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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.

Treatment And Advice For Chipped Teeth

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingPlaying sports, trips and falls or even biting down on a mint humbug can damage your teeth, but if you have a chip, there’s no need to worry. Even the slightest chip can make you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile, but there are some excellent treatment options out there and your dentist will be able to patch up your tooth in no time.

Composite bonding

Composite bonding is a procedure commonly used to make minor changes to the shape and aesthetic of the teeth; it involves using dental composite, a tooth-coloured material, to repair chips, build up worn down surfaces and reshape the teeth to make the smile look more attractive. Treatment only takes one hour and it is completely painless.

The procedure involves your dentist moulding and shaping the composite to reshape an individual tooth and carry out basic repairs, such as filing in a chip or evening up a worn edge. At room temperature, composite is soft like putty and this enables your dentist to adapt it to suit each individual tooth that needs attention. When they are confident that the composite is in the right place, they then shine a curing light onto the composite and this sets it, making it firm.


Veneers are a popular treatment option for people who want to transform the appearance of their smile and they create dazzling results. Veneers are usually made from porcelain and they are placed on top of your natural teeth; the aim is to create a stunning smile. Each veneer is custom-made and shaped to fit your tooth perfectly; you can choose from various tooth shades and shapes to suit your aesthetic preferences and treatment can usually be completed in 2 sessions 2-3 weeks apart. Veneers may be a good choice if you have additional issues, aside from chips, such as staining or gaps between your teeth and you are looking for a more dramatic transformation.

Preventing chips

Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent chips; however, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of your teeth being damaged, including:

  • wearing a gum shield when playing sport
  • avoiding using your teeth to open bottles or cut labels off clothing
  • avoiding very hard foods
  • seeing your dentist for regular check-ups

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.

Marvellous Dental Bonding In Leeds For Tooth Chips And Gaps

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

4843159_blogHave you ever wondered about getting your chipped teeth seen to, but thought you’d have to pay hundreds of pounds or spend hours in the dental chair? If you’ve been put off having cosmetic dental treatment for chipped teeth, we have incredible news for you. At City Dental Leeds, we can offer cosmetic bonding, an affordable, quick and painless solution to remedy your dental woes.

Cosmetic bonding, also known as composite bonding, is a procedure, which involves using dental composite to patch up and repair damaged, worn and chipped teeth. The procedure takes just an hour and there is absolutely no pain involved, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.

The procedure

If you have a chipped tooth or you have a few teeth that are a little worn and in need of some TLC, bonding is a great option. Your dentist will select a shade of dental composite to match the tooth shade and then shape the composite, which feels like putty, to fit the gaps and shape the tooth. When your dental expert is comfortable with the position of the composite, they will then shine a curing light onto the material to make it set. This takes just a few seconds and the composite becomes firm.

The benefits

There are so many benefits of bonding and you will be shocked what a difference such a simple procedure can make. Even repairing a small chip can make the smile look much healthier and more attractive and the process is quick, simple and pain-free. This option is also much more affordable than veneers and it really makes an amazing difference to the look of the smile, as well as your confidence.

Dental Chips And Gaps Are Scared Of The Magic Composite Bonding Can Do

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

3200188_blogIf you have dental chips and gaps, we have a treatment, which will banish them for good and give you a stunning new smile. Beware, dental flaws- our treatments are coming to get you!

Composite bonding, also known as cosmetic or dental bonding, is a treatment, which perfects the aesthetic of the smile in less than hour with minimal pain and no need for anaesthetic. It sounds too good to be true, but we really can transform your smile with minimal hassle.

About composite bonding

Composite bonding is a popular cosmetic dental treatment, which uses dental composite to make running repairs to the smile. This treatment is suitable for patients who have chipped and worn teeth, as well as those who have unsightly gaps between the teeth. Composite is very versatile and it comes in putty form, which means that it can be bent, moulded and morphed to fit and fill gaps and add structure to damaged teeth.

Your City Dental dentist will use their expertise and design skills to patch up worn and chipped teeth, close gaps and improve the shape of the teeth while the composite is soft and malleable. They will then shine a light on the composite to set it, making it firm and durable. Once the composite is hard, your dentist will ensure a perfect result by making any final modifications and then you can see the results.

With bonding, even the simplest of changes can make such a difference to the look of your smile. The procedure doesn’t take long and there’s no pain involved; the results are there to see as soon as your dentist has finished and they should last for years to come.

Is bonding the best treatment for me?

If you have minor aesthetic issues, such as a couple of chipped teeth, a small gap between your teeth or worn and uneven teeth, cosmetic bonding could be an excellent treatment for you. This procedure is less invasive and much more affordable than veneers. In some cases, for example, when issues are more complex and require more intensive treatment, other solutions may be better; we can discuss these with you during your consultation.

Gappy Smiles Are A Distant Memory Here In Heartland Leeds

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

221838_blogYour smile is often the first thing people notice about you and an important part of your appearance, so it’s natural to want it to look beautiful. Few people are blessed with naturally flawless smiles, but we have solutions for almost any issue you could possibly imagine and a perfect smile is never beyond the realms of possibility. Whether your teeth are crowded or crooked, you have staining or you have a gappy smile, we have treatments available to transform your teeth into a radiant set of pearly whites.

What can we do for a gappy smile?

A gappy smile is a term used when there are spaces between the teeth. Although there are often no symptoms associated with a gappy smile, there are aesthetic implications and this can affect confidence.

We have various options available to treat a gappy smile, including veneers, composite bonding and orthodontic treatments.

Composite bonding: this is a very effective and simple procedure, which can be used to build up worn tooth surfaces, close gaps between the smile and patch up chipped teeth. It involves using dental composite, which is the material used for white fillings. To begin with, the composite is soft and this means that dentists can shape and bend it to fit the gaps; when they are happy with the look of the teeth, the composite is then set firm using a powerful light source.

Veneers: veneers are an effective means of covering gaps between the teeth and they create beautiful results; they are usually made from porcelain and they sit over the top of the natural teeth. However, they do not actually reduce the size of the gaps between the teeth. Veneers can also be used to treat chipped and worn teeth.

Orthodontic treatment: orthodontic treatment moves the teeth and corrects tooth alignment. There are various options available depending on how much movement is required, including removable aligners, fixed braces, lingual braces and invisible braces.

Watch That Grin Reappear With a Smile Makeover

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

4865112_blogNothing makes you feel better than a beautiful smile, but if you’re one of the many people who are not blessed with perfect teeth, this doesn’t mean that you need to resign yourself to imperfect gnashers for the rest of your life or relegate yourself to the back row of photographs every time somebody gets a camera out. With our amazing array of treatments, we can create stunning smile makeovers, so everyone can enjoy a flawless smile.

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is made up of a series of different cosmetic, restorative and orthodontic dental treatments, which are designed to create your perfect smile. The treatments works together to patch up and restore the teeth, correct aesthetic flaws and enhance natural beauty to ensure that you look and feel amazing at the end.

There are many different options available for a smile makeover and no two makeovers are the same, as everyone has different needs and dreams.

How do I decide which treatments I want?

Before any treatments are carried out, we will have consultations to assess your needs, discuss your ideas and think about the end result. Once we have decided upon the areas or flaws we want to correct or improve, we can go about exploring the options. We always welcome your ideas and opinions and we will work together to create the designs for your new smile. We can also take other factors, such as your budget and treatment time into consideration when choosing your treatments.

Our most popular treatments include veneers, tooth whitening, cosmetic braces, composite bonding and white fillings, but we have an array of other options available.

If you’re looking to enjoy a stunning smile ready for the summer, now is the time to treat yourself! Call us today to book your consultation and set the ball rolling for your amazing new smile!

Cosmetic bonding: what is it and could it benefit me?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

863081_blogYou may have heard of veneers and tooth whitening, but there is another cosmetic dental treatment, which produces incredible results without any pain, drilling or anaesthetic. Cosmetic bonding is a procedure, which is less well-known as other treatments, but no less impressive; this treatment is capable of transforming the smile in less than an hour and for all those who suffer from a fear of pain or the dreaded drill, the best news is that this treatment is completely painless. So, how does it work and how could it benefit you? Your City Dental dentist will use their creative skills and experience to shape and mould dental composite, which is a white substance, which comes in putty form and is used to repair teeth and fill cavities. In its putty form, it is malleable and this enables your dentist to shape it to repair chips, build up worn surfaces and close the gap between two teeth. Once your dentist is happy with the position of the composite, they will shine a curing light on it to make it hard; this process only takes a few seconds and you will not feel anything at all. Once the composite has hardened, your dentist will make any last minute adjustments to ensure that your smile looks great. Bonding is simple and quick and although the changes to individual teeth are minor, the overall impact of the treatment is really impressive.

Fabulous looking Teeth through Bonding in the City of Leeds

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

2445507_blogPart of your out-going constitution is your teeth and in a demanding place like the city of Leeds, this can be very important to you- but sometimes things can go wrong; ageing can play a big part in this as your teeth can start to wither as you get older. However, fret not because you can remedy such problems as discolouration, receding gums, cracks and gaps by signing up to a little bit of dental bonding with your dentist. This technique will truffle away all of these issues and leave your teeth feeling and looking fresh and jolly. This is such a versatile and cheap little treatment, and it doesn’t take long to do either. All that is involved is layers of resin being put over the affected areas and then ‘cured’. Once this is done, your dentist will then shape the resin for the desired effect. Now all it takes is a good polish and your teeth will look as good as new. The whole procedure on average will only take an hour and you will walk out of the surgery looking sensational. The good thing about this treatment is that if things go wrong in the future, then just pop back for a top-up, it really is that quick and simple to retain the smile you want!

Beautiful Bonding in Leeds

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

2904346_blogThere are a myriad of ways to cover up problems with your teeth in Leeds but if you are a person in a hurry, then cosmetic bonding is just what you are looking for to bail you out of a crummy smile; gaps, discolouration and worn teeth- it does the lot and it won’t take long either. It involves a dentist mixing up a resin- coloured to match your other teeth and gently layered over and over again to the surfaces of your teeth until all of the ugliness has been hidden away. Once set, the teeth are shaped to the final design and then highly polished for the final result. Your teeth will look incredible and it will be over with in barely an hour. The treatment is flexible so if anything goes wrong, you only have to pop back for a top-up to the resin covering. It isn’t as durable as other options, but it is fast and it is one of the cheapest variations to putting a smile back on your face on the market today.