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Top Smile Makeover Treatments

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

529808_blogOne of the most popular treatments at the moment in cosmetic dentistry is a smile makeover. This can involve a wide variety of procedures designed to improve your smile and can mean different things to different people.

The most common assumption is that the treatment is always aimed at getting that perfect ‘Hollywood’ smile, but many patients simply want to make improvements on their current look. This could be a teeth whitening procedure or the replacement of amalgam fillings with composite or porcelain.


For patients from Leeds wanting a celebrity smile, the treatment can involve porcelain veneers. This is similar to a false fingernail placed on top of the teeth, usually for aesthetic purposes. They are held in place by a strong, glue-like bonding agent and help make the teeth look healthy and natural. They can also improve the position and shape of your smile.

The dentist initially removes a very thin sliver of the enamel on the outside of the tooth and then makes a mould of the mouth. The patient is then given a temporary veneer to wear until the permanent one is made. This procedure is usually completed within two hours.

Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening can be done at different levels and for different costs. One of the lowest cost options is a home whitening kit. This involves placing a gel into a tray, which you can wear in your sleep or for a few hours during the day. This is cheaper but takes up more time and is not always as effective as procedures undertaken by your dental practitioner.

Whitening treatment can also be done using a chemical bleaching technique that can take several visits to complete. Another treatment becoming more popular in recent years is a one-hour ‘power whitening’ procedure. Gums and lips are covered and then a gel is applied to your teeth. A light is then shone on the teeth to activate the gel, penetrating the teeth and breaking up stains and discolouration.

One thing is for sure: whatever level you choose and whatever your reasons for having it done, studies show that recipients of such treatment are much more confident with their smile.

How CEREC Can Help You Fall in Love with Veneers This Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 12th, 2016

4487372_blogIt’s Valentine’s weekend and love is in the air! If you’re eager to spend this year’s special day beaming from ear to ear, why not treat yourself to some stunning CEREC veneers?

CEREC is an innovative form of dental technology that enables us to offer same-day restorative and cosmetic treatment. If you thought you’d have to wait for weeks to enjoy incredible results, think again! Thanks to CEREC, we can now design, create and fit brand new veneers all in the same day, so you’ll be ready to showcase those beautiful pearly whites without delay.

How does CEREC work?

Traditionally, when you have restorative treatment, we create impressions of your teeth and these are sent away to a laboratory and then converted into brand new restorations by skilled technicians and returned to us. The process takes around two weeks. With CEREC, we are able to do everything on site, which means no waiting around, no temporary restorations or putty moulds and no repeat appointments.

CEREC takes care of the design and manufacturing processes and once these are complete, we fit the newly-created bespoke veneers. CEREC technology converts photographs of the teeth into 3D models, which are then sent to the milling machine. This advanced technology takes just minutes to produce new restorations. We are able to use CEREC to make custom-designed veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays.

If you like the sound of instant results, a painless and simple process and a brand new, beaming smile for Valentine’s Day, call us now and book a consultation!

Watch Tooth Imperfections Vanish with Veneers

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

4865112_blogAt City Dental we don’t claim to be magicians, but we are capable of achieving amazing smile transformations. If you long to watch your dental imperfections vanish in a flash, we can make your dreams come true with our incredible veneers.

All about veneer treatment

Porcelain veneers have become the treatment of choice for patients seeking a flawless, film-star smile. These ultra-shiny porcelain shells are famed for creating perfect smiles, and are capable of transforming smiles in just 2-3 weeks. Veneers are designed to sit on top of the natural teeth and there are lots of different shades and shapes to choose from, so you can help to design your ideal smile. Veneers are made to fit and once they are in place, your smile will look incredible.

Veneers are custom-made based on impressions of your teeth, which are created once the teeth have been prepared. The preparation stage is designed to make room for the veneers to ensure a natural finish and a comfortable feel and involves etching the tooth to remove a very thin layer of the surface.

Who can benefit from veneer treatment?

Veneers can be beneficial for anyone who wants to improve the aesthetic of their smile, and is a popular choice for patients who have cosmetic issues such as staining, worn and uneven edges, chipped teeth and gaps between the teeth.

Veneers have an obvious aesthetic advantage, but they can also really help to make people feel more confident.

If you would like to find out more about porcelain veneer treatment in the heart of Leeds, call us now. We can help to banish those imperfections and ensure you feel amazing every time you smile!

Watch Your Imperfections Vanish with Veneers

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

529808_blogIf you’re conscious about smiling in public or dental imperfections are getting you down, we have a magical treatment that can make those flaws vanish for good. Our beautiful veneers can transform even the most run-down and discoloured teeth into a spectacular sparkling smile.

What exactly are veneers and could they be the solution for me?

Veneers are very fine sheets of laminated porcelain shaped to fit your teeth. They are placed onto the tooth surface to produce a beautiful new smile. Veneers are custom-designed for a perfect fit and you can choose specific shades and shapes to create your dream smile.

We can use veneers to address lots of different common aesthetic imperfections, including:

  • discoloured and stained teeth
  • chipped and worn teeth
  • spaces between the teeth
  • unevenly shaped teeth

If you have minor imperfections or you would simply love to have a flawless white smile, veneers could be an excellent option for you.

What does treatment involve?

Typically, treatment involves 2-3 sessions. Before your veneers can be created, we make moulds of your teeth and prepare the tooth surfaces to create room for the veneers. The mould is sent away to the dental laboratory and when your bespoke veneers are ready, they will be sent back to us. We then place your veneers and secure them firmly once you are happy with the end result. Veneers should last for many years. If a veneer becomes broken or damaged, we are able to carry out repairs or create replacements.

If you think veneers could make your dental dreams come true, why not call us now? Your new smile could be just around the corner!

The Rise of Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

18625010Some may argue that media portrayal of celebrities who have had cosmetic dentistry treatments such as porcelain veneers, promotes the rise in cosmetic dentistry. However, others may attribute the advancement of cosmetic dental care to innovations in cosmetic dentistry, such as CEREC technology, accessible financing or dental insurance plans, and an increase in the public’s health consciousness.

More individuals are becoming aware of the importance of a healthy, attractive appearance. Smile makeovers give impact for improving life opportunities by making us look refreshed and younger.

Veneers and whitening treatments

Smile makeovers gained popularity via the stars, however dentists such as those at City Dental Leeds aim to make cosmetic dental treatments available for everyone who wants to change their appearance. There are options in smile makeovers that include not only porcelain veneers, but invisible braces and facial rejuvenation treatments as well.

A smile makeover is any cosmetic dentistry treatment that aims to enhance natural beauty for a radiant and attractive smile. Porcelain veneers are a popular choice for masking tooth discolouration as an alternate to teeth whitening. Personalised smile designs with porcelain veneers may be used to give straightness to mildly misaligned teeth instead of wearing braces.

Braces treatment

Certain smile makeover treatments may be combined. For example, teeth may be straightened with invisible braces such as Invisalign, and whitened through power teeth whitening techniques.

Get in touch with us to learn about our options in cosmetic dental treatments and how we involve you in designing your own smile. We listen to your needs, provide personalised recommendations and financing options for having the smile you desire. Smile makeovers create stunning appearance and boost self-esteem for enjoyment of life.

Treat Yourself to a Hollywood Smile!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

3492515_blogCelebrities are well known for their sparkly teeth. In fact, it’s getting harder and harder to spot a celebrity who doesn’t have a perfect set of teeth these days. Why? Because there are so many treatments available nowadays to enhance, correct and perfect a person’s teeth, not only for oral health reasons but for aesthetic reasons too. Treatments include teeth whitening procedures, laser gum sculpting, invisible braces and much more, but we’re going to look at veneers in particular.

Veneer treatment for that Hollywood smile

A veneer is a wafer thin almost shield like covering made from composite or porcelain. As with other composite materials, a composite veneer can be colour matched using a shade guide to fit in with the rest of the teeth so that you end up with your desired shade.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are stronger and much more durable and therefore last longer than the composite veneers. Because they need replacing less, this means they could end up saving you money in the long run, despite costing more. Porcelain veneers last between 5-10 years compared to the drastically shorter 1-2 year life span of the composites. It is important to note that not all dentists specialise in cosmetic dentistry so find a practice where cosmetic dentistry is the main forte. We offer porcelain veneers at City Dental Leeds so do contact us for more information.

What are Componeers and How Will They Help My Smile?

Monday, August 17th, 2015

529808_blogIf you’re looking for a rapid, simple and stress-free way of getting a great looking smile, we have good news! With Componeers, we can transform your smile in just one visit.

What are Componeers?

Componeers are a simple, convenient and more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. Unlike porcelain veneers, Componeers can be bonded directly onto the teeth, meaning treatment takes just one session. Componeers are made from nano-hybrid composite and are placed directly onto the tooth enamel to create a beautiful new aesthetic. Componeers were pioneered in Switzerland and we are delighted to offer them right here in the centre of Leeds.

Componeers come in a range of different shapes, sizes and shades and clients can choose the veneers that best suit their dream smile. They are prefabricated and can be fixed straight onto the teeth to provide instant results. It is also possible to combine whitening treatment with Componeer treatment for a bright white smile.

Who can benefit from Componeers?

Componeers are versatile and convenient. They can be beneficial for anyone who wants to improve the aesthetic of their smile. They’re perfect for those who are conscious about specific imperfections and those who long for a more glamorous look. If you have chipped, stained or uneven teeth, this is a simple and affordable way to achieve a more attractive smile.

This treatment is also beneficial for nervous patients who worry about having cosmetic treatment because they are anxious about spending time in the dental chair. This process is quick and simple, there’s no drilling, no pain and no injections. Call today to start planning your amazing new smile!

Imperfections Vanish with Extraordinary Veneers

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Beautiful young lady smilingIf dental imperfections affect your confidence when you smile, veneers could be just what you need to make sure you look and feel great when your pearly whites are on show. At City Dental Leeds, we understand how important it is to be happy with the look of your smile and we have a host of incredible treatments on offer to banish dental problems for good and create stunning, bright smiles.

About veneers

Veneers are wafer-thin tooth-shaped shells and are usually made from porcelain. They are placed on top of your natural teeth and provide an aesthetically pleasing solution for many common imperfections such as discolouration, chipped or worn teeth and gaps between the smile. There are lots of different types of veneer available and you can design your new smile by selecting the shade and shape of your veneers.

Veneers are custom-made for the individual using a set of impressions made once the teeth have been prepared. The preparation stage creates space for the veneers and involves etching the tooth surfaces and applying agent to facilitate bonding. Once the impressions have been created, they are sent away and the veneers are made by highly skilled and experienced dental technicians. When they are ready, we will then place them on your teeth and fix them into position using dental adhesive.

Veneer treatment usually takes around two to three weeks and involves two appointments.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers should last for several years providing they are well looked-after. Like natural teeth, veneers can become damaged through injury or accident and it’s important to take good care of them. The exact life-span will also depend on the type of veneer, as materials vary slightly and some systems last longer than others. Your dentist will be able to answer any questions you have about veneer treatment when you have your consultation, so don’t be afraid to ask away!

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Repair Chipped Teeth

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

2904387_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we understand that even the most minor imperfections can knock your confidence when you smile. If you’re troubled by chipped teeth and you long for a flawless smile, we can help. With cosmetic bonding, we can patch up broken and worn teeth in no time, giving you a stunning smile and bags of confidence.

What is cosmetic bonding?

Cosmetic bonding is a restorative treatment that offers amazing aesthetic benefits for patients who have minor cosmetic imperfections such as worn and jagged edges, chipped teeth and gaps between the teeth. This procedure achieves incredible results by using a versatile tooth-coloured material called dental composite. Composite can be used to re-shape and repair the teeth and it comes in an array of shades, so we can match the new structure to your natural tooth extremely closely.

Composite bonding only takes around an hour and it is not an uncomfortable procedure, so you won’t need any anaesthetic. Your dentist will shape the composite to carry out the relevant changes to the shape and size of individual teeth while the composite is soft at room temperature. When they are happy with the result, they will then shine a curing light onto the teeth and this will set the composite, making it firm. Once the composite is hard, your dentist will then carry out any final adjustments and then show you the fruits of their labour. You’ll be amazed at the difference seemingly minor changes can make to the aesthetic of your smile and you’ll feel much more confident when you smile.

Are there any alternatives?

It is also possible to have veneer treatment to repair chips in the teeth. A Veneer is a very thin sheet of tooth-shaped porcelain, placed over the top of the tooth to create a stunning aesthetic. Veneer treatment produces incredible results, but it is much more expensive than bonding and the procedure is more invasive.

If you’d like to find out more about cosmetic bonding, or any of our other fantastic cosmetic treatments, such as veneers or teeth whitening, call us today and make an appointment.

Add Some Glamour to Your Smile This Spring with Lumineers

Friday, April 17th, 2015

2904346_blogIf the arrival of spring has got you excitedly planning summer holidays and special events, why not treat yourself to a glamorous new smile? With luxurious Lumineers, we can convert even the most unattractive teeth into a beautiful new smile in perfect time for you to dazzle during the warmer months.

What are Lumineers?

Lumineers are high grade, custom-designed veneers made from patented ceramic material. Lumineers were developed by Cerinate in the USA and have since enjoyed remarkable success across the pond. We are delighted to be able to offer our clients in Leeds and beyond this incredible treatment.

Lumineers are different to traditional porcelain veneers because they are thinner, but also stronger. They last up to twice as long as some other veneers and as they are so fine and delicate, the preparatory work is minimal. They also have a beautiful luminescent finish.

Lumineers are simply placed over the top of your natural teeth to create a brand new, beautiful smile. Each veneer is individually designed based on impressions of your teeth.

How could veneers benefit me?

Veneers are often associated with the rich and famous, but cosmetic dentistry is now accessible to all and you don’t need to be a Hollywood starlet to enjoy a stunning smile. Lumineers are famed for creating beautiful smiles and the treatment process is simple and straightforward. Veneers can be used to address a host of aesthetic issues, including chipped teeth, worn and misshapen surfaces and edges, spaces between the teeth and stained teeth. By placing veneers onto the teeth, the look of the smile is altered and you can say hello to a flawless smile and goodbye to unsightly teeth for good.

If you’re dreaming of a perfect smile for spring/summer 2015, call now and set the ball rolling!