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What Are The Benefits Of All-On-Four Dental Implants?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

2823674_blogWhen it comes to dental innovations, we like to move with the times and enable our clients to enjoy the best new treatments on the market. We are delighted to offer the amazing All-on-4 implant system, a terrific treatment, which enables patients to enjoy a brand new smile in just one day.

What exactly is All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a single-day implant treatment, which uses a set of four implants to secure an arch of new teeth. Two implants are placed at the back of the jaw, with the remaining two implants situated at the front. The implants serve to replace the tooth roots, while the denture replaces the tooth crowns.

All-on-4 is special because it facilitates rapid results. There are also fewer implants than traditional treatment and this means that the procedure is less invasive. Traditionally, between 6 and 10 implants are needed to stabilise a full arch of teeth and all implants are placed at 90 degree angles; with All-on-4, only four implants are used and the back implants sit at 45 degree angles.

Once the four implants are in place, the new denture can be attached and you can start enjoying the many benefits. In just one day, this treatment really can transform your smile, as well as your confidence and wellbeing.

Who is All-on-4 designed for?

All-on-4 can be beneficial for most patients who have a large number of missing teeth and is a particularly popular choice for those who have experienced issues with traditional dentures in the past. With All-on-4, the teeth are anchored by implants and this provides a much higher level of stability than the natural suction of the gums.

If you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for All-on-4, what are you waiting for? Call us now to book a consultation! We will provide you with all the information you need about the treatment and perform some simple, painless tests to see if it is a good match for your dental needs.

Dental Injuries Through Sporting Activities And How To Prevent Them

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

388363_blogSporting activities are one of the most common causes of dental injuries and we encourage all our patients who enjoy participating in contact, fighting or team sports to wear a protective mouth guard. We are proud to be one of just a few clinics in the country to offer the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard, a gum shield, which goes above and beyond to protect the teeth and optimise your sporting performance.

About the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard

The OSO Athletic Mouth Guard is quite simply the best mouth guard out there! This innovative mouth guard combines the latest design concepts and scientific research to offer much more than your usual gum shield. Each mouth guard is custom-made using incredibly detailed measurements; it is designed to adjust the position of the jaw automatically as soon as it is placed inside the mouth. Repositioning the jaw facilitates more efficient muscle contraction around the body by reducing tension and preventing symptoms associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder.

Studies have also shown that using the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard can also improve strength, power and balance. This means that using this piece of kit really could make a difference to your performance and give you the cutting edge to beat opponents or achieve new personal bests.

Who is the OSO Athletic Mouth Guard for?

The OSO Athletic Mouth Guard has a range of benefits for participants of all abilities in a wide range of sports and activities, from rugby union, rugby league and hockey, to judo, boxing and wrestling.

We highly recommend this product to reduce the risk of sporting injuries and enable you to focus all your energy on succeeding on the pitch. Call us now to find out more!


Bring Out The Glamour In Your Smile With Dental Veneers

Friday, January 30th, 2015

1050560_blogWe understand that people like to be glamorous in Leeds and we offer perfect dental veneers to create stunning smiles. With our veneers, your smile will look fabulous and you’ll feel like a VIP every day.

About veneers

Veneers are a very popular treatment with celebrities, but you don’t need to feature in a Hollywood blockbuster or star in a soap to enjoy a beautiful smile. Our veneers are affordable and accessible and they can guarantee you a red carpet worthy look right here in the centre of Leeds.

Veneers are wafer-thin shells, which are usually made from porcelain; they are placed on top of the natural teeth. We offer a range of shades to suit your preferences and every veneer is custom-designed.

We recommend veneers for common cosmetic flaws, including chipped teeth, worn and uneven tooth edges and spaces between the teeth; veneers can also be used as part of a smile makeover to create a dream new smile.

What happens when you have veneers?

Veneer treatment usually requires 2 treatment sessions. The first session is designed to prepare the teeth and create the impressions, which are sent away to provide a template for the new veneers. Preparing the teeth is nothing to worry about- we simply etch away a very fine layer of the tooth surface to make space for your new veneers. The second session is the exciting part; this is when we fit your new veneers and you get to see your incredible new smile! Veneers are fixed onto the teeth using strong adhesive.

If you like the sound of veneers and you’d like to find out more about treatment at City Dental Leeds, don’t hesitate to give us a call today! Now is the perfect time to start thinking about glamorous new you!


All You Need To Know About Lingual Braces In The City Of Leeds

Monday, January 26th, 2015

2977218_blogIf you’re searching for a fixed brace with a modern spin, look no further than lingual braces. These braces work in a similar way to traditional fixed braces, but they sit behind the teeth, making them a completely invisible alternative to conventional braces.

Lingual braces offer those who are conscious of their appearance or image a means of getting the smile they dream of without minimal anxiety or concern about how the treatment process will impact their day to day life and their confidence.

STb Social 6 braces

We are delighted to offer STb Social 6 lingual braces, fixed braces, which move the teeth without anyone knowing. These specially designed lingual braces correct minor issues that affect the social 6, the teeth that are visible when you smile. These braces employ the latest self-ligating technology to achieve rapid treatment and minimise discomfort.

STb Social 6 is ideally suited to patients who only require minor correction and is particularly beneficial for those who would prefer discretion, as well as the reliability and performance of fixed braces.

How long does treatment?

STb Social 6 braces work to straighten the teeth in record time and treatment times are typically between 6 and 16 weeks.

How can I find out if I’m a good match for treatment?

If you are interested in lingual braces or any other form of orthodontic treatment, we advise organising a consultation. Our expert dentists will carry out some basic tests to evaluate your needs and they can then discuss treatment possibilities with you. STb Social 6 is usually a good option for patients who only have minor needs; if you are looking for a discreet treatment for more complex issues, we will be happy to go through other options with you in order to achieve the perfect new smile.


We Can Give Your Oral Health A Jump Start In Central Leeds

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

297243_blogIf your teeth need some TLC to kick-start the New Year, there’s nothing better than a trip to the dental hygienist. if the festive period has left your teeth looking a little discoloured or you fancy treating your teeth to a spring clean to banish bacteria and make your smile glow, now is the perfect time to call and make your appointment.

What do hygienists do?

Hygienists provide a range of preventative treatments, in addition to treatment for bad breath (halitosis), gum disease, decay and staining. Hygienists use advanced cleaning techniques to remove plaque and tartar, cleanse the mouth and ensure that teeth look sparkling and clean and your breath smells fresh.

Going to the hygienist is beneficial for everyone, whether you have excellent oral health or you suffer from serious dental issues.

You can now book appointments directly with our amazing hygienists, rather than being referred by a dentist. If you’d like to book a session with our hygienists, you can call the clinic or pop in and see is if you’re in Leeds.

How can I benefit from a visit to the hygienist?

Seeing a hygienist is really beneficial for your oral health, as intensive cleaning treatments rid the mouth of harmful bacteria and decrease the risk of plaque formation. Deep cleaning can also stimulate the gums and remove surface stains.

If you have gum disease, our hygienists will work to ease symptoms as quickly as possible and prevent the condition from getting worse; they work with our dentists to provide comprehensive care.

Our hygienists offer preventative services for younger patients, which can help to reduce the risk of decay; these treatments include fissure sealant treatment and fluoride varnish treatment.

An Easy And Effective Way To Brighten Your Smile In The City Of Leeds

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

2904341_blogIf you’re searching for an easy and effective way of brightening your smile in Leeds, our whitening treatments could be just the ticket! Whitening is a safe and simple means of achieving a bright and beautiful smile and the good news is that you don’t even have to brave the freezing temperatures to enjoy the results; with our home whitening system, the entire treatment process takes place in the warmth and comfort of your own home.

About home whitening

Home whitening treatment is a convenient way of lightening and brightening your smile and the process couldn’t be simpler. Once you’ve had your consultation, we will provide you with custom-designed whitening trays, which contains bleaching agent that lightens the shade of the teeth on contact with the enamel. The trays are designed based of impressions of your teeth, so they should fit like a glove, ensuring maximum comfort.

Once you have your trays, you’re good to go! All you do is wear your trays at home for 6 hours per day, every day for 10-14 consecutive days.

Whitening produces beautiful smiles, but it also really helps to make you feel more confident, especially in scenarios when your smile is in the spotlight.

What can I expect?

You can expect your smile to look noticeably whiter and brighter after the treatment period. Home whitening is safe and few people suffer side-effects; however there is a small risk of increased sensitivity during the treatment period. Your City Dental dentist will be happy to answer any questions you have about the safety of treatment when you have your consultation.

Home whitening at City Dental Leeds

We offer clients the opportunity to enjoy a scale and polish treatment as part of their home whitening package; ask our friendly staff for more details!

What Happens During Root Canal Treatment

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

944335_blogIf you have an infected tooth or your tooth is severely damaged or injured, root canal treatment may be recommended. We know what you’re thinking; most people dread hearing the words root canal, let alone undergoing the procedure, but we can promise you that it’s a lot less daunting than is made out and most of our patients leave wondering what they were ever worried about.

Root canal treatment is an effective procedure, which provides an alternative to extraction when a dental infection has reached the pulp tissue or the pulp has been damaged through injury. The pulp is the tooth’s living tissue and it contains the blood vessels and the nerves. Once the pulp is affected, the tooth starts to die and there is a high risk of an infection spreading to the tooth roots and the gums.

What happens when you have root canal treatment?

Before treatment your dentist will talk you through the process and numb your tooth completely; this will help to ensure you understand what is going to happen and that you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Once the tooth is numb, your dentist will drill into it and access the root canals; these narrow canals run towards the tip of the root. Your dentist will set about cleaning the root canals, removing the dead, decayed or damaged pulp tissue and ensuring that all harmful bacteria are taken away. The root canals are then cleaned thoroughly and sealed using a special material called gutta percha.

We usually recommend placing a new crown after root canal treatment; this helps to make the tooth stronger.

Are there any other alternatives?

Root canal treatment is usually recommended when there is no other option but to extract the tooth.


Six Month Smiles Treats A Range Of Orthodontic Problems

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

2445507_blogIf you’re looking for a quick, discreet and versatile orthodontic treatment in Leeds, let us introduce you to 6 Month Smiles. The name gives it away, as this treatment takes just 6 months to give you beautifully straight teeth.

About 6 Month Smiles

6 Month Smiles is an effective solution for many patients who are looking for a quicker, more discreet alternative to traditional fixed braces. This system focuses on the teeth at the front of the mouth and it uses state of the art technology to move the teeth rapidly; it offers a solution for patients with a wide range of issues that affect the front teeth, including crowding, spacing, crooked teeth and misalignment. It can also be beneficial in some cases of underbite and overbite.

What’s so good about 6 Month Smiles?

Traditionally, fixed brace treatment takes at least 12 months, so 6 Month Smiles offers patients a really speedy alternative. These braces are also small and discreet, featuring clear parts, and they use the latest technology to minimise discomfort. By focusing on the front teeth, these braces ensure amazing aesthetics, which will fill you with confidence when it comes to showing off the results of your treatment.

Many patients have been put off having treatment in the past because they assume that they’ll have to wear braces for at least1 year, if not longer; now, with 6 Month Smiles, treatment is much more appealing to adults and teenagers. The time will fly by and before you know it, it will be time to have your braces off and enjoy your brand new smile.

Is 6 Month Smiles suitable for everyone?

6 Month Smiles is suitable for a large proportion of dental patients; however, it may not be the best solution in very complex cases where a lot of tooth movement is needed. If you are not a suitable candidate for 6 Month Smiles, your dentist will discuss more suitable options with you; whatever your needs, we will find the best solution and ensure every client enjoys a stunning, straight smile.

We Can Treat A Range Of Smile Issues With A Smile Makeover In Leeds

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

18625044At City Dental Leeds we understand what a difference confidence makes and we regularly see patients who are looking for ways to improve the look of their smile and increase their confidence. If you feel uncomfortable about the look of your teeth, this can really hold you back. With our smile makeovers, we can help to ensure that you feel happy every time you smile in public, pose for a photo or greet somebody on a date or an interview. With our amazing treatments, we will make sure your smile makes you stand out for all the right reasons.

What exactly is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is designed to transform the appearance of the teeth and gums to create a stunning smile; we achieve this goal by using a range of treatments and techniques. We have many different options available and no two smile makeovers are the same. We use the latest cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative techniques to address flaws, repair damaged teeth and straighten crooked or crowded teeth and we tailor your treatment plan to suit your needs.

Before a makeover begins, we spend time planning treatments and deciding which treatments would suit you best. At this stage, we talk extensively to find out about your ideas and treatment aims and also to ascertain your preferences in terms of treatment time and cost. We are happy for you to ring in photos or pictures to show us what kind of smile you would like to see once treatment is complete.

Our treatments

We offer an extensive range of treatments to take care of all your dental and aesthetic needs and we can use the latest cosmetic, restorative, orthodontic and tooth replacement techniques to create the perfect results. All smile makeovers are different because our patients have varying needs and different ideas; some may require orthodontic treatment, while others may require purely cosmetic work. We are able to come up with lots of different variations and combinations to ensure your dental dreams come true.

Popular treatments, which are used as part of a smile makeover, include tooth whitening and veneers, cosmetic bonding, porcelain crowns, bridges, dental implants and cosmetic braces.

Try Fastbraces Orthodontic Technology

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

3014970_blogIf you’re one of the many people who are reluctant to have orthodontic treatment because you don’t want to wear braces for years, Fastbraces could provide the perfect solution. This system reduces treatment time significantly, so you can get the smile of your dreams without having to wait.

What is Fastbraces?

Fastbraces is a fast-acting orthodontic system, which offers patients a quicker alternative to traditional braces. The system is not just speedy, it’s also versatile and it can be used to address a number of different orthodontic issues, including overbite and underbite, crooked and twisted teeth, crowding and spaces between the teeth.

Fastbraces look similar to traditional fixed braces; however, they are more delicate and they look much more discreet, as they are made from clear parts.

How does Fastbraces work?

Fastbraces is able to work much faster than other orthodontic systems because it moves the entire tooth from day one. With traditional treatment, the crowns and roots are moved separately, with the crowns moved first, followed by the roots. With Fastbraces, the crowns and roots are moved together and this helps to dramatically reduce treatment times.

Fastbraces use a single heat-activated wire and triangular-shaped brackets to accelerate tooth movement and prevent discomfort.

Who can benefit from Fastbraces?

Fastbraces are beneficial for most orthodontic patients. When you have a consultation, your City Dental dentist will carry out some simple tests and have a chat with you to check that this is a good treatment choice for you; from there, they will set about drawing up your treatment plan and you will soon be able to show off a brand new smile!

Fastbraces is an ideal choice for anyone who wants results fast and it can be particularly beneficial for people who have a set date or time-frame in mind.

How long does treatment take?

Treatment times vary depending on your needs and how much movement is needed; typically, treatment times are up to 50 per cent shorter than with traditional fixed braces.