Getting that Whiter, Brighter smile

patient and dentistMore and more people are turning to cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland to give them a great new smile. It may seem like a new thing, but wanting a fabulous smile is a desire that is thousands of years old. Archaeologists have found evidence of braces and even dental implants going back millennia. The difference is that now dental research has produced the tools, equipment and materials with which to give ordinary people great smiles at reasonable prices. Even only a couple of decades ago, if someone wanted a Hollywood smile, they could expect to pay Rodeo Drive prices for it.

Now, though there are so many dental clinics offering cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland that it’s hard to know where to start looking. Advice is, look for a clinic, such as Blue Sky Dentistry, where the cosmetic dentists have won awards for their work, and have been at it for a good while too. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about equipment and materials, it’s about understanding what makes something good to look at and then having the artistry to create that look.

Not every cosmetic dentist has this artistic eye, which is why people can go online to entire websites devoted to terrible cosmetic dentistry, where the veneers make the patient look more like Bugs Bunny than Jessica Rabbit.

The teeth have to be the right size for the jawbone and the mouth. Have a small mouth with big teeth in it and, no matter how perfect those teeth look, it’s going to look pretty weird. There are lots of examples of celebs having veneers that are too big and, a few years later, going back to get new ones that are smaller and look better. Bigger and whiter may not be better when it comes to cosmetic dentistry in Northern Ireland.

The best thing to do is to have a good look around online and, if possible, look at work the cosmetic dentist has already carried out. Most will have testimonials available from happy patients. It’s also a good idea to go and see them and maybe have a consultation. Sometimes these are free, or the cost of them can be redeemed against the cost of treatment.