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Componeers: For a 2017 Smile on a Budget

Friday, January 13th, 2017

1304_Componeer-KitIf you thought you’d have to bust the budget to achieve an incredible looking smile, think again! With Componeers, we can give you a stunning smile without breaking the bank. If you’re eager to smarten up your smile, and inject a bit of sparkle, why not call us today to find out more?

What are Componeers?

Componeers are a blend of veneers and composite bonding; they offer a cheaper alternative to traditional porcelain veneers, and they have a range of uses. Unlike normal veneers, Componeers can be fitted in a single treatment session, as they can be attached directly to the surface of the teeth. The delicate nano-hybrid composite enamel shells are fixed onto your natural teeth, and the outcome is a stunning, flawless smile.

You may wish to consider Componeers if you have minor cosmetic flaws, such as chips, small spaces between the teeth or worn or misshapen edges. Componeers can address these problems in no time at all, and you’ll feel more confident when you smile.

Componeers were developed in Switzerland, and there are various options available. You can work with your dentist to select the size and shape of shells you want to design your perfect smile.

What does treatment involve?

Componeer treatment is much faster and simpler than traditional veneer treatment. The shells are incredibly light and fine, and this means that minimal preparation is required. These veneers can be placed directly onto the tooth surface, enabling you to enjoy a brand new smile almost instantaneously. Your dentist will place the Componeers on top of your natural teeth, and then check the aesthetic. If you are happy, they will then fix the Componeers in place, and you can start enjoying the results. The process is painless, and you can really can enjoy a brand new smile in an instant.

The Rise of Cosmetic Dentistry

Friday, October 28th, 2016

White smileMany people are deciding that their dental health needs improving. This could be choosing to have a filling they were unsure of having due to one reason or the other, or finally booking an appointment with their dentist which they were avoiding from going to. But lots of people have also decided to improve the way their teeth look.

Cosmetic dentistry and its many forms

Our teeth were born natural white and looked unbelievably healthy in our school photos. However, whether this is thanks to drinking coffee or consuming tobacco products, they change colour and develop a yellowish tinge, which is not to everyone’s liking. With teeth whitening products that have instantaneous results, this very popular dental treatment is increasing in popularity all the time.

The other types of cosmetic dentistry

As well as teeth whitening, there are also veneers. Applied to the front of a person’s tooth using very strong glue, they make the tooth look white, unlike its previous colour. If one tooth is discoloured, this can help change the colour of this singular tooth.

Unlike their silver versions, white fillings blend in with the natural colour of the tooth, which can make any filling present in the tooth literally invisible. Silver fillings are prone to staining surrounding teeth but white fillings do not do this and leaves the tooth looking as natural as possible.

One more to consider

Just like white fillings when compared to silver fillings, Invisalign offer a person the chance to have braces without the metallic “train track” brace, which is very noticeable and might affect a person’s confidence. Invisalign technology uses clear aligners to straighten the teeth which allows for the confidence of the person to improve, as they won’t be self-conscious of having a metallic brace attached to the front of their teeth.

Restore Your Smile with Our Range of Cosmetic Treatments

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

529808_blogCosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity every year and it’s no wonder! With amazing modern treatments, we can make every client’s dental dreams come true.

About cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry concerned purely with the aesthetic of the smile. The aim of cosmetic dental treatments is to improve and enhance the look of the teeth and gums to create a more attractive smile.

Although the benefits of cosmetic dentistry are mainly aesthetic, it can also have a major influence on self-esteem and confidence. Your smile is one of you most noticeable features, so it’s understandable that people who are concerned about the look of their smile feel self-conscious when their smile is in the spotlight. With cosmetic dental treatment, people who have previously been unhappy with the look of their teeth can enjoy much greater confidence.

Our cosmetic dental treatments

The range of cosmetic dental treatments available to dental patients is expanding all the time and this is a really exciting time for dentists and patients alike. Nowadays, thanks to technology and innovation, you can find a solution for almost any aesthetic problem imaginable.

We are proud of our treatment list, which includes the following popular cosmetic treatments:

  • teeth whitening: an effective, simple treatment that lightens the teeth to produce a gleaming white smile
  • veneers: popular with celebrities, veneers are wafer-thin sheets of porcelain, which are custom-shaped and applied onto the teeth to create a brand new look
  • white fillings: an aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings, white fillings restore decayed and damaged teeth without impacting on the beauty of the tooth. They are designed to match the shade of the tooth incredibly closely, so you won’t be able to spot them when you smile
  • porcelain crowns: porcelain crowns are used to restore damaged and decayed teeth seamlessly. They help to prevent damage caused by injury and to reduce the risk of further infection
  • cosmetic bonding: a simple, painless, single-session treatment that tooth-coloured dental composite to restore worn and chipped teeth
  • gum reshaping: an effective procedure used to treat a gummy smile, this treatment reduces the amount of gum tissue that is visible when you smile to create a more balanced and attractive aesthetic

Cosmetic Treatments to Suit all Your Dental Needs

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Beautiful young lady smilingAt City Dental Leeds, we offer an array of cosmetic dental treatments and provide corrective treatment for issues such as chips, staining and gummy smiles, as well as makeovers to bring about a more dramatic transformation.

About cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dentistry that focuses on the physical appearance of the smile. The aim of treatment is to improve the way the smile looks and this may involve correcting aesthetic issues or enhancing the natural look of the teeth.

Although cosmetic dentistry doesn’t offer oral health benefits, it can have a very positive impact on confidence, especially in cases where people have experienced a lack of confidence as a direct result of aesthetic dental issues in the past. If you’ve struggled with problems such as staining, or you’ve hidden your smile away because you don’t like your crooked or chipped teeth, cosmetic dentistry can really make a difference.

Cosmetic dentistry at City Dental

We have a team of experienced dentists who have expertise in designing and creating stunning smiles. Our amazing selection of treatments makes dental dreams a reality.

Our treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening: we offer professional whitening to give your smile a beautiful shine.
  • Cosmetic bonding: this simple and painless procedure achieves incredible results in just an hour and involves using dental composite to fill in chips and create evenly shaped, attractive teeth. This is a great option for those looking for a quick fix for chips, worn edges, misshapen teeth and gaps between the teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers: veneers create beautiful, natural looking smiles and they are strong and hard-wearing. They are also stain-resistant, so the results are long-lasting.
  • White fillings: if you have a cavity, we can use a white filing to restore and protect your tooth without any aesthetic impact. We can also replace old metal fillings with white fillings.
  • Porcelain crowns: dental crowns offer amazing restorative benefits, but porcelain crowns can also really enhance the look of the tooth to create a more attractive smile.

Weak Teeth Made Strong!

Friday, August 12th, 2016

18625044Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body, but it’s not completely invincible and the teeth can be damaged and broken. If you have an injury, are involved in an accident or have a decayed tooth, we can provide treatment to repair, protect and strengthen your teeth. Our dental crowns are built for style and strength and they will help to reduce the risk of further damage in the future.

About dental crowns

Dental crowns are restorations commonly used when a tooth is broken or damaged through injury or weakened by decay. If the cavity is too large for a filling or the tooth is fractured, it is beneficial to crown it to protect it, make it stronger and decrease the risk of more damage in the future.

Crowning a tooth involves placing a crown over the top of the tooth. For this reason, crowns are sometimes known as caps. With a crown in place, you can enjoy better function, especially when you chew or bite down on food, and a reduced risk of infection caused by decay spreading through the tooth.

Crowns can be made from various different materials and we often recommend ceramic crowns, as they match the shade of the tooth for a seamless look.

The procedure

Treatment involves two sessions. During the first appointment, we will prepare your tooth to remove the decayed tissue and shape it in preparation for the crown. We will then use dental putty to create an impression of the tooth and this will be sent off and used as a template by our highly trained dental technicians. When the new crown is ready, we will place it and secure it using strong dental adhesive.

Crowns are hard-wearing and they should last for around 10 years, provided that they are cared for well.

Amazing Cosmetic Dentistry in Leeds

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

18625010At City Dental Leeds, we are proud to offer our clients an amazing array of cosmetic treatments and are confident that we can find a solution to any aesthetic dental problem. From chipped and worn teeth to stained and crooked teeth, we’ve got it covered!

Our cosmetic dental treatments

We offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental treatments, including:

  • smile makeover
  • cosmetic bonding
  • white fillings

With our treatments, we can make minor adjustments to your teeth or completely transform your smile and we offer bespoke smile makeovers for those who long for a flawless smile. Our aim is to use our expertise in tandem with the latest techniques and treatments to create beautiful smiles.

Benefits of cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is beneficial for many reasons. Although it doesn’t usually have a direct impact on health, it can make a massive difference to confidence levels and self-esteem and increased confidence can do people the world of good. Research has also shown that an attractive smile makes you more appealing to potential employers.

If you’ve been thinking about having cosmetic dental treatment or you have issues that prevent your confidence when smiling in public, now is the time to call us and book a consultation!

How Does Smile Imaging Work?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingWe are proud to offer our clients access to the latest technology right here in the heart of Leeds. We invest in new equipment and technology on a constant basis and are always on the lookout for impressive new treatments and innovations. Smile imaging is an exciting service that allows our patients to see what kinds of results they can expect after treatment before they’ve even started the treatment process.

Many people come to us looking for ways to improve the look of their smile and increase their confidence and smile imaging enables us to give them a glimpse of what they could look like, with the help of cosmetic dentistry and modern dental treatments. Seeing an image on a screen gives a much better insight into the end result than trying to imagine what your smile will look like after treatment.

How does smile imaging work?

Smile imaging is quick and simple. We take a photograph of your teeth and using advanced imaging software, we can then show you the anticipated results of your treatment. Smile imaging can be used in conjunction with many different types of treatment, including:

Effectively, with smile imaging, we can create a digital makeover that gives you a visual representation of what you could achieve with specific treatments. This will help you to make a well-informed decision about your treatment and give you something amazing to look forward to!

If you’re interested in smile imaging or are thinking about having cosmetic, restorative or orthodontic treatment, call us today and book a consultation.

 

The Rise of Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

18625010Some may argue that media portrayal of celebrities who have had cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers, promotes the rise in cosmetic dentistry. However, others may attribute the advancement of cosmetic dental care to innovations in cosmetic dentistry, such as CEREC technology, accessible financing or dental insurance plans, and an increase in the public’s health consciousness.

More individuals are becoming aware of the importance of a healthy, attractive appearance. Smile makeovers give impact for improving life opportunities by making us look refreshed and younger.

Veneers and whitening treatments

Smile makeovers gained popularity via the stars, however dentists such as those at City Dental Leeds aim to make cosmetic dental treatments available for everyone who wants to change their appearance. There are options in smile makeovers that include not only porcelain veneers, but invisible braces and facial rejuvenation treatments as well.

A smile makeover is any cosmetic dentistry treatment that aims to enhance natural beauty for a radiant and attractive smile. Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for masking tooth discolouration as an alternate to teeth whitening. Personalised smile designs with porcelain veneers may be used to give straightness to mildly misaligned teeth instead of wearing braces.

Braces treatment

Certain smile makeover treatments may be combined. For example, teeth may be straightened with invisible braces such as Invisalign, and whitened through power teeth whitening techniques.

Get in touch with us to learn about our options in cosmetic dental treatments and how we involve you in designing your own smile. We listen to your needs, provide personalised recommendations and financing options for having the smile you desire. Smile makeovers create stunning appearance and boost self-esteem for enjoyment of life.

Cosmetic Dentistry Produces Amazing Results

Monday, October 12th, 2015

18625010Solve all your teeth problems with cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses a wide range of practices designed to improve the look of your smile and the function of your mouth.  Having a smile with which you can feel confident and proud is just as important as having a fully functioning set of teeth and a healthy mouth.  These two things are often interlinked and cosmetic dentistry can ensure that both are fully realised.

There are many reasons why you might feel that you require some cosmetic dentistry work.  If you have lost a tooth or teeth then you might with to have some porcelain crowns installed by your dentist.  These lightweight, durable and realistic replacement teeth can be treated just like your normal teeth, giving you back functionality and an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Cosmetic dentistry also encompasses processes such as teeth whitening.  It is highly likely that your teeth will be subject to some degree of staining in your lifetime or at the very least their natural colour will fade.  Dentists can offer treatments or at-home packages for you to administer yourself.

Some of these techniques can be offered in conjunction with one another, giving patients the chance to have a ‘smile makeover’ if they are faced with multiple issues to do with their oral health and appearance.  Technological advances have made some of these processes incredibly fast but without the increases in price which one might expect.

For example, CEREC techniques allow dentists to take digital, 3D images of teeth and send them to an online milling machine.  This machine constructs porcelain veneers and crowns in just over five minutes, ready to be fitted by your dentist.

Looking for a cosmetic dentist? Leeds dentists are here to help

Ask your City Dental Leeds dentist today about the stunning results available with cosmetic dentistry.

Which Cosmetic Dental Treatment Is Right For You?

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

386703_blogThe world of cosmetic dentistry is incredibly exciting and there are all kinds of innovation techniques and treatments available to clients looking to improve the look of their smile. While the ever-expanding range of treatments is great news for patients, it can also make it difficult to narrow down options and make a decision about which kind of treatment to go for. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and contacting your dentist to find out more about cosmetic treatments, here is a brief guide to help you decide which treatment is right for you.

About cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with the aesthetic of the smile; there are many different cosmetic treatments available, but all have the same goal: to make the smile look healthier and more attractive. Cosmetic treatment are designed to make the teeth and gums look better, but this is not the only benefit of treatment; many people also find that they feel much more confident when they are happy with the appearance of their smile.

How do I know which treatment is best for me?

Sometimes, there is an obvious solution to a specific cosmetic flaw, for example, tooth whitening for discoloured teeth; however, there will often be a range of options open to you and your dentist can help to guide you through the different treatments and ensure that you have all the information you need to make the right decision. Your dentist can explain how different treatments work, show you pictures of what you can expect and go through considerations, such as cost, treatment time and details related to the procedure.

Types of treatment

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more varied all the time and there are lots of treatments out there; nowadays, you can almost always be certain that there is a solution for any aesthetic flaw you could imagine. Examples of cosmetic dental treatments include:

  • tooth whitening
  • white fillings
  • cosmetic bonding (also known as composite bonding)
  • gum contouring (also known as gum reshaping)
  • porcelain veneers
  • smile makeover
  • tooth contouring