Welcome to the Leeds guide to dentistry

This website has been developed to help local residents in Leeds learn about dentistry procedures and help you find a dentist that is local to you. Here you will find a comprehensive guide to general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry with articles on a wide range of different dental procedures and also a local list of dental clinics, practices and dentists in Leeds.

Finding a dentist?

Finding a good dentist can be an arduous task especially in Leeds where there is so much choice and also with larger cities such as Manchester being only 45 minutes away many patients travel elsewhere, so how do you choose? Our list of preferred Leeds dentists has been selected based on their excellent customer care and skilled dentistry. Finding an NHS dentist is not easy as many of the dental practices have adopted an approach to convert to purely private practice. With private dentistry, you can benefit from the choice of higher quality dental materials and extra time with your dentist.

The Dental Links/articles to the left provide an overview of various dental procedures and techniques. If you have any questions that are not answered on our website feel free to contact us and one of our EXPERTS will get back to you with a reply. Our articles include information on:

Dental crowns, which are used to repair or restore damaged or weak teeth and also improve cosmetic appearance. The procedure involves the preparation of your teeth and is usually carried out over two visits to the practice unless your Leeds dentist has CEREC technology.

Dental implants are an advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth and can be used to support just one crown or a full denture. Implants are made from safe titanium alloy which can take up to 6 months to integrate with your natural bone tissue before it becomes strong enough to support a restoration. Some of the more advanced Leeds implant dentists will offer complex implant surgery involving sinus lifts and bone grafting which can take longer.

Tooth whitening is probably one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available in the UK and treatment can be carried out in just over an hour. There are many different whitening systems available and dental practices in Leeds offer Zoom, Britesmile, Enlighten and opalescence. Each whitening system has its own pros and cons.

Dental bridges which like implants can be used to replace missing teeth provided you have healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Unlike Implants bridges require reduction of healthy tooth tissue but are a much quicker solution than implants which can take up to a year depending upon how easily the implant integrates. Your dentist in Leeds will be able to advise you on the best treatment for replacing your missing teeth.

Porcelain veneers are the ultimate treatment in cosmetic dentistry to give you that beautifully flawless and perfectly aligned white smile. Veneers are often used in smile makeover cases. There are also several brands of veneers including Lumineers Da Vinci veneers, CEREC veneers and hand-crafted lab-made veneers which are usually fabricated in a local laboratory in Leeds.

Lumineers are one of the latest advances in dental veneer technology made from a wafer thin patented ceramic material, which means minimal preparation of your existing teeth is needed. This requires your existing teeth to be very straight, to begin with.

Dentures as most of you will know are another solution for those gaps in your teeth and can be partial or full dentures and some dentists offer the latest valplast cosmetic dentures which are comfortable and flexible. Whatever solution you choose it is important that they fit well and do not affect your speech or eating habits greatly.

Botox & dermal fillers are a popular treatments in Leeds amongst those who are fashion conscious, such facial rejuvenation treatments have been recently introduced into many cosmetic dental practices in Leeds to offer a way to smooth out wrinkles and lines associated with ageing.

Other topics covered in this site include information on CEREC dentistry, Invisalign invisible braces and general dental hygiene and oral care.