Dental Crowns

Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, worn down, heavily filled or weakened by decay.

Crowns are often referred to as ‘caps’. They cover the remaining parts of the natural tooth when a large amount of structure has been lost. As such, they provide what is known as ‘full coverage’. Crowns can be constructed from many different materials. The type of crown depends on the amount of tooth left, the tooth type and the patient preference.

Crowns can improve the strength and durability of heavily restored and broken teeth giving a more natural and confident smile in the process. Crown treatments are carried out over two visits, 3 weeks apart. At Elite, we only use the best laboratories to produce the best final result whilst always trying to provide best value for money to patients.


Hygiene Services

Hygiene Services

Common Problems

  • Do your gums bleed when brushing or flossing?
  • Do you have a bad taste in your mouth?
  • Do you think your breath is unpleasant?
  • Have your gums receded or teeth moved?
  • Are you gums puffy?
  • Cleaning and Hygiene

Regular visits to our dental hygienist will ensure that hidden and difficult to reach plaque and tartar is removed from your teeth, killing mouth bacteria, and, in some cases, removing surface stains to leave you with a fresher, brighter and all-round healthier mouth.

Oral health treatments Regular hygienist scale and polish treatments will help to prevent gum (periodontal) disease, bleeding gums and tooth decay. Our hygienist will also provide advice on diet and how to prevent future tooth decay. If you are already suffering from gum (periodontal) disease, bleeding gums or bad breath (halitosis), you will need a course of treatments from our hygienists.

Lorraine and Paula are both very passionate about educating people on the best way to keep their gums and teeth healthy and free of disease. Their enthusiasm is infectious and they have honed their skills motivating our patients to achieve a happy, healthy smile. Our hygienists will provide patients with a more tailored approach to their oral health and comprehensive treatment for periodontal disease. They will help you achieve optimum oral health through education, cleaning and thorough detox of your mouth. Your dentist may also recommend that you see a dental hygienist for a thorough clean before beginning a complex dental treatment such as dental implants.

Holistic Dentistry

Holistic Dentistry

Dr David Hefferon is a leading Holistic Dentist for Mercury Free Dentistry, David has developed a special interest in Holistic Dentistry, Mercury- Free Dentistry, Orthopaedic Orthodontics, TMJ (Jaw) problems, Cosmetic Dentistry, Sports Dentistry, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Detoxification protocols (Pre and Post Mercury removal) and the connection between Oral Health and Systemic Disease.

Holistic Dentistry

Mercury Free Dentistry, Biological Dentistry, Homotoxicology/Homeopathy

What is Holistic Dentistry?

As a Holistic Dentist I look at the connection between your oral health (the outer smile) and your overall health (your inner smile). If you suffer from Headaches, Migraines, ME/Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnoea or just Snore then the problem may lie in your mouth. You may have old leaking Mercury fillings, Gum disease or a bite out of balance, which can cause low-grade chronic inflammation in your body and can affect your overall health.

My motto is '' Where your Inner Smile meets your Outer Smile"©

Safe mercury removal is an essential part of your assessment but there are many other aspects of Holistic Dentistry that need to be taken into consideration. Your overall health and wellbeing is linked to your bite, jaw position, posture, breathing, gum disease, toxic exposure and past medical history.

A Holistic viewpoint also means that the order of treatment is considered as important as what the treatment is. A patient should be properly prepared before Mercury fillings are changed or a bite guard or orthodontic appliance is fitted. To provide as comprehensive service as possible I will often work in conjunction with other Holistically minded Practitioners such as Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Cranial Osteopaths, Osteopaths, Doctors, Naturopaths, and Nutritionalists.

The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)

The IAOMT is a trusted academy of allied professionals providing scientific resources to support new levels of integrity and safety in health care.

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Crowns in 1 Day

Crowns in 1 Day

Crowns and Bridges refers to the restorations of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost.

A Crown can be made to restore an individual tooth damaged by decay or fracture back to its original form and function, while a Bridge is used to replace one or more missing tooth. A Crown, also called a cap, is usually placed because the remaining tooth structure is not capable of adequately supporting or retaining a regular filling. In addition, a crown will help hold together and support the remaining tooth structure, thus minimizing the chance that a tooth could fracture.

Constantly looking to improve our service Elite Dental Practice has invested in a new CEREC®3D Crown System.

One Day - One Visit Dr Lida Fartash is proud to present her own in house Ceramic Studio, CEREC® 3D, here in Belfast. With this advanced system, she can quickly restore damaged teeth, using permanent natural-coloured ceramic restorations. These are anti-abrasive and plaque resistant. In about one hour Dr Lida Fartash can restore teeth such as Crowns and Veneers, using restorations that resemble the composition of natural tooth structure and without the need of impressions. Cerec® 3D uses high quality ceramic materials and Computer Aided Design technology. This ground-breaking treatment ensures no second appointment will be necessary.

Why Patients Choose CEREC

CEREC is the world's only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one surgery visit. With CEREC at your dentist's side, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, inlay, or veneer! For you, the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, no messy impressions and less time out of your hectic schedule. So, why are thousands of people world wide choosing the CEREC restorative technique for their dental needs?

Single Appointment Dental Care

Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn't fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration put on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don't have to? With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.

Finest Dental Materials

A CEREC tooth restoration isn't just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, your dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, your tooth does not hurt, and you can go on enjoying your evening. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.

Smile Enhancement

Your dentist can use CEREC for more than just crowns and fillings. CEREC is capable of producing any single tooth restoration. Chipped or discolored front teeth can be repaired with beautiful CEREC ceramic front crowns or veneers. Your smile makes a lasting first impression. Enhance it with CEREC.

Worldwide, a CEREC restoration is placed every 20 seconds. With a history of nearly 20 years, this equipment has helped dentists place over 12 million restorations. Using metal free materials that are the closest to your natural enamel, CEREC gives you the highest quality restorative care. Ask your dentist today about single visit CEREC restorative care!

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges

Bridges are used to replace missing tooth. Why is this important? Because the missing tooth changes the look of your smile, your bite, and puts stress on surrounding teeth to compensate for the lost tooth teeth resulting in gaps between teeth, teeth being tilted forward and the tooth above the missing tooth space will grow (erupt) down into the tooth space. Because these teeth drift out of position, several conditions may occur;

Severe occlusal (bite) problems that could lead to clicking of the jaw, headaches, and jaw pain.

Hard to clean areas are created which will lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and bone loss.

A change in facial appearance.

What are dental bridges?

When you have one or more missing teeth, then a dental bridge may be used to restore the resulting gaps. The dental bridge is basically a false tooth, beautifully created from porcelain that fills the gap and is supported by adjacent teeth or implants.

One of the most crucial skills in the placement of a dental bridge is to create the illusion that the missing tooth emerges from gum just a natural tooth. Our skills in cosmetic dentistry, gum manipulation and our in-house implantologist can combine ensure no-one will know that you ever had a missing tooth!

There are several types of bridge:

1. Traditional Fixed Dental Bridge

Here the “false tooth” is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill the gap left by a missing tooth. There are two crowns holding it in place attached onto your teeth either side of the false tooth. This type of dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.

2. Cantilever Dental Bridge

In areas of your mouth that are under less stress, such as your front teeth, a cantilever dental bridge may be used. A cantilever dental bridge is when the “false tooth” is only supported on one side. The result is just as aesthetic but has the benefit that fewer teeth have to be treated.

3. Resin Bonded Dental Bridges / Maryland Dental Bridge

The type of dental bridge is almost always used for your front teeth. The main benefit of this type of dental bridge is that healthy teeth either side need either minimal or no preparation. The “false tooth” is fused to metal or ceramic “wings” that are bonded very firmly to the supporting or “abutment” teeth with a resin. The wings are hidden from view so that only the porcelain, which appears just like a natural tooth, is visible.

4. Implant Supported Dental bridges

Implants are the modern way to replace missing teeth. An implant is placed in the bone where the tooth root would have originally been. When it has fused to the bone it can be restored with individual crowns or, when more than one tooth is missing, with an implant supported dental bridge. Even if you have no teeth in one or both jaws, implants can be placed and an implant supported dental bridge securely fixed.


Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers (sometimes called porcelain veneers or dental porcelain laminates) are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size or length.

Dental veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than resin veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are thinner and require removal of less of the tooth surface before placement. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you with your dentist.

Veneers are routinely used to fix:

  • Teeth that are discoloured – either because of root canal treatment; stains from antibiotics or other drugs, excessive fluoride or other causes; or the presence of large resin fillings that have discoloured the tooth
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
  • In just a few visits, you can have a whiter, straighter more youthful smile.


Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial aesthetic treatments can subtly enhance and refresh your appearance, helping to erase the ageing effects of time and daily pressure and improving your self confidence.

Here at Elite Dental we will professionally advise you in the privacy of our consultation area on how to achieve the look you want.

Dr Lida Fartash will carry out an in-depth consultation and facial analysis with you to discuss your concerns, and will suggest treatments designed to subtly enhance your appearance. The ultimate aim is to help patients look good for their age with a visage that is natural, fresh, and well rested. In other words – to present a better portrayal of themselves, one that is fresh but never frozen. Dr Fartash employs the discrete use of injectable anti-wrinkle treatments and subtle use of dermal fillers to soften facial lines and enhance and rejuvenate the appearance and further information about the types of treatments available can be found in the drop downs above.

You can be assured that all treatments are carried out to the highest standards , in an RQIA regulated clinical environment, using top quality, clinically proven products. Patients can be assured of complete confidentiality, and as far as anyone is concerned, you will only be visiting the Dentist!
Contact the Practice today to book a complimentary consultation with Dr Fartash.

White Fillings

White Fillings

White Fillings

White fillings bond to the tooth using the latest adhesive technology to restore the tooth to its natural healthy appearance.
No dark teeth anymore, your teeth can have a more natural appearance, like they were before you had fillings.
We believe that cosmetic, composite white fillings are the modern alternative to dark, silver amalgam fillings.
At Elite Dental we use the most up to date, contemporary white filling materials to produce the most cosmetic, longest lasting results.
We believe that where possible fillings should not be visible and we regularly attend courses and seminars to keep our techniques cutting edge.

Some advantages of white fillings include:
• Mercury free
• Restore the natural appearance of tooth
• Bonded to remaining natural tooth structure allowing for less removal of tooth substance.
• Can help strengthen remaining natural tooth.


One Day implants

One Day implants

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