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Top Four Tips for Protecting Your Veneers

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

shutterstock_398174743When you’ve got a stunning smile thanks to a set of beautiful veneers, the last thing you want is to damage or stain them. Here are four top tips to help you protect your veneers.

  1. See your dentist for regular check-ups: regular check-ups are important for all patients. When you come and see us, your dentist will have a thorough look in your mouth, and check your veneers. Although it’s not possible for the veneers to decay, it is possible for your natural teeth to become decayed, so routine checks are highly recommended.
  2. Brush twice a day: looking after your veneers is very similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day, and be gentle when you move your brush around your mouth. Take care to spend at least 2 minutes cleaning your teeth day and night, and to cover each individual tooth.
  3. Avoiding staining: you want your smile to look beautiful and bright for years to come, so try and prevent staining. Some veneers are stain-resistant, but others will start to show the signs of discolouration if you don’t brush frequently and you’re partial to coffee, tea, cola or wine. If you are drinking something with a strong colour, use a straw.
  4. Avoid abrasive toothpaste: abrasive toothpastes can sometimes be used to remove satins, but they can be harmful for the natural enamel and also for veneers.

If you have any questions about looking after your veneers, or you’d like some tips, call us and our dental team will be happy to advise you.

Did you know Veneers could Transform your Smile Dramatically?

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

shutterstock_571312708In this day and age, we’re bombarded by images of people with perfect smiles. Whether you’re watching a film or browsing your news feed on Instagram, there are flawless sets of pearly whites everywhere. In the past, veneers were associated with celebrities, but today, they are accessible to all. If you dream of a bright white, beautiful smile, we can make your dreams come true, right here in the centre of Leeds.

About veneers

Veneers are tooth-shaped pieces of incredibly fine laminated ceramic material (usually porcelain), which are fixed onto the surfaces of the natural teeth. Each veneer is fitted individually, and the outcome is a stunning new smile. As well as porcelain veneers, we also offer Componeers, which are a cheaper option. Componeers can be bonded directly onto the teeth and they are composed of a mixture of materials, including composite. If you’re worried about the cost of porcelain veneers and you want results fast, Componeers may be the best solution for you.

Veneers are very versatile and they can be used to treat a multitude of imperfections. Very few people have naturally perfect teeth, but you don’t have to let chips, worn surfaces, discolouration or gaps between your teeth get you down. With veneers, we can transform your smile dramatically and make you feel much more confident when your pearly whites are on show.

What does veneer treatment involve?

If you’re interested in veneers, the first thing we recommend is booking a consultation. During your consultation, we’ll give you all the information you could possibly need about veneers and answer any questions you have. We’ll also examine your teeth and have a chat with you about what your dream outcome would be. We can also show you some images of smiles we have created using veneer treatment. If you choose to go ahead and have veneers, we can usually complete treatment in two sessions. During the first, we’ll prepare your teeth and create impressions, and when your veneers are ready, we’ll invite you back and secure them onto your teeth.

No Braces, Straighter Teeth: How Componeers can Transform Your Smile

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

shutterstock_580932871Do you have crooked or wonky teeth? Would you love a straight smile? Are you reluctant to have braces? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you’re in luck! With Componeers, we can give you a gorgeous smile without the need for orthodontic treatment.

Tell me more about Componeers!

Componeers are a type of veneer, which is made from dental composite, rather than ceramics like porcelain. Composite is a versatile tooth-coloured material, which is also used for white fillings and dental bonding. Componeers are actually defined as nano-hybrid composite enamel shells, and they have numerous advantages. For starters, Componeers can be bonded directly onto the tooth surface, which means that you can enjoy your new smile after just one session. These veneers are also significantly less expensive than traditional porcelain veneers, and the structure of the tooth remains intact, as minimal preparation is required. Your dentist will design a smile that looks natural and radiant, and you won’t have to worry about wonky teeth any longer.

Componeers are pre-fabricated in Switzerland, and they are available in an array of shades, shapes and sizes. This means that, as the patient, you can get involved in designing your new smile by working with your dentist to select the perfect Componeers.

Who can benefit from Componeers?

Almost anyone who has concerns about the aesthetic appeal of their teeth can benefit from Componeers. This treatment offers a solution for those who don’t have perfectly aligned teeth, as well as those who have stained or discoloured teeth, chips or uneven edges.

If you like the sound of a straight smile without the need for braces, and you’d like to find out more about Componeers at City Dental Leeds, call us today to make an appointment for a consultation. Your incredible new smile could be just days away!

Watch Tooth Imperfections Vanish with Veneers

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

4865112_blogAt City Dental we don’t claim to be magicians, but we are capable of achieving amazing smile transformations. If you long to watch your dental imperfections vanish in a flash, we can make your dreams come true with our incredible veneers.

All about veneer treatment

Porcelain veneers have become the treatment of choice for patients seeking a flawless, film-star smile. These ultra-shiny porcelain shells are famed for creating perfect smiles, and are capable of transforming smiles in just 2-3 weeks. Veneers are designed to sit on top of the natural teeth and there are lots of different shades and shapes to choose from, so you can help to design your ideal smile. Veneers are made to fit and once they are in place, your smile will look incredible.

Veneers are custom-made based on impressions of your teeth, which are created once the teeth have been prepared. The preparation stage is designed to make room for the veneers to ensure a natural finish and a comfortable feel and involves etching the tooth to remove a very thin layer of the surface.

Who can benefit from veneer treatment?

Veneers can be beneficial for anyone who wants to improve the aesthetic of their smile, and is a popular choice for patients who have cosmetic issues such as staining, worn and uneven edges, chipped teeth and gaps between the teeth.

Veneers have an obvious aesthetic advantage, but they can also really help to make people feel more confident.

If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneer treatment in the heart of Leeds, call us now. We can help to banish those imperfections and ensure you feel amazing every time you smile!

Watch Your Imperfections Vanish with Veneers

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

529808_blogIf you’re conscious about smiling in public or dental imperfections are getting you down, we have a magical treatment that can make those flaws vanish for good. Our beautiful veneers can transform even the most run-down and discoloured teeth into a spectacular sparkling smile.

What exactly are veneers and could they be the solution for me?

Veneers are very fine sheets of laminated porcelain shaped to fit your teeth. They are placed onto the tooth surface to produce a beautiful new smile. Veneers are custom-designed for a perfect fit and you can choose specific shades and shapes to create your dream smile.

We can use veneers to address lots of different common aesthetic imperfections, including:

  • discoloured and stained teeth
  • chipped and worn teeth
  • spaces between the teeth
  • unevenly shaped teeth

If you have minor imperfections or you would simply love to have a flawless white smile, veneers could be an excellent option for you.

What does treatment involve?

Typically, treatment involves 2-3 sessions. Before your veneers can be created, we make moulds of your teeth and prepare the tooth surfaces to create room for the veneers. The mould is sent away to the dental laboratory and when your bespoke veneers are ready, they will be sent back to us. We then place your veneers and secure them firmly once you are happy with the end result. Veneers should last for many years. If a veneer becomes broken or damaged, we are able to carry out repairs or create replacements.

If you think veneers could make your dental dreams come true, why not call us now? Your new smile could be just around the corner!

Treat Yourself to a Hollywood Smile!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

3492515_blogCelebrities are well known for their sparkly teeth. In fact, it’s getting harder and harder to spot a celebrity who doesn’t have a perfect set of teeth these days. Why? Because there are so many treatments available nowadays to enhance, correct and perfect a person’s teeth, not only for oral health reasons but for aesthetic reasons too. Treatments include teeth whitening procedures, laser gum sculpting, invisible braces and much more, but we’re going to look at veneers in particular.

Veneer treatment for that Hollywood smile

A veneer is a wafer thin almost shield like covering made from composite or porcelain. As with other composite materials, a composite veneer can be colour matched using a shade guide to fit in with the rest of the teeth so that you end up with your desired shade.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are stronger and much more durable and therefore last longer than the composite veneers. Because they need replacing less, this means they could end up saving you money in the long run, despite costing more. Porcelain veneers last between 5-10 years compared to the drastically shorter 1-2 year life span of the composites. It is important to note that not all dentists specialise in cosmetic dentistry so find a practice where cosmetic dentistry is the main forte. We offer porcelain veneers at City Dental Leeds so do contact us for more information.

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.

What are Componeers and How Will They Help My Smile?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

529808_blogIf you’re looking for a rapid, simple and stress-free way of getting a great looking smile, we have good news! With Componeers, we can transform your smile in just one visit.

What are Componeers?

Componeers are a simple, convenient and more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Unlike porcelain veneers, Componeers can be bonded directly onto the teeth, meaning treatment takes just one session. Componeers are made from nano-hybrid composite and are placed directly onto the tooth enamel to create a beautiful new aesthetic. Componeers were pioneered in Switzerland and we are delighted to offer them right here in the centre of Leeds.

Componeers come in a range of different shapes, sizes and shades and clients can choose the veneers that best suit their dream smile. They are prefabricated and can be fixed straight onto the teeth to provide instant results. It is also possible to combine whitening treatment with Componeer treatment for a bright white smile.

Who can benefit from Componeers?

Componeers are versatile and convenient. They can be beneficial for anyone who wants to improve the aesthetic of their smile. They’re perfect for those who are conscious about specific imperfections and those who long for a more glamorous look. If you have chipped, stained or uneven teeth, this is a simple and affordable way to achieve a more attractive smile.

This treatment is also beneficial for nervous patients who worry about having cosmetic treatment because they are anxious about spending time in the dental chair. This process is quick and simple, there’s no drilling, no pain and no injections. Call today to start planning your amazing new smile!

Make Your Smile Clear with a Dental Veneer

Monday, July 13th, 2015

3492515_blogStudies show that most of us long for a more attractive smile and with amazing treatments like dental veneers around, a perfect smile is more accessible and obtainable than ever before. If you want to look and feel like a red carpet star very time you speak in public or pose for a photograph, veneers could be the answer.

About veneers

Veneer treatment is amazingly effective, but it’s also really simple. We create custom-made veneers to suit your dental needs and design a new aesthetic that matches your idea of the dream smile. Veneers are extremely thin and light shells, usually made from porcelain, fixed onto your natural teeth to produce a stunning new look. We can use single veneers to cover imperfections and issues such as a stained tooth or worn edges, or we can fit a full set of veneers for those who dream of a flawless, sparkling smile. We use veneers to transform the smile and they are also a versatile option for common cosmetic problems, including gaps between the teeth, chips and misshapen teeth.

Veneer treatment: what does the process involve?

You may be surprised to hear that with veneers, we can transform your smile in just two to three weeks. Before you start treatment, we invite you to a consultation to discuss the treatment in detail and check your teeth. During the consultation we also talk you through the process and ask if you have any questions. If you decide to go ahead, we then start preparing your teeth, a process that involves removing a very fine layer of the tooth surface. This stage is necessary to make room for the veneers and facilitate bonding when the new veneers are placed on your teeth. We then create impressions of your teeth and these are used by highly skilled dental technicians to manufacture bespoke veneers. Around two weeks later, we will schedule another appointment to fit your veneers. We place them on your teeth, check that you are happy with your new look and then fix them firmly onto the teeth.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers should last for several years, but the exact lifespan will depend on the type of veneer, the material used and the way you care for your veneers. When you have your veneers fitted, your dentist will talk you through the cleaning and maintenance process so that you can enjoy your new smile for years to come.

Imperfections Vanish with Extraordinary Veneers

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingIf dental imperfections affect your confidence when you smile, veneers could be just what you need to make sure you look and feel great when your pearly whites are on show. At City Dental Leeds, we understand how important it is to be happy with the look of your smile and we have a host of incredible treatments on offer to banish dental problems for good and create stunning, bright smiles.

About veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped shells and are usually made from porcelain. They are placed on top of your natural teeth and provide an aesthetically pleasing solution for many common imperfections such as discolouration, chipped or worn teeth and gaps between the smile. There are lots of different types of veneer available and you can design your new smile by selecting the shade and shape of your veneers.

Veneers are custom-made for the individual using a set of impressions made once the teeth have been prepared. The preparation stage creates space for the veneers and involves etching the tooth surfaces and applying agent to facilitate bonding. Once the impressions have been created, they are sent away and the veneers are made by highly skilled and experienced dental technicians. When they are ready, we will then place them on your teeth and fix them into position using dental adhesive.

Veneer treatment usually takes around two to three weeks and involves two appointments.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers should last for several years providing they are well looked-after. Like natural teeth, veneers can become damaged through injury or accident and it’s important to take good care of them. The exact life-span will also depend on the type of veneer, as materials vary slightly and some systems last longer than others. Your dentist will be able to answer any questions you have about veneer treatment when you have your consultation, so don’t be afraid to ask away!