White wedding teeth

The wedding season is well under way. You have probably been invited to one or two. You may even be playing a starring role, either as one half of the happy couple, a bridesmaid or parent of the bride or groom. If you are playing an important part in the ceremony or reception, all eyes will be on you. It’s not just your clothes and hair that will be captured for all time in the wedding photos and videos – your smile will be too. Is it looking its best?

At Blue Sky Dentistry, you can get the world’s most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment, teeth whitening, in time for the big day. Whether you are planning ahead or need it done as soon as possible, teeth whitening in Belfast gives you options.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastTake your pick

If you have left teeth whitening in Belfast until the last minute, then you will need to come in to Blue Sky Dentistry for a power whitening treatment. This treatment takes about an hour. We place a protective barrier over your gums and lips and then put the whitening gel over your teeth. While you lie back and relax, the gel is activated by a lamp. The procedure takes about an hour and after it is over, you can get on with your plans for the wedding knowing that your smile will sparkle in the photos.

If you have left plenty of time before the wedding, you can use our at-home whitening service. You will still need to come in to see us, so that we can take impressions of your teeth. We use these to make gel trays that you take home along with a supply of whitening gel. This gel is less concentrated than the one we use for power whitening. You will need to put it into the gel trays and wear them overnight, or for several hours during the day, every day for about a fortnight to get results. You have the gel trays for life so it is easy to top up your treatment.

If you want to find out if teeth whitening in Belfast is the right treatment for you, why not give us a call and have a chat with one of our friendly staff?

Take the first step in the dental implant journey

If you are thinking about having dental implants in Northern Ireland, the first step is to find out if you are a suitable candidate. Not everyone can have dental implants after tooth loss; it depends on how strong your jaw is, or, if it is not strong, whether we can put the strength back into it with bone grafts or find another place in which to anchor the implants.

dental-implants-in-northern-irelandIf you have just recently lost your tooth, or teeth, and having dental implants is your first treatment choice, you will probably have a strong enough jawbone to receive dental implants in Northern Ireland. The way to find out is to come in to see us at Blue Sky Dentistry for a consultation. During this appointment, we will want to know all about what your hopes are for receiving dental implants in Northern Ireland. We will then make a very thorough examination of your mouth, which will probably include x-rays of your jawbone to ascertain what kind of condition it is in.

Building up your jaw

If you have been without teeth for a while, your jawbone will probably have lost some density and size due to a natural process called resorption. If this has started to happen, you can have a bone graft procedure, where bone from somewhere else in your body, or synthetic bone material is grafted into the sinus above your upper jaw.

You will probably also have lost bone density if you are a long-term smoker or have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. You will need to stop smoking and get your diabetes under control if you want to have implants, because they need the optimum conditions in which to mesh with your bone tissue.

If your upper jawbone does not have enough density, you may be able to have implants inserted into your cheekbones instead. These are known as zygomatic implants, and have much longer implant posts than jawbone implants so that they can reach up through the jawbone and anchor into the cheekbone.

We can tell you more about dental implants in Northern Ireland when you come to us for an initial consultation.

Kiss goodbye to the wobble

If you have been a denture wearer for some time, chances are that you have experienced the wobble. It kind of creeps on you, despite your dentist taking the greatest care possible to make sure your dentures fit perfectly when you first receive them. But there is a way to fix the wobble for good, and that way is to get dental implants in Belfast at Blue Sky Dentistry.

Why the wobble?

Dental Implants in BelfastThe wobble is not to do with careless dentistry, it’s to do with a natural process called resorption that happens to your jawbone when it is no longer being stimulated by the hundreds of tiny clashes between your teeth every day. Your false teeth may well still be clashing together all day every day, but there is no root to transfer this stimulus into your jawbone, and without it, the jawbone thinks it is no longer needed.

Instead of your bone cells being renewed, the bone actually starts to dissolve itself, and very quickly too. It loses height, width and depth, as well as density and before long your dentures don’t fit and you are starting to get that sunken, collapsed look that goes with not having your own teeth.

The solution: dental implants

In Belfast, dental implants stop the wobble and the ‘collapsed face’ look because they replace the root of the tooth. Implants are inserted into the jawbone in artificial sockets that are drilled into the jawbone during minor oral surgery. It sounds more painful than it actually is, as there are fewer nerve endings in the bone than in your teeth. However, if you feel anxious about undergoing this surgery, we can sedate you with either oral or intravenous sedation.

You do not need to have a new implant for every tooth you have lost. A single implant can support up to 3 teeth. Also, if you have lost all your teeth, you will only need between 4 and 6 implants per jawbone. Once your dentures are attached to your implants, they will never wobble again, and you will be free to eat whatever you want. Give us a call to find out how dental implants in Belfast can solve your wobble.

Add some sparkle to your summer

An Irish summer, in terms of bright sunshine and sparkle, it can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. A wet summer can be such a drag on your wellbeing and your wallet if you have been seduced by a hot spring into buying lots of summer clothes and now find yourself in jumpers and jeans most of the time.

That’s why at Blue Sky Dentistry, we think teeth whitening in Northern Ireland is a far better return on investment than clothes that spend almost the entire season in your wardrobe. The great thing is that a white smile is not season-dependant. Teeth whitening in Northern Ireland can last for months and months if you take care of your new bright pearly whites.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastAt Blue Sky Dentistry, we have two methods of teeth whitening in Northern Ireland. The first is quicker and more expensive. The second takes longer and costs less.

In-clinic whitening

For this you need to set aside an hour or so from your day. You come to us and relax in our chair while we do the work for you. Firstly, we protect your mouth and gums with protective barriers. Once they are in place, we cover your teeth in a whitening gel. This is activated by a UV lamp, which is placed nearby once you are settled. That’s it. About an hour later you leave the clinic with teeth that are several shades lighter and now it’s you flashing the sunshine even if the sky is not.

At-home whitening

You come in to Blue Sky Dentistry so that we can take impressions of your teeth. From these we make gel moulds, which you take home with a supply of less concentrated whitening gel. You wear the gel trays overnight every night for around a fortnight, when you should start to see noticeable results. This treatment may take longer, but you have the advantage of owning gel trays that you can use to do top-up treatments.

Either way, teeth whitening in Northern Ireland can make a long-lasting difference to your look. Why not give us a call to find out when we can fit you in for an appointment?

Flash your smile

You know what people notice first about you? And what they remember about you after you’ve gone? No, it’s not those expensive new shoes or those intricate nails. It’s your smile. That’s why every magazine on the supermarket shelf has a picture of a smiling person on it. We are hard-wired to respond positively to a genuine smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Northern IrelandIf you are not using your smile to its full advantage, it is time you thought about having cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland. If you’re not sure, start noticing yourself when you are out and about, interacting with other people. Do you put a hand over your mouth when you smile or laugh? Do you suppress your smile in some way? Maybe you smile with your mouth closed, maybe you often don’t smile at all. If this is you, you are putting yourself at quite a disadvantage in life. But, the good news is that these days, you can do something about your smile – you can turn it into a thing of wonder and beauty with cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland at Blue Sky Dentistry.

A multitude of solutions

There is nothing we cannot fix, whether you suffer from discoloured teeth, gaps, crooked, protruding, or overcrowded teeth. We can make cracks and chips disappear. We can replace missing teeth with something so like a real tooth that you may even forget it is not yours.

The best way to find out how we can help you is to come in for a consultation. Our friendly dentists can take a good look at your mouth, and assess which treatments are going to give you the most for your money.

It may be that all your need is a brighten up of your already well-aligned, shapely teeth. In which case, we will recommend teeth whitening. You can have this done in the clinic in about an hour, or we can provide you with a bespoke take-home whitening kit that you can use at your leisure over the next couple of weeks.

This is often all people need, but to find out for sure, come in and ask what cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland can do for you.

Are there gaps in your smile?

How would it feel to like what you see in the mirror and enjoy smiling freely? Imagine being able to eat your favourite foods without having to think about it first. If these seem like distant memories, then you may be suffering with the discomfort, inconvenience or unsightly appearance of missing teeth. Losing your teeth diminishes your smile and affects the shape of your face, as there is nothing to support your cheeks and lips from the inside. Remaining teeth may also become unstable, as they can tip or drift out of position. At Blue Sky Dentistry, we have seen how many people have benefitted from having dental implants in Belfast.

Dental Implants in BelfastWhat are dental implants?

The implants themselves are small metal screws that are inserted into the jaw during a minor surgical procedure. As the jaw heals, the bones and blood vessels of the jaw mesh around them to hold them firmly in place. When they are secure, they are used as a base for a single replacement tooth, a bridge of several teeth or a full set. In some cases, we can fit your new teeth in the same day. For our patients in Belfast, dental implants are a long-term investment as, if cared for correctly, they can last several decades.

Why are dental implants a better option?

When you have dental implants in Belfast, you are choosing a secure, permanent solution that avoids the need for appliances that can restrict your diet, be unstable and need to be removed for cleaning. We can use a technique called Click Fit to anchor your dentures or you can have replacement teeth attached directly to the implants. In Belfast, dental implants have allowed so many people to live life to the full again, enjoying their favourite food and loving their smile. Another major advantage is that implants stimulate the bones of the jaw in the same way as natural teeth when you bite and chew. This avoids the tissues shrinking back as they do if you have gaps or use dentures.

Join our hundreds of satisfied patients in Belfast. Dental implants could give you something to smile about and a healthier future.

You can have a sparkling smile

Are you proud of your smile? We all want a smile we can show off to the world, but tooth discolouration can prevent that from being a reality. Poor dental hygiene can result in teeth that are less than gleaming but sometimes even the best kept teeth can be dull. Exposure to fluoride, antibiotics, coffee, wine, smoking, damage and ageing can all change the colour of the enamel. At Blue Sky in Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is a great option for improving the tone of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening in Northern IrelandA happier and healthier smile

Celebrity smiles are a great example of the results of teeth whitening. Northern Ireland patients can benefit from the same process and enjoy a more beautiful smile for a special occasion, such as weddings and parties, or to boost their confidence every day. Having teeth whitening in Northern Ireland is an investment in your looks and quality of life. Depending on your lifestyle and eating habits, your whiter teeth can last for six months. Any original staining is unlikely to reappear so you can be confident that you can enjoy your new look.

How does it 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, which is held in place against your teeth using a custom-built plastic tray. The gel gently changes the colour of your teeth without affecting the natural surface of the tooth. People have different needs so we offer a range of options from our practice in Northern Ireland. Teeth whitening can either be carried out during a short procedure using a special light to activate the gel, or we can provide you with a product to take home. The first option takes just an hour while the latter allows you to fit the treatment into your daily life over a few days. Top-up trays are available to ensure that your brighter teeth last.

There is no need to be embarrassed about your teeth. Teeth whitening in Northern Ireland could be the solution for you.

Do you like what you see in the mirror?

Do you smile with confidence and laugh freely? Or do you hide your smile and feel self-conscious about your teeth? Chipped, broken, missing, misaligned or discoloured teeth can make you feel unhappy with how you look. This can have a serious impact on how you feel about yourself and how much you enjoy life. At Blue Sky Dentistry, we know that looking after your teeth is more than simply about dental health. It is also about feeling great and looking attractive, so we are proud to offer cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Northern IrelandHelping you have a brighter smile

Even teeth that are properly looked after can lack sparkle. At our practice in Northern Ireland, cosmetic dentistry has given many of our patients the gift of a smile that they love. Cosmetic dentistry includes a variety of techniques that are designed to enhance your smile. Whatever you would like to change about your teeth, or even the shape of your gums, there is a procedure to help you. The first stage is to speak with your dentist and find out which treatment or combination of approaches will best meet your needs. We are proud to offer a friendly and highly skilled service so that you receive the care you need and get the results you want.

Options for everyone

Cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland has allowed many people to achieve the smile of their dreams.  We offer a full range of options from inlays or onlays and dental veneers to teeth whitening, gum contouring and invisible braces. We can also discuss treatments such as dental implants with you if you are missing teeth. Modern techniques are faster, more comfortable and less obtrusive than ever before. For example, white fillings allow you to have remedial treatment without the unsightly appearance of dark metal. Inlays or onlays used to be made of metal, but now we use durable porcelain that matches the tone of existing teeth for a natural look.

Hundreds of people enjoy brighter smiles thanks to cosmetic dentistry. Northern Ireland is home to Blue Sky Dentistry and we look forward to helping you with a happier, more confident future.

Solve your missing teeth issues with Teeth in a Day

In the world of dental implants in Northern Ireland at Blue Sky Dentistry, there is no doubt that one of the most important breakthroughs for our patients in both technology and surgical innovation, is our ability to renew your smile with our Teeth in a Day procedure.

Generally, having an implant to replace lost, decaying or damaged teeth can mean several dental appointments. With Teeth in a Day it means that we can condense the number of surgical appointments into just one, in as little as three hours. The need for provisional restorations is also eliminated as everything can be fitted in one appointment with one of our many dental professionals here at Blue Sky Dentistry.

Dental Implants in Northern IrelandTraditionally dental implants in Northern Ireland would need to be left to heal for around two to six months. This is no longer the case. In some cases, we can place the implants and deliver a full mouth of teeth, in just one sitting.

Your dental implants in Northern Ireland still need to heal, but this will all take place with a full set of teeth on show. After this healing, a second set of teeth are fitted to replace the ‘immediate’ set, meaning you won’t spend even a day without your new perfectly aligned, gleaming new smile.

The benefits

When you consider that one of the biggest advantages of our Teeth in a Day treatment is not having to wear temporary dentures, the benefits are clear – some temporary dentures may look unnatural and can loosen and even end up falling out.

Here, at Blue Sky Dentistry we can also offer our patients further security in our services with our award from the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. We came highly commended for multiple dental implant cases.

Are there any downsides?

For anyone thinking that Teeth in a Day is the ‘must have’ treatment, it isn’t for everyone. We can only begin this treatment if your gums are free from infection and if there is sufficient bone to place the implants.

If you’d like to know more about dental implants in Northern Ireland, get in touch with Blue Sky Dentistry today and get the smile you deserve.

Can I whiten my teeth at home?

To create your new whiter smile, you should always discuss your options with a dentist. Here, at Blue Sky, we can offer you teeth whitening in Belfast that includes the option to have part of the whitening process in your own home! The first thing we do is create a gum mould of your teeth, designed to fit comfortably in your mouth. A harmless bleaching agent is added to this mould to whiten your teeth. By wearing this mould a few hours a day for up to three weeks, you can brighten your teeth and smile easily and affordably.

Teeth Whitening in BelfastWhy choose teeth whitening?

Teeth will naturally darken over time, which can give the appearance of looking older then we are. Ageing and yellowing teeth can also have negative connotations in social situations. Because of this, confidence levels can be significantly reduced when you are not happy with your smile.

Teeth whitening in Belfast could be the answer. The effects of teeth whitening can last for several years, as well as being entirely safe for you, your teeth and your gums.

Some people believe whitening toothpastes could help. Unfortunately, they don’t contain the same ingredients that our procedures use – so they cannot restore the natural colour of your teeth.

Philips Zoom whitening

If you are after a quicker alternative to gain your dream smile with teeth whitening in Belfast, we can help. We are happy to offer Philips Zoom whitening in our practice. This procedure takes just an hour and will lighten your teeth by up to six shades. Professional teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is a safe, pain free and sustainable option, which has been used by over 10 million people worldwide.

Will it hurt?

It’s unlikely that you’ll experience any discomfort with teeth whitening in Belfast. Some people find their teeth and gums become more sensitive during treatment, but a special toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth will reduce this.

How can I make teeth whitening last longer?

Teeth whitening can provide great results for up to three years. Brushing your teeth twice a day helps reduce the likelihood of stains. Our dental hygienists can also remove stains and help you to keep your new bright smile for as long as possible.