Cosmetic dentistry and its benefits

Healthy teeth do not automatically equate to beautiful looking teeth. You may have already invested time and money to repair, straighten or restore teeth, however stained enamel, misshapen gums and deeply stained teeth could still be getting in the way of a perfect smile. In Belfast, cosmetic dentistry could complete the picture and give you that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Here are 3 reasons to invest in a cosmetic treatment.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Belfast

Boost your confidence

A boost in confidence is not a small thing. If you have been hiding badly stained teeth for a while, having them fixed would mean you can smile without inhibition. Teeth whitening can quickly provide a new lease of life for your teeth in as little as one treatment. Although not permanent, dental whitening is a safe solution to surface staining. With top-ups every now and again if you wish, you can have whiter, brighter teeth as an ongoing boost to a confident smile. 

No longer avoid eye contact

If your teeth have been badly damaged due to ill health, medications or an accident, you may have one or more deeply stained teeth. If you have this issue, veneers could offer you a lasting solution. Using fine porcelain or dental resin, we create a facade that fits over the surface of your teeth. This restores their look and provides strength, while also repairing them. You can look people in the eye, knowing your teeth look healthy and strong.

Added perfection with cosmetic dentistry in Belfast

If you have already had work done and your teeth are straight, you’ve replaced missing teeth and they have all been whitened, you can finish the look by having perfect gums. Gums are the frames of your teeth and if they look healthy, then it completes the picture of health. Gum contouring can provide this last finishing touch as well as improving overall oral health.

If you’d like to find out more about how cosmetic dentistry in Belfast could enhance your teeth, contact us at Blue Sky Dentistry today. We will always offer you the best solution to your dental challenges, ensuring the best treatment is offered to support your ongoing dental health.

Dental implants to restore your smile

If you have missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures or are about to lose teeth due to surgery, you could have them replaced using dental implants in Northern Ireland. Dental implants provide stability and strength to dental prosthetics that offer a range of benefits you may not be aware of. They can be a cost-effective solution to tooth loss since they are long-lasting, securing dentures, stabilising bridges and ensuring the longevity of your jawbone health, thus preventing further tooth loss. We offer single and multiple implants to replace one tooth to a full set of teeth.

How dental implants in Northern Ireland work

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Our jawbones require stimulation from the roots of our teeth to keep them strong and healthy. Without this, overtime bone will deteriorate and shrink. In Northern Ireland, dental implants encourage the growth of the bone onto its structures, creating a strong base for dental prosthetics to be attached to. This keeps your jawbone healthy and prolongs the lifetime of dentures and bridges.

When the implants are fitted by our professional dentists at Blue Sky Dentistry, they will look, feel and perform the same way as your natural teeth. You’ll be able to eat as normal and cleaning is as simple as brushing and flossing twice daily.

What types of dental implant treatments are available?

We offer a range of dental implants in Northern Ireland to suit almost any tooth replacement situation. Our dentists are experienced in resolving any underlying issues such as bone density concerns, so there is no reason you should miss out on this innovative solution.

Click–Fit implants for dentures

Click-Fit allows dentures and bridges to be secured to prevent slippage and other denture failures. This allows the denture to be clicked into place, restoring bite strength so your favourite foods can be enjoyed again without embarrassment.

Teeth in a Day

This option allows you to have implants and beautiful looking teeth, fitted in approximately three hours. We even offer a Teeth in a Day option which allows patients to have problem teeth gently removed, a number of dental implants inserted, and a permanent bridge fitted, all in one appointment.

Why teeth whitening by your dentist is better for you

If you are considering whitening your teeth, working with your dentist offers a safe solution to surface staining. Teeth whitening has become more popular due to bright white smiles on TV and films, leading to an explosion of products that can be bought online and in shops. However, in many products, it’s unclear of the strength of the whitening agent and the application tray is generic, so you’ll never be sure of how effective it will be. In addition it could damage the enamel of your teeth or the delicate soft tissue of your gums and lips. At Blue Sky Dentistry, we offer in-clinic and at-home options for teeth whitening in Northern Ireland, which are safe and effective.

Teeth Whitening in Northern Ireland

Our professional whitening is customised so that the whitening trays fit your teeth snugly and the whitening agent is adjusted to suit your requirements. This bespoke service guarantees a positive whitening result. Since the tray is made to fit your teeth, there is maximal contact between the surfaces of your teeth and the whitening agent and no leakage onto the soft tissue of your gums and lips.

At our dental practice in Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is offered in 2 different ways:

In-clinic power whitening

In-clinic whitening is incredibly quick and can be conducted in one appointment.

A bespoke whitening tray is made from an imprint of your teeth, your lips and gums are covered and the whitening agent applied using the bespoke tray. Once in place a laser light activates the whitening agent and after an hour or so your teeth will be several shades whiter.

At-home whitening

We make bespoke kits, including a bespoke tray that can be used at home. There is no light to activate the agent so the whitening process and the whitening agent is less concentrated than the one we use at our clinic. It will therefore take repeated applications for several hours every day over the course of about 2 weeks. The results will be just as good as our in-clinic whitening treatment.

Whichever way you choose to whiten your teeth, we will be on hand to ensure your experience of teeth whitening in Northern Ireland is positive, successful and ultimately safe.

How cosmetic dentistry in Belfast transforms appearance

Life will bring many surprises and changes to our bodies and health, including our teeth. The things we eat and drink, perhaps even smoking will have an effect on our oral health. Slipping into bad habits or just not going to the dentist regularly enough may have led to gum infections and possible tooth loss. Some medication, illness or accidents can lead to damage such as chips, cracks and deep staining. At Blue Sky Dentistry in Belfast, cosmetic dentistry or cosmetic treatments combined with restorative procedures could reinstate your smile, giving you a second chance at a healthy, youthful appearance. 

Cosmetic Dentistry in Belfast

Belfast cosmetic dentistry in action

If your teeth have lost their natural lustre but you have good oral health overall, teeth whitening could be an option for you. This simple, cost effective procedure offers quick results. However, if your teeth have deep staining, we’d recommend other cosmetic solutions such as veneers.

Taking this example further, maybe you have general good oral health but you have a couple of missing teeth, a chip on one, two deep stained and the rest have lost their lustre. In this instance we’d combine various dental disciplines to produce the perfect result.

Firstly, we’d treat any underlying issues that led to your tooth loss using periodontal techniques and a deep clean of your gums and teeth. Dental implants could then be used to fully restore your teeth. Your chipped tooth could be repaired in a number of ways, our professional dentists would assess the tooth to see which treatment would give the best result. Cosmetic dentistry techniques would then be employed such as veneers, gum contouring and teeth whitening, completing the makeover. The result is a white, clean smile that not only looks great but restores strength and health.

Precision to improve our techniques

We employ the latest in dental diagnostic and treatment planning technology with ‘Digital Smile Design’ or DSM for short. This is an advanced scanning and processing tool that allows us to communicate effectively with you and with all the other dentists within the practice. Using DSM means whether you’re having simple procedures or complex multidisciplinary treatment plans plotted, precision, vision and professional are forefront in your treatment.

Being prepared for your dental implants in Northern Ireland

If you have been discussing whether to have dental implants fitted or are looking into restoring lost teeth, understanding the process and being prepared can pave the way for a stress-free, successful restoration. At Blue Sky Dentistry we like to offer all of our patients support from start to finish. Although one short article can’t cover every aspect of tooth loss and restoration, we’d like to give you a short overview to prepare you and inform you.

Dental Implants in Northern Ireland

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium prosthetics which replace your tooth root. Once in place, crowns, bridges or dentures can be attached, securely anchoring them in place. The combination of tooth and root dental prosthetics provides many advantages over tooth replacements alone.

Since the dental implant fully integrates into your jawbone, when the tooth replacement is attached, it is then permanently fixed in place. Cleaning can be conducted as normal with brushing and flossing, while the stability provided restores full bite force, thanks to the secure anchoring of the dental implants. In Northern Ireland, perhaps the best advantage is how implants secure your entire dental chain, jawbone and gums. Implants encourages natural jawbone and soft tissue growth so your jawbone remains strong, gums are kept healthy and remaining teeth are supported and stabilised.

The dental implant procedure

Implant treatment consists of a small hole being made in the jawbone, avoiding any nerves, into which the dental implant is then placed. A temporary crown or bridge will be attached and after a few months you’ll return and your permanent tooth replacement will be attached.

You can replace one, multiple or all of your teeth with dental implants in Northern Ireland.

Aftercare

We will be on hand throughout your recovery, advising and encouraging any lifestyle or dental hygiene changes needed to ensure the ongoing health of your implants. Dental implants can’t get cavities but gum disease can cause them to fail, which is why regular dental check-ups, hygienist cleanings and a good oral hygiene routine are important. Dental implants can provide you with a permanent, long-lasting solution to tooth loss with our care and support.

Contact us today for further information and to book your consultation.

Understanding the basics of teeth whitening in Northern Ireland

So, you have decided to get your teeth whitened. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in dentistry and has exploded in popularity in recent years. Society has become more image-conscious and more people are looking for a whiter, brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening in Northern Ireland

Professional whitening is done in-clinic or at home under the supervision of your dentist and offers both quick and safe results. Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening products, a dentist will use customised materials that ensure safety and effectiveness.

At Blue Sky in Northern Ireland, teeth whitening is tailored to your needs, with custom-fitted trays for at home treatment, or high concentration bleaching in our clinic, which can only be applied by a professional. If you want to remove stains, brighten up your teeth and achieve the smile of your dreams, our experienced dentists can guide you to the right treatment.

We offer two types of teeth whitening treatments: power teeth whitening and home whitening.

Power teeth whitening

Power teeth whitening is a safe way to get a bright, white smile at the dental surgery, without the wait. After covering your lips and gums, your dentist will apply a solution of bleaching gel directly to your teeth. A high-intensity laser lamp is then positioned over them, activating the bleaching process. After only one hour your teeth will look noticeably brighter.

In-clinic laser teeth whitening in Northern Ireland is recommended to all our patients wanting a white smile quickly, safely and effectively. Whether you are preparing yourself for a big occasion or just want your pearly whites to shine, in-clinic whitening works.

Home teeth whitening

Professional home teeth whitening kits available from your dentist contain a high concentration of bleaching agents for a safe and effective result in the comfort of your own home. Custom-made trays keep the whitening solution on the surface of your teeth, while at the same time protecting your gums. Wearing the trays at home for a few hours every day or during the night will help your smile shine in only two weeks.

For further information on teeth whitening in Northern Ireland, contact Blue Sky Dentistry today and we will be happy to help you.

Visible change

Many dental patients are concerned with the visual aspects of their teeth. There’s nothing unusual about this, since most of us feel better when we’ve taken care over our appearance. Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast provides you with various methods to visually enhance your smile. Here at Blue Sky Dentistry, we offer a contemporary range of stylish and effective treatments that will help you to achieve the dental appearance you desire.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Belfast

Taking care

Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast is tailored to the individual patient. Modern technologies, combined with the dentist’s skills, mean that treatments are planned and performed with efficiency. You might be surprised by the effects we can achieve in just one or 2 visits to our comfortable dental practice. Our tactful team will help you to relax while you discuss which form of Belfast cosmetic dentistry is most appropriate for your needs.

All kinds of people come through our doors seeking ways to improve their dental appearance. One treatment we frequently deliver is teeth whitening. As you get older, your teeth can display different shades of unwanted colour. This is usually because food and drink leave behind minute traces on your dental enamel, and these traces gradually build up into stains.

Our teeth whitening treatment allows you to choose the level of brightness you’d like to see in your smile. You can choose to have power whitening in-clinic or we can provide a kit for at home whitening.

Long-lasting ideas

Many people seek cosmetic dentistry in Belfast because they want to reposition their teeth. Wonky smiles can look unpleasant, and awkwardly-arranged teeth can be difficult to keep clean. Our range of braces and aligners are sensitive to your social needs. Transparent and tooth-coloured materials help the appliances to remain hidden while your dental repositioning takes place. This form of Belfast cosmetic dentistry does need some time to work, but the results are long-lasting and significant.

Repair work is another aspect of cosmetic dentistry in Belfast. Chipped teeth will benefit from veneers. These finely-crafted segments of strong porcelain are securely bonded to your damaged teeth, creating a natural-looking outline once more. Fillings for decayed teeth can be carried out with tooth-coloured material, to maintain visual harmony.

Dental implants in Belfast are giving our patients their teeth back

If you currently wear bridges or dentures to replace your missing teeth, you may be experiencing some difficulties. Although modern bridges and dentures offer a good solution due to their precise manufacture and natural look, they do unfortunately fail over time.

Dental Implants in Belfast

Bridges create a bridge between 2 adjacent teeth to the gap, crowns sit on the healthy teeth while a false tooth is suspended between the 2. Since crowns apply additional stress to the supporting teeth, eventually this undermines them creating damage, including the potential for tooth loss.

Although dentures won’t function as well as your natural teeth, after a short adjustment period, they are a good replacement option. However, because the root of your tooth is lost, the jawbone ceases to renew itself, which leads to jawbone shrinkage. The result is that your dentures becoming loose, whistling and the inability to eat tough or chewy foods properly.

With dental implants in Belfast, crowns, bridges and dentures are anchored in place, which means you can avoid the above mentioned complications.

 How can dental implants improve my replacement teeth?

Dental implants are made from tiny titanium screws that are placed into the jawbone. Once in situ, your bone will grow onto the surface of the screw, making it a permanent structure within your jawbone. So how does this affect your replacement teeth?

Single crowns and bridges

If you’re replacing one tooth, instead of a bridge, a dental implant will fill the gap. Instead of compromising teeth either side of the gap, the dental implant will hold a crown in place via its anchorage in the jawbone. Similarly, if you need several teeth neighbouring teeth replaced, a single dental can stably support up to 3 teeth.

Dentures

Dentures can replace an entire arch or all of your teeth with the support of dental implants. Since the implants hold the denture in place, the jawbone will not shrink, so your denture will never become ill-fitting. In addition, full bite force is fully restored and you can brush and floss as normal.

In Belfast, dental implants can transform your experience of tooth loss, so call Blue Sky Dentistry today to find out how we can help you get your oral health back on track.

Dental brightness

Deciding to have teeth whitening in Belfast will significantly enhance your discoloured smile. Here at Blue Sky Dentistry, we’re well aware of the influence that your teeth can have on your overall appearance. We offer teeth whitening treatments to a wide variety of patients, all of whom wish to improve the visual aspect of their smile.

Teeth Whitening in Belfast

Smiles become discoloured because of the faint residues that food and drink leave behind on the teeth’s enamel surfaces. These residues slowly become stains that are difficult to remove, and come in a whole range of unsightly colours. Red wine and coffee are notorious for their tendencies to discolour the teeth, and smoking will make things even worse.

Efficient teeth whitening in Belfast

At our friendly dental practice in Belfast, teeth whitening is a routine cosmetic treatment. Our patients can select the shade of white they prefer before the process begins. There are many shades to choose from, so our patients can go for the one that suits them best. The treatment often helps patients to feel better about their appearance in general. Dental imperfections can become significant worries, especially if they are left untreated for many years. Teeth whitening in Belfast can therefore be a significant step forward towards increased social confidence, as patients no longer feel the need to hide their smiles.

Special occasions

Some of our patients book their Belfast teeth whitening treatments just before important events, such as weddings or job interviews. The customised process is applied to all of the patient’s teeth, and can be carried out in one visit to our practice. You can walk in with a discoloured smile, and walk out with a bright grin and an extra-fresh mouth.

If you’d prefer a more gradual approach, we can give you the equipment and guidance to perform the treatment at home. This usually takes around 2 weeks, and involves you wearing a customised, comfortable mould over your teeth for a specified amount of time each day.

The longevity of Belfast teeth whitening varies between patients, but the procedure can be repeated whenever discolouration starts to become noticeable again.

A look at some popular cosmetic treatment in Northern Ireland

In recent years, cosmetic dentistry has become more mainstream than ever and it’s now within reach to many people. Modern cosmetic treatments are safe, affordable and can transform your smile.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Northern Ireland

If you struggle with discoloured, chipped, cracked, misshapen, misaligned and/or missing teeth, cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland can help.  Simply give us a call at Blue Sky Dentistry and we will arrange an appointment for you. Our practice offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can help restore your oral health and regain confidence in your smile.

Composite bonding

If you have chipped or broken teeth, you can correct their appearance with composite bonding provided that your dentin (the interior of your tooth) is not compromised. Your cosmetic dentist will apply the composite material over your teeth and cure it with a special light after sculpting it into shape. At Blue Sky Dentistry, composite bonding is a quick, easy and aesthetically pleasing way to cover your chipped or cracked teeth.

Teeth whitening

Cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland would be incomplete without teeth whitening. At Blue Sky Dentistry, you have 2 options. You can either use at home whitening or teeth whitening in the dentist’s chair. Both methods are very safe when performed under the supervision of our cosmetic dentist and can provide long-lasting results.

Dental veneers

Porcelain or composite veneers are very thin shells which are adhesively bonded to the teeth in order to cover small imperfections such as cracks, discolouration or worn appearance. This procedure is especially recommended for people who want to fix more than one problem in one go. Although porcelain veneers require more visits than other cosmetic procedures (i.e. teeth whitening), they are nonetheless a popular and versatile treatment.

Full smile makeover

Patients with many dental problems may benefit from a complete smile makeover in order to correct their combination of issues. Cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland has all the tools and materials required for this type of service and your cosmetic dentist will provide the most durable treatment (or combination of treatments) that looks and feels natural.

To learn more about cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland, give us a call today.