We offer a full range of treatment and services within the practice, ranging from preventative services, to cosmetic treatments and skin treatments. We use the latest in dental technology, and our chair side monitors and intra-oral cameras let you see what the dentist can see. Our digital x-rays allow us to reduce radiation, keeping patient safety and wellbeing a priority.
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White composite fillings
White composite fillings are not only functional but are more natural looking in the mouth. Many people prefer them over amalgam fillings that are visible when laughing or smiling. White composite fillings are now available with properties comparable to silver amalgam fillings, and are proving very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. Many white fillings are classed as a cosmetic treatment, so can only be done privately. The cost will usually depend on the size and type of white composite filling used, and the time it takes to complete the treatment.
A dental implant is a titanium metal rod which is placed into the jawbone to support one or more false teeth. However, implants cannot always be used to replace missing teeth, as it depends on the state of the bone in your jaw. Patients will have to undergo a number of special tests to find out how much bone is still there. If there is not enough, or if the bone is not healthy enough, it may be necessary to graft bone into the area before placing the implant.
After care is vital for a long-lasting, successful implant. Over 95 percent of modern implants should last for many years with the correct care. Patients will receive detailed advice on how to look after your implant and keep the area clean. Cleaning around the teeth attached to the implant is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth, however there may be areas that prove difficult to reach. Your dentist will show you methods and provide cleaning tips and advice. You may have to visit the hygienist more often but your dentist can advise you on visit etc. All implants in the practice are provided by Conor Maguire.
Veneers, Crowns and Bridges
Veneers: A veneer is thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of your tooth. Veneers can be used to improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth, or to lighten front teeth. A veneer can easily make a chipped tooth appear intact again, by covering the whole of the front tooth, with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also close small gaps when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable, and can sometimes be fitted to bring a tooth that is slightly out of position back into line.
Crowns: A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’ and is an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown may also be needed after a root filling, to protect what is left of the tooth. It can also be used to improve the appearance of a tooth after a discoloured filling, or help to hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
Bridges: A bridge is made by putting crowns on the teeth at either side of a space, and then joining these two crowns together by placing a false tooth in the space. The bridge is constructed in the laboratory and then placed using special adhesives, meaning the bridge cannot be removed. There a different types of bridges available to suit each patient’s individual needs, another option being an adhesive bridge. This has wings that are bonded to the back of the supporting teeth, with very little drilling involved. Bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal, although sometimes, other non-precious metals are used in the base for strength. New bridges made entirely of a special type of strong porcelain are also available. However, bridges are only possible if you have enough strong teeth and good bone support.
Here at Diamond Dental Clinic we understand that some patients are very nervous and apprehensive when visiting their dentist. We want to reassure you that you are not on your own. We treat nervous and anxious patients every day. We talk to our nervous patients before undergoing any treatment, and take time to build up trust, through listening to your fears and discussing your worries.
We have chair-side screens should you wish to watch television during treatment to help take your mind off it. Alternatively if you want to bring music and headphones, we are more than happy to let you listen to your music whilst we work.
We do whatever we can for each individual patient’s needs, so that you can feel comfortable throughout.
We are one of only three Dental Phobia Certified practices in Northern Ireland.
Oonagh McCloskey is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist. She is passionate about the treatment and management of nervous, anxious and phobic patients.
Oral Cancer Screen
Fissure Sealants to prevent tooth decay
Amalgam Silver Fillings
Our practice hygienist is specifically trained to treat gum disease and to educate our patients on oral hygiene techniques. Each patient’s individual needs are specifically tailored to, so that each patient can get the best advice and treatment for them. As well as educating patients and treating gum disease, our hygienist can also safely remove any superficial stains on teeth; using a modern ‘power jet’, leaving teeth completely clean.
We also offer skin treatments at the practice. All treatment is in a confidential environment and is available for men and women. The main areas of non surgical anti-wrinkle injection treatments to help soften deep lines are crows feet, frown and forehead lines. Other areas of facial rejuvenation include decreasing nasolabial lines, marionette and smoker lines and enhancing lips.
Treatment is tailored to each patient’s individual needs, whether subtle or smooth. Follow up is included in aftercare.
On the day of treatment there are certain activities to avoid, such as exercising, the wearing of helmets and the use of sunbeds and laser, facials or chemical peels.
All skin treatments in the practice are provided by Oonagh Mc Closkey.
Oonagh McCloskey BDS (QUB) MJDF (RCS ENG) has successfully been providing facial enhancement treatments for over 8 years. She trained in London with the industry leading aesthetic practitioners, gaining Advanced Botox Training and Advanced Filler treatment from the Dr Bob Khanna Training Institute at Royal College of Surgeons, London. Oonagh has also trained with Dr Brian Franks updating latest lip filler treatments.