Dental Injuries Through Sporting Activities And How To Prevent Them

January 31st, 2015

388363_blogSporting activities are one of the most common causes of dental injuries and we encourage all our patients who enjoy participating in contact, fighting or team sports to wear a protective mouth guard. We are proud to be one of just a few clinics in the country to offer the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard, a gum shield, which goes above and beyond to protect the teeth and optimise your sporting performance.

About the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard

The OSO Athletic Mouth Guard is quite simply the best mouth guard out there! This innovative mouth guard combines the latest design concepts and scientific research to offer much more than your usual gum shield. Each mouth guard is custom-made using incredibly detailed measurements; it is designed to adjust the position of the jaw automatically as soon as it is placed inside the mouth. Repositioning the jaw facilitates more efficient muscle contraction around the body by reducing tension and preventing symptoms associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

Studies have also shown that using the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard can also improve strength, power and balance. This means that using this piece of kit really could make a difference to your performance and give you the cutting edge to beat opponents or achieve new personal bests.

Who is the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard for?

The OSO Athletic Mouth Guard has a range of benefits for participants of all abilities in a wide range of sports and activities, from rugby union, rugby league and hockey, to judo, boxing and wrestling.

We highly recommend this product to reduce the risk of sporting injuries and enable you to focus all your energy on succeeding on the pitch. Call us now to find out more!

 

Bring Out The Glamour In Your Smile With Dental Veneers

January 30th, 2015

1050560_blogWe understand that people like to be glamorous in Leeds and we offer perfect dental veneers to create stunning smiles. With our veneers, your smile will look fabulous and you’ll feel like a VIP every day.

About veneers

Veneers are a very popular treatment with celebrities, but you don’t need to feature in a Hollywood blockbuster or star in a soap to enjoy a beautiful smile. Our veneers are affordable and accessible and they can guarantee you a red carpet worthy look right here in the centre of Leeds.

Veneers are wafer-thin shells, which are usually made from porcelain; they are placed on top of the natural teeth. We offer a range of shades to suit your preferences and every veneer is custom-designed.

We recommend veneers for common cosmetic flaws, including chipped teeth, worn and uneven tooth edges and spaces between the teeth; veneers can also be used as part of a smile makeover to create a dream new smile.

What happens when you have veneers?

Veneer treatment usually requires 2 treatment sessions. The first session is designed to prepare the teeth and create the impressions, which are sent away to provide a template for the new veneers. Preparing the teeth is nothing to worry about- we simply etch away a very fine layer of the tooth surface to make space for your new veneers. The second session is the exciting part; this is when we fit your new veneers and you get to see your incredible new smile! Veneers are fixed onto the teeth using strong adhesive.

If you like the sound of veneers and you’d like to find out more about treatment at City Dental Leeds, don’t hesitate to give us a call today! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about glamorous new you!

 

How Do Our CT Scanning Machines Help Us Treat Patients?

January 29th, 2015

429735_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we pride ourselves on providing clients with the latest technology and we are very proud to have an advanced CT scanner on-site. We accept referrals from other clinics and use our scanner to provide accurate and effective care for patients in Leeds and beyond.

About CT scans

CT (computerised tomography) scans are used commonly in medicine and they are becoming increasingly commonplace in modern dentistry. Scanners produce incredibly detailed images of the inside of the body and can be instrumental in the diagnosis, treatment and management of a diverse range of health conditions.

We use our CT scanner primarily for implant treatment. The scan images allow us to locate the best sites for implant placement with pin-point accuracy and guide us during the procedure to fit the implant. We also sometimes use the scanner during the consultation stage to assess whether or not patients are suitable candidates for treatment; we are able to judge the thickness and strength of the bone tissue and ascertain whether or not an implant could be supported.

We are also able to use CT scan images to show patients how treatment works and what it involves; seeing detailed pictures enables them to gain a greater understanding of what goes on during the process and how implants are able to act as tooth replacements.

Preparing for a CT scan

If you are having a CT scan, your dentist will explain exactly what will happen and they will be happy to answer any questions. There’s nothing to worry about and the can is not painful in any way; we simply ask you to lie as still as possible for around 15 minutes. Before a scan, we ask you to remove any jewellery from the face, ears and neck and any loose attachments, such as scarves and glasses. After the scan, the images will be available to our dentists and they can talk you through the treatment process.

 

Why Damon Braces May Be The Orthodontic Choice For You

January 28th, 2015

386703_blogIf you’re looking for an orthodontic treatment, which offers it all, look no further than Damon Braces, This advanced modern fixed brace system produces incredible results with minimal hassle, pain or stress and it offers a more modern solution than traditional fixed braces for patients who need moderate or intensive correction for issues with the bite, crowding and crooked teeth.

The ins and outs of Damon Braces

Damon Braces are among the most advanced and impressive orthodontic treatments on the market. This fixed brace system is designed to move the teeth quickly using gentle, friction-free forces, which prevent discomfort. They feature self-ligating wires and triangular-shaped brackets, which are discreet and easy to clean and they are suitable for patients with even the most complex needs.

Damon Braces employ technology to move the teeth rapidly and treatment times are expected to be around 4-6 months shorter than with traditional fixed braces.

We recommend Damon Braces for patients with moderate or complex needs, which require significant tooth movement.

The benefits of Damon Braces

In addition to offering a speedy solution for common orthodontic issues, Damon Braces also provide a discreet alternative to traditional braces and they utilise friction-free forces to make treatment more comfortable; the wires and brackets are smaller than conventional braces for a more subtle look. The majority of patients do not have to have teeth removed prior to treatment and it is possible to see images of the predicted results before treatment even begins.

If you think Damon Braces sound like the perfect solution for you and you would like to find out more about this incredible system and how it could benefit you, why not call and book an appointment or visit us when you are next in Leeds city centre. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

What Is Smile Imaging In Central Leeds?

January 27th, 2015

283481_blogWe’re determined to keep our clients up to date with the best techniques and treatments in the business and we’re really excited to introduce our amazing smile imaging service. Smile imaging enables us to show clients to anticipated outcome of treatment before they even begin the treatment process and is part of our incredible smile makeover service. We can also use imaging for orthodontic, tooth whitening, restorative and bonding treatments.

How does smile imaging work?

Smile imaging works by using state of the art technology to convert images of your existing smile into new visual representations of how your smile will look after treatment is complete.

We take photographs of your smile and then show you how it will change once you start treatment; you can then see the predicted outcome of your treatment.

What are the benefits of smile imaging?

There are many benefits of smile imaging, especially for those who are uncertain of what to expect from cosmetic or orthodontic treatment. Imaging can show patients how treatment can benefit them and help them to make a decision about whether or not they wish to go ahead with treatment. Imaging can also be really positive for patients who are just setting out on their treatment journey, as it shows them what they’ve got to look forward to once treatment is finished. Dentists can also use imaging to explain how treatments work and what effects and outcomes they can achieve.

Whether you’re interested in tooth whitening, veneers, tooth replacement or a stunning smile makeover, smile imaging can be hugely beneficial. Call us now to find out more and book your consultation; our friendly team will be happy to help!

All You Need To Know About Lingual Braces In The City Of Leeds

January 26th, 2015

2977218_blogIf you’re searching for a fixed brace with a modern spin, look no further than lingual braces. These braces work in a similar way to traditional fixed braces, but they sit behind the teeth, making them a completely invisible alternative to conventional braces.

Lingual braces offer those who are conscious of their appearance or image a means of getting the smile they dream of without minimal anxiety or concern about how the treatment process will impact their day to day life and their confidence.

STb Social 6 braces

We are delighted to offer STb Social 6 lingual braces, fixed braces, which move the teeth without anyone knowing. These specially designed lingual braces correct minor issues that affect the social 6, the teeth that are visible when you smile. These braces employ the latest self-ligating technology to achieve rapid treatment and minimise discomfort.

STb Social 6 is ideally suited to patients who only require minor correction and is particularly beneficial for those who would prefer discretion, as well as the reliability and performance of fixed braces.

How long does treatment?

STb Social 6 braces work to straighten the teeth in record time and treatment times are typically between 6 and 16 weeks.

How can I find out if I’m a good match for treatment?

If you are interested in lingual braces or any other form of orthodontic treatment, we advise organising a consultation. Our expert dentists will carry out some basic tests to evaluate your needs and they can then discuss treatment possibilities with you. STb Social 6 is usually a good option for patients who only have minor needs; if you are looking for a discreet treatment for more complex issues, we will be happy to go through other options with you in order to achieve the perfect new smile.

 

Secret Straightening No one Will Know About

January 25th, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingIf you dream of achieving a straight smile in secret, we recommend Invisalign. This clear aligner system produces beautiful results with minimal impact on your appearance during the treatment process, so you can continue as normal with nobody even being aware that you’re wearing braces.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a modern take on orthodontic treatment, which uses a series of removable, custom-made appliances to achieve a straight smile. Invisalign aligners slide easily onto the teeth and they are made from clear plastic, so they are virtually invisible. Every patient receives a set of aligners and each one is slightly different; they work in a set order to reposition the teeth.

Invisalign provides a solution for a wide range of mild and moderate orthodontic issues, from crowding to spacing and it is an excellent option for teens and adults who wish to remain incognito during the treatment phase.

How does Invisalign work?

Invisalign aligners generate forces, which move the teeth to produce beautiful aesthetics. There is a set sequence and each aligner is worn for 2 weeks. The aligners are removable and they should be taken out when you plan to eat, clean your teeth or drink; ideally, they should be in place for at least 22 hours per day.

The benefits

The most obvious benefit for most people is the invisibility of the braces; you can go about life as normal with no concern about how you look or how others will perceive you. Removable braces also make maintaining good oral hygiene easier and you can eat and drink as normal.

If you’re interested in a new secret smile, call us now!

We Can Give Your Oral Health A Jump Start In Central Leeds

January 24th, 2015

297243_blogIf your teeth need some TLC to kick-start the New Year, there’s nothing better than a trip to the dental hygienist. if the festive period has left your teeth looking a little discoloured or you fancy treating your teeth to a spring clean to banish bacteria and make your smile glow, now is the perfect time to call and make your appointment.

What do hygienists do?

Hygienists provide a range of preventative treatments, in addition to treatment for bad breath (halitosis), gum disease, decay and staining. Hygienists use advanced cleaning techniques to remove plaque and tartar, cleanse the mouth and ensure that teeth look sparkling and clean and your breath smells fresh.

Going to the hygienist is beneficial for everyone, whether you have excellent oral health or you suffer from serious dental issues.

You can now book appointments directly with our amazing hygienists, rather than being referred by a dentist. If you’d like to book a session with our hygienists, you can call the clinic or pop in and see is if you’re in Leeds.

How can I benefit from a visit to the hygienist?

Seeing a hygienist is really beneficial for your oral health, as intensive cleaning treatments rid the mouth of harmful bacteria and decrease the risk of plaque formation. Deep cleaning can also stimulate the gums and remove surface stains.

If you have gum disease, our hygienists will work to ease symptoms as quickly as possible and prevent the condition from getting worse; they work with our dentists to provide comprehensive care.

Our hygienists offer preventative services for younger patients, which can help to reduce the risk of decay; these treatments include fissure sealant treatment and fluoride varnish treatment.

Tooth Restoration In The Heart Of Leeds

January 23rd, 2015

2433646_sWe are proud to offer a host of high quality restorative dental treatments in the heart of Leeds. If you have a damaged, broken or decayed tooth, we are here to help!

About restorative dentistry

Restorative dentistry is the field of dentistry, which deals with running repairs to the teeth; this kind of treatment aims to restore damaged or decayed teeth to improve function. Often, restorative treatment has benefits for the aesthetic of the smile, as well as making the tooth stronger, which is advantageous for eating and also decreases the risk of injury in the future.

Our treatments

We offer a comprehensive range of treatments, including white fillings, veneers, crowns and dental bridges. We can treat any issue, from a small cavity, to a set of broken and worn teeth.

Crowns

Crowns are also known as caps; they sit on top of your natural tooth to make it stronger. Crowns are custom-made for a perfect fit and they are generally recommended when a tooth is decayed or damaged as a result of injury or trauma. Placing a crown strengthens the tooth, giving you better functionality and reducing the risk of decay spreading and further crumbling. Porcelain crowns are very popular because they match the tooth shade for a seamless, natural looking finish.

Dental bridges

Bridges are a popular tooth replacement treatment, which provide rapid relief for patients with missing teeth. Bridges are custom-made and they can be made using ceramics or metals. A traditional fixed bridge comprises of a false tooth with a crown on either side. Bridge treatment can usually be completed in 2 sessions, which are usually 2-3 weeks apart; they should last for up to 15 years.

If you’re in need of restorative treatment, we can assure you that you’re in the best hands. Call us today to book your appointment.

What Happens If You Don’t Replace Missing Teeth?

January 22nd, 2015

3177025_blogAt City Dental Leeds promoting good oral health lies at the centre of what we do and we aim to encourage every client to take steps to reduce their risk of oral disease and increase their chances of enjoying a healthy, attractive smile. We actually encourage patients with missing teeth to explore tooth replacement treatment and we offer the latest techniques to restore oral function and create natural looking smiles.

What happens if missing teeth are not replaced?

Missing teeth can contribute to a host of problems, from an increased risk of oral diseases and issues with speech, to difficulty eating and cleaning the teeth. If missing teeth are not replaced, this can have significant effects on diet and nutrition, oral health, clarity of speech and facial aesthetics; there is also a risk of the remaining teeth slipping out of position.

By replacing lost teeth, you can enjoy enhanced oral function with clearer speech and the ability to chew and break down a wider range of foods, a more attractive smile and increased confidence and a lower risk of oral health problems.

How can we help?

We offer a range of tooth replacement treatments, including bridges, dentures and dental implants. There is a great deal of interest surrounding implant treatment because this is a relatively new concept in dentistry.

Dental implants are currently the closest match to a natural tooth and they provide excellent natural looking aesthetics in addition to stability, durability and amazing levels of functionality. Essentially, with implants, you can do everything you used to do with a full set of healthy and strong teeth. Implants are built to last many years and they offer a solution for most patients with missing teeth because they are compatible with bridges, dentures and single crowns.

If you’d like to find out more about our dazzling dental implants, call now!