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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.

Are There Cheaper Alternatives To Veneers?

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

1050560_blogVeneers are often associated with the rich and famous and although prices are more competitive than ever before, there may be some cheaper solutions worth considering if you are eager to improve the look of your smile.

About veneers

Veneers are light tooth-shaped shells, which are usually made from porcelain; they are placed on your natural teeth to hide a wide range of cosmetic flaws, from uneven and worn down teeth to chips and staining. There are various different types of veneers available and you can customise your new look by selecting different shades and shapes. Veneer treatment usually involves 2 or 3 sessions around 2-4 weeks apart.

What are the alternatives?

The alternative options tend to depend on why you are thinking about veneers and what kinds of aesthetic issues you wish to address. If you have discoloured teeth, for example, tooth whitening is a more affordable option than veneers. There are different types of whitening treatment available, including home whitening systems and in-chair treatments and the cost is usually around £100-£600. Treatment is usually completed in around 2 weeks, the results are visible straightaway and they should last for several years. Whitening treatment is a safe, simple and painless way of giving your smile that added sparkle.

If you have chipped, worn or misshapen teeth, which look unsightly, you may wish to think about cosmetic bonding, also known as composite bonding. This procedure takes just one hour and it’s painless, so you won’t need to worry about injections or that horrible numb feeling in your mouth. Bonding can be used to reshape and repair the teeth and also to reduce the size of spaces between the teeth as a cheaper alternative to orthodontic braces. Your dentist will use dental composite, which is also used to fill cavities, to carry out minor repairs and adjustments; at room temperature, the composite is soft and this means that it can be shaped easily. When your dentist is happy with the placement of the composite, they will then harden it using a curing light; this only takes a minute and all you have to do is wear some protective goggles and relax. The average cost is around £60-£120.

Porcelain Veneers Add A Celebrity Edge To Your Smile

Friday, August 28th, 2015

2904346_blogIf you’re one of the many people who admire the perfectly straight, bright white smiles often sported by celebrities posing for red carpet shots, you may be pleased to hear that a flawless smile is now accessible to all. Gone are the days of cosmetic dental treatment being available to the rich and famous; now, you can have an amazing smile without needing a diary full of premieres to attend. With porcelain veneers, you can achieve that amazing celebrity look in no time at all.

About porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are incredibly thin sheets of laminated porcelain, which are shaped to mimic natural teeth; they are applied to the natural teeth to create a new smile. Porcelain is an ideal material because it looks similar to healthy, radiant tooth enamel and it is hard-wearing and durable.

Veneer treatment usually involves 2-3 treatment sessions including a consultation, which is used to chat about treatment, design your new smile and plan your treatment. Once you have decided what kind of look you would like to go for and chosen the shape and shade of your veneers, your dentist will prepare your teeth in order to make room for your veneers and ensure they bond properly. The preparation stage is nothing to worry about and it simply involves taking away a very fine layer of the tooth structure and etching the surface of the tooth. Impressions of your teeth will be created and these are sent away to the laboratory; here, highly skilled dental technicians will use them as moulds for your brand new veneers. Once your veneers are ready, they will be placed on your teeth and then fixed firmly into position; they should last for several years, but you will need to take good care of them.

Why would I consider veneers?

Veneers are known for creating stunning smiles and they are a versatile option; they can provide a solution for a number of common cosmetic issues, including chips, worn edges, misshapen teeth, staining and gaps between the teeth.

We Have An Exciting New Type Of Veneer Treatment

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

2445507_blogIf you’re searching for a quick, simple and affordable cosmetic dental treatment to give your smile a boost, allow is to introduce you to Componeers. This innovative single-visit veneer treatment makes beautiful smile accessible to all.

About Componeers

Componeers are a relatively new treatment, which was developed in Switzerland with the aim of providing people with a simple and rapid means of achieving a great looking smile. These ultra-thin shells, which are made from nano-hybrid composite enamel, offer the benefits of veneer treatment with the added bonus of affordability and speed; the treatment is also less invasive.

Componeers are available in a host of different shades and shapes and patient select the veneers they like; the veneers can then be bonded directly onto the teeth in a single treatment session. Unlike most veneer systems, the preparation stage is minimal and the tooth structure remains largely intent. It is also possible to customise Componeers to suit the client’s preferences.

How much do Componeers cost?

The cost of treatment varies; however, you can expect to pay half the price of porcelain veneer treatment for Componeers. When you have your consultation, your City Dental dentist can talk you through costs and also explain how the treatment works and what the process entails.

If you’re interested in transforming your smile with minimal fuss and no pain, call now and find out more about our fabulous Componeers.

Walk The Line With Our Fantastic Cosmetic Options

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

297243_blogCosmetic dentistry provides solutions to any aesthetic problem, no matter how big or small. With cosmetic dental treatments, anyone can enjoy a beautiful smile. If you’re conscious about your smile, you worry that your teeth look unattractive or you’re lacking confidence when you have interviews or meet new people because of the look of your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help.

Cosmetic dental treatments

Today, there is an array of cosmetic dental treatments available and patients are spoiled for choice. The range of treatments is expanding all the time thanks to amazing developments in technology and there are solutions out there for any aesthetic issue, from stained and worn teeth to missing, wonky teeth and a gummy smile.

Further examples of cosmetic dental treatments include tooth whitening, gum reshaping, veneers, tooth contouring, cosmetic bonding (also known as composite bonding), white fillings and cosmetic braces.

Smile makeovers

In the event that you would like a dramatic transformation and you dream of a perfect new smile, a smile makeover could be just the ticket. This treatment is made up of a series of different techniques and treatments, which aim to address cosmetic flaws and produce amazing results. The patient is heavily involved in the design process and the goal is to create the smile of their dreams.

Advantages of cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry improves the look of the smile, but it also offers so much more. The smile is symbolic of happiness and it is usually the first thing you notice about another person, so it’s really important to be happy with your smile. Cosmetic dentistry gives everyone the opportunity to have a beautiful smile and enables people to feel confident and comfortable when they smile and speak. Treatment is becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before and the treatments are really impressive and innovative.

See What It’s Like To Have A Brand New Leeds Cerec Smile

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

iStock_000000363253XSmallIf you’re searching for an example to demonstrate how amazing modern dentistry is, look no further than Cerec. Allow us to tell you just how great this technology is!

What is Cerec?

Cerec is a form of technology, which has revolutionised the way dentists provide restorative treatment for their patients. Traditionally, dentists send impressions of the teeth away to dental technicians and then fit new restorations around 2 weeks later, but with Cerec, we can complete the entire process, from the design concept to the finished result, in just a single day. Cerec also enables us to do everything on-site, which means that the process is easy, convenient and very quick.

With Cerec technology, images of the teeth are converted into 3D models, which are sent across to the milling machine; the milling process takes minutes and once it is complete, the new restoration can be fitted.

Cerec enables us to create bespoke crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers without the need for temporary restorations, putty moulds or waiting around for 2 weeks.

How can Cerec benefit me?

Cerec is hugely beneficial for any patient that needs restorative treatment. The treatment process is incredibly convenient and quick, there’s no need to find time for repeat appointments and you can have the permanent restoration fitted straightaway. The process is more accurate and it affords dentists and patients more influence in the design stage.

If you would like to find out more about Cerec or book an appointment for a new crown, call us today or bob in and see us if you’re planning to head into Leeds in the near future.

You Could Be A Classy Lass With Super LS1 Veneers

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

529808_blogHave you ever seen somebody with a flawless smile and wished you could have the same perfect pearly whites? Well now you can! If you long for a TOWIE style makeover, a Hollywood worthy smile or a beautiful natural look, our veneer treatments are just the solution you’ve been searching for.

About veneers

Veneers are extremely thin shells, which are placed over your teeth to create a beautiful, gleaming smile. In most cases, veneers are made from ceramics, including porcelain, and they have a beautiful sheen and a lovely white shade. There are different colours and shapes available and you can choose the veneers, which best suit your idea of the perfect smile. Some patients love the all-out glamour of the Hollywood style bright white smile, while others prefer the subtlety of a more natural look.

Veneers are an excellent option for anyone who wants to turn their dull, stained or worn teeth into a radiant smile and they can also be really beneficial for those who have aesthetic problems, such as chipped or irregularly shaped teeth and gaps between the teeth.

Veneer treatment usually involves 3 key stages. During the first stage, we will plan your treatment and choose your veneers and we can show you images of what we expect your new smile to look like. The second stage involves preparing the teeth; this is a simple procedure, which is designed to create space for the new veneers by removing a wafer-thin layer of tooth surface. Once this has been done, we create an impression of the teeth and this is used to create your brand new, bespoke veneers. The final stage is to fit your veneers; we will place them over your teeth and check that you are happy with the result before bonding them onto the teeth. Once this session is complete, it’s time for you to get out there and show your new smile off to the world!

Gappy Smiles Are A Distant Memory Here In Heartland Leeds

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

221838_blogYour smile is often the first thing people notice about you and an important part of your appearance, so it’s natural to want it to look beautiful. Few people are blessed with naturally flawless smiles, but we have solutions for almost any issue you could possibly imagine and a perfect smile is never beyond the realms of possibility. Whether your teeth are crowded or crooked, you have staining or you have a gappy smile, we have treatments available to transform your teeth into a radiant set of pearly whites.

What can we do for a gappy smile?

A gappy smile is a term used when there are spaces between the teeth. Although there are often no symptoms associated with a gappy smile, there are aesthetic implications and this can affect confidence.

We have various options available to treat a gappy smile, including veneers, composite bonding and orthodontic treatments.

Composite bonding: this is a very effective and simple procedure, which can be used to build up worn tooth surfaces, close gaps between the smile and patch up chipped teeth. It involves using dental composite, which is the material used for white fillings. To begin with, the composite is soft and this means that dentists can shape and bend it to fit the gaps; when they are happy with the look of the teeth, the composite is then set firm using a powerful light source.

Veneers: veneers are an effective means of covering gaps between the teeth and they create beautiful results; they are usually made from porcelain and they sit over the top of the natural teeth. However, they do not actually reduce the size of the gaps between the teeth. Veneers can also be used to treat chipped and worn teeth.

Orthodontic treatment: orthodontic treatment moves the teeth and corrects tooth alignment. There are various options available depending on how much movement is required, including removable aligners, fixed braces, lingual braces and invisible braces.

LE1: Porcelain Veneers Can Bring Out The Summer In You

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Beautifully HappySummer is so close you can almost taste it and what better way to usher in the warmer months than with a brand new, gleaming smile? Our veneer treatments will give you a gorgeous, radiant smile in perfect time for parties, weddings and summer holidays!

All about veneers

Veneers are very thin shells, which sit on top of your natural teeth. They are usually made from porcelain or other pressed ceramics and they are an increasingly popular choice for people who are looking to enjoy a perfect smile. Veneers are often featured in magazines, fashion and beauty shoots and television makeovers and they are renowned for producing dazzling results.

Veneers have aesthetic benefits, but they can also help to address issues such as chipped and worn teeth. They last for several years and they are available in many different shades, so there is scope to design your ideal smile.

What happens when you have veneers?

Before treatment begins, you will have a consultation to discuss the treatment, go through the processes and procedures and check that you are a suitable candidate for veneer treatment. Once this is complete, planning can begin and you can set about designing your new smile by selecting shades and shapes.

Once you have chosen your veneers, you will have an appointment to prepare the teeth; this involves shaving away a very thin layer of the teeth to make space for the veneers. This is not painful and it should not take long; it helps to make the final result more natural looking and ensures that your veneers are comfortable. Once we have your teeth prepared, impressions are created and sent off to the laboratory, where your veneers will be crafted.

When we receive your veneers, we will fit them, and then we make sure that you love your new smile and then secure them to your teeth. Your new summer smile will then be ready to show off to the world!

Watch That Grin Reappear With a Smile Makeover

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

4865112_blogNothing makes you feel better than a beautiful smile, but if you’re one of the many people who are not blessed with perfect teeth, this doesn’t mean that you need to resign yourself to imperfect gnashers for the rest of your life or relegate yourself to the back row of photographs every time somebody gets a camera out. With our amazing array of treatments, we can create stunning smile makeovers, so everyone can enjoy a flawless smile.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is made up of a series of different cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dental treatments, which are designed to create your perfect smile. The treatments works together to patch up and restore the teeth, correct aesthetic flaws and enhance natural beauty to ensure that you look and feel amazing at the end.

There are many different options available for a smile makeover and no two makeovers are the same, as everyone has different needs and dreams.

How do I decide which treatments I want?

Before any treatments are carried out, we will have consultations to assess your needs, discuss your ideas and think about the end result. Once we have decided upon the areas or flaws we want to correct or improve, we can go about exploring the options. We always welcome your ideas and opinions and we will work together to create the designs for your new smile. We can also take other factors, such as your budget and treatment time into consideration when choosing your treatments.

Our most popular treatments include veneers, tooth whitening, cosmetic braces, composite bonding and white fillings, but we have an array of other options available.

If you’re looking to enjoy a stunning smile ready for the summer, now is the time to treat yourself! Call us today to book your consultation and set the ball rolling for your amazing new smile!