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Did You Know We Can Fill Gaps in your Teeth?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

shutterstock_423542674Have you got missing teeth or have you recently lost a tooth? We understand that losing a tooth can be distressing, and we have a range of treatments ready and waiting to restore your smile and your confidence. Here are our incredible tooth replacement options:

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are commonly used to replace individual missing teeth, but they can also be used to restore the smile when multiple teeth have been lost. The most common type of bridge is a traditional fixed bridge, which comprises a false tooth, which is fused to a crown on either side. The bridge is custom-designed to fit the gap perfectly, and you can choose from materials, including porcelain, for an incredibly natural aesthetic. We can fit bridges in just two appointments, which are usually held around 2 weeks apart. Bridges are more affordable than implants, but they don’t last as long. Having said that, if you care for your bridge well, you should find that it lasts around 10-15 years.


Dentures are a tried and tested tooth replacement method. They enable you to carry out all the functions you take for granted when you have a set of healthy natural teeth, and they come in partial and full sets. Dentures are bespoke, as every patient is individual, and modern versions are very natural looking and comfortable. Dentures are not a permanent solution, but they can be made quickly, and they enable you to eat, smile and talk with confidence.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the newest kid on the block when it comes to tooth replacement methods. Implants are usually made from titanium, and they replace the root section of your natural tooth. The implant integrates into the jaw bone in the same way as the root, enabling it to offer the same level of stability and anchorage. Once the implant has settled, it can then be attached to a denture, a bridge or a crown. As it is compatible with a diverse range of restorations, the implant is the most versatile option and it can benefit patients with any number of missing teeth.

To find out more and compare treatment options, call us today and book a consultation.

Did You Know You Could Have A New Set of Teeth in One Day?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

shutterstock_89691148Modern dentistry never ceases to amaze us, and we hope that you’ll be as impressed with our treatment range as we are. Today, we can offer a broad spectrum of solutions to a host of dental problems, and we can remedy issues faster than ever before. If you’re looking for staggering results in a single day, you’ve come to the right place. Did you know that it’s now possible to have a new set of teeth in just one day?

How Can we Fit a Set of New Teeth in One Day?

If you have missing teeth, you may assume that it takes weeks, even months to restore the smile. However, you’d be wrong. With All-on-4, we’re able to produce an incredible new smile in a single day.

All-on-4 is an implant system, which uses a set of four implants to anchor a new set of teeth. Two implants are located at the front of the jaw and two sit at the back of the mouth. The implants at the back of the mouth are positioned at a 45-degree angle. The location of the implants is specially designed to take full advantage of the strongest bone tissue in the jaw. This means that only four implants are required, compared to 6-10 for traditional implant treatment.

What are the Benefits of All-on-4?

All-on-4 is a speedy solution for patients with missing teeth. Gaps in the smile can cause problems for your oral health, as well as affecting nutrition, and denting your confidence. With All-on-4, you don’t have to wait to enjoy the benefits of your new smile, and you can look forward to eating and smiling with confidence again. Aside from the speed of treatment, All-on-4 also offers many solutions to problems experienced by people who wear dentures. When the denture is stabilised by a set of implants, there’s no chance that it can slip or slide, and you can enjoy enhanced facial aesthetics, as well as improved bite power when you eat.

If you’d like to find out more about All-on-4, give us a call today!

Lights, Camera And Smile Makeover Magic At A Central Leeds Dentist

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

4244118_blogHave you ever dreamed of feeling like a Hollywood star? Do you long for that all-out glamorous smile? Well now, you can enjoy the glitz and glamour of the red carpet right here in Leeds with our magical smile makeovers.

Smile makeovers are designed to create the smile of your dreams and we have an array of dazzling treatments at our disposal to make your dental dreams come true. Whether you’re in need of whitening treatment and some extra sparkle or you have worn down or missing teeth, we can help!

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover is made up of a series of different treatments, which may include restorative, cosmetic and orthodontic treatments. The selection of treatments you choose to achieve your perfect smile will usually depend on your dental needs and your idea of the dream smile. We will assess your needs and talk to you about the different options on offer during the consultation stage and we can make recommendations based on what we think would be the best pathway to a flawless new smile. Some patients need restorative work, others need orthodontics and some simply prefer to go all out with the aesthetics and focus on cosmetic solutions; every patient is different and that’s why every smile makeover we offer is completely unique.

Popular treatments for a smile makeover include porcelain veneers, dental bonding, white fillings, tooth whitening and cosmetic braces.

Smile makeovers can take a few days or several months, depending on the treatments that are used and the cost varies; your City Dental dentist will give you an accurate idea of costs and treatment times when you have your consultation. If you’re strapped for time or you have a budget in mind, we can tailor our recommendations to suit you.

A Well Fitting Denture Provides Perfect Support

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

2433646_sIf you have multiple missing teeth or a full arch of lost teeth, a denture could be the perfect solution. Dentures are sets of false teeth, which are designed to replace lost natural teeth; with a denture in place, you should be able to enjoy the same benefits as a healthy set of natural teeth, so you can smile with confidence and eat without anxiety or difficulty.

About dentures

Dentures are sometimes given a bad wrote-up, but they have come a long way in a relatively short space of time and modern dentures offer a really impressive alternative to missing teeth. If you have lost a number of teeth, this is likely to affect your ability to speak and eat, as well as your confidence when you smile and dentures provide a solution to these problems.

Dentures are usually made from plastic and acrylic and they are custom-made to fit the contours of your mouth for maximum comfort and the best aesthetics. It’s essential to check dentures regularly because the mouth constantly changes shape and if the denture starts to become loose, this can cause irritation, as well as affecting the function of the denture.

Dentures are held in place by the natural suction power of the gums; however, some people prefer to use a fixative for added stability. It is also possible to have implant-retained dentures, which are dentures that are anchored by dental implants. These dentures are more expensive, but the functionality is equal to natural teeth and there is no risk of a denture slipping or sliding.

Take A Step In The Right Direction With Miraculous Mini Implants

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

3177025_blogWe are delighted to offer our patients miraculous mini implants. You may have heard about the incredible benefits of dental implant treatment and now you can enjoy all these perks in miniature form. They say that good things come in small packages and we couldn’t agree more!

Mini implants are a really effective solution for tooth loss and they are often suitable for patients who have been warned against traditional implants due to insufficient bone density in the jaw. Mini implants are easier to tolerate and they can be attached to different kinds of restoration, making them a viable option for many patients who have lost teeth.

About mini implants

Mini implants, as the name suggests, are smaller versions of traditional dental implants. Implants are small titanium prostheses, which are inserted into sockets in the jaw bone to act as replacement tooth roots. Once the implants are anchored into the jaw bone, they can be attached to different types of restoration, including dentures.

Mini implants require less bone tissue than larger implants and the treatment process is less invasive, as these implants can be planted straight through the gums without the need to make an incision. This also means that healing time is much shorter.

Implant-retained dentures

One of the best uses of mini implants is to anchor dentures firmly in place; with implant-retained dentures, the denture is held in place by implants, as opposed to being secured in place by suction provided by the gums and this offers much greater stability and security. Many of our patients who opt for mini implants appreciate the peace of mind and enhanced functionality they get with implant-retained dentures.

If you are interested in finding out about the wonders of mini implants, call us and look your consultation now!

Leeds Dental Implants Provide Titanic Support

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

18625013Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry, but what’s all the fuss about and could implants benefit you?

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the newest kid on the block in the world of tooth replacement treatment. These small titanium screw-like devices have had a major impact on modern dentistry and they have already helped thousands of patients all over the world to enjoy amazing new smiles.

Implants are designed to integrate into the jaw bone tissue and they are compatible with a range of different restorations, which makes them a viable treatment option for almost all patients with missing teeth. The implant is fixed into a pre-drilled hole in the bone and then left to integrate; this process takes several months and once it is complete, the new restoration is attached to replace the visible part of the tooth. While the crown, denture or dental bridge replaces the original crown, the implant takes on the roles and responsibilities of the tooth root.

Could dental implants benefit me?

Dental implants have benefits for most patients with missing teeth, whether you have one missing tooth or a full arch of missing teeth. As they are compatible with bridges, dentures and crowns, they are suitable for patients of all ages with varying needs.

Implants are a long-term treatment and they last much longer than dentures and dental bridges; they are also the closest prosthesis to a natural tooth, providing excellent aesthetics and allowing you to do everything you could do if you had a full set of natural teeth. Implants can also help to reduce bone loss.

You’ll Be Loving Your LS1 Versatile Oral Implants

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

iStock_000001998629XSmallThey often say that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone and many of us take our teeth for granted. When you lose a tooth, it can be really distressing, not just because it becomes more difficult to eat, but also because it completely alters the aesthetic of your smile. With dental implants, we can offer the closest replacement for a natural tooth and we promise to have you smiling again.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the latest innovation in the world of tooth replacement and they have already revolutionised the lives of hundreds of patients all over the UK. Implants are designed to take on the roles and responsibilities of the root of the missing tooth and like roots, they are implanted into the jaw bone. Implants are made from titanium, which is bio-compatible and this means that they are able to integrate into the bone tissue. This process is called osseointegration and it takes around 3-8 months.

Dental implants are an option for most patients because they fit with different types of restoration, which means that you can benefit from treatment if you have 1, 5 or 15 missing teeth. Once the implant has healed, it can then be connected to a dental bridge, a crown or a denture and you can enjoy a beautiful, beaming smile once again.

Implants last for many years and they represent an amazing option for patients who want a long-term treatment option, which promises great aesthetics, incredible tooth function and easy maintenance.

City Leeds State Of The Art Facilities Provide Peace Of Mind

Monday, July 14th, 2014

585804_blogCity Dental Leeds is a modern and stylish dental practice offering patients state of the art facilities, the latest technology and the best treatments out there. We have designed our clinic to combine the best aspects of modern design and traditional values and we aim to make you feel comfortable and encourage you to make yourselves at home as soon as you set foot through the door. We treat every patient, young and old, as an individual and we are always excited to meet new clients.

Our practice

We recognise the importance of comfort and peace and we offer this in spades in tandem with cutting-edge technology and the best patient facilities. We want you to feel welcome and we encourage you to help yourself to a drink, relax with a magazine or bring your own music in to while away your waiting time. Our practice is family friendly and we like to think that it provides a tranquil oasis just a hop and skip away from the heart of Leeds city centre.

Our team is made up of highly trained dental professionals who use their expertise and the latest techniques to achieve amazing outcomes. Whether you’re popping in for a routine check-up or you’re gearing up for a smile makeover, we’ll do our best to ensure that you enjoy your time with us and you look forward to your next visit.

Our focus

Our main aim is to promote preventative dental health and enable our patients to enjoy healthy, strong teeth and bright, beautiful smiles. We actively encourage regular check-ups and hygiene sessions and we are on hand to provide rapid relief for urgent problems and the best treatment out there for issues such as decay, bad breath and gum disease.

As well as providing family dentistry and general treatments, we also offer a wide range of cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative treatments and our aim is to make you feel confident and attractive. We have a solution for any aesthetic problem you can think of and we use tried and tested methods to address common issues such as misaligned teeth, missing teeth and gummy smiles.

If you would like to find out more about our practice or register, simply pop in when you’re next in town or give us a call.

Smile Again With Dental Implants in Yorkshire

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

297243_blogLosing teeth can be distressing, but with our amazing dental implants, you don’t need to worry about a lifetime of hiding behinds the lens or shying away from meeting new people. Dental implants are the closest prosthesis to natural teeth and they offer an incredible range of benefits, whether you’ve lost a single tooth in a fall or crash, or you have several missing teeth as a result of sports injuries, health problems or trauma.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small posts, which are made from titanium; they are implanted into holes in the jaw bone with the aim of taking on the roles of the missing tooth root. Dental implants are very clever because they integrate into the actual bone tissue and this provides the same level of stability and anchorage for a new restoration as a natural tooth root.

Dental implants are really impressive because they are compatible with different restorations and this makes them a good match for most patients. Implants can be attached to a dental bridge or crown for patients with one missing tooth, or a denture for those with a larger number of missing teeth.

Implant treatment involves two important phases, which take place months apart; this is because it takes time for the implant to integrate into the bone. The first stage is the fitting of the implant; this involves making a hole in the bone, which then becomes a socket for the implant. Once the implant is in place, the gum incision is closed and left to heal and the next stage of treatment takes place when the implant has fully integrated. At this stage, the restoration is attached and the new tooth is ready to use.

Dental implants represent a really effective, long-term tooth replacement treatment for patients of all ages. They look, feel and function like natural teeth, they last for many years and they are easy to maintain. They also produce gorgeous, natural smiles and they help to reduce the risk of bone loss.

Building Bridges And Better Smiles In The Heart Of Leeds

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

4207449_blogIf you have a missing tooth or your tooth is severely decayed and you’ve been advised to consider extraction, there’s no need to panic. We understand that it can be distressing to think of your smile without a tooth, but we have the best tooth replacement treatments available and we can soon restore your smile to its former glory.

Dental bridges are a quick, simple and affordable means of restoring the look of your smile and enhancing oral function. They last for 10-15 years and you look after them in the same way as your natural teeth.

About dental bridges

Dental bridges are a form of prosthesis, which are used to replace missing teeth. There are three main types of dental bridge: the traditional fixed bridge, the cantilever bridge and the resin-bonded bridge (also known as a Maryland bridge). The most commonly used bridge is the traditional fixed bridge, which is a versatile tooth replacement that is made from a false tooth, which is anchored in place by two neighbouring crowns. Bridges are custom-made for each individual patient and they are available in different materials, including porcelain, for a natural, healthy looking aesthetic.

Is a dental bridge the best option for me?

Dental bridges are an excellent option for people who are looking for a quick, painless and simple solution to a missing tooth. Bridges cost much less than dental implants and they can be fitted in two appointments, usually two weeks apart. Implants last much longer, but they are more expensive and treatment takes several months. If you have missing teeth and you are not sure which treatment to go for, we can help! During your consultation, we will be happy to go through the different option with you and make recommendations based on your needs and your treatment aims and expectations.