Patients looking for a simple and fast way to transform their crooked, stained, or chipped teeth can rely on cosmetic dentistry. Unlike general dentistry, which focuses on prevention, cosmetic dentistry is about aesthetics. However, healthy teeth and beautiful smiles cannot be differentiated and cosmetic dentistry can offer both.
Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast includes a wide variety of treatments available in many dental practices, including Blue Sky Dentistry. Patients who wish to improve their smile and quality of life can take advantage of teeth whitening, dental veneers, porcelain crowns and white fillings among others. These treatments can be used on their own or combined for a total smile makeover.
One of the quickest and most affordable options for creating a whiter smile is teeth whitening. Unattractive stains from coffee, tea, and wine can be easily removed with various teeth whitening methods. Power whitening and home whitening are the most popular teeth whitening options in Belfast. The former is completed in the dentist’s chair in an hour or less, and the latter involves wearing a set of custom-made, bleaching trays along with whitening gel at home over the course of a few weeks. Both methods are safe and reliable.
Dental veneers are made of a thin layer of porcelain, which is bonded directly to the front surfaces of the teeth. Veneers are an ideal choice for hiding several smile imperfections and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. When bonded to the teeth, porcelain veneers are virtually unnoticeable. They can help improve the appearance of crooked, gapped, discoloured, misshapen and chipped teeth.
Cosmetic dentistry in Belfast also includes porcelain crowns. Crowns are used to entirely cover or ‘cap’ a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening the tooth, they also improve its appearance and protect it from bacteria. Porcelain crowns can also be placed on top of dental implants.
White fillings bond to the tooth surface and strengthen the tooth enamel by restoring most of its original shape. Unlike amalgam fillings, which can be visible, white fillings are made of tooth-coloured composite material. White fillings restore teeth to a more natural look and feel.