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Did you Know There Are Smaller Dental Implants?

Monday, May 1st, 2017

shutterstock_331993526Sometimes, traditional dental implants are not suitable for patients due to a lack of strong tissue in the jawbone. If there isn’t enough dense jaw bone tissue, the implant may fail. It is possible to carry out bone grafting, but another option that may be recommended is mini implants. As you may have guessed from the name, mini implants are smaller versions of traditional implants. They are often a viable solution for patients who have been advised against having standard implants.

What exactly are mini implants?

Dental implants are small titanium rods, which are similar to screws. They are implanted into sockets in the jaw bone and their role is to act as a new root. Once the artificial root has integrated into the bone tissue, a new tooth can be attached. The tooth crown is replaced by a crown, a bridge or a denture. Mini implants are essentially the same as traditional implants, but they are smaller, and that makes them easier to tolerate. If you don’t have dense tissue in the jaw bone, it may not be possible for your jaw to support a standard implant, but a mini implant may represent a brilliant alternative.

Mini implants are most commonly used to support a denture, and they can offer increased stability, improved functionality and amazing aesthetics. With a normal denture, the appliance is held by the natural suction of the gums, but with implants, the denture is stabilised by artificial roots. This means that there is no risk of the denture coming loose and you can enjoy complete peace of mind. It also enhances the strength of the denture, so you don’t need to worry about changing your diet.

If you’d like to find out more about mini implants, or you’re keen to see if you’re a viable candidate for treatment, get in touch with us today!

Did You Know We Can Fill Gaps in your Teeth?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

shutterstock_423542674Have you got missing teeth or have you recently lost a tooth? We understand that losing a tooth can be distressing, and we have a range of treatments ready and waiting to restore your smile and your confidence. Here are our incredible tooth replacement options:

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are commonly used to replace individual missing teeth, but they can also be used to restore the smile when multiple teeth have been lost. The most common type of bridge is a traditional fixed bridge, which comprises a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. The bridge is custom-designed to fit the gap perfectly, and you can choose from materials, including porcelain, for an incredibly natural aesthetic. We can fit bridges in just two appointments, which are usually held around 2 weeks apart. Bridges are more affordable than implants, but they don’t last as long. Having said that, if you care for your bridge well, you should find that it lasts around 10-15 years.


Dentures are a tried and tested tooth replacement method. They enable you to carry out all the functions you take for granted when you have a set of healthy natural teeth, and they come in partial and full sets. Dentures are bespoke, as every patient is individual, and modern versions are very natural looking and comfortable. Dentures are not a permanent solution, but they can be made quickly, and they enable you to eat, smile and talk with confidence.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the newest kid on the block when it comes to tooth replacement methods. Implants are usually made from titanium, and they replace the root section of your natural tooth. The implant integrates into the jaw bone in the same way as the root, enabling it to offer the same level of stability and anchorage. Once the implant has settled, it can then be attached to a denture, a bridge or a crown. As it is compatible with a diverse range of restorations, the implant is the most versatile option and it can benefit patients with any number of missing teeth.

To find out more and compare treatment options, call us today and book a consultation.

Did You Know You Could Have A New Set of Teeth in One Day?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

shutterstock_89691148Modern dentistry never ceases to amaze us, and we hope that you’ll be as impressed with our treatment range as we are. Today, we can offer a broad spectrum of solutions to a host of dental problems, and we can remedy issues faster than ever before. If you’re looking for staggering results in a single day, you’ve come to the right place. Did you know that it’s now possible to have a new set of teeth in just one day?

How Can we Fit a Set of New Teeth in One Day?

If you have missing teeth, you may assume that it takes weeks, even months to restore the smile. However, you’d be wrong. With All-on-4, we’re able to produce an incredible new smile in a single day.

All-on-4 is an implant system, which uses a set of four implants to anchor a new set of teeth. Two implants are located at the front of the jaw and two sit at the back of the mouth. The implants at the back of the mouth are positioned at a 45-degree angle. The location of the implants is specially designed to take full advantage of the strongest bone tissue in the jaw. This means that only four implants are required, compared to 6-10 for traditional implant treatment.

What are the Benefits of All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a speedy solution for patients with missing teeth. Gaps in the smile can cause problems for your oral health, as well as affecting nutrition, and denting your confidence. With All-on-4, you don’t have to wait to enjoy the benefits of your new smile, and you can look forward to eating and smiling with confidence again. Aside from the speed of treatment, All-on-4 also offers many solutions to problems experienced by people who wear dentures. When the denture is stabilised by a set of implants, there’s no chance that it can slip or slide, and you can enjoy enhanced facial aesthetics, as well as improved bite power when you eat.

If you’d like to find out more about All-on-4, give us a call today!

A New Smile For February: How All-On-4 Can Fix Your Smile In One Day

Friday, February 17th, 2017

shutterstock_537170158What would you say if we told you we could give you a brand new smile in just one day? If you thought you’d have to wait months for a new smile, think again! With All-on-4 we can transform your look in a single day.

About All-on-4

All-on-4 is an innovative implant system, which is capable of creating a new smile in just one day. This system is unlike traditional implant treatment because it uses just four implants to anchor a new arch of teeth. Usually, between 6 and 10 implants are required. The other difference is that the two implants at the back of the jaw are placed at 45-degree angles, rather than a 90-degree angle.

Traditionally, when you have dental implants fitted, your dentist will place the implants, and they will then be left to heal for 3-8 months. Once healing is complete, the new teeth are then attached. With All-on-4, the teeth can be fitted on the same day as the implants, and this means that you can show off your new smile immediately.

Who is All-on-4 ideal for?

All-on-4 is ideally suited to patients who have a large number of missing teeth. It’s a great choice for people who want to enjoy the benefits of dental implants without waiting for months to reap the rewards. It’s also a fantastic option for patients who have may have experienced problems with dentures in the past. With this treatment, the new teeth are anchored by implants, which act as a tooth root. There’s no risk of the teeth coming loose, and you’ll be able to eat whatever you want.

To find out more about All-on-4, call and book a consultation today!

Dental CT Scan: Pinpoint Accuracy for Dental Implants

Monday, January 16th, 2017

shutterstock_370250474At City Dental Leeds, we aim to provide our clients with the best standards of care, and one way we do this is by investing in technology. We are proud to offer the latest innovations, such as dental implants, and cutting-edge technology, such as CT scanners, enable us to achieve pinpoint accuracy.

What happens when you have a CT scan?

CT scans enable us to see incredibly detailed images of your jaw, which is very useful when carrying out implant treatment. The actual scan doesn’t hurt in any way, and all you have to do is relax, and try and stay as still as possible. Before your scan, your dentist will tell you exactly what to expect, and you’ll be asked to remove glasses and jewellery. Usually, scans are complete within 15 minutes.

Why would I need a CT scan?

CT scans are often used to diagnose medical conditions, but in dentistry, we use them predominantly to plan treatment. With CT scan images, we can pinpoint the optimum site for an implant, increasing the chances of successful treatment. CT scans produce much more accurate pictures than X-rays. As well as locating the best site for the implant, the CT images can also act as a guide for dentists.

Initially, we may recommend a CT scan for patients who are thinking about having implant treatment. The findings of the scan will enable us to determine whether or not the patient is a good candidate for treatment. Implants integrate into the jawbone tissue, so it’s important there is sufficient density and strength in the bone to support the new implant. If your bone density is low, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have dental implants. There may be other options, such as bone grafting or mini implants, and our dental team will be happy to discuss alternative treatments with you.

What You Didn’t Know About Dental Implants

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Dental implantsIf you’re not familiar with advances in the world of dentistry, you may never have even heard of dental implants. If you have missing teeth, learning about implants could be the best thing you ever do. These revolutionary dental devices have already changed thousands of lives. You could be next! If you’re unfamiliar with dental implants, here is some information you may find useful.

What exactly is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a prosthetic device made from titanium. Implants are placed inside sockets in the jawbone; titanium is used because it is a biocompatible material. This enables the implant to integrate into the bone tissue. The implant takes on the role of the tooth root. Once it is in place, it anchors the tooth, enabling you to enjoy a healthy new smile.

Implants are the most versatile tooth replacement treatment out there

If you’re not up to speed with implants, you may not realise that they are the most versatile tooth replacement treatment out there. Unlike bridges and dentures, dental implants are suitable for most patients with missing teeth. An implant is compatible with different types of restoration. This means that you can benefit from implants whether you’re missing a single tooth or several teeth. Once the implant has integrated into the bone, it can be attached to a crown, bridge or denture.

Implants are built to last

Implants may be the most expensive way of replacing natural teeth. But they also offer the best value for money. This is because they are built to last for several years. Bridges and dentures are both temporary solutions. With implants, you can rest assured that your beautiful new smile will last.

Implant treatment can change your life overnight

Implants really can change your life and with systems like All-on-4, you can enjoy an overnight transformation. This innovative treatment replaces missing teeth in a single session, so you don’t have to wait to show off your new smile. All-on-4 uses four implants to anchor an entire arch of new teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth and you’re eager for rapid results, this could be the solution you’ve been searching for. Ask our friendly team for more details!

You Could Have New Teeth in One Day!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

iStock_000001998629XSmallNo one likes dealing with missing or broken teeth and replacing a whole set is itself a whole set of nightmares. Dentures, the age old way of replacing groups of teeth, have a renowned history of problems:  slippage, clumsy speech and difficulty chewing, to name a few. Dental implants, however, operate just like normal teeth and now, with All-on-4 implants, you can have these magnificent tooth replacements fitted in a fraction of the time.

First up, what is a dental implant?

A dental implant is essentially a false tooth anchored to your jaw via a small metal rod. They can be detached, but will not slip or cause problems in the same way that dentures do. They operate just like normal teeth.

What is All-on-4?

Typically, replacing a whole set of teeth would require between six and ten implants to get the job done. With All-on-4 implants, as the name implies, only four implants are needed to replace the set.

What are the plus points of All-on-4 implants?

Well, firstly, the treatment is less invasive than conventional implant surgery and, also unlike conventional implants, there is less of a chance that bone grafting will be required. The design of All-on-4 implants works with existing bone structure and, in the case of areas lacking bone height, special implants can be used to compensate. It is also less time consuming; the new teeth can be fitted on the same day as the implants themselves, meaning you can get back to smiling the day you leave the dentist. There is also a quicker healing time for All-on-4 implants.

How does it work?

As with standard implant surgery, the two front implants are placed at a 90 degree angle. The clever bit, however, is that the two implants at the back are positioned at 45 degree angles! This nifty arrangement provides all the support and anchorage that a good set of implants need.

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Throw Away Loose Dentures and Say Hello to Implants!

Friday, September 16th, 2016

3177025_blogDentures have served people well for decades, but they are not always completely trouble-free and if you’ve had issues with dentures and are looking for an alternative, we may have just the treatment you’ve been searching for. Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular and they offer a long-term solution for tooth loss and a remedy for many of the problems commonly experienced by denture wearers.

Everything you need to know about dental implants

Dental implants are revolutionary dental treatment that is fast becoming the treatment of choice for patients who have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth. Implants are made from titanium and they look similar to a small screw. They are implanted into the jaw bone as a means of replacing the root of the missing tooth. Titanium is used because it is strong and it is also biocompatible, which allows the tooth to integrate into the bone. This means that the new root can provide the same level of stability as a natural root.

Once the tooth root has been replaced, we can then set about replacing the visible part of the tooth. Implants are compatible with dentures, dental bridges and single crowns, so we can use them to replace single teeth or multiple teeth. Once the new restoration has been attached, your new smile will be complete and you can enjoy the same aesthetics and level of functionality as you had before with your natural teeth.

How long does implant treatment take?

Usually, implant treatment takes a few months, as it takes time for the implants to integrate. However, we are able to offer All-on-4 treatment, which is a same-day treatment suitable for patients who require a large number of new teeth. Call us now to arrange a consultation and discuss options with our friendly and experienced dentists.

The Brilliant Benefits of All-on-4

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

3177562_blogAll-on-4 is a breakthrough dental implant treatment that allows you to enjoy a fully functional, radiant smile in a single day!

What is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a dental implant system that uses four dental implants to support a full arch of new teeth. The implants are fitted on the same day as the new teeth, so you can enjoy your new smile immediately.

The All-on-4 system differs to traditional implant treatment in two key areas. Usually, between 6 and 10 implants are used to support a full arch of teeth and treatment time for traditional implants is much longer, at around 3-8 months.

How does All-on-4 work?

All-on-4 works because the implants are placed in specific areas of the jaw and at different angles. Traditionally, implants are placed in sockets in the jaw at 90 degree angles, but with All-on-4, two implants are placed at the front of the mouth, with the other two located at the back. The front implants, which made use of the dense bone tissue at the front of the jaw, are placed at 90 degree angles, while the back implants are positioned at a 45 degree angle.

How does All-on-4 benefit patients?

All-on-4 dental implants provide patients with numerous benefits, from improved oral function and enhanced bite power, to amazing aesthetics and peace of mind. This treatment is beneficial for most patients with a large number of missing teeth, as well as those who have had problems with dentures in the past.

One major benefit of All-on-4 is the speed of treatment; rather than waiting for months to enjoy the results of treatment, All-on-4 patients are able to enjoy their new smile after just one appointment. The actual procedure to fit the implants is also less invasive, as fewer implants are required.

Looking for a Long-Term Solution to Missing Teeth?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

2433646_sAt City Dental we offer a range of tooth replacement treatments, including natural-looking dental implants.

Dental implants represent a long-term solution for lost teeth and they enable you to enjoy all the same benefits of a strong and healthy natural tooth.

All about dental implants

Dental implants are made from titanium and their purpose is to replace the root of a missing tooth. The implant sits in a socket in the jaw bone and is able to become part of the bone tissue thanks to a process called osseointegration.

Once the process is complete, a new restoration can be attached and this replaces the crown section of the tooth. One of the many benefits of dental implants is that they are compatible with a range of different restorations and this means they are suitable for most patients.

Implant treatment takes between three and nine months and the result is a natural looking, strong and functional new tooth or set of teeth.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are the best long-term option for replacing missing teeth and they also offer many additional benefits, including excellent aesthetics, enhanced bite power and durability. Implants are easy to maintain and act like natural teeth, so you have complete peace of mind and can enjoy eating and socialising with confidence. Implants also help to reduce bone loss and they can be fitted to crowns, dentures or a dental bridge, making them hugely versatile.