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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.

Amazing CEREC Treatment

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

4207449_blogIf you’re looking for an amazing treatment in the centre of Leeds, look no further than CEREC. CEREC technology has revolutionised restorative dentistry, giving us the opportunity to offer our clients same day bespoke treatment.

What is CEREC and what’s so good about it?

CEREC is a form of CAD/CAM technology that enables us to create and fit new restorations such as veneers, inlays, onlays and crowns in one day. Usually, the treatment process for new restorations takes around two weeks as the restorations are made in a dental laboratory by skilled technicians. With CEREC, we can create the new restorations on site.

CEREC treatment involves three key stages. The first stage is to design the restoration using advanced imaging software. We take photographs of the teeth and use the software to convert them into 3D images. Theses images act as templates. The second stage is the manufacturing process, which occurs when the images are sent to the milling machine. This machine works quickly to turn visual templates into tangible new restorations. The final stage is to fit the new restoration.

CEREC offers us many advantages, including:

  • Vastly reduced treatment times (from two weeks to just one day!)
  • No need for temporary restorations
  • Increased accuracy
  • No need to make putty moulds, which can be uncomfortable for those with a sensitive gag reflex
  • Versatility – we can use CEREC to create a range of restorations, such as veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays

If you would like to find out more about the amazing benefits of CEREC treatment, don’t hesitate to call us.

Sensational CEREC is the Way Forward

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

429735_blogCEREC is a revolutionary form of modern dental technology that enables us to offer same-day bespoke restorative treatment right here in the heart of Leeds. With CEREC technology, lengthy waits for new crowns and veneers are a thing of the past. You can now enjoy fantastic results instantly!


CEREC technology has changed the face of restorative dentistry and we are proud to offer same-day restorative treatment in the centre of Leeds. If you thought you had to wait weeks for a new crown, think again!

Usually, when you need a new veneer or crown, we create putty impressions and send them away to a laboratory to be handled by skilled dental technicians. The finished restoration is returned to us after two weeks and then fitted. With CEREC, we can design, create and fit brand new custom-designed restorations in a single day, vastly reducing treatment time and ensuring that you can enjoy the benefits of treatment immediately.

The first stage of CEREC treatment is the design phase. We use a camera to take images of your teeth, which are converted into 3D models by advanced computer software. These images are then sent over to the milling machine and the manufacturing process takes place. In just a few minutes, the new restorations will be ready and your dentist can fit them.

The advantages of CEREC

CEREC offers a wealth of benefits for dentists and patients, including:

  • reduced treatment time and instant results
  • increased convenience – you only need to arrange a single treatment session, rather than multiple appointments
  • elimination of temporary restorations
  • greater accuracy
  • more control for dentists
  • no need for putty impressions (this is particularly advantageous for those with a sensitive gag reflex)

If you would like to find out more about CEREC and see if it could benefit you, call today and arrange a consultation!

Cerec: Fast Treatment for Long Lasting Results

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

iStock_000005654093SmallWe understand that many of our patients have busy lives and we are always on the lookout for modern treatments that minimise stress, hassle and treatment times. Cerec is a revolutionary form of technology that dramatically reduces the time it takes to complete restorative treatment. With Cerec, we can design, manufacture and place brand new bespoke restorations in just one day!

What is Cerec?

Cerec is a form of technology that enables us to complete every stage of the restorative treatment process in a single day on site. Usually, if you need a new crown for example, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth. The impression then sent away to a dental laboratory before the crown is then made by a dental technician and returned to the clinic around two weeks later. With Cerec, we are able to design, make and fit the new crown in a single treatment session.

Cerec technology takes care of all the key phases of treatment and we can do everything at the clinic, rather than sending impressions away. The first stage of treatment involves taking photographs of the teeth, which are then converted into detailed templates using Cerec. These templates are used to design the bespoke restoration. The designs are then sent to the on-site milling machine, which is responsible for making the restoration. Once this stage is complete, your dentist will then fit the new restoration and you can enjoy your new smile.

The advantages of Cerec

The most obvious advantage of Cerec is the speed of treatment. A process that can take two to three weeks can now be completed in one day. Patients only have to make one appointment, there’s no need for temporary restorations and time in the dental chair is greatly reduced – excellent news for nervous patients. Dentists also have more control over the design stage of treatment and the manufacturing process is more accurate.

If you’re in need of a new crown, inlay, onlays or veneers, call today and you could soon be enjoying the benefits of Cerec for yourself!

Protecting Damaged Teeth with Porcelain Crowns

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

2487210_blogAt City Dental Leeds, our aim is to prevent and protect the teeth from damage and dental disease. With our beautifully crafted porcelain crowns, we can strengthen injured or decayed teeth to prevent further harm and enhance the appearance of your smile.

About porcelain crowns

Porcelain crowns are restorations placed over the top of a weakened tooth to offer greater support and protection. Crowns have a range of purposes and they are designed to bolster the tooth as well as making it look more attractive. When you have a crown fitted, your dentist will also clean the tooth thoroughly and remove all the decayed tissue to prevent any infection from spreading throughout the tooth.

Porcelain is an excellent choice of material for a crown because it is strong and durable, it matches the natural shade of the teeth and it has a lovely sheen, giving the smile a healthy glow.

Crowns are a versatile treatment and they really help to reduce the risk of further damage to a tooth through injury or infection. Intervening with restorative treatment can help to prevent losing a tooth in the future.

How is a crown fitted?

At City Dental, we are lucky to have CEREC technology, which means that we can offer clients a choice of same-day crown treatment or hand-crafted traditional crowns that usually take around two weeks. In the case of CEREC, we simply take photographs of the teeth, which are converted by the advanced technology to 3D models. CEREC takes care of the entire process, from the design to the manufacture and the models are sent to the milling machine. The on-site milling machine takes just a few minutes to produce the new crown and your dentist will then fit it. In the case of traditional crowns, your dentist will create an impression of the tooth using dental putty, which will sent away to the dental laboratory. A skilled technician will make your crown and we can then fit it once it has arrived back at the clinic.

Crowns should last for around 5 years. If they are damaged, they may need repairing or replacing.

If you think you’d benefit from crown treatment at City Dental Leeds, call us now and book your appointment!

Everything You Need to Know About CEREC

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

2904341_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we are always eager to move with the times and ensure our clients have access to the best dental services around and we are very proud to have CEREC technology on-site. With this amazingly innovative technology, we are able to offer hassle-free, bespoke, same-day restorative treatment.

What exactly is CEREC?

CEREC is a form of technology that enables dentists to create same-day restorations on-site. Usually, when a patient needs a new crown, this requires separate appointments to make an impression and then fit the crown two weeks later when it has been made by dental technicians and then returned to the clinic. With CEREC, we design, manufacture and fit the new restoration in a single session an there’s no need for impressions or anything to be sent away; everything is done here and you can enjoy instant results.

CEREC converts camera images of the teeth into detailed models, which are sent to the on-site milling machine. After just a couple of minutes, the manufacturing process is complete and we can then fit the restoration. We are able to make veneers, dental crowns, inlays and onlays with CEREC.

What are the advantages of CEREC?

One of the most obvious advantages of Cerec is the reduced speed of treatment. Processes that usually take two weeks can now be completed in just a single day. There’s no waiting around, no send away and no putty impressions. There’s also no need for temporary restorations, as the new crown or inlay can be fitted immediately. The process is also much more accurate and much less messy. Dentists also have more influence over the design of the new restoration and patients can enjoy the convenience of booking one afternoon off, rather than two or three separate sessions.

If you like the sound of CEREC, call now to learn more!

We Offer A Range Of Treatments For Damaged Or Broken Teeth

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

585986_blogDental injuries, accidents and daily wear and tear can all take their toll on your teeth, but if you need restorative treatment or a replacement for a missing tooth, you’ve come to the right place. We cat patch up worn, chipped or broken teeth or find the perfect tooth replacement treatment for a missing tooth in no time.

Treatments for damaged and broken teeth

We have an array of restorative treatments available to cater for all your dental needs. Whether you’ve chipped a tooth on a humbug, you’ve broken your tooth playing sport or you’ve lost a tooth in an accident, we have the best solutions out there and we will have you smiling with confidence before you know it.

For chipped teeth, there are various options. Veneers are a popular choice for anyone who is looking for a glamorous smile, while composite bonding is a great treatment for those who are looking for a simple, quick and affordable fix. This treatment involves using dental composite, the material used for white fillings, to fill in chips, add more height to worn surfaces and make weakened teeth stronger. The procedure takes an hour, there’s no pain involved and you can enjoy the benefits immediately. If your tooth is weak as a result of a cavity, we can fill the tooth to make it stronger; treatment takes less than an hour and we use local anaesthetic to prevent discomfort.

If your tooth is broken and the damage is too extensive for a filling or bonding, we may recommend an inlay or onlay or a crown. Inlays and onlays are usually referred to as the middle ground between fillings and crowns and they are colour matched for a flawless finish. Crowns are used very commonly for broken teeth and they can also be used to strengthen infected and decayed teeth. Crowns are positioned over the top of the tooth to make it stronger; they are made from various materials, including ceramics, such as porcelain, so they can blend in with the natural teeth.

Treatments for missing teeth

We also offer dentures, dental bridges and dental implants for patients with missing teeth. Call us today if you’re in need of restorative work and we can help you decide which is the best solution for you.


CEREC conquers the City of Leeds

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

468416_blogLet’s have a chat about CEREC eh because if you are person in a rush in a busy place like the city of Leeds, then if you have problems with your teeth, this could be the treatment that answers all of your dental problems. Once you pop along to see the dentist, things like partial dentures, bridges, veneers and crowns can be knocked out in around an hour and you can be done and dusted with fine new looking teeth and fittings. A digital x-ray will take pictures of the affected area and then send them straight into the CEREC programme on a computer that will design a new part for your mouth. In minutes, this will be relayed into a milling machine that will then make what you need. All of this is very quick and by now the dentist will have already prepped you. Then the new fitting can be set into the mouth and if anything doesn’t work, the adjustments can be done on the spot. For anyone who has barely little time to spare during the day, this is an absolute godsend if things go awry in the mouth.

The charm of CEREC in Leeds

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

283481_blogIt is not easy trying to find the time to fit in extra curricular dental work if you are an overworked busy bee, but if your smile is important to you and the way you look, you will have to find time. So for those of you that can identify with this dilemma, there is a treatment made just for you and it will absolutely charm the pants off you in Leeds- the charismatic CEREC. If you are looking to have a bridge made, a crown fitted or some veneers put in just to tidy your smile up, this is the answer to all your busying little prayers. This is one of those treatments that is the love-child of the computer generation and is miraculous in the way it works. Once you make an appointment and turned up for your treatment, your mouth will first be digitally x-rayed and photographed; straight away, these will be put into the CEREC computer programme that will design your new part. Whilst the dentist is setting about you and getting you ready, a machine will already be making your fitting in the next room with the information gleaned from the computer. In about 20 minutes, the part is ready to fit; all the dentist has to do then is ‘glue’ it into place and if there is a hiccup, the problem can be resolved in-house, and then you are free to get back to rat-race with your smile intact- now that’s magic!

The Simplicity of Crown Placement in the City of Leeds

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

922269_blogAs modern dentistry has got its act in order over the years in the city of Leeds, so too has the ease in the way you get treated- and quickly too. Speed is essential, especially if you have lost a tooth or been ravished by tooth decay, so it’s vital you get patched up ASAP. Cosmetic dentistry has also upped its game and is integral in getting you repaired- especially with the placement of a crown. Crowns can be used for tooth loss alongside dental implants and bridges, but are more commonly found in treating bad decay after having a root canal. Once you have been diagnosed, you will then need to choose the material to make your crown out of; gold and porcelain are the more common materials used, but once you have made your choice and been treated, your crown can be in your mouth within the fortnight and it will take literally minutes to place in your mouth when it’s ready. There is also an even faster method of having a crown fitted these days: CEREC is a radical system that will sit you down, measure you up, make your crown and have you in-and-out in around an hour.