Restore Your Teeth and Your Complexion at Our Fabulous Practice

April 25th, 2015

2904346_blogWe are proud to offer an extensive range of dental treatments to restore and repair the teeth, enhance the natural beauty of the smile and give patients more confidence. In recent years, cosmetic treatment has become extremely popular and we are now able to offer treatment to rejuvenate and revive the complexion. Now, you can have glowing, youthful skin to match your flawless smile.

Dental services

We are proud supporters of dental innovation and this is reflected in our treatment list, which boasts everything from tried and tested general dental remedies to the latest examples of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Whether you need treatment for a broken tooth, gum disease or crooked teeth, we have the perfect treatment options for you. We offer myriad restorative treatments, including dental bridges, white fillings, crowns, inlays and onlays and we also have CEREC on-site, which enables us to offer same-day treatment.

Facial aesthetic treatment

The aim of facial aesthetic treatment is to enhance your features and tackle signs of ageing to create a more attractive, youthful look. With our non-invasive treatments, we can provide a safe and effective treatment for wrinkles, lines and facial folds and enable you to enjoy soft, smooth and radiant skin.

Non-invasive solutions include dermal fillers and Botox, both of which offer simple treatment process and temporary results. Treatment is usually complete within 30 minutes and the procedure is pain-free. We simply inject Botox or filler into targeted areas of the skin and the results become visible a couple of days later. The needle is incredibly fine and we can numb the skin prior to use using a very mild topical anaesthetic. The effects of treatment last between three and nine months.

 

The Details About Dentures

April 24th, 2015

3177025_blogThink you know everything about dentures? Think again! If you thought dentures were bulky, uncomfortable sets of false teeth, you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Our modern, stylish dentures look like glowing healthy natural teeth, so you can feel completely confident when you smile.

The details about dentures

Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many decades but today’s dentures are a far cry from the original versions. Light, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, modern dentures provide you with the same benefits as healthy natural teeth. We have partial and complete dentures on offer to cater for all your tooth loss needs and we can also fit implant-retained dentures, which combine aspects of implant and denture treatment.

Every denture is custom-made for the individual patient and our dentists take great care when fitting the denture to achieve the perfect outcome. If the denture is not a perfect fit or it starts to become loose, adjustments can be made. We check dentures every time you have a routine check-up to make sure that they still fit well. Dentures need replacing occasionally because the contours of the mouth change constantly.

How do dentures compare to other treatment options?

Dentures are less expensive than dental implants and more versatile than dental bridges. They can be used to replace full arches, as well as a smaller number of missing teeth. Dentures do not last a lifetime, but they can be modified and replaced easily. The treatment process is very simple and once you get used to cleaning your denture, it will become part of your daily routine.

If you’d like to find out if dentures are the best solution for you, call us now and make an appointment.

Which Restorative Treatment Will be Crowned the Best for You?

April 23rd, 2015

2433646_sIf you’re looking for restorative treatment fit for a king or queen, you’ve come to the right place! At City Dental Leeds, we have a range of options ready and waiting to restore broken and damaged teeth and improve your oral health.

Our treatment options include crowns, veneers, white fillings, dental bridges, inlays and onlays. We also offer dentures and dental implants to replace missing teeth.

What do the different treatments do?

Crowns: crowns are robust restorations often called into action when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed. They are placed on top of the natural tooth structure and they help to prevent any further damage. Crowns can be made from ceramics and metals and they can last for many years.

White fillings: fillings are commonly used to treat decayed teeth when a cavity has formed in the tooth surface. White fillings are made from dental composite and resins and they repair the tooth without detracting from the beautiful aesthetic of the smile.

Dental bridges: bridges are a popular replacement option for a missing tooth. They can be made from ceramic for a very subtle, natural look and they should last for 10-15 years. Treatment can usually be completed in two sessions.

Inlays and onlays: inlays and onlays are often described as the mid-point between crowns and fillings. They are usually made from porcelain and they help to strengthen the teeth and protect them from injury and decay. Onlays incorporate the outer cusps of the tooth surface, while inlays are restricted to the inner surface of the teeth.

Veneers: veneers can be used to patch up individual teeth or used as a set to create a perfect looking smile. Veneers can be made from various materials, including porcelain, and they are a very popular cosmetic dental treatment.

 

Don’t Despair About Discoloration: We Can Make Your Smile Sparkle!

April 22nd, 2015

18625010If discolored are giving you grief or you suffer from a crisis of confidence every time your smile is in the spotlight, we can help. With our amazing hygiene and whitening treatments, we can have your smile sparkling in no time.

Oral hygiene treatments

Poor oral hygiene, smoking, wear and tear and diet can all cause the enamel to lose its natural whiteness and often a really good clean can make the world of difference. Intense cleaning can remove surface stains, making the teeth look whiter and brighter. If you have significant discolouration, a series of sessions may be recommended.

Whitening treatment

Spring is here and it’s the perfect time of your to give your smile a boost. With home whitening treatment, it’s never been easier to make your teeth sparkle. All you have to do is wear specially made whitening trays at home for six hours a day for around 14 days. These trays are custom-made based on impressions of your teeth and they contain bleaching agent, which lightens the shade of the teeth when it comes into contact with the enamel coating. In just 14 days, your teeth will be noticeably brighter and whiter and the results will last for a long time.

One of the biggest draws of home whitening is the simplicity of the process. This form of treatment is also really flexible, so you can fit it in really easily around your daily schedule. Many patients find it easier to wear their trays during the night and then treatment has no bearing on their work or social commitments.

If you’re eager to show off a whiter smile this spring, call now and let’s get started!

Amaze Everyone with a White Smile this April

April 21st, 2015

1050560_blogThere’s no better way to usher in the spring than with a sparkling white smile, so why not treat yourself to wonderful whitening treatment this April? With our incredibly simple home whitening treatment, you can enjoy a stunning bright smile in just two weeks.

What is home whitening and how does it work?

Home whitening is a simple, effective and convenient way of lightening the shade of the teeth and giving your smile a healthy and white glow. With home whitening, you don’t even need to leave the house to enjoy the results of treatment and you can fit your treatment around your day to day schedule.

Before you begin treatment, we invite you to come in for an informal consultation. We will check your oral health and then make impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create your whitening trays. These trays look similar to mouth guards and they slide over your teeth. When your trays are ready, you take them home and then wear them for around six hours per day for 14 consecutive days.

The whitening trays contain bleaching agent to lighten the shade of the teeth on contact. After just a few days, you’ll see a noticeable difference and after 14 days, your smile will look beautifully radiant.

The benefits of home whitening

Home whitening is really easy, it’s completely painless and the results are great! This form of treatment is safe and it’s adaptable, so you can tailor it to suit your daily timetable. It takes just two weeks to give your smile a really gorgeous glow and you can easily repeat treatment in the future if you want to give your pearly whites some added sparkle.

If you’d like to find out more or book a consultation, simply call out friendly reception team!

Freshen Up by Flossing in Addition to Brushing

April 20th, 2015

357249_blogIf you’re looking for ways to freshen up and make your smile sparkle this spring, why not add a couple of extra minutes to your daily oral hygiene regime and incorporate flossing or inter-dental brushing? You often hear dentists stressing the importance of flossing in addition to brushing, but the reality is that most people focus solely on brushing.

Why is flossing so beneficial?

Flossing involves passing very thin tape known as dental floss through the cracks between the teeth. It helps to dislodge food debris and remove bacteria and it’s really important because it cleans the parts of the mouth that can’t be reached easily with a toothbrush. Flossing helps to reduce the risk of plaque formation, which in turn decreases the chances of decay, bad breath and gum disease. Flossing can also help to reduce staining and discolouration.

How often should I floss?

We recommend flossing on a daily basis. It only takes a minute or two, but it can really make a difference to oral health. If you have any questions about flossing or you’d like advice on how to floss, our dentists and dental hygienists will be happy to help.

Alternatives to flossing

If you don’t like flossing or you find it too fiddly, we recommend using inter-dental brushes. These small, hand-held brushes are specially designed to clean between the teeth. They come in various sizes and your dentist can show you how to use them.

Should my gums bleed when I floss?

If you’re flossing for the first time, you may find that your gums bleed because you’re not used to it. However, if you’re used to flossing and you notice bleeding, this may be a sign of gum disease and we advise you to call and make an appointment.

Discreet Dentistry with the Inman Aligner

April 19th, 2015

3943593_blogAt City Dental Leeds, discretion is our middle name when it comes to orthodontic treatment and we’re over the moon to be able to offer the incredible Inman Aligner in Leeds.

What is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is an innovative treatment for patients who have minor orthodontic issues. This removable appliance targets problems with the front teeth to provide a swift and discreet alternative to traditional fixed braces. The beauty of this treatment lies in the treatment time. You’ll notice changes in just a few weeks and most cases are complete within 16 weeks.

The Inman Aligner is not an invisible treatment, but it is much more discreet than most other braces. This aligner comprises of a coiled spring and a thin metal bar and this bar is visible when you smile.

Who is the ideal candidate for the Inman Aligner?

This treatment is ideally suited to patients who only require minor correction and therefore need just a small amount of movement. It is best recommended for those who have problems that affect the front teeth, such as minor crowding, small gaps between the front teeth and crooked front teeth. This aligner treatment can also be of benefit to people who have already had braces in the past and have subsequently started to experience relapse.

How can I find out more?

If you like the sound of the Inman Aligner and you would like to find out more and learn whether it is a good choice for you, why not call and arrange a consultation? When you come for your appointment, your dentist will explain the ins and outs of Inman Aligner treatment and carry out the appropriate tests to see if this treatment is a good option for you. You can ask away with any questions and we will do our best to give you all the information you need to make a decision. If this aligner isn’t suitable for your needs, we will be happy to talk about other option with you.

Add Some Glamour to Your Smile This Spring with Lumineers

April 17th, 2015

2904346_blogIf the arrival of spring has got you excitedly planning summer holidays and special events, why not treat yourself to a glamorous new smile? With luxurious Lumineers, we can convert even the most unattractive teeth into a beautiful new smile in perfect time for you to dazzle during the warmer months.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are high grade, custom-designed veneers made from patented ceramic material. Lumineers were developed by Cerinate in the USA and have since enjoyed remarkable success across the pond. We are delighted to be able to offer our clients in Leeds and beyond this incredible treatment.

Lumineers are different to traditional porcelain veneers because they are thinner, but also stronger. They last up to twice as long as some other veneers and as they are so fine and delicate, the preparatory work is minimal. They also have a beautiful luminescent finish.

Lumineers are simply placed over the top of your natural teeth to create a brand new, beautiful smile. Each veneer is individually designed based on impressions of your teeth.

How could veneers benefit me?

Veneers are often associated with the rich and famous, but cosmetic dentistry is now accessible to all and you don’t need to be a Hollywood starlet to enjoy a stunning smile. Lumineers are famed for creating beautiful smiles and the treatment process is simple and straightforward. Veneers can be used to address a host of aesthetic issues, including chipped teeth, worn and misshapen surfaces and edges, spaces between the teeth and stained teeth. By placing veneers onto the teeth, the look of the smile is altered and you can say hello to a flawless smile and goodbye to unsightly teeth for good.

If you’re dreaming of a perfect smile for spring/summer 2015, call now and set the ball rolling!

Broken Tooth? We Can Fix Your Dental Problems!

April 15th, 2015

3520145_blogIf you’ve broken a tooth in an accident, have fallen or suffered an unexpected dental injury while trying to chew on a hard food, we are here to help. With our amazing restorative treatments, we can patch up your damaged teeth and give you the confidence to smile again in no time!

What causes a broken tooth?

 

There are lots of possible causes of broken teeth, including:

  • fighting
  • trauma
  • falls
  • biting down on hard foods or objects
  • using the teeth to open bottles etc.
  • sports injuries

If a tooth is broken, there is a risk of further damage and infection and it is best to see your dentist to find out about treatment options. Repairing a tooth will not only reduce the risk of further damage, it will also improve the look of the tooth.

What can we do for a broken tooth?

The treatment we recommend will probably reflect the degree of injury. If the tooth is chipped, composite bonding is an excellent solution. This simple procedure takes just an hour and there’s minimal discomfort involved. If the tooth is more extensively damaged, a crown, onlay or inlay may be recommended. Inlays and onlays are often described as middle ground between fillings and crowns and are beneficial if damage is not severe. If the tooth is damaged significantly, a crown may be fitted to strengthen the tooth. Crowns sit over the top of the tooth and they are custom-designed for a perfect fit.

If you’ve suffered an injury or have been troubled by dental pain and you think you may have a broken tooth, call us today and arrange an appointment. We can provide you with treatment to repair the damage and prevent you from feeling any discomfort.

Put a Stop to Gum Disease with Preventative Dentistry

April 14th, 2015

18625044Whoever coined the phrase ‘prevention is better than cure’ was spot on, especially when it comes to oral health. At City Dental Leeds, we actively promote preventative dentistry and healthy lifestyle choices to ensure our clients don’t have to put with troublesome teeth and painful gums. We offer a range of general dental treatments and oral hygiene services to protect against and prevent oral diseases, including gum disease, and we encourage all our patients to come and see us every six months for a quick check-up.

Preventing gum disease

Gum disease is very common, but it’s also preventable. It is caused by harmful bacteria that produce strong acids that irritate the gums and bring about soreness and inflammation. The most common risk factor for gum disease is poor oral hygiene. If you neglect your teeth cleaning regime, bacteria multiply and combine with food debris and saliva to form plaque. Plaque is sticky and it clings to the gums and tooth surfaces. As well as being a contributor to gum disease, plaque is also the most common cause of decay. You can remove bacteria and traces of food easily by brushing the teeth twice a day and flossing on a regular basis.

In addition to an excellent daily oral hygiene regime, we also recommend regular dental check-ups and an annual oral hygiene treatment. If you are at risk of developing gum disease, more frequent hygiene sessions will be highly beneficial.

We also recommend paying attention to your diet and trying to avoid regularly consuming foods and drinks that are acidic or have high sugar content.

As smoking is a major risk factor for gum disease, we also advise patients to try and cut down or preferably give up altogether. We understand that this can be a very difficult process and we are here to offer advice and support.