What does the perfect smile mean to you? Whiter teeth? Straighter teeth? Closing up the gaps in your smile? A smile is a very personal thing, and what the “perfect” smile means to you is likely to be very different to what it means to someone else.
Try a little experiment: ask your friends, family, or colleagues what their ideal smile would look like and you’re sure to get a range of different answers. Maybe you dream of a set of Hollywood-style dazzling pearly whites, whilst your wife wishes she had undergone tooth-straightening treatment as a teenager. Your colleague recently tripped over and chipped his front teeth, whilst your nan dreams of the days when her dentures weren’t loose and uncomfortable.
Cosmetic dentistry can solve all of these concerns. Blue Sky Dentistry in Belfast offers a full range of cosmetic dental services, all designed to create the smile of your dreams – whatever they may be.
Let’s take the examples above: your dream of whiter teeth can be achieved in a number of ways, from a fast course of teeth whitening (entirely safe and reliable so long as it is carried out by a dentist) for common stains such as those caused by red wine or coffee, to porcelain veneers to mask permanent discolouration.
Veneers can also work well for your colleague’s chipped teeth – a dentist can use a single veneer to cover one mildly chipped or cracked teeth, or a full set to create a smile makeover that looks both natural and beautiful.
There are also a number of discreet orthodontic treatments available from cosmetic dentists. Depending on the type and amount of correction required, your wife may be offered tooth-coloured ceramic braces, clear, removable aligners, or lingual braces that sit on the rear surfaces of the teeth.
As for your nan, cosmetic dentistry doesn’t stop if you have lost your natural teeth. There are now a wide range of cosmetic dentures available, and for problems with the fit of dentures dental implants can provide the ideal solution. Small titanium screws that replace the tooth roots, implants both hold a denture securely in place and help to keep the jaw bone healthy and strong.