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Dazzle Your Friends With Your Sparkling New Smile

Friday, January 16th, 2015

iStock_000006052729XSmallIf you’re eager to start 2015 in style with a sparkling new smile, let our amazing veneers do all the hard work for you. Veneers have become incredibly popular, as more and more people seek to achieve the dream smile.

The ins and outs of veneer treatment

The perfect smile has become a focus of media attention in the last few years and many people have been inspired to have cosmetic treatment to achieve a more attractive and radiant smile. If you have chipped, stained and worn teeth or you simply want to recreate a celebrity-style smile, veneers may be the perfect choice.

Veneers are wafer-thin shells made from ceramic material (usually porcelain), which are placed on top of your natural teeth; once the veneers are in place, they create a stunning new aesthetic. There are various veneer systems available and as a patient, you have a great deal of choice in terms of the size, shape and shade of your veneers, so you really can get the smile of your dreams.

In most cases, veneer treatment can be completed in 2-3 sessions, which take place over a 2-3 week period. During the consultation stage, we plan your treatment and talk to you about the kind of aesthetic you prefer. We then create impressions of your teeth and you select your veneers. We send the impressions away to the laboratory and the new veneers should be returned within 2 weeks.

Before veneers are fitted, the teeth are prepared; this procedure is designed to make room for the veneers so that they feel comfortable and they fit without making the smile look unnatural and bulky. We simply etch away a very thin layer of the tooth surface to create space.

Once your veneers have been sent to us, we will place them on your teeth and then show you your new smile; we can then fix the veneers firmly in position once you are happy with the new look.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers should last for several years provided that they are well cared-for; some veneers last longer than others. It’s important to see your dentist on a regular basis and to keep up to date with routine check-ups.

An Easy Simple Way To Get The Teeth Of Your Dreams

Monday, January 12th, 2015

4207449_blogHere at City Dental, we are delighted to introduce the people of Leeds to the Inman Aligner. This removable orthodontic treatment is the perfect solution for patients who have minor issues that affect the front teeth and the good news is that it takes just weeks to give you a fantastic new smile.

Everything you need to know about the Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance, which provides an alternative to traditional fixed braces for patients who only need minor correction. This treatment concentrates on the front teeth and it moved the teeth using gentle forces, which are generated by a spring at the back of the teeth and a metal bar at the front. These two parts produce forces, which push and pull the teeth, applying pressure to cause them to move in the right direction. As the forces are gentle, treatment is very comfortable.

One of the best things about the Inman Aligner is the speed of treatment. If you’re one of the many people out there who dream of rapid results, this is the treatment for you. With an average treatment time of just 16 weeks, your braces will be off before you know it!

The Inman Aligner differs to other aligner systems in that the aligner is not invisible, it focuses solely on the front teeth and it works much faster. Although this appliance is not clear, it is very discreet and the only part that can be seen when you smile is the fine metal bar.

Is the Inman Aligner suitable for me?

If you have issues, such as mild crowding or a small space between your teeth, which only require a small amount of movement, the Inman Aligner may be a suitable option for you. This treatment is a great choice for anyone who wants results fast and it also offers comfort and discretion. It can also help to treat relapse in cases where patients experience movement following treatment in the past.


Lingual braces for a truly invisible treatment in Central Leeds

Monday, February 10th, 2014

529808_blogAsk people who are considering having braces about the problems that may potentially put them off having treatment and most will probably say that they don’t want to wear visible braces that alter their appearance and may affect their confidence. Thankfully, we have an amazing solution for those who are searching for an orthodontic treatment. Lingual braces are ideal for those looking to improve the aesthetic of their smile without changing their image during the process. These braces enable you to have treatment without anyone being able to see the brace, which means that you don’t need to worry about feeling self-conscious when you go out or meet new people. Lingual braces represent a really exciting alternative to traditional braces; rather than being attached to the front of the teeth in the normal way, these braces are fixed to the lingual side of the teeth (the back). Each bracket is fixed individually and then the wire is passed through. As the braces are on the back of the teeth, they are completely invisible when you smile. One of the most popular lingual brace treatments in the centre of Leeds is STb Social 6, a system, which is designed for those with minor orthodontic needs. These braces use advanced technology and design to move the teeth quickly, whilst also minimising friction for enhanced comfort. Typically, treatment time is around 6-16 weeks, so you can get the smile of your dreams quickly and discreetly; what are you waiting for?



Getting a good Crown in Central Leeds

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

18625044Whenever you have suffered from the problem of tooth loss or severe tooth decay in central Leeds, it is vital that you repair the damage done; this is not just to maintain the quality of your smile, more importantly, it is key to continuing the future health of your mouth; in these situations, dental crowns are going to help you overcome such problems. With tooth loss, crowns can be fitted to implants or used in conjunction with dental bridges; with tooth decay, they can help to restore the tooth back to its normal size again. In either case, getting your mouth restored will help to maintain the ‘bite’ of your mouth and protect the jaw-joints. The crown that is fitted will depend on the work required of it; strong crowns are generally manufactured from gold or porcelain-over-metal, as these can withstand a lot of stress, especially at the back of the mouth. However, if the damage has occurred at the front of the mouth, a full porcelain crown will suffice, and porcelain will look more natural to the aura you give off when you smile, although gold is sometimes used here too, as it portrays a certain bit of glitz and for some people, makes a statement.

Brushing you way to victory in Central Leeds

Monday, November 25th, 2013

608718_blogOne of the most important ingredients in your oral hygiene is your toothbrush, because if you get this right, you will be well on the way to keeping plaque, tooth decay and gum disease at bay. Don’t be ashamed to ask your dentist to help you with finding the right brush and when you get it, ask if you are using it right. Everyone’s mouths are different in Leeds and when choosing your brush, make sure your get a brush with bristles that suit yours. There are many different styles and shapes to hand-held brushes, so you may have to try a few out first before settling on the one for you. Of course though, electric brushes have become most peoples choice, not only because they do all of the work, but because of their efficiency at cleaning the surfaces of your teeth. Some rotate, some pulse up and down and other are specifically designed to break down plaque and tartar; the water-pick design will even fire a jet of water that can remove foodstuffs from between the teeth and below the gum-line. In any brush you choose, remember that the efficiency of the heads will diminish over time and will need to be changed after a while. Finally, bear in mind that your teeth change as you grow older so you will maybe have to change your brush as well to cater for this.



Taking-on Teeth Decay in Central Leeds

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

1788888_blogThere are lots and lots of things that can go wrong with in your mouth in central Leeds and it starts with a combination of poor oral hygiene, the build-up of plaque and the lack of dental visits. If you don’t keep control of cleaning your teeth properly, then film and acids will build up on the surfaces of your teeth. This in turn can lead to caries but inevitably, the enamel of your teeth will soon start to be eaten away and then, decay will set in. If you go to your dentists regularly, this will be spotted, but if you ignore this situation, these caries and acids will break through the surfaces of the teeth and poison the pulp and roots inside. Now you are teetering with danger, because although a root canal can help to save the tooth at this stage, you have still opened a dangerous can of worms that could lead to an abscess and periodontal disease if you don’t change your ways. Teeth decay is and indicator of worse things to come and if you don’t counter it quickly, it could spell danger for your oral health in the future.


Finding the right way to Brush in Leeds

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

297243_blogYou may well get a little fed up in Leeds with dentists and TV adverts banging on about the necessity of oral hygiene, but if you ignore the warnings, you could find yourself in serious trouble, ending in tooth decay and gum disease; and this could also cost a lot of money to get over. Your oral hygiene is essential for preventing these problems and the most essential tool that you need is a toothbrush. Now it may take some time to find the right one but please persevere, because brushing well can save your teeth from bacteria, acids and plaque. Bristle strengths vary, so you may well have to try a few out first until you find the type that does the job, yet doesn’t damage your gums. With this in the bag, it is time to choose a toothbrush and there are lots to go for. Electric brushes are starting to supersede hand held ones because they are tremendously efficient; they come with different actions, some even fire jets of water that will remove food debris from below the gum-line and from between the teeth, but most important of all, they will keep plaque, tartar and bacteria away from the surfaces of your teeth. Finally, learn how to wield your brush correctly so that you acquire the best cleaning technique that you can; if you have doubts, always turn to your dentist for advice.

Cruel Caries in Central Leeds

Friday, November 8th, 2013

221838_blogThere is always a threat of decay in your mouth, especially if you are very young, which is why you need to maintain a high level of oral hygiene in central Leeds at all times, especially after eating and drinking. Bacteria and plaque are ready to strike at all times and if you are not careful the acids from these kids will slowly eat away at the surfaces of the teeth, get through the enamel and then caries can form; you are also in extra danger from these if you have low levels of saliva, calcium and fluoride in your body. There are many ways you can avoid caries in the first place by ensuring that you look after the health of your teeth, having a strong diet- you can also have dental sealants fitted that will keep bacteria off the surfaces of the teeth. If however caries have set in, then you will need to go and see your dentist for some repair work, and this will involve the tooth being cleaned up and then filled. In some severe cases, you may require root canal treatment followed by the fitting of a crown. Caries are one of the biggest problems with teeth throughout the world, so you need to be on the ball to prevent them.

Outstanding Orthodontics Treatments in the City of Leeds

Friday, November 1st, 2013

3129552_blogOrthodontics is a very precise arm of dentistry in the city of Leeds that deals primarily with straightening your teeth and in its own field there are many ways of going about this. If it looks like you are having problems and your teeth are causing you problems now, and are likely to do so in the future, you are going to need some correction in order to maintain the health of your mouth and its ‘bite’. The only way this can be determined is to have your teeth scanned and x-rayed first, for this will decide exactly what type of brace or aligner will be suitable for the job; this will also come down to what you can afford because some treatments are pricier than others. If the work is complex, then it may involve the removal of some teeth beforehand to make way for the movement. Once all of this has been worked out, then it is down to choosing your method of treatment. Fixed braces will cover intricate work but there are some around that will do the work in as little as 6 months, plus they are a cheaper option. Removable aligners are the darlings of the market right now; they are ‘hot’ on discretion and though they are more expensive, they too get the job done quickly- one can do the work in as little as 6 weeks! Do your homework so that you can get the best that you can buy.

Tackling a Tooth Abscess in the City of Leeds

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Most conditions that affect the mouth are not exactly considered to be ‘dangerous’ and if treatment is sought can be remedied within a few days.

Even minor emergencies, although uncomfortable and at times painful are not exactly considered to be threatening to your health; a tooth abscess is. An abscess is direct result of poor hygiene in the mouth where tooth decay has been allowed to develop and a high concentrated levels of toxins build up around the root of the tooth, and with nowhere to go, develop into an abscess and you will know when you have one as well- they can be excruciatingly painful and your face will swell-up badly.

At this point, you may be able to dampen the agony with painkillers and by massaging clove oil into the gums for some relief, but you need immediate medical assistance: an abscess will ferry toxins into the bloodstream and in some rare cases, it can cause heart failure and unconsciousness. If you can’t see a dentist in the city of Leeds, then find a doctor. It can only be treated after a quick fix of antibiotics although even then, an abscess is known for re-offending and whatever your dentist does to you, you may have no other option than to have the tooth removed