Ever noticed how people don’t seem to be ageing at the rate of their parents these days? Look at a picture of someone aged 50 from the 1970s or 80s and compare it to a 50-year-old in 2018 and today’s person could be 10 or 20 years younger. It can’t all be fresh veg and interval training can it? No. The secret for many people is facial aesthetics.
In Leeds, you can have facial aesthetics treatments with us at Enhancedental. Our dentists have taken their years of study and training and applied them to facial aesthetics. We already knew how to deliver just the right amount of an anaesthetic in just the right place; now we do the same with facial aesthetics treatments. We are already intimate with every nerve, tendon, muscle and bone of the head, face, and neck, and understand to a deep level how they interact. It’s a small step from delivering dental solutions to creating smoother faces. And we find that often people who have invested in a great new smile want it to be housed in a smoother, fresher-looking face.
Facial aesthetics treatments can help either smooth away wrinkles and lines or plump them out, using Botox or dermal fillers.
We find that patients often choose a combination of both treatments, as each works best on different parts of the face.
The upper third of the face
This area of the face is where Botox does a lot of work. Botox acts by blocking the signals from the nerves to muscles that are habitually contracted to cause lines such as frown lines, worry lines and crow’s feet. If you want to smooth away the years from around your eyes, then Botox is probably what you are after. It also works to smooth away smoker’s lines along the top lip.
The lower third of the face
This is where dermal fillers are great. Dermal fillers add volume to the face, plumping out lines rather than smoothing them away. They are great for taking the depth out of nasolabial lines from the nose to mouth, and marionette lines from the mouth to chin, and also for filling out a flattened top lip.
No one has ever enjoyed starting to look older, except maybe George Clooney. For the rest of us mere mortals, getting older usually means watching bits of our faces start to crinkle up, flatten out, fall down and generally not be where we want them to be. It’s great to put on a brave face about it, but if it’s really getting you down, you could try smoothing out the lines and plumping up the hollows with facial aesthetics treatments.
Here at Enhancedental in Leeds, we offer various treatments to help soften the years. These treatments are not permanent and irreversible, they tend to last for a few months or longer, before fading gently away.
The two most common facial aesthetics treatments are Botox and dermal fillers, although others are becoming more available too.
This is for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles caused by habitually contracting muscles. Botox gets those muscles to relax by blocking the signal from the nerve that tells the muscle to contract. Botox is a purified protein of botulinum toxin. It works brilliantly on crows’ feet around the eyes, worry lines on the forehead and frown lines between the brows, as well as smoker’s lines around the top lip. Sessions are very quick, 5–10 mins and the effects take about a week to develop and then last for about four months.
Fillers are for plumping out wrinkles and areas that have hollowed out or flattened. Dermal fillers are injections of gel containing hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body to lock in moisture in the skin and also to lubricate joints. We start to lose production of it from about the age of 30, and it’s one reason why our skin gets papery and stops bouncing back. People find it works very well for plumping out lower facial lines, like those from lips to nose and lips to chin. It can also plump out a flattened top lip and hollows in the cheeks. People also use it to great effect on the back of their hands. Treatments are quick to administer, the results are instantaneous and last for up to a year.
Have you lost a tooth or a few? Feeling resigned to a lifetime of wearing dentures or using bridges? You’ll be glad to hear that there is another way to effectively deal with tooth loss. At our practice in Leeds, dentals implants are used to restore one, several or a whole jaw of teeth. With implant treatment you won’t have to worry about your replacement teeth shifting about or avoid certain foods. You will, however, have the freedom to eat, laugh and smile as you always have.
One thing that may be holding you back from getting dental implants in Leeds is concern over how involved the treatment is. However, with our experienced implant dentists guiding you through every stage of your treatment, you’ll soon see that there is nothing to be worried about. We will meticulously plan every aspect of your treatment. To help ease any anxiety, let’s take a look at a typical treatment journey at our friendly practice.
When you come to us for dental implants in Leeds, we will give you a thorough oral examination, which will include x-rays and sometimes also a CT scan, impressions and photos. This is all so that we can assess the full extent of the treatment you need. You will then get a written treatment plan with estimated costs and timescales.
Your dental implants in Leeds will be placed into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthetic. Sedation is also available for more nervous patients. Then it is time for your gums and jaw to heal over the course of 3-6 months. Next a dental fixture called an abutment is attached, which will connect your implant to your replacement teeth. We will take an impression and then have your crowns, bridge or implant-secured dentures custom-made. These are attached to your implants and your implant treatment is complete.
We will continue to follow your progress after your implants have been placed to check that you are doing well with them. We will also provide advice and guidance on how to maintain a good oral hygiene routine at home. This is key to keeping both your implants and natural teeth in good shape.
Did you know that you can get your teeth straightened at any age? While your jaw sets hard by adulthood, your teeth just need a bit of pressure and they’ll get moving. This means if you have crooked, crowded or spaced out teeth, you don’t need to endure living with them any longer. Modern braces in Leeds at Enhancedental are more comfortable and discreet than ever before. We have options for both children and adults that we would be happy to talk you through.
What’s on offer?
When it comes to braces in Leeds, the traditional fixed metal variety still does the job effectively. However, there are other options to consider that cater more to convenience, cosmetics and lifestyle.
The Inman Aligner is great for speed. Focusing on your front six teeth, which are most on show when you smile, these spring-loaded bows will push your teeth into alignment in just 6–18 weeks.
For the ultimate in discretion there is Invisalign: a series of clear, plastic aligners that look like mouth guards. You wear each one over your teeth for about two weeks before being moving on to the next in the series. They come with the added benefit of being removable so eating, brushing and flossing are easy.
Which braces in Leeds are right for you?
The best way to find out which of our treatments is most appropriate for your case is to book a consultation with one of our highly trained dentists. To help work around your busy schedule, we have evening and Saturday morning appointments. You will be under no obligation to proceed with treatment with us.
Whatever you decide, we hope you will leave your initial consultation with the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental health. After all, straighter teeth are healthier teeth. You won’t just enjoy a cosmetic enhancement but you’ll be less likely to develop tooth decay or gum disease as your teeth will be easier to clean.
So why not give yourself the gift of a healthier smile with braces in Leeds and get in touch with our friendly team at Enhancedental.
Your oral health can take a turn for the worse after you lose one or more teeth. You’ll have unsightly gaps in your smile, and the remaining teeth have to strain to do their jobs. Replacement teeth can restore your dental function as well as improve your facial aesthetics. Having dental implants in Leeds will give you new teeth that restore strength and longevity in your dental experience. At Enhance Dental, we have years of experience in providing this innovative solution to people who suffer from the problems caused by tooth loss.
The stages of treatment with dental implants in Leeds
Your journey begins with an in-depth talk at our dental practice. We’ll examine your oral health and make sure that you have good enough jawbone density. Some treatment in this area might be necessary before we can place the implants. We’ll also take some meticulous measurements of your teeth and mouth, and create a detailed treatment plan.
Then there’s a minor surgical process, in which you’ll have small metal posts placed into your jawbone by our dentist. After a short rest, you’ll return to our practice, and we’ll securely affix your customised substitute teeth to the implanted posts.
There are many benefits to having dental implants in Leeds that aren’t provided by other tooth replacement methods:
- The power and stability of your new teeth comes from the secure mesh that forms between your jawbone and the implants. You can use them just like natural teeth, chewing your favourite foods without worry;
- You clean the user-friendly new teeth the same way as natural ones. They remain in your mouth and there’s no need to fiddle with them;
- The structure of your face will retain its natural contours. The sunken appearance often seen in people with long-term tooth loss will not develop;
- The new teeth are customised to look natural in your mouth;
- Saying certain words can be easier once the implants are installed, improving your overall spoken fluency.
Years of improvement
Provided you care for your dental implants in Leeds properly, they can last for decades. For many people, they provide a significant improvement in their overall quality of life.
If the position of your teeth gives you cause for concern, you might want to consider treatment using braces in Leeds. At Enhance Dental, comfortable braces and aligners made of discreet materials are available now. Our innovative realignment options will straighten out your wonky smile and give you better-looking, better-functioning teeth.
We provide transparent plastic aligners for anyone who’s curious about braces in Leeds. They fit comfortably over your teeth and don’t require any attachments. They’re suitable for a range of mild-to-moderate realignment processes. We can discuss them at your initial assessment, where you tell us what you’d like to change about your teeth. We’ll assess your oral health and recommend the most suitable methods of bringing about the enhancements you require.
Based on detailed 3D measurements of your teeth, a dental laboratory will then create a series of clear plastic aligners. You’ll spend 7-10 days wearing a pair of these aligners before discarding them and picking up the next pair in the series. Each pair’s shape is slightly different, which means your teeth will be slowly moved into better positions as the treatment progresses.
Oral health benefits of braces in Leeds
The discreet nature of these braces in Leeds helps them to stay pretty much hidden inside your mouth. You can remove them at mealtimes, too, and when you need to take care of your oral hygiene. They’re a user-friendly way to improve your dental alignment.
Typically, this treatment can take 12-18 months to complete. In complex cases, it might be longer. When it’s time for the appliances to come off, you’ll probably need to spend some time wearing a retainer at night, so that your teeth become secure in their new orientations.
With straighter teeth, you’ll have a more hygienic mouth, because bacteria no longer have a chance to gather in awkward spaces. Your overall risk of developing gum disease and tooth decay is therefore reduced by the actions of braces in Leeds. The cosmetic improvement in your smile is a real bonus, and may lead to enhanced overall confidence. These advantages will last for a great deal longer than it took to complete the treatment.
Missing teeth can cause problems with your oral health as well as your dental aesthetics. It’s important to replace them in order to regain your dental abilities and increase your enjoyment of eating and drinking in Leeds. Dental implants provide remarkable stability and impressive strength. At Enhance Dental, we can restore your dental function with this integrated solution. You’ll have new teeth that stay in your mouth for decades.
What’s the process of receiving dental implants in Leeds?
It starts with a conversation. At our relaxing dental practice, we’ll assess your oral condition and ensure your jawbone is dense enough to receive the implants. We may need to carry out some preparatory work to get you ready for the next stage. We’ll produce a precisely-crafted treatment plan using 3D images of your mouth.
The next step is a minor operation, during which our dentist places small titanium posts into your jawbone. Following a brief period of healing, you’ll come back to our practice, where we’ll securely attach the new teeth to the posts.
The advantages of dental implants in Leeds are numerous:
- Your new teeth have great strength and stability because the jawbone establishes a secure mesh with the implanted titanium. You’ll regain your ability to bite into the foods you most enjoy;
- The new teeth remain in your mouth alongside your natural ones. They’re cleaned the same way, and they don’t require any fuss with clips or dental adhesives;
- The implants ensure that the bones in your face maintain their natural shape. You won’t take on the sunken appearance that can happen after prolonged tooth loss;
- The cosmetic improvement in your smile will be instant and obvious;
- Your speech might improve because the implants’ stability aids pronunciation of difficult words and phrases.
The overall process of receiving dental implants in Leeds can last for several months. Once it’s over, the resulting benefits can last for decades. The integrated technique of dental implants in Leeds can be used for a single missing tooth, or a whole set lost to decay. Our team is happy to talk to you about how this treatment can improve your oral health.
Not only can straighter teeth give you a new-found sense of confidence, but there are other advantages that you can also benefit from. Having misaligned teeth can create a knock-on effect for more serious problems in the future. For instance, having straighter teeth can reduce the chances of food becoming trapped therefore lessening the risk of possible tooth decay. Well aligned teeth can make chewing easier, which can aid digestion. Even brushing and flossing can become easier with fewer gaps to navigate.
How to achieve that straighter smile
In Leeds, braces are the ideal solution for achieving the smile you desire. Enhance Dental offers a wide variety of braces in Leeds to those who wish to undertake teeth straightening treatments. Braces can either be fixed to your teeth or braces which are removable. At Enhance Dental, we would need to make a full assessment of your teeth and their initial positioning before being able to discuss with you the type of braces suited to your needs.
What kind of braces are available
There are many options for braces in Leeds, which you choose will depend on a range of factors that need to be taken into consideration. Firstly, we need to choose the braces that can solve your alignment issues; they are all designed slightly differently. The cost of the braces and of course their visual aspect, as well as how well they will fit into your lifestyle need to be thought about.
The visual side of braces in Leeds can deter many people from getting them but there are lots of discreet braces available these days.
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that appeal to those who want the most discreet form of treatment possible. The aligners fit comfortably over the teeth and are completely see-through, and not easily spotted by the untrained eye.
Lingual braces are another option for those who wish their teeth straightening treatment to remain hidden. These are fixed braces but attached behind the teeth, so are out of view to others.
If having your peers know does not worry you, then metal braces are always an option. It is even possible to jazz them up with the use of brightly coloured elastics.
When you come to Enhancedental for dental implants in Leeds, we will talk to you about the importance of the healing period after your treatment. This is when your dental implants are settling and the area around them is healing.
To avoid disturbing your implants, you need to follow a limited diet for a period afterwards. We want to reassure you that this does not need to be a period of deprivation. It can be a chance to eat and drink nutritious but yummy foods and liquids. Below are some hassle-free ways to take care of yourself in the days following your dental implant treatment.
To make a nutritious smoothie without a recipe is simple once you get the idea. Pick a green vegetable base so you’re getting a lot of nutrients on board. However, most people don’t enjoy the taste of liquid vegetables by themselves, so you need a few pieces of fruit to balance the flavour. Fruit is great but still high in sugar so don’t go overboard. Pick something seasonal as this will be the sweetest. A ripe banana is also a great way to add sweetness and get potassium on board. If you have a powerful enough blender, you can add nuts to boost the calorie and protein content. Lastly, throw in some ice and whizz until very smooth. If you are feeling a bit tender, the coolness of a smoothie can be very soothing.
You probably want a hot meal as well. In the early days, it’s best to stick to food that you do not have to chew. You can make a delicious soup at home with all the nutrients you need well-blended into it or you can buy high quality, fresh soups from the supermarket.
This is also a great time to brush up on your scrambled egg-making skills. Remember that the key is a very hot pan and butter that is bubbling away before you put the egg in. Take the eggs off the heat just before they are done and the heat of the pan will do the rest of the cooking. If you don’t do this, the residual heat ends up making your eggs tough instead.
You can get lots of teeth replaced with dental implants in Leeds but, did you know that you can also use a dental implant to replace a single tooth? If you have lost a tooth through an accident or a health problem, a dental implant with Enhancedental might be a solution to the problem.
Why do dental implants work well for single tooth replacement?
Dental implants are designed to be long-lasting replacements for missing teeth. Once in position, they do not need any special care or attention. This is great if you only have a single tooth that needs replacing, as working with another solution, like a partial denture, requires extra cleaning and care time. With a dental implant, you can brush and floss as usual and this will adequately take care of the area.
Perhaps one of the greatest features of a dental implant is that it stands alone and has no effect on the surrounding teeth. When you are having a dental implant fitted, one of the things that your dentist at Enhancedental will do is check the surrounding area to ensure that it will not interfere with any major nerves. Dental implants are precisely placed in areas that offer the most support for their use.
How can you get a single dental implant?
Initially, you need to book an appointment for a consultation with Enhancedental. It’s best to do this as soon as possible after you lose the tooth. The sooner you act, the better the conditions in your mouth are likely to be for your dental implant.
Your dentist will check your suitability for a dental implant. Many patients can go ahead and get their tooth replacement straight away. Sometimes, some preparatory work is required but this is less likely for people who only need a single dental implant than it is for those who have lost multiple teeth.
The fitting procedure for a single dental implant should not take any more than 90 minutes. It is completed using a local anaesthetic and most patients are fit to drive after their treatment. You can have someone accompany you on the day, if you prefer. You may need some bed rest afterwards to help your body recover.