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Cosmetic Treatments to Suit all Your Dental Needs

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Beautiful young lady smilingAt City Dental Leeds, we offer an array of cosmetic dental treatments and provide corrective treatment for issues such as chips, staining and gummy smiles, as well as makeovers to bring about a more dramatic transformation.

About cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is an area of dentistry that focuses on the physical appearance of the smile. The aim of treatment is to improve the way the smile looks and this may involve correcting aesthetic issues or enhancing the natural look of the teeth.

Although cosmetic dentistry doesn’t offer oral health benefits, it can have a very positive impact on confidence, especially in cases where people have experienced a lack of confidence as a direct result of aesthetic dental issues in the past. If you’ve struggled with problems such as staining, or you’ve hidden your smile away because you don’t like your crooked or chipped teeth, cosmetic dentistry can really make a difference.

Cosmetic dentistry at City Dental

We have a team of experienced dentists who have expertise in designing and creating stunning smiles. Our amazing selection of treatments makes dental dreams a reality.

Our treatments include:

  • Teeth whitening: we offer professional whitening to give your smile a beautiful shine.
  • Cosmetic bonding: this simple and painless procedure achieves incredible results in just an hour and involves using dental composite to fill in chips and create evenly shaped, attractive teeth. This is a great option for those looking for a quick fix for chips, worn edges, misshapen teeth and gaps between the teeth.
  • Porcelain veneers: veneers create beautiful, natural looking smiles and they are strong and hard-wearing. They are also stain-resistant, so the results are long-lasting.
  • White fillings: if you have a cavity, we can use a white filing to restore and protect your tooth without any aesthetic impact. We can also replace old metal fillings with white fillings.
  • Porcelain crowns: dental crowns offer amazing restorative benefits, but porcelain crowns can also really enhance the look of the tooth to create a more attractive smile.

Weak Teeth Made Strong!

Friday, August 12th, 2016

18625044Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body, but it’s not completely invincible and the teeth can be damaged and broken. If you have an injury, are involved in an accident or have a decayed tooth, we can provide treatment to repair, protect and strengthen your teeth. Our dental crowns are built for style and strength and they will help to reduce the risk of further damage in the future.

About dental crowns

Dental crowns are restorations commonly used when a tooth is broken or damaged through injury or weakened by decay. If the cavity is too large for a filling or the tooth is fractured, it is beneficial to crown it to protect it, make it stronger and decrease the risk of more damage in the future.

Crowning a tooth involves placing a crown over the top of the tooth. For this reason, crowns are sometimes known as caps. With a crown in place, you can enjoy better function, especially when you chew or bite down on food, and a reduced risk of infection caused by decay spreading through the tooth.

Crowns can be made from various different materials and we often recommend ceramic crowns, as they match the shade of the tooth for a seamless look.

The procedure

Treatment involves two sessions. During the first appointment, we will prepare your tooth to remove the decayed tissue and shape it in preparation for the crown. We will then use dental putty to create an impression of the tooth and this will be sent off and used as a template by our highly trained dental technicians. When the new crown is ready, we will place it and secure it using strong dental adhesive.

Crowns are hard-wearing and they should last for around 10 years, provided that they are cared for well.

How Does Crown Treatment Work?

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

2433646_sDental crowns are used commonly in modern dentistry to restore and repair the teeth, but what are they, why would I need one and what does treatment involve?

The ins and outs of dental crowns

Dental crowns are a type of restoration; they are used to repair damaged or decayed teeth and they can be made from a range of materials, including metals and ceramics, such as porcelain, which are famed for their natural looking aesthetics. Crowns help to strengthen and protect the teeth and they are placed over the existing tooth structure; they are also known as caps.

You may be advised to consider crown treatment if you have damaged or injured your tooth, you have a dental fracture, you have an oral infection or you have extensive decay. Crowns can also be used to replace missing teeth when attached to a dental implant. If your tooth is infected, a new crown may be placed following root canal treatment.

Crowns are a durable solution, but they are permanent; in most cases, crowns tend to last between 5 and 10 years.

How do crowns work?

Crowns replace the decayed or damaged section of the tooth, which is removed prior to crowning, to reduce the risk of further infection. Crown treatment usually involves two treatment sessions 2 weeks apart; during the first session, any decayed or damaged tooth structure will be removed and the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly. The remaining tooth structure will be shaped and prepared and an impression will then be created using dental putty. Around 2 weeks later, your custom-made crown will be ready to fit.

Once the crown is in place, it should help to improve the function of the tooth and reduce the risk of further injury or infection in the future.

If you have questions about crowning or you would like to find out more about the benefits of crowning a tooth, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist for advice.