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It’s the season for cosmetic dentistry!

The clocks have gone back and the darker nights are here. This change of seasons is always an exciting time for us as a dental practice. For lots of Leeds residents, the arrival of autumn is filled with exciting new chapters and beginnings. Be it a new job, starting at one of the universities in Leeds or perhaps you’ve just moved to the Headingley area.

Regardless of what this time of year offers you, there is a lot to smile about, with cosmetic dentistry from FHDC.


A new dental treatment plan

As people start to snuggle up at home, they start to think about what changes they need to make. Booking a dental consultation for a new smile with cosmetic dental treatments from Far Headingley Dental Care can help get you a dental treatment plan.

This is the perfect time to repair any minor dental problems such as chips, cracks, teeth staining & discolouration left over from those active summer months. Why not beat the holiday rush by solving these problems now?

Autumn & Winter is the ideal time to book in your cosmetic dental treatment

Let’s face it … summer can be challenging for our teeth. We tend to be more active which can lead to physical damage to our teeth. We also tend to be more sociable, with different food and drinks, which can lead to teeth staining too. High pigment food and drinks can stain and discolour teeth. Red wine, coffee, and tea are all the usual suspects.

And let’s not talk about opening packets and bottles with our teeth … or even chewing on ice which can all cause tooth damage!!

By the time autumn and winter arrive, many people find that their smiles are a little worn and jaded. But with Christmas holidays right around the corner, people want their smiles to look their very best. Nobody wants cracked, broken or discoloured teeth in their seasonal photos with family, friends and colleagues.

If you you decide invest in cosmetic dental treatments at this time of year, you can ensure you can smile confidently at Christmas and New Years. You can also avoid the holiday rush that comes in December


6 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures

  1. Teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Both age and lifestyle choices such as drinking and smoking,  can cause your teeth to discolour. Yellowed, stained teeth can age your appearance and stop you wanting to smile.

Luckily, there are safe, reliable, and cost-effective ways to lighten & whitening your smile with teeth whitening at our dental practice.

At FHDC, we offer custom-fit, take-home Boutique Whitening trays that transform your smile. You will meet with one of our cosmetic dentists for an initial treatment and fitting before being given your take-home trays and syringes of teeth whitening agent. This is a very effective and affordable tooth whitening treatment.

If you want guaranteed teeth whitening results, we also provide the excellent Enlighten teeth whitening service. This combines at home teeth whitening with an in-practice boost by your dentists, using stronger teeth whitening agents.

Did you know that teeth whitening is highly regulated in the U.K. and that only dental processionals registered with the general Dental Council are legally allowed to provide this service.

Professional teeth whitening treatments are always safer and more effective than over the counter products. Store or internet bought teeth whitening kits rarely deliver the desired results and can damage your tooth enamel if used badly.

  1. Porcelain dental veneers

Dental Veneers are very thin layers of porcelain that are adhered to the front face of your teeth. As only small amount of enamel has to be removed, dental veneers are a minimally invasive dental procedure. You are able to keep your natural teeth intact, whilst dramatically improving the appearance of your smile.

It is also a treatment that only requires a couple of appointments.

Porcelain veneers are ideal for hiding minor imperfections such as worn enamel, staining &  discolouration, gaps, chips, cracks, and uneven teeth. As veneers are very durable, they can also protect your natural teeth from further damage.

  1. Invisalign

As a Leeds Invisalign dentist, we know that Invisalign has become a popular option for correcting crooked teeth because. Since the aligners are clear, they are far less noticeable than traditional metal braces.

It is also easier to maintain your oral hygiene routine with Invisalign and you don’t have to worry as much about what you eat and drink. In a nutshell, you can straighten your smile without the inconveniences of traditional braces.

During your Invisalign treatment, the clear aligners apply low amounts of pressure onto your teeth, gradually shifting them into straighter positions. This is done through a series of custom trays over a 6-24 month period (depending on how crooked your teeth are).


  1. Dental composite bonding

Composite bonding is a fantastic alternative to veneers. Like veneers, bonding quickly addresses small chips, cracks, gaps, uneven teeth and minor damage. Over the course of a single, short appointment, tooth coloured composite resin is applied to the damaged tooth. The resin blends in with your other teeth for a seamless, flawless finish.

Dental composite bonding is one of the fastest ways to improve the appearance of your smile. After one appointment, your teeth will be significantly straighter and more symmetrical.

  1. Tooth recontouring

Tooth recontouring (or tooth reshaping) adjusts the length and shape of your teeth. It corrects minor variations in the appearance of your teeth, resulting in a more consistent and symmetrical smile.

The procedure is a quick and relatively painless way to address minor issues. Using a rotating instrument, your dentist can adjust uneven edges, length variations, and corners that appear too square. It’s particularly useful for front teeth.

  1. Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are commonly used in restorative dentistry. They also have cosmetic dentistry advantages too. Your dentist may recommend a porcelain crown to correct an uneven smile.

A crown can conceal cosmetic defects in the teeth. These can include chips, cracks, fractures, unevenness, and discolouration. Additionally, a crown can be placed over a short tooth to lengthen its appearance.

Crowns also strengthen the existing tooth after it has been weakened by damage. Porcelain crowns are especially durable.

Book your dental appointment now

Are you ready to start your seasonal cosmetic dentistry journey with FHDC? You can book an appointment online 24/7 or you can call our friendly dental reception team 24/7 on 0113 275 1323 during normal practice opening hours.

We look forward to seeing you smile soon!


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