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Restore Your Smile with Our Range of Cosmetic Treatments

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

529808_blogCosmetic dentistry is growing in popularity every year and it’s no wonder! With amazing modern treatments, we can make every client’s dental dreams come true.

About cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry concerned purely with the aesthetic of the smile. The aim of cosmetic dental treatments is to improve and enhance the look of the teeth and gums to create a more attractive smile.

Although the benefits of cosmetic dentistry are mainly aesthetic, it can also have a major influence on self-esteem and confidence. Your smile is one of you most noticeable features, so it’s understandable that people who are concerned about the look of their smile feel self-conscious when their smile is in the spotlight. With cosmetic dental treatment, people who have previously been unhappy with the look of their teeth can enjoy much greater confidence.

Our cosmetic dental treatments

The range of cosmetic dental treatments available to dental patients is expanding all the time and this is a really exciting time for dentists and patients alike. Nowadays, thanks to technology and innovation, you can find a solution for almost any aesthetic problem imaginable.

We are proud of our treatment list, which includes the following popular cosmetic treatments:

  • teeth whitening: an effective, simple treatment that lightens the teeth to produce a gleaming white smile
  • veneers: popular with celebrities, veneers are wafer-thin sheets of porcelain, which are custom-shaped and applied onto the teeth to create a brand new look
  • white fillings: an aesthetically pleasing alternative to metal fillings, white fillings restore decayed and damaged teeth without impacting on the beauty of the tooth. They are designed to match the shade of the tooth incredibly closely, so you won’t be able to spot them when you smile
  • porcelain crowns: porcelain crowns are used to restore damaged and decayed teeth seamlessly. They help to prevent damage caused by injury and to reduce the risk of further infection
  • cosmetic bonding: a simple, painless, single-session treatment that tooth-coloured dental composite to restore worn and chipped teeth
  • gum reshaping: an effective procedure used to treat a gummy smile, this treatment reduces the amount of gum tissue that is visible when you smile to create a more balanced and attractive aesthetic

All About the Crown Fitting Procedure

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

529808_blogAt City Dental Leeds we pride ourselves in delivering first class crown treatment and use the best materials around to create strong, healthy and beautiful teeth. We work with highly skilled technicians and our dentists have extensive experience in fitting crowns, so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands.

All about crowns

Crowns are dental restorations used to strengthen a broken or decayed tooth. They sit over the top of the tooth and are commonly placed following an accident, injury or root canal treatment.

Crowns can be made from various materials, including metals and ceramics. We often recommend porcelain, as it is strong and produces beautifully natural aesthetics. With a porcelain crown, it’s impossible to tell the difference between the natural tooth and the crown.

How is a crown fitted?

Crowning treatment usually involves two sessions in cases where hand-crafted crowns are used. The first session is used to plan treatment and create an impression to be used as the mould for the new crown. This impression is made using dental putty once the tooth has been prepared and shaped. The aim of the preparation stage is to remove any decayed tissue and re-shape the tooth. Once the mould has been created, it is sent away to the laboratory where the new crown is made by experienced dental technicians. The second stage of treatment involves fitting the new crown and this usually takes place around two weeks later. Fitting the crown involves placing the crown over the top of the tooth and securing it firmly.

Once it’s in place, it’s important to look after your crown. Care for it in the same way as your natural teeth and take care when playing sport or eating hard foods. Crowns last up to five years and your dentist will check your crowns and fillings every time you have a routine dental check-up.

Stunning Dental Crowns Look Just Like Natural Teeth

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

4756357_blogWe always strive to achieve a natural-looking aesthetic using a conservative approach and our stunning crowns look just like healthy natural teeth. With crown treatment fit for any king or queen, we can restore and strengthen your teeth while also creating a beautiful and subtle result. We offer our patients a choice of single-day Cerec crown treatment or hand-crafted crowns, which are available in two to three weeks.

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as caps. They sit on top of the tooth to strengthen the structure and provide a solution for weak, fractured and decayed teeth. We use ceramics such as porcelain to achieve a seamless finish and the best quality materials to ensure durability and longevity.

You may be advised to have a crown in the following instances:

  • you have a broken tooth
  • your tooth is weak as a result of a large cavity
  • you have an infected tooth and have had root canal treatment
  • your tooth is severely damaged as a result of an accident or injury
  • you have a single missing tooth and you are undergoing implant treatment

The benefits of crowns

There are many advantages of crown treatment. The most obvious benefit is improved oral health and enhanced functionality. Once a tooth has been crowned, it will be stronger and it can exert more force when you are eating, chewing and biting. Crowns also have aesthetic benefits and the procedure helps to reduce the risk of further injury to the tooth and spread of decay or infection. Crowns can be made from ceramics, which provide a very natural look and they are hard-wearing. Crowns are not permanent restorations, but they do last a long time.

How is a crown fitted?

Before a crown is fitted, the tooth undergoes preparatory work which involves taking away the damaged and decayed tissue and shaping the tooth. If you are having a hand-crafted crown, your dentist will make an impression of your tooth from putty and this will be sent away to the laboratory and then the new crown will be fitted around two weeks later. If you are having a Cerec crown, photographs will be taken of the tooth and the crown will be fitted on the same day.

Protect Damaged Teeth With Our Highly Durable Dental Crowns

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

595603_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we have the perfect solution for damaged teeth. Our durable, natural looking crowns are the perfect tonic for broken and decayed teeth.

What is a crown?

A dental crown is a restorative appliance, which is used when a tooth is damaged, decayed, infected or broken. Crowns are slotted over the top of the tooth to make them stronger and reduce the risk of further injury. Crowns are sometimes called caps.

You may be advised to have a crown if you have extensive decay, you’ve broken or damaged your tooth as a result of a sports injury or an accident or your tooth is infected and the infection has reached the pulp tissue. This is the part of the tooth, which contains the nerves and blood vessels. In the case of infection, the crown is usually placed once root canal treatment has been carried out; this procedure removes the decayed tissue and seals the tooth roots to stop the infection from spreading. We may also fit a new crown to an implant to replace a missing tooth.

What are crowns made from?

There are various materials, which can be used to make a crown, including precious metals, such as gold and ceramics, such as porcelain. Often, we use ceramic fused to metal, as this produces a strong crown, which also looks very natural.

How long does a crown last?

In most cases, a crown should last for around 10 years provided that it well cared-for. When you have your regular check-ups, we will take a look at the crown to check that it is in good condition.

Getting back to normal with a Dental Crown in Central Leeds

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

3943593_blogDental crowns have been kicking around central Leeds and plying their trade for decades, helping to restore the smiles of the masses. Crowns are used to repair your teeth after injury, damaged cause by tooth decay or even to replace a tooth that has been lost. Such restoration is essential in order to keep your bite true and prevent further complications in the future; they will also help to maintain your vanity whenever you open your mouth. Once you have been repaired and prepared, you will be measured up for your crown and once it has been made, it is a simple procedure to set it into place. You do have a choice of materials from which you can have your crown made from. Pure porcelain are the most popular as they tend to fit in perfectly with the natural look of the mouth; for strength, you can also go for porcelain-over-metal. The other popular material is gold; as well as having the ‘wow’ factor it too is very strong and can take anything that is thrown at it. Aside from all of this though, crowns are an essential part of dentistry and if you need one, you need one, as we are talking about the health of your oral future here.

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.

Crown Placement is Easier than ever in Central Leeds

Friday, February 17th, 2012

It may be daunting, the idea of getting a dental crown fitted, especially with horror stories of drills electrical filling of the teeth you hear flying around. It is no wonder many people have reservations about crown placement surgery, it is perhaps the common fear of the dentist amplified several times over.

However, dental crown placement in Central Leeds is really nothing to fear. The procedure requires two appointments, set a couple of weeks apart, and can be performed by your regular dentist at your local practice.

The first appointment will involve creating an impression of the tooth which is to be crowned and the fitting of a temporary crown, one that will last until your second appointment. Firstly, your dentist will need to reduce your tooth to the appropriate dimensions by a process known as selective grinding. Once this is complete, an impression of the tooth will be taken (similar to a plaster cast) in order to be sent off and replicated in the form of a permanent crown. Following this, a temporary crown will be place over the tooth in order to last until the permanent crown is ready for fitting. The first appointment will last for a maximum of thirty minutes and can be performed under local anaesthetic to avoid any possible pain caused by the process of grinding.

The second appointment involves cementing the permanent crown over the altered tooth, again this can be performed by your regular doctor. Fixing of a permanent crown normally takes place 7-14 days after the initial appointment, giving time for the fabrication process.

The only side-effects of the procedure are some pain and cutting of the gums during the grinding process, the pain is normally avoided however through proper administration of a local anaesthetic in the area surrounding the tooth.



Easy Crowns in Central Leeds

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Having a crown fitted into the mouth can often sound like a rather complex operation, but it is such an easy process and is done by many a dentist in centralLeedsthese days. Crowns are usually required when a tooth has suffered from decay and needs rebuilding to get it back to its glory days and keep your ‘bite’ working true. A crown is also called upon to sit on a dental implant to replace a tooth that has been lost. They are versatile and maintain the health of the mouth. If you have the inclination and the money, you can have a crown made from anything that takes your fancy. However, the more common choices are made from porcelain or gold. Full porcelain crowns are normally fitted where they will not be exposed to the everyday forces that go through the mouth, such as chewing and biting. But if you need strength in the crown to combat these forces, the options are either porcelain-over-metal, very strong and durable or gold, which is even more durable and by its very nature, has ‘give’ that can absorb forces. Once your mouth has been prepped in readiness for your fitting, the crown can be fitted in about 15 minutes. They truly are the option to go for if you want to get your mouth up and running again. And once in they will last you for years if you treat them with respect.