact with your teeth without splurging out. You take home your kit and do the whitening yourself by wearing the gel-filled trays overnight, or for several hours during the day. This gel is less concentrated, and takes a couple of weeks to get results.

Whichever treatment you choose, you can have beautiful naturally white looking teeth, but you need to look after them to keep them looking lovely. If you have the gel trays, then you can do top-up treatments to keep them looking great.

Teeth that stay where you put them

Teeth are meant to have roots that are held in place in the jawbone; that’s how they stay in place so they can do their job properly. Their job being to bite into food and chew it, and help the owner form their words properly. Teeth are also meant to look beautiful.

At Blue Sky Dentistry, we love to give people who have lost some or all of their teeth replacements that do the job of being a tooth as well as the originals did. That’s why we are so keen on dental implants in Northern Ireland. These are the only tooth replacements that give you back the roots as well as the crown, and the crowns need to have roots if they are going to bite and chew and help you make the ‘t’ noises.

Dental Implants in Northern IrelandWhat are dental implants?

In Northern Ireland, dental implants consist of a small post, about 13 millimetres long, that is made of titanium and has a deliberately rough, or screw-like surface. This surface is designed to have as much area as possible so that when the titanium comes into contact with your jawbone tissue, there will be lots of room for the two to mesh together. Something about the titanium causes the bone tissue to grow and mesh with it, instead of rejecting it as a foreign body. It takes a good few weeks for this process to take place, but once it has, the implant will be held in place as securely as if it was a real tooth root. This means you can once again eat anything you fancy, from super-chewy toffees to crunchy roast potatoes.

It is true that dental implants in Northern Ireland are a more expensive option than bridges or dentures, but each implant can hold up to three crowns, and there are ways to fit a whole arch of teeth onto only four implants. Ask about a technique called All-on-4.

You can also get mini implants to hold your dentures in place, which is a good compromise if your investment funds are more limited.

Implants are so amazing, it would be a shame to miss out. Why not book a consultation and see how they can help you?

Build a better smile

If you are not happy with your smile, you can change it. It is as easy as booking a consultation and then coming in for an agreed schedule of treatments. That is how good cosmetic dentistry in Belfast is these days.

At Blue Sky Dentistry, we have a wide range of treatments that come under the umbrella term of cosmetic dentistry in Belfast. One, or a combination of more than one treatment, can be used to transform even the most imperfect of grins.

Cosmetic Dentistry in BelfastYou may have been born with teeth that don’t line up straight, or are too crowded, or gappy. Or maybe your gums are too much on show. Or perhaps as you have gone through life, accidents, neglected oral hygiene, or smoking, have contributed to damaging the structure and colour of your once lovely pearly whites. Maybe you have even lost a tooth or two and now struggle to smile at all because of the embarrassing gaps.

A range of solutions

Whatever the problem, we have the solution for it. If you come in for a consultation, we can discuss how you would like your smile to look, and ways to achieve it. Let’s have a quick look at some of our treatments with cosmetic dentistry in Belfast:

Dental implants – used to treat missing teeth, they replace the whole of the tooth, root and crown. One implant can support up to three teeth, and we can replace a whole arch of teeth on around just four implants. They last for the rest of your life and keep your jawbone strong and healthy.

Clear or invisible braces – a great way for adults to straighten their teeth without drawing unwanted attention. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean and therefore likely to last longer.

Gum contouring – we use a laser to trim away excess gum tissue, sealing as we cut, so there is very little blood loss. This creates a better ratio between gum and tooth if you have a gummy smile.

Teeth whitening – either at home or in the clinic, this brings back the gleam to teeth stained by age and lifestyle hazards.

Veneers and cosmetic bonding – both great ways to cover over imperfections such as chips, cracks, gaps, mild misalignments, and make too small teeth appear bigger.

Sparkling smiles are not just for celebrities

Have you looked enviously at celebrity smiles and wished that your teeth shone too? You might have assumed that the process of getting brighter teeth was costly, time-consuming or complicated. In fact, it is a very simple procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth in just a few hours. There are various reasons why people have discoloured teeth, but exposure to fluoride, antibiotics, coffee, wine, smoking, damage and ageing can all contribute. At Blue Sky in Northern Ireland, teeth whitening has given hundreds of people a smile to be proud of.

Teeth Whitening in Northern IrelandSmile with confidence

You may want to improve your appearance because of a special occasion or simply to feel better about smiling every day. Having dull or unsightly teeth can undermine your self-esteem, but the solution could be teeth whitening. Northern Ireland patients have used this process for events such as weddings and parties or to boost their confidence overall. Having teeth whitening in Northern Ireland is not just a short-term fix. If you look after your teeth carefully following the procedure, you should be able to enjoy the brightening effect for around six months.

How does teeth whitening work?

The first stage to teeth whitening in Northern Ireland is an appointment in which we assess the type of staining and discuss the best course of treatment for you. We use a hydrogen peroxide gel that gently changes the colour of your teeth without affecting the enamel. The gel is held in place using a plastic tray and you can choose from two different options. Whichever you choose, you can have a celebrity smile right here in Northern Ireland. Teeth whitening can either be carried out during a very fast procedure using special light to activate the gel or you can take a product home. Some people like to have their treatment quickly with us, while others prefer to carry it out in their own time. To make sure that your teeth keep their great new shade, we can provide top-up trays for you to take with you.

There is no need to hide your teeth. Teeth whitening in Northern Ireland could be the treatment for you.