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How We Can Sculpt Your Perfect Smile in the Heart of Leeds

Monday, July 17th, 2017

shutterstock_174986051Do you dream of showing off a perfect smile? If so, we have the tools, treatments, and techniques to make your dental dreams come true right here in the heart of Leeds. If your smile needs some TLC, you’ve come to the right place.

How we can sculpt your perfect smile

It’s very rare to have a perfectly formed set of pearly whites and to be able to keep your smile in pristine condition. Although your teeth are strong and robust, the risk of injuries is always a concern, and many of us have worn tooth edges or small chips. If your smile isn’t quite perfect, we can use an amazing technique called dental bonding to carry out minor repairs and make you feel more confident.

Dental bonding is also known as cosmetic or composite bonding. Using material called dental composite, your dentist can patch up worn surfaces, build up misshapen edges and fill in chips to provide you with a healthy looking, gorgeous smile. At room temperature, dental composite looks and feels like putty. It comes in several shades, so your dentist can choose a colour that matches your natural teeth perfectly.

When your dentist has shaped and moulded the composite to tend to the imperfections, they will ask you to put some goggles on and then they will shine a light onto the composite. This sets the composite, making it hard. Finally, your dentist will carry out last-minute adjustments to ensure a flawless finish.

The benefits of dental bonding

Dental bonding is an affordable, quick and painless cosmetic dental treatment, which can make an incredible difference to the look of your smile. The procedure takes an hour, and you won’t feel a thing!

If you’re keen to find out more, call us today!

Did you Know we can Sculpt your Perfect Smile with Dental Bonding?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

shutterstock_386744668Have you ever wondered if there’s a simple and affordable solution out there for minor problems like misshapen teeth or chips? Sometimes, people assume that cosmetic dentistry will out be out of their financial reach or it’ll take too much time or involve too much pain. In reality, there are plenty of treatments, which may be a lot cheaper and more straightforward than you’d expect. One of our most impressive treatment options is dental bonding, a single-session treatment, which can transform your smile with no pain at all.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding, also known as composite or cosmetic bonding, is a cosmetic dental procedure, which is capable of sculpting and reshaping the teeth to create a beautiful, flawless smile. If you have chipped teeth, worn surfaces, uneven teeth or misshapen teeth, this could be the solution for you.

The bonding process takes around an hour and there is no pain involved at all, so you won’t need any injections or anaesthetic. Your dentist will use material called dental composite to sculpt your smile and carry out running repairs to teeth are not shaped perfectly. At room temperature, composite has a similar consistency to putty, and this enables your dentist to shape and mould it. They will use their skill and experience to reshape the teeth, making minor adjustments that will make a massive difference to the overall look of your smile. Once the composite is in the right place, your dentist will use a curing light to make it firm.

Is dental bonding the right choice for me?

Dental bonding is an effective treatment for patients who have minor aesthetic imperfections. It is a quick, affordable and painless procedure, which can be used as an alternative to veneer treatment. If you like the sound of bonding, and you’d like to find out more, call us and book an appointment today!

Dental Bonding – Instantly Transform your Smile

Friday, March 31st, 2017

shutterstock_306203957Are you looking for a magical treatment, which is capable of transforming your smile instantly? If so, your search could be over. With dental bonding, we can patch up worn edges, repair misshapen teeth and fill in chips in just an hour.

What is Dental Bonding and Could it Work for Me?

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure, which is used to carry out minor repairs and adjustments to the teeth. It is a very simple and quick procedure, which can make an amazing difference to the overall aesthetic of your smile. If you have worn tooth edges, misshapen teeth, gaps between your teeth or chips, this could be the treatment for you.

When you have dental bonding, your dentist will first select the shade of composite that matches your natural tooth colour. The composite, the material that is used to repair and reshape the teeth, has a similar consistency to putty. It can be shaped and modified to fit and fill in gaps and alter the shape of the individual teeth. When your dentist is happy with the placement of the composite, it will then be set firm using a curing light. The light beam is simply directed onto the composite, and this causes it to harden. At this stage, your dentist will make any further adjustments to ensure a perfect outcome.

The Benefits of Bonding

Bonding is a simple, painless and quick solution for minor aesthetic problems such as chips. In just an hour, we can transform your smile, giving you more confidence and helping you to feel more attractive when you smile. There’s no pain involved, so you won’t need anaesthetic, and you can get back to the rest of your day straight away.

To find out more or book a consultation, simply give us a ring.

Meet the Quicker, Cheaper Alternative to Veneers

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Veneer SmileIf you’re dreaming of a flawless smile, you may be thinking that this is an unattainable, un-affordable goal. But if you have chipped, worn or damaged teeth, we have good news. With dental bonding, we can offer a cheaper, simpler and faster alternative to dental veneers, so you can have a perfect smile without a hefty bill.

What is dental bonding?

Dental bonding is a really effective technique that irons out minor cosmetic imperfections. This treatment is often recommended as an alternative to dental veneers. It is cheaper, faster, and more convenient.

Bonding involves carrying out minor repairs to the teeth using a material called dental composite. Your dentist will use their expertise to mould the composite, which has a similar consistency to putty, to build up uneven surfaces, patch up small chips and improve the shape of the individual teeth. This treatment has a wide range of uses and it can really make a difference to the overall look of your smile. As well as repairing minor damage, bonding can also be used to close gaps between the teeth and create a more balanced aesthetic.

Once your dentist has shaped the composite and it is in the right place, they will use a curing light to set it. This makes the composite firm. This only takes a minute and you won’t feel any pain at all. Once the composite has set, your dentist will carry out any final adjustments, such as trimming, to make sure your smile looks flawless.

How long does treatment take?

Typically, dental bonding can be completed in around an hour. Before you have treatment, your dentist will explain what is going to happen, and you can ask as many questions as you like. You won’t need any anaesthetic, as this is a painless procedure. You’ll able to check out your new smile and see the incredible results as soon as your dentist has finished. Bonding can be done in a single session.

If you’re interested in dental bonding, call us now to find out more!

Terrific Tooth Bonding

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Beautiful young lady smilingTooth bonding uses a thin layer of filling made from composite resin. This can be bonded to teeth at the front or back, with the ability to build up teeth worn down by decay, fill small gaps, and to cosmetically correct such imperfections as stains, flaws and crookedness. It is a relatively long lasting treatment and the bonding is accomplished quickly for maximum effect within one or two appointments.

The presence of minor gaps or small but noticeable unevenness between teeth can be irritating for many people, and they may not wish to consider braces or other slow-working aligners to treat these problems. Tooth bonding is a simple way to close small gaps and cover imperfections, including chips, gum recession, discoloration and grooves or pits in the teeth, to boost confidence and create a more attractive smile. The treatment also boasts discretion and naturalness, as the colour of the material is matched to the patient’s teeth.

A thin coat of etching solution is carefully applied to the front surface of the imperfect teeth. This makes tiny rough dips in the enamel and thus enables the resin to bond properly. The dentist then adds the composite resin bonding substance over the top and uses a strong light to fix the bonding to the teeth, hardening the material in minutes. When all necessary layers are complete and hardened, the dentist skilfully sculpts for the best and most natural looking results. The teeth are finished with polishing, and the procedure should last between 1 and 2 hours.

The bonding material is porous, which means that air can move freely through the material. In time, smokers who have undergone this procedure will find that these bonds are likely to turn yellow in colour. This may not be a problem if the surrounding teeth match this colour, but if aesthetic considerations are important then smokers should first talk to their dentist about this issue.

Regular silver fillings generally last for approximately 7 years, but the resin composites are designed for strength and so endure general wears and tears. The bonding should last between 7 and 11 years, though it is important to note that, as with all cosmetic dentistry treatments, maintaining your own oral hygiene habits is paramount in keeping the bonding in the best condition.

Repairing a Chipped Tooth in Leeds

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Beautiful young lady smilingChips can affect the overall look of your smile, as well as making the teeth weaker and more vulnerable to injury. Thankfully, we can provide a quick, safe and simple solution: composite bonding.

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic procedure that also has restorative benefits for the teeth. The process involves using dental composite, which is also used to fill cavities, to repair chips, build up worn surfaces and close small gaps between the teeth.

During the procedure, your dentist uses skill and experience to mould the composite, which is a putty-like consistency. The changes that are made to individual teeth are often minor and the procedure only takes one hour, but the overall impact of treatment is amazing.

The procedure

Before composite material is applied to the teeth, the teeth are prepared. This involves buffing and roughening up the surfaces and then applying primers and resins to the tooth. Your dentist will then apply the composite, which will be matched to the shade of your natural teeth, and shape it.

Once your dentist is happy with the placement of the composite, they will shine an intensive ray of light onto it to make it hard and firm. Once the composite is hard, it is strong and durable and should last for a long time.

In most cases, there is no need for anaesthetic during treatment and the procedure is not painful. The preparation stage may feel a little odd, but it should not be sore and you will not experience any pain after treatment either.

Benefits of composite bonding

Composite bonding can create amazing aesthetics and boost confidence and the procedure is safe, quick and affordable. This is also a versatile treatment, which is suitable for a wide range of patients and the results are amazing after just an hour in the dental chair.

Restore Your Smile With Composite Bonding

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

2904346_blogComposite bonding, also known as cosmetic bonding, is a very effective treatment used to repair damaged teeth. This treatment is simple, quick and affordable, yet it can make a massive difference to the look of your smile. If you’ve put up with chipped or worn teeth for too long, now is the perfect time to call us and find out more about composite bonding.

What is composite bonding?

Composite bonding is a cosmetic dental procedure that also has restorative benefits for your teeth. Dental composite is used to repair damaged teeth. In its putty-like form, it can be shaped and moulded to repair chipped teeth, build-up worn tooth surfaces and even close the gap between two teeth. Your City Dental Dentist will use their creative flair and experience to create amazing results using dental composite and once they are happy with the look of your new smile, the composite will be hardened before final touches are made.

Before bonding, your dentist will clean the affected teeth, roughen the edges and apply resin and bonding agent to ensure that the composite will bond properly. The composite is then added and set hard using a curing light. After final adjustments have been made, your dentist will give your teeth a polish to ensure you leave with a gleaming smile.

Composite bonding usually takes less than an hour and only a single appointment is required. The procedure is painless and most patients do not require local anaesthetic.

Who can benefit from composite bonding?

Composite bonding is an ideal treatment for patients who have chipped teeth, worn teeth or a small gap between two of their teeth. This is a more affordable option than veneers and it is also quicker and more straight-forward.

 

Modern Tooth Restorations

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

805589_blogAlthough your teeth are made of sturdy stuff, they can be susceptible to damage, injury and decay and this is when restorative treatment comes in handy. Restorations are used to strengthen and repair the teeth, enhancing the function of the tooth and often providing aesthetic benefits. If you have a chipped, broken or worn down tooth, your dentist will be able to find the perfect solution!

Modern tooth restorations

Like most areas of dentistry, restorative dentistry is advancing all the time and modern tooth restorations are a far cry from treatments of old. Today, it is almost always possible to repair a damaged tooth, rather than remove it and treatment can make a real difference to oral health, as well as the look of the smile. Examples of modern restorative treatments include:

Fillings: fillings are used to treat tooth decay and the aim of treatment is to fill a cavity to prevent infection from spreading and make the tooth stronger. Today, white fillings, which are made from dental composite and resins, are very popular, as they restore the tooth invisibly. White fillings usually last up to 5 years.

Crowns: crowns are designed to strengthen decayed and damaged teeth; they are commonly made from ceramics, including porcelain, to provide a seamless aesthetic and they last around 5-10 years. A crown is custom-made to fit over the tooth perfectly and it is sometimes known as a cap, as it sits on the tooth. Crown treatment usually involves 2 sessions 2 weeks apart; however, it is possible to get same-day crowns using Cerec technology. You may be advised to have a new crown if you have a severely decayed tooth, your tooth is infected and you have had root canal treatment or the tooth is fractured.

Dental bridges: dental bridges are a popular treatment for missing teeth; they are often used to replace a single tooth and are most commonly made from a false tooth and a crown on either side. Bridges can be made from metals and ceramics and porcelain is a popular choice because it matches the shade of the natural teeth around the gap. Bridgework usually involves 2 sessions and a bridge should last up to 15 years.

Inlays and onlays: inlays and onlays are often described as the middle ground between fillings and crowns; they may be recommended when damage is too extensive for a filling, but not severe enough for a crown. Inlays are placed inside the tooth, while onlays also cover the biting cusps on the outside of the tooth.

Changing The Shape Of Your Teeth

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

1050560_blogVery few people are lucky enough to have perfectly shaped pearly whites, but if you’ve got a worn edge, you’ve chipped a tooth or your teeth are in need of a little cosmetic TLC, there’s no need to worry. With cosmetic bonding, we can transform the appearance of your teeth in no time at all!

About cosmetic bonding

Cosmetic bonding, also known as composite bonding, is an aesthetic technique, which uses a material known as dental composite to change the shape and appearance of the individual teeth to create a beautiful, healthy looking smile. Dental composite is also used for white fillings and it has a putty-like consistency at room temperature; this means that it can be shaped and altered to fit gaps and carry out basic repairs. We are able to use this simple and painless technique to repair chips, build up worn edges, alter the shape of the teeth and even reduce the size of gaps between the teeth.

The process

Cosmetic bonding is a straightforward and pain-free procedure, which can usually be completed in just an hour. Your dentist will start by selecting the closes shade match so that the composite matches your natural tooth colour; they will then prepare your teeth and apply the composite, shaping and moulding it to create the perfect aesthetic. When your dentist is happy with the placement of the composite, they will ask you to put on a pair of goggles for a minute and shine a curing light onto the composite. This hardens and sets the composite; once this stage is complete, your dentist will then carry out any final modifications to ensure the perfect new look.

The benefits

Cosmetic bonding is one of the most affordable, effective and fastest ways to improve the look of your smile. It is a versatile treatment and you will be able to enjoy the benefits immediately. There’s no pain involved, so you won’t need any injections and the results should last for years to come.

An Alternative To Metal Fillings

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

4207449_blogIf you’re looking for a natural looking alternative to metal or amalgam fillings, we have the perfect solution for you! If you have a new cavity or you’re looking to replace old fillings, we strongly recommend white filings.

Everything you need to know about white fillings

White fillings are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings, which are used to fill holes in the outer tooth layer known as cavities. These tooth-coloured fillings are made from resins and a dental material called composite, which is available in several shades. When you have a cavity, it’s important to have treatment to reduce the risk of further infection, as decay can spread through the tooth, resulting in more serious consequences. White fillings help to reduce the risk of further infection and strengthen the enamel without detracting from the aesthetic of your smile.

When you have a filling, your dentist will first clean the tooth thoroughly to remove any harmful bacteria and decayed tooth tissue. The cavity will then be etched and bonding material will be placed to ensure that the filling adheres. Your dentist will select the closest shade of composite to match your natural tooth colour and then place the composite inside the cavity, shaping it to make sure that it fills the entire hole. Once your dentist is happy with the filling, they will ask you to pop on a pair of protective goggles and then shine a curing light onto the tooth as this sets the composite, making it firm and durable.

How long will a white filling last?

White fillings should last up to five years, but it is important to take good care of your teeth y practising good oral hygiene at home, watching your diet and sugar intake and seeing your dentist on a regular basis, ideally every 6 months.