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Did you Know we Could Provide a Complete Smile Transformation in the Heart of Leeds?

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

shutterstock_358544162Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have a flawless smile like those you see on toothpaste adverts and Instagram feeds? It’s very rare to have a naturally perfect set of pearly whites, but there are lots of ways we can work our magic to create stunning smiles. We have an impressive range of treatments on offer if you’re keen on a smile transformation. We can make your dream smile a reality, right here in the heart of Leeds.

Our smile makeovers

Smile makeovers are designed to iron out imperfections and create a smile that you’ll be proud to show off. A smile makeover is a bespoke service, which utilises a series of different treatments to achieve a perfect outcome. No two smile makeovers are the same because every patient is different.

We have many treatments on offer when it comes to planning a smile makeover and we can draw up a treatment plan based on your expectations, the issues you want to address, your budget and any other factors that could influence the choices you make, such as time constraints. It’s really important to us that we get it right, so we actively encourage our patients to get involved in the planning process.

Our treatments

We offer the latest cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative services, all of which can be combined to produce an incredible smile transformation. Examples of treatments we may recommend include:

  • Veneers and Componeers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Tooth whitening
  • Cosmetic braces
  • Gum contouring
  • Crowns, bridges and dentures
  • Dental implants

If you dream of a perfect smile, why not give us a call and find out how we can make your dreams come true?

Did you know Veneers could Transform your Smile Dramatically?

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

shutterstock_571312708In this day and age, we’re bombarded by images of people with perfect smiles. Whether you’re watching a film or browsing your news feed on Instagram, there are flawless sets of pearly whites everywhere. In the past, veneers were associated with celebrities, but today, they are accessible to all. If you dream of a bright white, beautiful smile, we can make your dreams come true, right here in the centre of Leeds.

About veneers

Veneers are tooth-shaped pieces of incredibly fine laminated ceramic material (usually porcelain), which are fixed onto the surfaces of the natural teeth. Each veneer is fitted individually, and the outcome is a stunning new smile. As well as porcelain veneers, we also offer Componeers, which are a cheaper option. Componeers can be bonded directly onto the teeth and they are composed of a mixture of materials, including composite. If you’re worried about the cost of porcelain veneers and you want results fast, Componeers may be the best solution for you.

Veneers are very versatile and they can be used to treat a multitude of imperfections. Very few people have naturally perfect teeth, but you don’t have to let chips, worn surfaces, discolouration or gaps between your teeth get you down. With veneers, we can transform your smile dramatically and make you feel much more confident when your pearly whites are on show.

What does veneer treatment involve?

If you’re interested in veneers, the first thing we recommend is booking a consultation. During your consultation, we’ll give you all the information you could possibly need about veneers and answer any questions you have. We’ll also examine your teeth and have a chat with you about what your dream outcome would be. We can also show you some images of smiles we have created using veneer treatment. If you choose to go ahead and have veneers, we can usually complete treatment in two sessions. During the first, we’ll prepare your teeth and create impressions, and when your veneers are ready, we’ll invite you back and secure them onto your teeth.

What Is Involved In Root Canal Treatment?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

585811_blogRoot canal treatment is an endodontic procedure, which means that it involves the tooth pulp; the pulp is the living tissue of the tooth. Usually, root canal treatment is performed when a tooth is decayed or infected and the infection has spread to the pulp and it is often an alternative to tooth extraction.

What exactly does root canal treatment involve?

Before you have root canal treatment, your dentist will numb your tooth completely using local anaesthetic which helps to ensure that you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Once the tooth is numb, your dentist will use a drill to access the root canals and any decayed or damaged pulp tissue will be removed and the canals will be cleared, cleaned and sealed. The root canals are filled with gutta percha, a dental filling material, to prevent the infection from spreading. Once the procedure is complete, a temporary crown is usually placed and this will be replaced by a permanent restoration around 2 weeks later. Placing a new crown strengthens the tooth and helps to reduce the risk of further infection. Before the crown is placed, the tooth is shaped and an impression is made; the impression is sent to a dental laboratory and your new bespoke crown will be fabricated by a skilled technician.

Are there any alternatives to root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is usually considered as an alternative to tooth extraction, which involves removing the tooth; in effect, this procedure can help to save a tooth. In most cases, a dentist will do everything to can to prevent removing a tooth and root canal treatment is generally preferred to extraction. In cases where the damage or decay is very severe and it is not possible to save the tooth, extraction will be carried out and it is advisable to consider tooth replacement treatment. Replacement options include dental implants, dental bridges and dentures.

Is root canal really as bad as everyone says?

There’s an assumption that root canal treatment is a scary and painful experience, but in reality, this is not the case. The procedure is conducted under local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain. It is true that you may experience mild discomfort after the effects of the anaesthetic start to wear off at home; however, taking over the counter pain relief can usually ease temporary discomfort. If you are anxious about having root canal treatment, don’t hesitate to talk to your dentist.


Dealing With Sensitive Gums

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

18625010If your gums feel sensitive, especially when you bush your teeth, this may be a sign of receding gums and gum disease. Sensitivity is usually linked to decay, acid erosion or receding gums and it can potentially be very serious; if you suffer from sensitivity or you’ve noticed that your gums bleed when you clean your teeth or they look or feel painful or swollen, you should arrange to see your dentist.

About gum disease

Gum disease is a common oral disease, which occurs when bacteria irritate the gums and cause them to become inflamed, sore and tender. Bacteria multiply in the mouth and they combine with food debris and saliva to form plaque; when the bacteria in plaque feed, they produce plaque acids, which attack the tooth enamel and irritate the gums. Early stages of gum disease are easily treated with good oral hygiene; however, if gum disease is left untreated, it develops and becomes more advanced and the more serious form of gum disease, periodontal disease, causes irreversible damage to the gums and the supportive bone structure beneath. Early signs of gum disease include sore, swollen and red gums and you may also notice bleeding, especially when you brush your teeth; in the latter stages, pockets may develop between the teeth and gums and you may notice that your teeth look longer; this is because the gums start to recede.

Receding gums and sensitivity

Receding gums contribute to heightened sensitivity because more of the tooth is exposed; more specifically, when the gums recede, the dentin can become exposed. The dentin is the section of the tooth underneath the enamel; it contains blood vessels and nerves and this is why you feel pain. Receding gums can be a sign of gum disease and they can also occur as a result of tooth grinding (also known as bruxism) and brushing your teeth too hard.

If you suffer with sensitive teeth or gums, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with you dentist.



How Are Mini Dental Implants Different To Normal Dental Implants?

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

4546258_blogIf you’re searching for an innovative means of replacing lost teeth and you long for a natural looking result, mini dental implants could be the ideal choice. Mini dental implants are a smaller version of traditional implants, a hugely popular tooth replacement treatment.

About mini dental implants

Mini dental implants, as you can probably guess from the name, are small dental implants, which are used to anchor new teeth. Like traditional implants, mini dental implants are designed to replace the lost tooth root.

Mini implants different to traditional implants in size, but they also require a less invasive procedure and this means that treatment time is also shorter in most cases. Mini implants are commonly recommended for people who may not be the best candidates for normal implant treatment due to a lack of bone density in the jaw bone; they are easier to tolerate than larger implants and can be connected to dentures to provide optimum stability.

Mini implants and dentures

Mini implants are commonly recommended for patients who have experienced difficulties with dentures in the past and those who are looking for an effective solution to replace lost teeth. Traditionally, dentures are held in place by the suction of the gums, but with implants, they can be secured much more firmly.

With implants, the new teeth are stabilised in the same way as natural teeth; the implants act as the root and there is no risk of the denture sliding or becoming loose. The stability of the denture also increases its power, so you can enjoy a wider range of foods and gain peace of mind when you eat. Implants also create natural looking results, so you can feel confident when you smile.

If you’d like to find out if mini implants are for you or you’d like to book a consultation, call now or fill in the quick and simple enquiry form on our website.

What Happens During Dental Sedation In The City Of Leeds?

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

585811_blogAt City Dental Leeds, we understand that the prospect of having dental treatment can make some patients feel sick with nerves and we do everything we can to try and ease our patient’s worries and ensure they feel completely comfortable. Our team is caring and compassionate and our dentists have many years of experience in caring for patients who suffer from anxiety and dental phobia.

As well as using the latest technology and techniques to minimise pain and accelerate the treatment process, we are also able to carry out a range of procedures under sedation.

What is sedation?

Sedation is used commonly in dentistry and medicine to make patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during a procedure. Sedation uses sedative medication to prevent patients from feeling pain and to make them feel completely calm. Although sedation can make you feel a little drowsy and lose sight of what’s going on, it is not the same as general anaesthetic and you will remain conscious at all times.

When you are ready to begin treatment, your dentist will give you sedative medication, which will start to take effect quickly. You will feel completely relaxed and you won’t feel any pain at all; if you want to, you can talk to your dentist or you can simply lay back and relax.

After sedation

After sedation, the effects will start to wear off and you will become more alert. Most people have little memory of what happened during the procedure. It’s normal to feel drowsy and sleepy for a while after sedation and we strongly urge you to relax and take it easy for at least 24 hours afterwards.

We advise our patients to organise a lift home with a friend or relative and ask them to arrange for somebody to stay with them while the effects of the sedative wear off. You should avoid drinking alcohol, exercising, operating machinery or making any important legal decisions for 24 hours.



Replace Missing Teeth With Mini Dental Implants

Friday, December 26th, 2014

2797271_blogIf you’re searching for a tooth replacement treatment, which offers both reliability and innovation, mini dental implants could be the perfect choice.

What are mini dental implants?

Mini implants, as the name suggests, are miniature versions of traditional dental implants. Mini implants are easier to tolerate than larger implants and this often makes them a viable option for patients who may have been advised against traditional implants due to lack of bone density in the jaw bone.

Mini implants can also be attached to dentures to provide greater stability and they often prove a really effective solution for patients who have had trouble with ill-fitting dentures in the past. With implant-retained dentures, the dentures are supported by mini implants and this means that they are held firmly in place and cannot slip.

How are mini implants fitted?

The procedure to fit mini implants is less invasive than traditional implants and recovery time is quicker. We usually carry out the procedure under local anaesthetic, but we can also provide sedation for patients who feel nervous or apprehensive. We use a highly accurate, minimally-invasive technique to gently place the implants in sockets in the jaw bone. The head of the implants protrude through the gum tissue and can be attached to a new restoration, such as a denture.

Treatment usually involves a single procedure and you can enjoy the benefits straightaway, rather than having to wait for months like you do with most traditional implant systems. After the implants have been fitted, they can be attached to the denture immediately and you can enjoy your new smile, as well as eating and speaking with ease and confidence.

If you’d like to find out more about mini dental implants or you’re keen to book a consultation, bob in when you’re next in Leeds or simply give us a call. Your City Dental dentist will be able to talk you through the process, highlight the pros and cons and carry out test to check your suitability for treatment.

Get An Amazing Smile In Super Swift Time

Monday, December 15th, 2014

595603_blogOften, we see orthodontic patients who are desperate to see results very quickly and we offer a range of rapid solutions. Whether you have a special event in mind or you simply can’t wait to show off a beautifully straight smile, we have options to suit!

The benefits of orthodontic treatment

Even minor orthodontic issues can have a major bearing on the look of the smile, oral function and confidence and orthodontic treatment offers a host of benefits for patients with varying needs. Treatment is designed to correct the bite and align the teeth, to create beautiful smiles, enhance the functionality of the teeth and boost confidence.

The range of orthodontic treatments available today is vast and patients have lots of choice; gone are the days of automatically going for train-tracks. Nowadays, you can choose from all kinds of different systems and appliances, from removable braces and modern versions of fixed braces, to braces that are fixed to the back of the teeth to offer complete discretion.

Our treatments

We have a number of orthodontic treatments, which work quickly to correct issues with misalignment and problems with the bite. These include:

  • Inman Aligner: a discreet removable aligner, which takes just 16 weeks to straighten the teeth
  • 6 Month Smiles: clear fixed braces, which target the social 6, producing beautiful smiles in just 6 months
  • STb Social 6 braces: invisible lingual braces, which take just 3-6 months to straighten the teeth in secret
  • Fastbraces: innovative fixed braces, which move the roots and crowns at the same time to dramatically reduce treatment time

Which treatment is best for me?

Different treatments offer different benefits and some are more suited to patients than others. During your consultation, your City Dental dentist will assess your orthodontic needs and then discuss suitable treatment options with you; you can then make a decision and look forward to your brand new smile!

We Offer A Mouth Guard For Those Playing Sports In The City Of Leeds

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

373639_blogLeeds is home to some great sporting arenas and facilities; if you enjoy sports and you regularly participate in activities, which pose a risk of dental injury, we strongly recommend the OSO Athletic mouth guard. This is not just your average gum shield; as well as offering you protection against flying objects, hard surfaces and incoming opponents, this mouth guard also adapts the position of the jaw to improve muscle contraction and reduce tension in and around the facial muscles.

About the OSO Athletic mouth guard

The OSO Athletic mouth guard is an advanced mouth guard, which offers much more than a standard sports gum shield. These devices are custom-made using incredibly detailed information about the individual and the latest design concepts; when you place your bespoke mouth guard in your mouth, it will automatically adjust the position of the jaw joint to ensure that it is in the optimum place. This reduces tension and strain in the muscles around the jaw, increases the range of movement in the joint and also facilitates more efficient muscle contraction throughout the body; this also helps to improve balance and power.

The OSO Athletic mouth guard also helps to improve posture, which ensures that the individual trains or plays adopting good posture; this improves performance and reduces the risk of muscular pain.

Who is the OSO Athletic mouth guard for?

This high-tech mouth guard is suitable for anyone who plays contact sport or engages in fighting sports or activities that carry a risk of dental njury; you don’t need to be a professional athlete to enjoy the benefits of this amazing mouth guard. We recommend this product to anyone who enjoys the following sports and activities:

  • rugby (union and league)
  • ice hockey
  • field hockey
  • martial arts
  • wrestling
  • boxing
  • lacrosse

We are proud to be one of few clinics in the UK to offer the OSO Athletic mouth guard; if you’d like to find out more, call us today!


Get A Smile To Be Proud Of In No Time At All

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

529808_blogIf your smile is letting you down or holding you back, we have an amazing treatment, which is sure to make you feel happy, confident and proud every time you smile or introduce yourself to new people. 6 Month Smiles is a rapid tooth straightening treatment, which offers an amazing solution to orthodontic issues that compromise the aesthetic and positioning of the front teeth. If you’re looking for a fast and effective treatment to give you a stunning smile, the search is over!

About 6 Month Smiles

6 Month Smiles is a discreet fixed brace system, which works quickly to correct orthodontic issues, which affect the teeth that are visible when you smile. By focusing solely on the front teeth, results can be achieved rapidly and patients can enjoy peace of mind that their smile will look incredible once the braces are removed and treatment is complete.

6 Month Smile braces are made from tooth-coloured wires and clear, discreet brackets and as you’ve probably guessed from the name of the system, patients can expect results in just 6 months.

How does 6 Month Smiles work so quickly?

Most fixed braces tae at least 12 months to produce results, so it’s natural to question just how this treatment can straighten the teeth so quickly. In addition to focusing only on the front teeth, which shortens treatment time, this system also uses self-ligating memory wires, which increase the speed of the movement of the teeth without causing discomfort.

Is this treatment suitable for me?

If you have minor or moderate orthodontic imperfections with your front teeth, 6 Month Smiles could be a good match. We will be able to ascertain whether this treatment is suitable when you come in for your consultation.