Leeds Dental Implants Provide Titanic Support

August 26th, 2014

18625013Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry, but what’s all the fuss about and could implants benefit you?

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the newest kid on the block in the world of tooth replacement treatment. These small titanium screw-like devices have had a major impact on modern dentistry and they have already helped thousands of patients all over the world to enjoy amazing new smiles.

Implants are designed to integrate into the jaw bone tissue and they are compatible with a range of different restorations, which makes them a viable treatment option for almost all patients with missing teeth. The implant is fixed into a pre-drilled hole in the bone and then left to integrate; this process takes several months and once it is complete, the new restoration is attached to replace the visible part of the tooth. While the crown, denture or dental bridge replaces the original crown, the implant takes on the roles and responsibilities of the tooth root.

Could dental implants benefit me?

Dental implants have benefits for most patients with missing teeth, whether you have one missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth. As they are compatible with bridges, dentures and crowns, they are suitable for patients of all ages with varying needs.

Implants are a long-term treatment and they last much longer than dentures and dental bridges; they are also the closest prosthesis to a natural tooth, providing excellent aesthetics and allowing you to do everything you could do if you had a full set of natural teeth. Implants can also help to reduce bone loss.

How To Save A Tooth In A Dental Emergency

August 25th, 2014

1788888_blogIf you’re involved in an accident, you suffer a fall or you’re playing contact sport and you lose a tooth, it may be possible to save the tooth. Losing a tooth can be distressing, especially if it’s a front tooth, which is highly visible when you smile, but if you can see a dentist quickly enough, they may be able to salvage and re-implant the tooth. Here are some tips if your tooth is dislodged and you need urgent dental treatment:

Locate the tooth

If you have a tooth knocked out, try to find it as quickly as possible; time is limited in terms of being able to save the tooth so locate it and then call us as quickly as possible so that we can prepare for your arrival.

Clean the tooth

Clean the tooth as best you can by gently wiping it, taking care to hold the crown part of the tooth and avoid touching the roots.

Place the tooth somewhere safe and moist

Ideally, if you can get hold of one, it’s best to place your tooth in a glass of milk, but if you can’t do this, we recommend placing the tooth inside your mouth and holding it between the inside of your cheek and your gums. This advice is not relevant for children, as there is a choking risk.

Hurry to the dentist

Make your way to the dentist as quickly as possible! Your dentist will then do their best to re-implant the tooth into its socket.

If it is not possible to save the tooth, there’s no need to panic, as we are able to offer some amazing tooth replacement treatments, including dental bridges and dental implants. We strongly recommend taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of losing teeth, including wearing a mouth guard for contact sport and wearing a seatbelt at all times when travelling by car.

Is It Wise To Learn In Leeds About The Latest Cosmetic Dental Treatments?

August 24th, 2014

2904387_blogThe world of cosmetic dentistry is advancing at a rapid pace and this means we are able to offer you new treatments all the time. If you can think of any cosmetic dental flaw or problem, we probably have a solution. We are always open to clients popping in to chat about treatments and we can also offer consultations to guide you through our treatment list and discuss the possible options, which may be of interest.

Our treatments

We offer an array of cosmetic dental treatments and we use the latest techniques to create dream smiles! Our treatment list is growing all the time to encompass new treatments and boasts porcelain veneers, including Lumineers, tooth whitening, cosmetic bonding, smile makeovers, cosmetic braces, porcelain crowns and white fillings. For those who want to transform their smile and bring about a radical change, we offer bespoke smile makeovers.

What are the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

The most obvious benefit of cosmetic dentistry is that it makes the smile look amazing; however, there are often by-products of smile transformations and these can be equally important. Many people who dislike their smile suffer from a lack of confidence and this can really hold them back in terms of personal and professional relationships and career success. With a new smile, many patients feel much more confident and they have the strength and ambition to do things they wouldn’t have entertained before. A new smile can also make you look younger, more attractive and more appealing to potential employers and business partners.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about cosmetic dentistry, our treatments and services or dentistry in Leeds in general, simply give us a call and arrange a consultation.

Don’t Let The Horror Of Halitosis Take You In Its Clutches

August 23rd, 2014

2143132_blogDo you feel self-conscious when you stand up to present at work or meet somebody for the first time? Are you conscious that you have bad breath but you don’t know what to do about it? At City Dental Leeds we have experience in treating bad breath and our excellent dentists and dental hygienists will soon have you feeling confident and smelling fresh.

What causes halitosis?

Halitosis is the medical name for bad breath. Most people have experience of bad breath in the morning or after eating particularly strong foods, but if you suffer from odorous breath on a regular basis, there may be an underlying cause. In most cases, bad breath is linked to bacteria collecting in the mouth, which results from poor oral hygiene. If you don’t brush your teeth twice a day and floss, bacteria are allowed to gather and collect in the mouth and reproduce and this causes unpleasant odours, as they release gases when they feed.

Smoking and taking medication can also contribute to bad breath.

How we can help

Bad breath doesn’t need to set you back; with our powerful cleaning treatments and professional advice, we can help you to overcome these problems and enable you to face day to day life with confidence.

The best course of action for bad breath is usually regular hygiene sessions, which are provided by our incredible dental hygienists. Hygienists offer cleaning treatments, which are designed to blitz the mouth and rid bacteria, leaving your mouth feeling lovely and clean and your teeth looking sparkly and smooth.

We can also offer advice about brushing and flossing at home and we are on hand to make recommendations about oral hygiene products.

Incredible Discreet Dentistry With The Inman Aligner

August 22nd, 2014

3943593_blogDiscretion is a buzz word when it comes to orthodontics because many people want to have treatment without the worry of it impacting on their looks. Braces are not the most attractive accessory, but we are able to offer discreet treatment systems to straighten your teeth with minimal impact on the look of the smile. One of our most popular and exciting treatments is the Inman Aligner.

The Inman Aligner represents a discreet, rapid alternative to traditional fixed braces for patients who have minor issues with the front teeth. This removable appliance is capable of straightening the teeth in a matter of weeks and the best thing is that the brace is barely visible to other people.

What exactly is the Inman Aligner?

The Inman Aligner is a removable aligner, which consists of a coiled spring and a metal bar. The metal bar is very fine and it runs along the front teeth, while the spring is located behind the teeth. The aligner simply sits on top of the teeth and the forces generated by the two key parts move the teeth. These gentle forces push and pull, squeezing the teeth and causing them to move in the desired direction.

The Inman Aligner is not invisible like Invisalign or Clearstep aligners; however, all that can be seen is the fine metal bar and treatment is so quick that it will be over before you know it.

The average treatment time for the Inman Aligner is just 16 weeks.

Who is an ideal candidate for the Inman Aligner?

This treatment is ideally suited to patients who need minor correction and it is a great choice for those with slightly crooked front teeth, mild crowding or a small diastema (gap between the front teeth). We also recommend the Inman Aligner as a treatment for relapse, which occurs when the teeth start to move after treatment.

Prepare To Be Amazed By Our Top Level Leeds Dental Technology

August 21st, 2014

3708143_blogAt City Dental Leeds we pride ourselves on combining traditional dentistry and innovative new techniques to bring you the best treatments, the highest standards of care and optimum results. We aim to create beautiful smiles, promote good oral health and provide solutions for dental worries and we use the latest technology and years of experience teamed with dental expertise to do this.

Technology is an extremely important part of modern dentistry and we aim to keep our fingers on the pulse and bring our clients the best treatments, methods and products out there. With new, innovative machines, methods and treatments, we are able to save time, create better results and make patients feel more comfortable.

Our technology

Our clinic is designed to combine the best aspects of modern dentistry and traditional family dental care and we offer relaxing, comfortable surroundings in the heart of Leeds city centre. Our treatment rooms are kitted out with the latest dental instruments and technology to clean and repair the teeth, carry out complex procedures and prevent pain and we also have state of the art sterilisation equipment to prevent cross infection and ensure that patients are healthy and safe.

We also offer the latest diagnostic techniques for detecting gum disease, decay and oral cancer and we are proud to have a CT scanner on-site. We use CT scams for diagnosis purposes and also to aid us in the placement of dental implants. CT scanners produce incredibly detailed images of the inside of the body and they are much more accurate than traditional X-rays.

All-On-4? It Could Be The Answer To All Your Dental Worries

August 20th, 2014

2797271_blogIf you wear dentures and you’ve experienced troubles with slipping and irritation or you have a number of missing teeth and you’re looking for a quick, effective solution, we may have the perfect treatment for you. All-on-4 is an implant system, which delivers results in a single day to put a stop to all your denture and missing teeth woes.

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a same-day implant treatment, which offers a really impressive alternative to traditional denture treatment. With All-on-4, the denture is held in place by dental implants, which gives you much greater security and improves aesthetics and functionality.

All-on-4 is different to traditional implant treatment because it uses just 4 dental implants to anchor a full arch of new teeth and the angles of the implants differ. With this system, there are two implants at the front of the jaw and two at the back. Usually, between 6 and 10 implants are needed to support a full arch and the implants are placed at 90 degree angles; with All-on-4 the back two implants sit at 45 degree angles.

Traditionally, implant treatment takes several months, but All-on-4 is a single-day treatment, which means our patients can enjoy an amazing new smile without delay!

What are the advantages of All-on-4?

All-on-4 offers myriad advantages, from improved facial aesthetics and a beautiful smile, to increased bite power, increased stability and complete peace of mind for patients. With implants there to secure the new teeth, there is no risk of a denture sliding out of place and causing irritation or preventing patients from eating their favourite foods. With All-on-4 the process is simpler and less invasive and the results can be enjoyed immediately, which makes a huge difference to people who have a large number of missing teeth.

If you’d like to find out if you’re a suitable candidate for this treatment, call us or bob in and see us if you’re heading into central Leeds.

Wear Your Night Guard And Stop That Grinding Leeds Dental Pain

August 19th, 2014

Woman SmileDo you often wake up with a headache? Has your partner complained about you grinding your teeth during the night? Bruxism, or tooth grinding, is a common problem, which can contribute to tooth wear, headaches and migraines and pain in the temporomandibular joint. If you suffer from bruxism, we can help by providing you with a specially designed night guard.

What causes bruxism?

Bruxism is often linked to stress and anxiety and is commonly found in people who have high pressure jobs and stressful lifestyles. Other possible causes include orthodontic problems with the bite, which may mean that the upper and lower sets of teeth don’t come together properly.

What are the effects of tooth grinding?

Grinding the teeth can increase the risk of TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and stiffness, migraines, head, neck and shoulder pain and tooth wear and damage. If you regularly wake up with aches and pains in the jaw and headaches, you may be grinding your teeth during the night. For many, this is a subconscious action, which is only pointed out by others.

What can we do for bruxism?

We recommend seeing a dentist if you have symptoms of bruxism; we can help to prevent these symptoms from recurring and enable you and your partner to enjoy a more restful night’s sleep. We create bespoke night guards for patients to wear to prevent the upper and lower sets of teeth from grinding together during the night. Night guards are similar in design to mouth guards, which are worn for sport, and they are custom-made to ensure maximum comfort.

Stains Can Be A Pain. See The Difference With Teeth Whitening

August 18th, 2014

18625010If staining is getting you down, why not treat yourself to whitening treatment? Our amazing, painless treatments can transform your dull, yellow teeth into a beautiful, sparkly smile in no time!

Our whitening treatment

At City Dental Leeds we offer home whitening kits, which use premium whitening products to lighten the teeth by several shades. Home whitening is not only effective, it’s also really convenient and there’s absolutely no pain involved.

With this treatment, you undergo treatment in the comfort of your own home and you’ll start to notice a difference almost immediately. The process is very simple, there’s no drilling, injections or needles to worry about and at the end of treatment, you’ll have a truly beautiful, white smile.

How does home whitening work?

Once you’ve had your consultation and we’ve taken moulds of your teeth, we will send them away and await the arrival of your whitening trays. Once the trays are here, we will give you a call and you can take them home and begin your treatment. The treatment process is incredibly easy and hassle-free; you simply wear your trays for around 6 hours every day for around 2 weeks (your dentist will give you exact time frames, as these can vary slightly depending on the individual). We recommend wearing the trays at night so that you don’t have to worry about going out in public with them or working around them with your normal daily routine.

The trays contain whitening agent, which gradually lightens the shade of your teeth over the 2 week period. The results will be visible after a couple of days and by the end of the fortnight you should have a beautiful, bright smile.

With home whitening, it’s possible to repeat treatment once the results start to fade, so you can enjoy a gorgeous, radiant smile for many years.

Stabilise Your Dentures And Enjoy The Benefits Here In Central Leeds

August 17th, 2014

3177025_blogDentures are a hugely impressive solution for missing teeth, but they can cause some issues. With stabilised dentures, we can offer solutions to common denture problems and ensure you have peace of mind, as well as a great looking smile and strong, functional teeth. We stabilise dentures by anchoring them with dental implants; this provides much greater stability and support than the suction of the gums alone.

What are implant-retained dentures?

Dental implants are small titanium posts, which are secured into openings in the jaw bone to act as a tooth root. Once the implant has been placed, it undergoes a process called osseointegration, which results in it becoming part of the actual bone tissue. Once the implant has settled completely, it can then be attached to a new restoration. Implants are clever because they are compatible with different types of restoration, including dentures, crowns and dental bridges. With implant-retained dentures, the denture is connected to the implants.

What are the benefits of implant-retained dentures?

Implant-retained dentures are the answer to denture wearer’s prayers; they eliminate the risk of dentures slipping, they increase bite power so that you can eat what you like, they look great and above all, they make you feel comfortable and confident when you speak, eat and smile. There is absolutely no risk that a denture will come loose or slip and there is very little chance of sore spots developing, as the denture is unable to move out of place.

With implant-retained dentures, you can enjoy all the benefits of traditional dentures with amazing bonuses. There’s no need to worry about limiting your diet or steering clear of specific foods, there’s no risk of slipping and sliding and you can be sure that your denture will feel comfortable at all times.

If you would like to find out more about dentures, dental implants or implant-retained dentures, call us and arrange a consultation or simply pop in when you are next in town.