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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.

Priceless Porcelain Onlays Provide A Perfect Smile

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

2977218_blogIf you dream of a perfect smile for Christmas, we are here to make your wishes come true. With our range of cosmetic and restorative treatments, we have a solution for every dental drama and we can provide the perfect treatment for you.

If you have a damaged tooth, we are able to offer an array of restorative solutions, including beautiful porcelain onlays.

What are onlays?

Onlays are a type of restoration, which are used to repair damaged teeth; they are usually seen as a mid-point between a filling and a crown. Onlays can be made from dental composite, precious metals or porcelain; we often recommend porcelain because it produces the best, most natural looking aesthetics. Onlays are very similar to inlays, but with an onlay, the restoration also covers the cusp of the tooth.

Onlays are not a permanent solution, but they are durable and hard-wearing and they should last for several years.

Why would I need an onlay?

You may be advised to have an onlay if you’ve damaged your tooth playing sport or as a result of trauma, you have had a large filling in the past or you have extensive decay and you need a more intensive treatment than a filling.

Onlays and inlays are custom-made for the individual to ensure they fit perfectly. An impression of the tooth is made and sent away to the dental laboratory and the restoration is usually ready within 2 weeks.

A Porcelain Inlay Could Make Your Leeds Day

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

4843159_blogTired of battling toothache? Our porcelain inlays could make your day! With inlays, we are able to treat decayed and damaged teeth without detracting from the natural beauty of your smile. We can help to ensure your smile looks great and you are free from pain.

What are inlays?

Inlays are a type of restoration, which are used when a cavity is too large or damage is too extensive for a filling, but there is not sufficient damage to need a new crown. Inlays and onlays are often considered the mid-point between fillings and crowns and they strengthen the teeth, as well as improving the aesthetics of the tooth.

Inlays are placed on the biting surface of the tooth; they are slightly different to onlays, which cover the cusps of the tooth, as well as the surface. Inlays fit within the cusps of the tooth and are designed to blend in perfectly with the natural tooth structure, so you cannot see the difference between the tooth and the inlay.

Inlays can be made from many different materials, including precious metals, such as gold, as well as ceramics. We recommend porcelain inlays because of their amazing natural looking aesthetics.

What are the advantages of porcelain inlays?

If you have a large cavity or your tooth is damaged as a result of dental injury, we can help to prevent further damage and infection by placing an inlay. Inlays are custom-made and porcelain inlays are completely undetectable when you smile. Once an inlay is in place, it should last for several years and it will make a difference to the functionality of the tooth, as well as the look of it. With inlays, we can protect and strengthen the teeth without subjecting you to pain or complex treatment.

If you’d like to find out more about porcelain inlays or any of our other excellent restorative treatment options, call us now or pop in and say hello when you’re next in Leeds.

Less Invasive Onlays Could Be The Perfect Crown For You

Monday, July 21st, 2014

iStock_000000363253XSmallIf you damage a tooth or you have a decayed tooth and a filling is not suitable, we may recommend an onlay. Onlays are often considered the middle ground between a filling and a crown and they can have amazing restorative and aesthetic benefits for your smile.

What is an onlay?

An onlay is a type of restoration, which may be used when you have a large cavity or you have damaged your tooth, but the damage is not extensive enough to require a crown. Onlays are custom-made and they are usually made from ceramic, such as porcelain, to give a lovely natural look. The aim of onlay treatment is to restore the tooth without affecting the look of the tooth and porcelain is a perfect material for creating a seamless finish.

Onlays are often a good option when a tooth needs more intensive treatment than a filling, but it unable to support a crown or cap.

What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?

Inlays and onlays are essentially very similar, but they address different areas of the tooth. An inlay replaces lost tissue between the cusps of the teeth, while an onlay covers the cusps of the tooth.

How long do onlays last?

If an onlay is well looked-after, it can last for many years. You should care for your restored tooth in the same way as your other teeth and make sure to keep up to date with regular dental check-ups.

Onlays For Minor Cracks Might Suit You Better In Yorkshire

Friday, June 20th, 2014

istock_000004020893smallIf you’ve chipped your tooth or you have a decayed tooth, an onlay may be the best option to restore your tooth’s function and enhance the look of the tooth. Onlays are often considered as a mid-point between a filling and a crown.

A guide to onlays

Onlays are a type of restoration, which are used when decay is too extensive or widespread for a filling, but the structure of the tooth is still strong. In cases where the structure has been weakened, a crown will usually be recommended. Onlays are similar to inlays and they are usually used for treating the back teeth. Inlays are placed inside the teeth to fill gaps, while onlays sit on top of the tooth.

The procedure to place an inlay or onlay is generally considered to be more straightforward than that of a crown; however, in same cases, there can be added complexity if there is an old filling, for example.

What does treatment involve?

Before an onlay is fitted, the tooth is cleaned thoroughly and any decayed tissue is removed. The tooth is then prepared and an impression is created; this will be used as the mould for the new onlay to ensure that it fits the space perfectly. Once the onlay is ready, it can then be fitted. The procedure to fit the onlay is not painful and it does not take long.

What are the advantages of onlays?

Onlays can be made from various different materials, including tooth-coloured ceramics, to produce a really natural finish and they can have a really positive impact on the aesthetic of the tooth, especially when they are used to replace old metal amalgam fillings. They are also durable and very hard-wearing and can sometimes last up to 30 years. The procedure is fairly quick and you shouldn’t feel any pain and the results are great.

LS1 Has Porcelain Onlays For Those Minor Chips And Breaks

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

4683491_blogEven a small chip can affect the look of your smile, as well as your confidence and our porcelain onlays are a great remedy. We can patch up your tooth and have your smile looking beautiful again in no time!

An onlay is a form of restoration, which is often considered as a middle ground between a filling and a crown. The aim of the restoration is to strengthen and protect the tooth. Onlays are similar to inlays, but they are more expansive, as they cover the outer surface of the tooth, as well as the cusps of the tooth.

Why would I need an onlay?

You may need an onlay if you’ve damaged or chipped a tooth or you have a cavity, which requires more intensive treatment than a filling. Onlays help to protect the teeth from further damage and enable you to enjoy better tooth function; they also create a more attractive aesthetic.

We recommend porcelain onlays because they are durable and they offer amazing aesthetics. The porcelain matches the natural shade of the teeth and it also has a glossy finish, which makes the tooth look healthy.

If you’ve got a chipped tooth and you’ve been wondering what options were available, call us today or pop in and arrange an appointment. We can have a close look at your tooth and then go through the different treatment options with you to help you find the most suitable solution.

Porcelain Onlays In LS1 Can Maintain Your Tooth’s Natural Structure

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

2815331_blogAt City Dental Leeds we offer a range of restorative treatments to strengthen and restore your teeth and improve oral function. We use the highest quality materials to provide you with amazing aesthetics and bespoke restorations, which last the test of time.

Onlays are sometimes known as partial crowns and they are often used in cases where a filling is insufficient, but a total crown is not required. Onlays are often made from porcelain for natural aesthetics. They are used to treat and repair teeth that have been damaged by injury or decay. Onlays are very similar to inlays, but they cover the cusps of the biting surface of the teeth.

Onlays are designed for the individual and they should last for several years. They are often the best option when a filling is broken or too large for the tooth, or when the tooth has broke as a result of injury, trauma or the tooth has severely decayed.

Whatever your restorative needs in the heart of Leeds, we can help! Whether you need a filling, a new crown, a porcelain onlay or a new tooth, we have amazing treatments to help restore your teeth and create a more attractive and healthy looking smile. If you need treatment, call in and telephone us to make an appointment.

LS1 Onlays Can Provide Support for Recently Fractured Teeth

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

2839654_blogIf you have a small cavity, a filling is the best option, but if you’ve fractured your tooth or you have a larger cavity, an inlay or onlay may be the best option.

Inlays and onlays are designed to strengthen the teeth, so that you are able to fulfil day to day activities, such as chewing your food, with ease. They also help to lower the risk of injury in the future and they can have aesthetic benefits, as they are often colour matched to your natural tooth.

What is an onlay?

An onlay is a type of restoration, which is placed on top of the fractured tooth to make it stronger. An onlay is often described as the mid-ground between a filling and a dental crown. Onlays are able to restore the tooth without the need for a full crown.

Fractured teeth can be painful, but they are also problematic because the tooth is weakened and this means that the risk of injury is greater. An onlay helps to reduce this risk and also improves the look of the affected tooth.

Onlays are custom-made by dental technicians in a laboratory to fit the individual tooth perfectly.

If you have a fractured tooth, we can help to restore your smile and free you from pain; call us today to book your appointment!

CAD/CAM Technology is Making Great Strides for Dentistry in Central Leeds

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

What is CAD/CAM technology?

CAD stands for computer aided design, while CAM stands for computer-aided manufacturing. CAM/CAD technology is used in dentistry to produce bespoke restorations and orthodontic appliances.


CAD/CAM technology is used to produce custom-made restorations, including:

  • Crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Veneers
  • Inlays
  • Onlays
  • Dental implant restorations

Cerec is the most well-known form of CAD/CAM software, which allows dentists to design, manufacture and fit brand new restorations all in the same day.

What are the advantages of CAD/CAM technology?

CAD/CAM technology has numerous benefits, for both dentists and patients in Central Leeds:

  • Decreased treatment time.
  • Increased patient involvement.
  • Increased control for the dentist.
  • Increased accuracy.
  • Fewer dental visits, which reduces the number of injections, which is particularly beneficial for nervous patients and those with a fear of needles and injections.
  • Bespoke restorations.
  • Reduced production costs.
  • Increased convenience for the patient.

Cerec for beautiful teeth

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Here at city dental we are now offering one visit crowns, veneers and onlays. This means that in one appointment you can have ugly black fillings replaced with beautiful porcelain restorations or have a same day smile makeover!! If you would like to discuss cerec with one of our experienced dentists then why not book in for a free consultation. We are based in Leeds city centre close to rail and bus links making it convenient for patients from surrounding towns such as Bradford, Dewsbury, Harrogate,Wakefield and Huddersfield.