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How City Dental Leeds Use CT Scans to Perfect Your Treatment

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

shutterstock_606801692At City Dental Leeds, it’s really important to us to provide our clients with the latest treatments and modern technology, which can improve the standard of care and range of services we provide. We are very proud to have a CT scanner on-site and we strongly believe that investing in technology enables us to perfect your treatment.

About CT scans

CT scans are used widely in medicine and they also play an important role in dentistry. CT scans are often preferred to traditional X-rays because they produce much more detailed images. With X-rays, you can only see the location of the teeth and get an idea of the thickness of the bone. With a CT scan, you can see 3D images, cross-sectional images and determine the density of the bone.

Our main use for CT scans is planning dental implant treatment. We carry out scans to ascertain if a patient is a good candidate for implants, and we also use the images to plan treatment with optimum precision. For implant treatment to be successful, it’s very important that the bone in the jaw is strong and dense enough to support the implant. If this isn’t the case, conventional implants may not be the best solution.

If a patient is a good match for implant treatment, CT scans enable us to locate the best possible position for the implant, and the images can guide our dentists to maximise the chances of a successful outcome.

What happens when you have a CT scan?

CT scans aren’t painful, and there’s nothing to worry about. The scan won’t last long and in most cases, it will all be over within 15 minutes. Before your scan, your dentist will explain exactly what is going to happen, and you’ll be asked to remove jewellery and glasses. You’ll then be guided into position and asked to stay as still as possible while the scanner captures the images.

If you’d like to find out more about CT scans and how they work, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

Dental CT Scan: Pinpoint Accuracy for Dental Implants

Monday, January 16th, 2017

shutterstock_370250474At City Dental Leeds, we aim to provide our clients with the best standards of care, and one way we do this is by investing in technology. We are proud to offer the latest innovations, such as dental implants, and cutting-edge technology, such as CT scanners, enable us to achieve pinpoint accuracy.

What happens when you have a CT scan?

CT scans enable us to see incredibly detailed images of your jaw, which is very useful when carrying out implant treatment. The actual scan doesn’t hurt in any way, and all you have to do is relax, and try and stay as still as possible. Before your scan, your dentist will tell you exactly what to expect, and you’ll be asked to remove glasses and jewellery. Usually, scans are complete within 15 minutes.

Why would I need a CT scan?

CT scans are often used to diagnose medical conditions, but in dentistry, we use them predominantly to plan treatment. With CT scan images, we can pinpoint the optimum site for an implant, increasing the chances of successful treatment. CT scans produce much more accurate pictures than X-rays. As well as locating the best site for the implant, the CT images can also act as a guide for dentists.

Initially, we may recommend a CT scan for patients who are thinking about having implant treatment. The findings of the scan will enable us to determine whether or not the patient is a good candidate for treatment. Implants integrate into the jawbone tissue, so it’s important there is sufficient density and strength in the bone to support the new implant. If your bone density is low, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have dental implants. There may be other options, such as bone grafting or mini implants, and our dental team will be happy to discuss alternative treatments with you.

Once You Go Cerec You’ll Never Go Back In Leeds

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

4683491_blogWe are delighted to offer patients in Leeds and beyond amazing same-day restorative treatment thanks to Cerec technology. Once you’ve experienced the wonders of Cerec, you’ll never go back!

What is Cerec?

Cerec is a form of technology, which enables us to create and fit brand new, custom-made restorations on-site. With this technology, we are able to offer same-day treatment for patients in need of a new crown, inlay, onlay or veneers.

Cerec uses the latest software and manufacturing processes to design and make bespoke restorations in a matter of minutes, enabling us to complete your restorative treatment in a single session.

Cerec uses images of the teeth to create detailed 3D templates, which are sent across to the milling machine; these designs are then turned into new restorations in a process that takes seconds.

How is Cerec different?

Cerec treatment is incredibly quick and convenient for both patients and dentists. The usual course of action is to create a mould using dental putty, send this away to a dental laboratory and receive the new restoration around 2 weeks later. With Cerec, the entire process can be completed in a single day, drastically reducing treatment time.

Cerec is also much cleaner and more accurate than traditional techniques and it means that patients do not have to put up with dental putty in their mouth or temporary restorations. Patients can also enjoy the benefits of treatment after just a short time in the dental chair and they don’t have to worry about booking multiple appointments.

If you’re interested in Cerec technology or you’re looking for a fast-acting solution for restorative troubles, call us today!