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Belfast dentist - guide to dentistry
The aim of this website is to propagate knowledge about dental treatment procedures among the local residents in Belfast. So that if you ever need for yourself help or guidance about dental treatment, this knowledge will help you. This website will also help you search an eminent dentist who is local to your area. By studying this website you will get comprehensive knowledge of cosmetic as well as general dentistry. You will find here elaborate articles on various dental procedures. A list of local dental clinics, practices and dentists in Belfast is also given here.
Finding and selecting a dentist?
You will experience that finding a good dentist is a difficult task. Because in Belfast you have much choice, and other larger cities are a few kilometer away, so many patients opt to go elsewhere. Therefore how should you choose an eminent dentist in Belfast? The most preferred Belfast dentists have been included in the list, based on their excellent dentistry skills and superior customer care. An NHS dentist is hard to find because many of the dental practices have now chosen to convert to a purely private practice. Private dentistry is able to provide you with the benefits of higher quality dental materials. Private dentistry can devote more extra time to you.
The Dental Links / articles displayed on the left provide a summary of various dental procedures and treatments. You may have in your mind a specific question whose answer you may have not found on our website. Please feel free to ask us. One of our experts will surely get back to you, with an elaborate reply. Our articles cover the information on the following topics ---
Dental crowns ---
When the teeth become damaged or weak, then they can be repaired and restored to normal function by using dental crowns. Dental crowns are also meant to improve cosmetic appearance of the teeth. In this procedure your teeth is first prepared, then a crown is fitted over it. This procedure is completed over two visits to the Belfast dentist. If the dentist has a CEREC technology, then this procedure is completed in single visit
Dental implants ---
Dental implants are used to replace the missing teeth. Dental implants are able to support a full denture or just one crown. Dental implants are made from titanium alloy which is considered very safe. These integrate with your natural bone tissue in 6 months time. Then they become sufficiently strong to support a restoration. More advanced complex implant surgery can also be offered by Belfast implant dentists. This surgery involves sinus lifts and bone grafting. This surgery takes longer time.
Tooth whitening ---
Tooth whitening treatment is very easy and can be performed in only one hour. This cosmetic dental treatment is most popular in UK. Different tooth whitening systems are available these days. Dental practices in Belfast offer different tooth whitening systems. Belfast dentist may recommend you the following --- Britesmile, opalescence, Zoom, Enlighten. Pros and cons of different tooth whitening systems are different.
Dental bridges ---
If you have some missing teeth, then the Belfast dentist can use dental bridges to replace the missing teeth. But you must have healthy teeth on each side of the gap. Its technology is different from dental implants technology. (1) It requires tooth reduction. (2) It is quicker solution as compared to implants, because the implant may take up to one year to integrate with your natural bone tissue. Your dentist can help you to choose the best treatment, from the available treatment options, for replacing your missing teeth.
Porcelain veneers ---
Porcelain veneers can make your teeth flawless, aesthetic, and perfectly aligned. With the help of these you will have a bright smile with white shining teeth. Porcelain veneers are considered best in the cosmetic dentistry to provide you with aesthetic teeth. Veneers are generally used to improve the smile for aesthetic reasons. Several brands of veneers are available e.g. CEREC veneers, Lumineers Da-Vinci veneers, and hand-crafted lab-made veneers (these are made in a local Belfast laboratory). Latest technology has brought forward Lumineers which are fabricated from wafer thin patented ceramic material. Due to its thinness your existing teeth require least preparation. But your teeth must be very straight to get Lumineers.
Dentures are one of the solutions available for filling the gaps in the teeth. They are of two types -- (1) partial dentures (2) full dentures. Latest type of dentures is the Valplast cosmetic dentures. These are flexible as well as very comfortable. You must choose those dentures which fit well. The dentures must not affect your eating habits or speech greatly.
Botox and dermal fillers ---
Botox and dermal fillers are very popular among the fashion conscious people. Botox and dermal fillers are rejuvenation treatments for the face. They have been introduced recently in many cosmetic dental practices in Belfast. Botox and dermal fillers are ideal for smoothing out wrinkles and lines which are produced on the face due to the ageing process.
Some other topics are also explained in this website including information on, Invisalign invisible braces, CEREC dentistry, general oral care and dental hygiene.