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Wonderful White Fillings!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

2823674_blogThe best course of action to treat a cavity is usually to fill the tooth. We offer durable, aesthetically pleasing white fillings to strengthen and protect your teeth, without impacting on the look of your smile. We are able to fit new white fillings, as well as replacements for mercury amalgam fillings.

The benefits of white fillings

White fillings offer a range of benefits for patients who want to replace old fillings, as well as those who need a new one. Fillings help to protect decayed teeth from further damage and they also make the teeth stronger once they have been weakened by a cavity. Cavities are holes that form as a result of the enamel layer of the tooth being penetrated by harmful bacteria. Once a cavity forms it will grow in size, the tooth will get weaker and the risk of infection spreading through the tooth will increase.

White fillings are mainly made from dental composite, which is strong and durable yet also discreet, as it matches the shade of your teeth. Composite fillings last for many years and they are better for the environment and safer than traditional mercury fillings. Although mercury amalgam fillings are approved for use in the UK, many patients have concerns over their safety and we are proud to offer mercury-free treatment.

How is a filling placed?

If you need a filling, you will undergo a simple procedure that involves cleaning the cavity and then filling it with composite. The tooth will be numbed first to ensure you don’t feel any pain and the cavity will be cleared and cleaned thoroughly. The composite will then be put into the cavity and your dentist will spread it through the cavity to ensure that it is full. Once the cavity has been filled, it will be set firm with the use of a curing light. The light does not hurt at all and the process takes only a few seconds. Once the filling has had chance to harden, we will trim it to make sure it looks and feels perfect and then the procedure is complete.

New and Discreet Fillings for Patients in Leeds

Monday, January 18th, 2016

2904341_blogIf you’ve ever heard the dreaded words from the dentist that you need a filling, you’ve probably done the same thing as most people: fret and sigh at the thought of having a grey chunk sat between your teeth, reminding you of your visit.

However, at City Dental Leeds, the days of this experience could be over as they offer discreet white fillings.

White fillings

White fillings have become extremely popular in recent years for a number of reasons, such as being more aesthetically pleasing than the traditional amalgam filling and for a number of environmental reasons.

Although like many other dental procedures, there are various options when it comes to white fillings, that all depend on the size and location of the cavity.

Firstly there’s the white filling made of dental composite that look natural and can be fitted in one appointment. These fillings can be used on both the front and the back teeth, with some designed for the back teeth being made to withstand great force to help when eating, and they come in different shades in order to blend well with your other teeth.

There is also a composite or porcelain inlay white filling, which is usually used for larger fillings as they are much more durable than the normal composite. These are also used for aesthetic purposes, but do require two appointments, as the inlays have to be manufactured in a lab.

How the procedure works

These fillings are bonded to the teeth and once this is done an intensive light is used to help harden the filling, which takes less than a minute. The best thing is – you can eat as soon as it’s finished as the filling will be set straight away.

So next time you need a filling, enquire about white fillings so you don’t have to see grey next time you open your mouth!

Amazing Cosmetic Dentistry in Leeds

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

18625010At City Dental Leeds, we are proud to offer our clients an amazing array of cosmetic treatments and are confident that we can find a solution to any aesthetic dental problem. From chipped and worn teeth to stained and crooked teeth, we’ve got it covered!

Our cosmetic dental treatments

We offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dental treatments, including:

  • teeth whitening
  • smile makeover
  • cosmetic bonding
  • white fillings
  • cosmetic braces, including Invisalign and the Inman Aligner

With our treatments, we can make minor adjustments to your teeth or completely transform your smile and we offer bespoke smile makeovers for those who long for a flawless smile. Our aim is to use our expertise in tandem with the latest techniques and treatments to create beautiful smiles.

Benefits of cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is beneficial for many reasons. Although it doesn’t usually have a direct impact on health, it can make a massive difference to confidence levels and self-esteem and increased confidence can do people the world of good. Research has also shown that an attractive smile makes you more appealing to potential employers.

If you’ve been thinking about having cosmetic dental treatment or you have issues that prevent your confidence when smiling in public, now is the time to call us and book a consultation!

New Year, New Smile! Restorative Dentistry for Patients in Leeds

Monday, January 4th, 2016

18625010The phrase “restorative dentistry” covers a whole range of treatments for various conditions, including missing or damaged teeth and even the treatment of damaged bone tissue. Often, these repairs are carried out for cosmetic reasons, so that the patient no longer feels embarrassed or ashamed of the gaps in their smile, but often these dental problems can have more serious implications for a person’s oral or even general health.

There are three types of restorative dentistry: prosthodontics, endodontics and periodontics. Each offers the patient help for whatever oral health problems they are suffering.


Prosthodontics are probably the most common type of restorative dental treatment, as this group includes fillings to repair the damage done by tooth decay and to prevent the tooth from having to be removed. Other types of this treatment include veneers, crowns and bridges, which are considered more of a cosmetic treatment.


Endodontics refers to problems inside the tooth, so serious problems with the tissue that make up the inner parts of the teeth rather than the surface enamel. Probably the most well known treatment that is part of the endodontics group is root canal treatment, in which damaged or diseased tissue from inside the tooth is removed and then filled again with a suitable synthetic material. Untreated root canal problems can be very painful, so patients are usually very keen to get their condition treated!


Periodontic specialists treat problems with your gums, including the common condition gingivitis or gum disease. This is an uncomfortable condition that can also have serious complications for the health of your teeth, so it’s important that you ask for help if you are suffering any of the symptoms of gingivitis, like bleeding gums. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, which shows you just how important it is not to put off treatment, as by the time you seek help it could be too late to save your teeth.

Why you should have a regular check-up

It is important for patients to attend their check-ups regularly and seek help if they are even the slightest bit worried about any symptoms. Restorative dentistry is much more effective if the condition can be treated as early as possible, plus there is always the risk that you might lose teeth or have to have them extracted if you don’t get treated quickly enough!

The Difference Between White and Amalgam Fillings

Monday, August 10th, 2015

3708143_blogFillings are a common treatment and most people will need at least one filling in their lifetime. In the past dentists used metal amalgam fillings. But today, white fillings are much more popular. If you need a filling or need to replace an old one, here is a brief guide to highlight the differences between amalgam and white fillings.

About white fillings

White fillings are made from dental composite combined with resins. Their job is to fill cavities and strengthen teeth without affecting the way your smile looks. White fillings match your individual tooth shade, so nobody will see them when you talk or smile. They provide a safer, more environmentally friendly and more attractive alternative to amalgam fillings. Fillings don’t last forever, but they should last a few years. When you have your routine dental check-ups, your dentist will check your fillings to make sure they’re still in good condition and working as they should.

About amalgam fillings

Amalgam fillings consist of a mixture of metals. They are still used in the UK, but white fillings are much more common now. Amalgam fillings are strong and durable but they are noticeable and can detract from the smile’s beauty. Amalgam fillings tend to be less expensive than the white alternative, but many people are willing to pay a little more for an invisible filling.

If you have an old amalgam filling, you can replace it with a new white filling. We’ll just remove the old one, prepare the tooth and fill it with a white filling. If you’d like to book an appointment, get in touch today.



Goodbye Metal Fillings, Hello White Fillings!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

2823674_blogIn the past metal fillings were commonly used to fill cavities, but today white fillings are a much more popular option. If you have an old mercury amalgam filling you would like to replace with a brand new white filling, call us and book an appointment today.

The benefits of white fillings

White fillings are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people choose them as an aesthetically-pleasing solution for tooth decay. White fillings are created using layer of dental composite, a versatile material that comes in an array of tooth-coloured shades. White fillings are designed to match the colour of the natural tooth so we can restore your tooth without impacting on the way it looks in a negative way. Unlike metal fillings, once a composite filling is in place, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the filling and the rest of the tooth structure or see the filling when you smile.

As well as being very discreet, white fillings are also safer and more environmentally friendly than mercury amalgam fillings.

What happens when you have a filling?

Before a filling is placed, the tooth is cleaned thoroughly and any decayed tissue is removed from the cavity. Once the cavity is completely clear, bonding agent will be applied and this helps the composite to stick. The composite, which is soft and malleable at room temperature, is then placed inside the cavity and layered until the cavity is completely full. Your dentist will then shine a curing light onto the tooth and this sets the composite. When the filling is firm, any final adjustments will be made to ensure the filling fits the cavity perfectly. In the case of a replacement filling, where an old mercury filling is replaced with a white filling, the old filling is removed first and disposed of very carefully. The tooth is then cleaned thoroughly before the filling procedure begins.

Start the Summer with a Sensational Smile

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

3943593_blogIf you’re keen to start the summer with a sensational smile, are gearing up for the holiday of a lifetime,  counting down the days until your wedding or you’ve decided to take the plunge and treat your smile to a makeover, you’ve come to the right place. At City Dental Leeds, we have the best treatments on offer and an incredible team of dedicated, experienced and friendly dentists who are capable of achieving dental miracles!

Cosmetic dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is designed to enhance the look of your teeth and create stunning, flawless smiles. We offer a host of cosmetic dental treatments, including:

  • teeth whitening
  • porcelain crowns
  • white fillings
  • gum reshaping
  • cosmetic bonding
  • porcelain veneers

The range of cosmetic dental services is expanding all the time and we are confident that we can find an effective solution for almost any aesthetic flaw you could imagine, from stained teeth and chipped edges to unsightly metal fillings and a gummy smile.


We offer an array of orthodontic treatments to straighten wonky, twisted and overlapping teeth quickly, discreetly and comfortably. Our options include:

  • Inman Aligner
  • Invisalign
  • Damon Braces
  • STb Social 6 braces
  • Six Month Smiles

Restorative treatment

We have an extensive selection of restorative treatments on offer to patch up chipped and broken teeth, replace missing teeth and repair decayed and infected teeth. Our treatments include dentures, dental implants, dental bridges, fillings and crowns.

Smile makeover

A smile makeover is the ultimate treat for your teeth and a sure-fire way to start your summer with a bang! Our smile makeovers utilise the best treatments on the market to transform smiles. We offer a personalised service and we have a huge range of treatments available, meaning we can the perfect mix of treatments for every client. Makeovers vary wildly and we can tailor your individual treatment plan to suit a certain budget or desired time-frame as well as providing solutions to cater for your dental needs.

Which Restorative Treatment Will be Crowned the Best for You?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

2433646_sIf you’re looking for restorative treatment fit for a king or queen, you’ve come to the right place! At City Dental Leeds, we have a range of options ready and waiting to restore broken and damaged teeth and improve your oral health.

Our treatment options include crowns, veneers, white fillings, dental bridges, inlays and onlays. We also offer dentures and dental implants to replace missing teeth.

What do the different treatments do?

Crowns: crowns are robust restorations often called into action when a tooth is severely damaged or decayed. They are placed on top of the natural tooth structure and they help to prevent any further damage. Crowns can be made from ceramics and metals and they can last for many years.

White fillings: fillings are commonly used to treat decayed teeth when a cavity has formed in the tooth surface. White fillings are made from dental composite and resins and they repair the tooth without detracting from the beautiful aesthetic of the smile.

Dental bridges: bridges are a popular replacement option for a missing tooth. They can be made from ceramic for a very subtle, natural look and they should last for 10-15 years. Treatment can usually be completed in two sessions.

Inlays and onlays: inlays and onlays are often described as the mid-point between crowns and fillings. They are usually made from porcelain and they help to strengthen the teeth and protect them from injury and decay. Onlays incorporate the outer cusps of the tooth surface, while inlays are restricted to the inner surface of the teeth.

Veneers: veneers can be used to patch up individual teeth or used as a set to create a perfect looking smile. Veneers can be made from various materials, including porcelain, and they are a very popular cosmetic dental treatment.


Choosing White Fillings in Central Leeds

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

The in thing right now in cosmetic dentistry in central Leeds is to get your teeth looking as white and bright and as natural as possible and there are many wonderful ways you can get this done. But along with this comes the need to have your fillings white as well. Now if you are part of the modern generation, this really isn’t a problem because these days, you will get the choice between white fillings and amalgam ones. But if you want natural, it will always be white. Of course, that doesn’t help people who already have grey fillings: a dentist would be very loathe to remove a good filling for vanity purposes, but, they can be altered a little and covered with a bit of cosmetic bonding. However, white composite fillings for all their natural-ness; don’t have the strength that an amalgam has. They tend to shrink when fitted so the shelf life is a little limited; hence, they are more prone to falling out. However, like most things in the dental world, they are getting better the more they evolve and considering that amalgams are being phased out over health issues, white fillings are the future anyway…and who doesn’t want that natural look eh?


Dealing with Decaying Teeth in Central Leeds

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Tooth decay is something that takes its time to take hold and it will do it very covertly as well. It normally starts with poor oral hygiene and a lack of visits to see your dentist in central Leeds. But it starts immediately when the acids from bacteria are allowed to eat into the teeth’s enamel, over time it will go unnoticed, but then you may find yourself suffering from shooting pains in the teeth. Catch it now and you may be lucky enough to get away with a filling, but ignore it and then you will require root canal treatment just to keep the tooth in the mouth- even then you have seriously reduced the life of the tooth. After this you start to descend into tooth loss, but not only this, you can suffer from periodontal damage to the bone structure in the jaws and worse still, gum disease, which can work it’s evil into the bloodstream and poison the bodies vital organs. Essentially, if you suffer from pain, get your teeth fixed up, but more importantly, make sure you retain a high level of oral hygiene in the first place so that your teeth don’t get to this stage. If you have any doubts, you should confer with your dentist about avoiding tooth decay.