A smile to brighten up your life0
A smile to brighten up your life
A bright, shining smile really can make a difference to your life, as Derry woman Aideen Craig knows only too well.
A receptionist at Foyle Dental Spa on Queen Street, Aideen was never confident about her teeth and when she saw the fantastic cosmetic remedies available nowadays, she jumped at the chance to achieve the beautiful smile she had always dreamed of. 24-year-old Aideen, from Marlborough in the city, reveals how she felt about her teeth growing up. “I had gaps and one of my front teeth was broken when I was young and I was never happy with my smile,” she admits. “I was so paranoid about smiling and on nights out I was always trying to hide my smile and gaps, I just wanted to be able to smile without worrying.”
When she began working at Foyle Dental Spa, Aideen was delighted to discover that her teeth could be transformed so easily. In April this year, she decided to go for it and had a free consultation. It was decided she needed six porcelain veneers to transform her smile forever. “It’s something I always wanted to get done anyway, regardless of whether I was working at a dentists,” she admits.
“The treatment is so quick, you have it all done within four to six weeks,” she goes on. “After the free consultation, they then did an assessment and took impressions of my mouth. I came back about a week later for my presentation where they show you study models of what your teeth look like now and what they’re going to look like when the work is done – the difference was amazing. Three weeks after that I got my temporary veneers put in, and two weeks after that I got the real ones and I love them! They feel like your own teeth.”
Aideen was understandably thrilled with the results and how straightforward her treatment was from beginning to end. ”As nervous as I was, I felt absolutely nothing, ” she says. “They have a complete spa ethos here at the practice to try to eliminate nervousness, so we have scented candles, relaxing music, TV monitors so you can watch TV in the chair, and skylights so you can look into the clouds! We also have headphones if you don’t like the sound of the drill, so when I was in the chair, I listened to the whole Take That album and then it was all over.” ”This has really made such a difference to me, I was elated! It sounds silly, but I always said that if I won the lotto I would get new teeth. I didn’t even need to win the lottery and now I get complimented all the time about my nice, white teeth, which is lovely.”
Aideen also reveals that the porcelain veneers used at Foyle Dental Spa are of an exceptionally high quality. “We use a really high quality lab – the same London lab that’s used in the TV show Ten Years Younger – and they make every single tooth individually so your smile is tailor-made for you. The porcelain they use reflects the light and so the veneers never look fake. Everyone comments on me having a nice white smile – I’m sure they don’t realise that they’re veneers. It’s a really natural looking smile. it’s so easy to eat, they feel so comfortable and you don’t even notice them.”
Aideen, while still nervous about going to the dentist in general, praises all those who helped create her bright gleaming smile. ”Six veneers made the biggest difference to my whole face. ”I would definitely say that if you are unhappy with your smile, come in and have a free consultation and speak to the dentist. ”It’s definitely worth finding out what they can do for you and is so worth it.
Usually, it’s a lot more straightforward than people think too, ” she adds. Foyle Dental Spa also offer different types of sedation for those particularly petrified of the dentist’s chair to make the process as painless and comfortable as possible.
They are also competitively priced. For instance, each porcelain veneer Aideen received cost £525 and the practice offers dental finance so clients can pay up for treatment by direct debits. All in all, it seems that a glittering Hollywood smile is not so far-fetched an idea nowadays. As Aideen says: “It was so worth it.”
At Foyle Dental Spa we are taking new registrations for NHS and private patients as well as offering FREE Cosmetic Smile Makeover and Sedation Consultations. Call now for an appointment on: 028 7136 1181