Lip Enhancements at Butterfly Dental

For those of you who are not aware of what lip enhancements/fillers are, let us explain… Lip enhancement is a cosmetic procedure that creates fuller lips adding shape, structure and volume. These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip enhancement. These types of dermal fillers are often called ‘Hyaluronic Acid Fillers’. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found in the body which attracts water to itself to create a plump look. This helps increase volume in the lips. The effects of this procedure can last around 12-18 months depending on the person, and a top up will be needed after that to maintain the volume in your lips.

Each and every patient has control over lip volume, and it is personal to you. The amount of substance used is controlled by the practitioner which will be determined by the results you are attempting to achieve. Until desired results are achieved the fillers can be topped up to make sure the patient is completely happy with the outcome.

Any lumps and bumps created by movement of the lips can be dissolved easily by gently massaging the area. There may be less bruising and swelling with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers compared to other dermal fillers. The results are reasonably long-lasting, but not permanent. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally metabolised by the body and therefore the results are not permanent and in some cases can last up to 12-18 months! Hyaluronic Acid fillers can create a natural and subtle look or they can dramatically change the person’s features, this depends on what the patient desires. Because Hyaluronic Acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in the body, they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. But if you are allergic to lidocaine (anaesthetic), tell the practitioner prior to treatment.

Give our friendly team a call on 0161 941 2048 for more information or to discuss booking in for a consultation.

Zoom Whitening at Butterfly Dental

Have you ever been unhappy with the shade of your teeth? Would you like a brighter, whiter smile? At Butterfly Dental, we have the perfect solution - Zoom teeth whitening!

Teeth whitening is a safe, gentle process and is suited to a wide range of patients. With our professional in-house whitening treatment, you'll have a noticeably whiter smile after just one appointment. In addition to this, we offer take-home tray whitening, which provides an optimal result within 2 weeks. 

Whitening your teeth is often associated with increased sensitivity, but the Zoom whitening gel we use has a specialised formulation to help reduce this, meaning your experience will be as comfortable as possible. During your appointment, you can choose to watch TV or listen to music. Many patients comment on how relaxed they are, and some even take a nap!

For more information, give one of our friendly team members a call on 0161 941 2048 to book a consultation.

Stars who got into character by getting in the dental chair

Some actors take their roles more seriously than others. Read on for examples of stars who opted for drastic dentistry to help them get into character:

To prepare for his role in Birdy, a film about a wounded Vietnam veteran, Nicolas Cage had two teeth extracted, allegedly without anaesthetic!

Brad Pitt had his veneers removed to expose chipped natural teeth for his role in Fight Club to ensure he looked the part. He had them replaced when filming finished to restore his movie star smile.

In The Hangover, Ed Helms plays a dentist who wakes up with a missing tooth. The gap in his smile wasn’t fake! He already had a dental implant as a teenager to replace a missing tooth. For this role he asked his dentist to remove the crown from the implant during filming.

Johnny Depp had gold crowns placed on a few of his teeth to get into character as Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.

These are some pretty extreme examples, but the fact is your teeth will always be an important part of your character whether you’re a Hollywood star or not.  At Butterfly Dental we understand everyone’s character is different, and we tailor your dental treatment to fit you personally. Whether you’re looking for a full smile makeover or a new filling, we’ll run through all possible options to ensure you get the treatment that suits you. Dentistry isn’t one-size-fits-all and with smile makeovers especially, you have the chance to give your input on the shade, size and shape of your teeth to ensure they suit you perfectly. We have the people skills to chat and get to know you, and the technical skills to create a smile that allows your true character to shine through.