Despite common belief, cosmetic dentistry is more than just aesthetics. A cosmetic dentist is also capable of transforming a smile’s shape, colour, alignment, as well as filling in gaps and discreetly restoring decayed or damaged teeth with white fillings. As a matter of fact, modern developments in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible for patients to achieve a beautiful smile with cosmetic enhancements and restorations that are pain-free and discreet.
In Northern Ireland, cosmetic dentistry is a blend of art and science that helps patients to get aesthetically pleasing and functional results. Patients can take advantage of individual treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers and white fillings or opt for a complete smile makeover with the help of more than one treatment. Cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland is available in many dental practices, such as Blue Sky. An experienced cosmetic dentist will help patients choose the right treatment according to their dental needs and lifestyle.
Professional teeth whitening is a safe, quick and inexpensive way to brighten the teeth by several shades. Yellow and discoloured teeth are quite common and can be caused by old age, certain habits such as smoking and drinking coffee or red wine, specific medications or genetics. Patients who opt for teeth whitening can be treated with either power whitening or home whitening. The former can be done in the dental practice in an hour or so with the help of laser technology, whereas the latter involves wearing custom-made bleaching trays for a few hours every day. Results show in about two weeks.
Porcelain veneers are thin, porcelain or composite shells, which are designed to enhance the appearance of the front teeth. They are very versatile since they can fix a number of dental problems at once – including crooked, crowded, misaligned, stained and broken and chipped teeth. Dental veneers are usually customised to blend in with the rest of the teeth for a natural appearance.
White fillings are designed to conceal imperfections. By applying a white filling material shaded to blend in with the surrounding enamel, a dentist can achieve a more beautiful, symmetrical appearance. White fillings are also ideal for patients who do not like the effect of metal fillings.