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Welcome to LS1 Dental Practice in Leeds

At LS1 Dental Practice in Leeds, we treat all aspects of cosmetic and family dentistry in a comfortable and relaxing environment. At LS1 Dental you can experience modern dentistry practiced to the highest standards both technically and in terms of personal care and comfort. We utilise the latest techniques and technology, bringing to Leeds an unparalleled level of world-class dentistry.

Treatments offered by our dentists in Leeds include, cosmetic smile makeovers, dental implants to replace missing teeth, tooth whitening to give you a brighter confident smile, high quality porcelain veneers and crowns and much more.

Our revolutionary CEREC 3D technology enables us to fabricate your ceramic crowns, veneers and fillings, within a single visit. We aim to give our patients the very best in dental care, achieving your aesthetic requirements and dental oral health.
DISCLAIMER FREE Consultations at LS1 Dental, are subject to availability and are not offered in the case of a dental emergency.

We can provide Emergency Dental Care to patients with no obligation to become registered with the practice. 

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Monday ............... 09.45 - 16.30
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Wednesday ............... 10.00 - 12.15
Thursday ............... 10.00 - 18.30
Friday ............... 08.00 - 13.30
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LS1 dental in Leeds - private dental practice

If you have high expectations and your time is invaluable yet you want to be in control of your treatment, join LS1 Dental. Whether you are looking for a cosmetic dentist in Leeds or general dentistry at a Leeds Dental Practice, at LS1 Dental we treat all aspects of cosmetic, reconstructive, restorative and preventative dentistry. Treatments include dental implants, teeth whitening, facial rejuventaion, botox, dental crowns, dental veneers, CEREC restorations and cosmetic dentures.

The team of cosmetic dentists

Dr A. S. Hare graduated from Manchester University in 1997. Since, he has gained a wealth of knowledge from various specialist areas of dentistry. Not only has he received advanced training and been selected to be one of a handful of international CEREC trainers Dr Hare, has gained specialist knowledge in dental implanatology, BOTOX and occlusion equilibrium. Working in numerous practices throughout the UK, enables Dr Hare to focus on the aspects of dentistry which he finds of most interest and enables him to advice other surgeons on specific cases.

"To me dentistry is not only about oral health, I am always confident that my patients will leave the surgery delighted to show off their new smile. It is naive to think that dentistry is just about your teeth, it is also about your self esteem and hence, your well being. I have a real passion for what I do, and I think that it is this that gives me the drive to deal with the most difficult of cases."

Dr Hare and his associates are backed by a team of qualified dental nurses and a dental Hygienist. Working together, they focus on creating a customer orientated experience. "At LS1 Dental, we understand that today, patients demand more than just treatment, they demand a high level of service and aftercare. We are dedicated to not only meeting our patients expectations but offering them more than what they expect, offer them an enjoyable dental experience as a whole" says Practice Manager.

Your first appointment at a dental practice in leeds

At your first appointment you will be warmly welcomed by our head receptionist who will verify your contact details and then ask you take a seat in our waiting area. Here, you can sit and enjoy an espresso whilst watching your favorite classic British sitcom or view our album of smile makeovers and testimonials. You will be asked to complete a brief Medical History form and Smile Questionniare. The later, is composed of an array of simple questions to enable us and you, establish the main concerns. At LS1 Dental in Leeds, we believe that patient consultation is the key to success, once we have agreed as to what the problem areas are, we can begin to construct a treatment strategy.

After an initial consultation, the dentist will complete a full oral examination including any relivant X-rays. In line with good general dental practice, we endeavor to keep x-ray exposure to a minimum and will only take x-rays where it is critical to diagnosis. After examination the dentist will return to consultation and explain in detail any concerns he/she may have and address your concerns in more detail. The treatment options will be explained and fees discussed. In more complex cases, not only will a treatment plan be provided, a full breakdown of discussion points can be given in the form of a write up, at a later date.

To help spread the cost of payment, we offer attractive finance options including 0% finance on select treatment, subject to status.

Dental treatments in Leeds at LS1 Dental

At LS1 Dental we pride ourselves in offering a one stop solution to all your dental concerns. From dealing with toothache to complete smile makeovers. From dealing with family dental health to the placement of tooth gems. Our team is experienced and confident in dealing with a variety of dental concerns. Have you always been conscious of the colour of your teeth? Do your canine teeth look darker than the rest? Tooth whitening maybe the solution. Do you find it hard to stop smoking and are you addicted to coffee or wine! ? These can lead to considerable staining which can now be blasted away in minutes using our prophy-flex stain removal system.

Following on from the practice re-style in 2005, at LS1dental we deploy the latest techniques and procedures and utilise state of the art equipment. In our Ceramic Studio, the CEREC 3D cad cam system is an excellent solution for those facing time constraints. This in-house milling machine, enables an image of the tooth to be taken and then redesigned on a sophisticated computer. After numerous manipulations and adjustments the information is transmitted to a milling machine which cuts the new restoration from solid block of porcelain. The patient is free to enjoy a coffee and watch television or take a stroll during design and milling. The restoration is then ready to fit and after glazing the treatment is complete. The whole procedure takes around 2 hours. Laboratory crowns and veneers often require temporary restorations and there is often a considerable time delay from taking impressions to fitting the new crown/veneer. CEREC technology is a convenient solution that can give superior results in terms of aesthetics and durability.

At LS1dental, treatment does not stop at dental care, we also offer a host of facial rejuvenation treatments to compliment your smile. As head and neck specialists, dental surgeons are in an ideal situation to offer this service. With BOTOX accreditation, Dr Hare can treat laughter lines, crows feet and frown lines relatively painlessly and with minimal evasiveness. To achieve a model 'pout,' lips can be made fuller using dermal fillers and cheekbones can be redefined. Nobody is getting younger however, why not look and feel younger?

Dental Veneers
A veneer is a partial coverage restoration i.e. part of a tooth is covered. Teeth are veneered essentially for aesthetic reasons so that the veneer covers the visible surface of the tooth. The tooth is usually modelled to resemble the shape of the undamaged tooth/original tooth or how the patient would like the tooth to look.

Why would veneers benefit me? Cosmetic veneers are usually placed for the following reasons; to change colour, change rotation, change size, change shape, correct crooked teeth, change inclination and mask imperfections in teeth. Veneers can be placed to correct mild imperfections unlike crowns which are far more versatile. However, veneers are less destructive to teeth compared with crowns and are therefore indicated over crowns wherever possible.

Veneers are an extremely popular treatment which can give a natural looking result, to brighten your smile and your self-esteem. It is a relatively non-invasive treatment option that is simple yet effective.



How are teeth prepared for a veneer?

· Tooth preparation possibly under local anaesthetic. The tooth is carefully prepared to the appropriate shape to hold the veneer. The outer enamel surface is somewhat removed. This is to help permanently bond the veneer in place. Assuming that no realignment and shape correction is necessary, the amount of enamel removed may be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted.

· Diagnostic Wax-up. It is possible for wax models to be made to give patients an idea of the final appearance of teeth. Comparing before and after models, allows patients to see what the result maybe, before treatment is commenced. Alterations to the model can be made until we are sure that the patient is happy.

· Impression & temporary veneer (when necessary). An impression is taken of the preparation, the neighboring teeth and opposing teeth. A temporary restoration is constructed and then placed. This stage in unnecessary for the placement of CEREC veneers as these are completed in a single visit. To help ensure that the veneer will look natural, the colour of surrounding teeth is matched on a shade guide. A precise shade of porcelain can be selected to give an accurate colour. This will improve a discoloured or stained tooth or lighten the appearance of a tooth.

· Cementation. The temporary veneer is removed and the fabricated veneer is cemented or bonded into place, usually using a very strong luting resin which requires minimal tooth conditioning.

What are veneers made of?

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers can be made of 100% porcelain. This gives a tooth coloured restoration which has excellent aesthetics. Porcelain veneers can last up to 10 years depending on numerous factors including general oral health. Porcelain veneers can be fragile and susceptible to fracture. In some cases a soft bite guard is recommended at night or it may be necessary to remodel teeth to account for the veneer. All veneers can chip or break, just as natural teeth can. Sometimes they can be repaired, or a new veneer can be fitted.

Feldspathic Veneers

Using 100% reinforced ceramic, these veneers are also tooth coloured and give aesthetically pleasing results. They can last up to 20 years and although they can also be fragile like porcelain veneers, they usually last longer because of their increased strength. This type of veneer is not always suitable as it is very opaque and can only be used in certain cases. In some cases a soft bite guard is recommended at night or it may be necessary to remodel teeth to account for the veneer. All veneers can chip or break, just as natural teeth can. Sometimes they can be repaired, or a new veneer can be fitted. The latest bonding techniques are used to place ceramic veneers, this is usually a very strong luting resin which requires minimal tooth conditioning.

Why might veneers break?

A good analogy for veneers, is to consider them as expensive pieces of jewellery which you would most certainly consider taking care of. Veneers are very strong however, they may break if care is not taken. The most common cause of failure and fracture is due to occlusion problems and teeth grinding (bruxism). Generally, if people grind their teeth, they are unaware of this because it is most commonly a night-time occurrence. The forces generated from grinding, are 10 times the forces of normal teeth function. This increased pressure can be very damaging and destructive and can cause veneers to chip, fracture, break, de-bond and shatter.

Can veneers be placed on cooked teeth which previously had braces?

Orthodontic treatment in childhood is not uncommon. Unfortunately, it is also not uncommon for previously corrected teeth to once again overcrowd or overlap. Later in life, orthodontic treatment may not be suitable, in which case veneers can be placed to improve the appearance and function of teeth, instead of braces.


Tooth whitening in Leeds
At LS1 Dental we understand that patients dental expectations go beyond treatment which is necessary to maintain oral health, patients demand optional treatment which will enhance the appearance of teeth. This is particularly requested for teeth which are visible in the natural smile. At LS1 Dental, a popular treatment typical of a smile redesign, is tooth whitening. The growth of tooth whitening has been boosted by celebraties such as Tom Cruise and Kate Beckinsale, their pearly whites have spurred the public to follow suit. Numerous whitening products are available on the market and treatment is offered by a whole host of so-called, 'experts.' However, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry stress that such treatment should always be carried out by a dentist rather than a beauty therapist and the like. Great caution must be taken with tooth whitening products which can easily erode enamel, making teeth look darker. Gums can also be permanently damaged, leading to extreme sensitivity.
At LS1 Dental, our team of dental surgeons are experienced in whitening teeth. This experience is backed by membership to the General Dental Council and a five year BDS degree in Dentistry; "The evaluation, diagnosis, prevention and/or treatment of diseases, disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body."
Tooth Whitening Procedure:

An initial consultation and examination is required to determine whether tooth whitening is a suitable treatment option. This includes an assessment of the general health of gums and gum recession. If there is gross plaque build up, gum bleeding and swollen gums, then the bacteria build-up may lead to tenderness hence, tooth whitening may not be advisable as it may exacerbate the problem. In the in-house tooth whitening, a seal is produced to separate the tooth whitening agent between the gums and enamel. Such a seal is very difficult to achieve if gingival bleeding or plaque are present. When considering tooth whitening, it is also important to look at fillings, crowns and bridge work, present. These will not be effected by whitening because their colour cannot be lightened. Tooth whitening only effects enamel. Finally, patients desires and expectations must be assessed and a realistic approach must be adopted.

Home Tooth Whitening: Teeth can be whitened at your own leisure using our home tooth whitening kit. The treatment is easy to complete and full instructions are provided. The first stage entails the taking of impressions of teeth, using hydrocolloid. This information is then passed on to our Leeds based laboratory in order that custom trays are built. An appointment is then made for the trays to be fitted, usually around one week later. At this appointment, trays, instructions and tooth whitening gel are provided. Instructions for tooth whitening;

In-House Tooth Whitening: Teeth can be instantly whitened by our dental surgeon, using high concentrations of bleaching agent. A resin is painted and set between the gum and enamel. Carbamide Peroxide is then applied to the enamel at regular intervals during the 1-2 hour procedure. The free radicals in the gel are activated using a monochromatic light. Tooth whitening is a relaxing procedure involving little or no discomfort. Some sensitivity may be experienced during and after treatment, this is reversible and Fluoride Gel is recommended. Patients are requested to abstain from curries, coffee, tea, wine and other food/drinks which may cause staining, for up to two weeks after treatment.

Combination Treatment: Patients often choose to have their teeth whitened in surgery and also use the home tooth whitening kit, at their own leisure. Tooth whitening does not last forever, it is not a permanent treatment and therefore once the desired shade has been achieved in-house, the home kit can be used to regain the result as and when necessary. Alternatively, you may wish to lighten teeth a shade more than that achieved in-house, the home kit can be used as a booster. Once the initial course is completed, it is possible to purchase further gel syringes for the home kit. The same custom trays can be reused.

Prophy-Flex Stain Removal: The prophy-flex system is not a whitening procedure however, patients often comment on how white their teeth look after stain removal. This is the result of the removal of superficial stains. The treatment initially involves scaling, if necessary. A pressurised power spray, specifically designed for stain removal, containing Sodium Bicarbonate, is then directed onto the tooth surface. The experience is often described as akin to a pressure wash in the mouth and quite refreshing. No vibrating movements are felt. After treatment, it is suggested that you do not eat/drink anything that could cause staining that day. Stain removal is a fast and effective treatment for superficial stains caused by tea, coffee, wine and certain foods. More intrinsic stains are better suited to tooth whitening.


What is, in house/in surgery/in office, tooth whitening?
The bleaching process which can lighten the shade of enamel and dentine.

What is the cause of tooth discoloration?
There are many causes of discoloration, these include; age, consumption of staining substances, tetracycline, certain antibiotics, excessive fluoride.

Will I benefit from tooth whitening?

Treatment is more effective for some than others. Our team of Leeds dentists can determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure in the initial examination and consultation appointment.

Is tooth whitening safe?
Research and studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a Leeds dentist is safe. Many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. Tooth whitening is not recommended for children under 13 years of age and during pregnancy.

How long does whitening last?
By following simple post whitening care instructions and home tooth whitening, teeth can always be lighter than they were before.

What does a patient experience during the procedure?
During in house tooth whitening, patients may comfortably watch television or listen to music of their choice. Many patients actually fall asleep in the relaxing setting of our Leeds dental practice.

Are there any side effects?
During tooth whitening, mottling type of white opacities may appear. These are usually evened out during the course of the treatment or soon afterwards. It is suggested that this is due to differing concentrations of enamel prisms. Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity during treatment. These symptoms usually disappear within 1-3 days after completion of the treatment. Your Leeds dentist will be able to discuss the potential problems with tooth whitening


Dental implants at LS1 dental in Leeds

Tooth loss may be due to a number of factors including decay, periodontal disease, injury or grinding. Dental implants are an effective natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. They can be a permanent solution and can look and work as well as natural teeth.

An artificial titanium tooth root is surgically placed into your jaw which then integrates with the surrounding bone tissue. This period of integration is between 4-6 months during which you can be given a temporary restoration. Once the implant has fully integrated with the jaw bone, a crown or bridge can then be placed on the implant, where teeth are missing.

At LS1 Dental in Leeds, we are highly experienced in placing dental implants, deploying the latest techniques adopted from around the world. Dental implants can give a very natural look and feel, providing you with the confidence to eat and smile. To read more about dental implants click here.


What is a dental implant?
An implant can be thought of as an artificial tooth root, which is carefully placed in the jaw.  Bone grows around the implant and it becomes a part of your body. The implant is then crowned to support one or more false teeth via a bridge or to secure dentures. Implants can also be used to replace all of your teeth in the case of a full mouth reconstruction by the placement of 6-10 implants and bridge work.

What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They can improve your ability to chew food and speak.  They can also bring back the contour of your cheeks so that you do not get a sunken appearance that develops when teeth are missing. Further, by providing support to lips and cheeks giving them a fuller appearance with cosmetic dentistry , wrinkles can be reduced.

Are dental implants safe?  How long will they last?
The placement of dental implants is a well established surgical procedure which our dentists in Leeds are experienced in placing. Over 90 per cent of modern implants last over 15 years.Dental implants are often the recommended solution to missing teeth.

I have some of my own teeth.  Can I still have implants?
You can have any number of teeth replaced with implants, from a single tooth to a full mouth reconstruction where up to 10 implants and bridge work can be used to replace your teeth.

Do I need an implant for each missing tooth?
No, unless you're only having a single tooth replaced. Normally, five or six implants can be used to replace all the teeth in one jaw. Each implant can usually support two teeth. Your dentist at LS1 Dental in Leeds will best advise you on the number of implants recommended.

Can implants always be used to replace missing teeth?
Implants cannot always be placed where teeth are missing, a number of factors must be considered including the quality and density of the bone in your jaw. Your dentist will arrange a series of tests to assess the surrounding bone. It is common for bone to be taken from another area (a procedure known as 'bone grafting') if there is insufficient bone or if the bone is unhealthy.

Is the procedure of placing dental implants painful?
Placing the dental implants is a surgical procedure, which can be carried out under local anesthetic or sedation. As with all surgical procedures, some discomfort may be felt during surgery and the following weeks. This is part of the normal healing process.

Can I have new teeth straight away?
Unfortunately not. The implants need to fuse (integrate) with the bone after they have been placed.  This process takes at least 3 months in the lower jaw and 4 months in the upper jaw. Your Leeds dentist may provide you with a temporary restoration during this period of time. If you have complete dentures, then these can be worn throughout the healing period after they have been adjusted.

How long does treatment take to be fully completed?
Up to 12 months may be required for a full mouth reconstruction.  This is from the initial assessment to the time when the artificial teeth or dentures are finally attached to the fully integrated implants. However, if fewer implants are involved or only the lower jaw is involved, then considerably less time may be taken. A lot depends on how complicated your treatment is, every case is unique. Your LS1 dental Leeds dentist will be able be able to provide you with a timescale for each phase of the treatment.

Are dental implants difficult to clean?
Cleaning teeth attached to implants is no more difficult than cleaning natural teeth. However, there may be areas that our Leeds hygienist will be able to show you how to reach and clean effectively.

What happens if the dental implant does not fuse (integrate) with the jaw bone?
This is a rare occurrence. If the implant becomes loose during the healing period or just after, then it is easily removed and healing takes place in the normal way. Once the jaw has healed, another dental implant can be placed.

How are dental implants used with dentures?
The denture clips onto the implants making it very stable and far superior to a normal denture. Another benefit of using implants with dentures is that there is no need for the denture to cover the palate of the mouth; this means that taste may be dramatically improved. Difficult to eat foods such as apples and steak can once again be a joy to eat.

How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implantology requires a very high level of surgical skill and is a long term solution to missing teeth. In many situations, the cost of implants is only a little more than the cost of more conventional treatment involving crowns and bridges. Further, implants are a very conservative treatment which avoids the need to cut down teeth for crowns to support a bridge, therefore preserving more of your natural tooth structure. ask your dentist in Leeds about the costs of dental implants  

Dental occlusion problems solved by LS1 dental in Leeds

Malocclusion or dental occlusion is when the biting surfaces of the teeth do not properly fit together. The way teeth grow out of the jaw is influenced by a number of factors, as heredity, shape of the jaw, and certain environmental conditions can lead to uneven variations in biting surface. If left untreated these variations in jaw structure can eventually cause problems with biting, gum health, speech development, and the ability to maintain proper oral hygiene.

Symptoms of malocclusion include:

At Ls1 dental our dentist in Leeds we use specifically fabricated appliances to resolve your occlusion and associated problems. To read more about occulsion click here.


What is dental occlusion?
Dental occlusion is the medical terminology for how your come together and meet when you bite. your Leeds dentist will be able to assess your occlusion problem and tell the cause

What kind of occlusion problems could I have?
If your teeth do not bite together properly, you can have problems with your teeth gums and the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) or the muscles that move your jaw:

Signs of occlusion that can be evident from examining your teeth include teeth that are out of line, heavily worn through excessive grinding or constantly breaking, fillings that fracture or crowns that work loose

Loose teeth or receding gums can be made worse by a faulty bite.

Clicking, grinding or pain in your jaw joints, ringing or buzzing in your ears and difficulty in opening or closing your mouth could all be due to your teeth not meeting each other properly.

If your jaw is in the wrong position, the muscles that move the jaw have to work a lot harder and can get tired which can result in headaches, pain behind your eyes, sinus pain and discomfort in your neck and shoulders.

How can I tell if I have a dental occlusion problem?

What treatments are available for dental occlusion?

The treatment depends on the individual case and following a consultation with your dentist in Leeds you will be given a better idea of which treatment is best suited for you.

Tooth Adjustment
Your teeth may need to be carefully adjusted to meet evenly, using an orthodontic appliance. Changing the direction and position of the slopes that guide your teeth together can often help to reposition the jaw.

Replacement of teeth
The TMJ needs equal support from both sides of both jaws. If teeth are missing it can upset this balance and cause occlusion problems Missing teeth can be replaced with a partial denture, bridges or dental implants.

Some drugs can help in certain cases, but this is usually only temporary. Hormone replacement therapy may also help some women.

Diet and Exercise
As with any joint pain, it can help to put less stress on the joint. So a soft diet can be helpful, as can corrective exercises and external heat. Physiotherapy exercises can often help, and your dentist may be able to show some of these to you.

Counseling and relaxation therapy may help in some cases. These techniques help the patient to become more aware of stressful situations and to control tension.

Cosmetic dentures from your dental practice in Leeds

A denture is an appliance which is worn to replace lost or missing teeth. A full denture replaces all of the natural teeth in either jaw. Like dental implants and bridges, a partial denture is used to fill the spaces created by lost or missing teeth. Dentures also provide structure to your smile so that you do not get a sunken appearance which can develop when teeth are missing.

In denture work we focus on function, comfort and creating a natural look to help you enjoy life without worry or embarrassment. Movement from poor fitting dentures can irritate the gums, cause soreness, slurred speech and clicking noises. Our laboratory technicians often work beside the dentist to help achieve the patients' exact specification and requirements.

Conventional dentures are fabricated based on a metal frame and are rigid, they contain visible metal clasps to anchor to your existing teeth. Here at LS1 Dental our Leeds dentists offer Valplast® flexible dentures. Based on a flexible material, they are easier to wear, comfortable, adapt to slight changes in the shape of your mouth (e.g. when eating) and are cosmetically indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

To read more about dentures click here.


What is a denture?
A denture is a dental appliance which is worn to replace missing teeth. Dentures can enable you to enjoy a healthy diet and smile with confidence. A complete/full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in both the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and can be secured to your natural teeth with/without metal clasps.

Why should I replace my missing teeth with dentures?
Replacing lost or missing teeth has both cosmetic and functional benefits. Dentures can replace your natural teeth and help you enjoy your food whilst simultaneously providing support to your cheeks and lips. Without this support, loose muscles can make a person appear older and make it difficult to eat and speak.

What materials are dentures made of?
The base of a denture is usually made of either acrylic (plastic) or metal (chrome). The teeth on a denture are normally made of acrylic and can be made to match your natural teeth, which is especially important in the case of partial dentures.   

What will my new dentures feel like?
New dentures may feel awkward and uncomfortable at first because you have not become accustomed to them. The dentures may feel loose while the muscles of your cheek and tongue learn to hold them in place. Should this continue, consult your dentist in Leeds at LS1 Dental. Minor adjustments may be necessary.

Will dentures make me look different?
Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth and provide harmony between your mouth, lips and cheeks. Modern cosmetic dentures such as Valplast dentures, can be indistinguishable from your surrounding teeth because they do not have any visible metal clasps to hold them in place.

Will I be able to eat normally with dentures?
At LS1 Dental in Leeds we would advise you to start with small portions of soft foods cut into small pieces and gradually add solid items to your diet, as you become more confident and familiar with your new dentures. Soon your tongue and facial muscles will adapt to the new dentures.

Will dentures affect my speech?
Initially some patients find it difficult to pronounce certain words when wearing their new dentures, but overtime this settles and becomes easier. Eventually you should find that your speech becomes clearer and more defined.

Will my sense of taste be affected?
This is quite a common question asked by our patients at LS1 Dental in Leeds. Luckily your teeth are not directly related to the way you taste food. Although the palette has taste buds which can sense taste, taste buds are mainly located on the tongue and are not damaged or affected by dentures. However, the ability to sense hot food and beverages may be affected, so for a while it is a good idea to avoid very hot food and drinks.

How long should I wear my dentures?
During the first few days, it is advisable to wear your dentures most of the time. This will allow you to adjust to your new dentures and let them settle in. Once you have adjusted to your dentures you may remove them at night before going to bed. Removing dentures at night allows gums to rest and helps promote oral health. If you decide to wear your dentures overnight, it is important that you clean them thoroughly before going to bed, just as you would clean your natural teeth.

How do I take care of my dentures?
When you are not wearing your dentures, they should be stored in a container containing enough water to cover them. Like natural teeth, dentures must be brushed daily to remove food debris and plaque. Brushing helps prevent dentures becoming stained and helps your mouth stay fresh and healthy. Specific denture cleaning brushes available but a normal soft bristled toothbrush can also be used. An effervescent denture cleaner can be used remove stubborn stains. Ask your dentist in Leeds about how you could benefit from dentures. D

Dental Crowns from your Leeds dental practice

A dental crown is akin to a cover/cap placed over a damaged or unsightly tooth to help restore tooth structure and/or improve aesthetics. Crowns are a very common dental treatment which can be split into three main categories;

1. Porcelain Crown. Porcelain is tooth colored giving this type of crown excellent aesthetics. It is often impossible to tell the difference between a natural and porcelain crowned tooth. CEREC 3D crowns are one step ahead because the restoration is designed, constructed, milled and placed within surgery. The dentist has full and complete control over the restoration which can enable the dentist to achieve the patients exact requirements.

2. Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown. The metal part of the crown is usually gold or palladium alloy. An opaque layer constitutes the crown and therefore the metal is not visible and aesthetics are pleasing.

3. Gold Crown. Many patients request a gold crown because they wish to place physical emphasis on the tooth. From a clinical perspective, gold may be indicated because it is very strong in thin cross section i.e. a very thin crown can be very durable and strong. This enables minimal tooth reduction in the teeth preparation stage and is therefore a very conservative option.

Longevity of Dental Crowns

Crowns can last more than 10 years however, there are a number of determining factors of longevity and a crown must not be regarded as an isolated unit. Essentially, the underlying substructure can deteriorate over time and directly impact the crown. The mouth as a whole must be taken into consideration with determining factors including; remaining number of teeth, periodontal condition and occlusion factors.

Stages of Crown Work

Stage 1. The initial stage involves the preparation of the tooth for a crown. The tooth must be re-shaped using a diamond bur so that when the crown is placed, a good fit is achieved and the tooth is not over-sized. In tooth preparation, the tooth must possess a certain minimal thickness so that a certain level of strength is achieved. If there is only minimal natural tooth present, trimming may not be required in that area and it may be necessary to build the tooth up using filling material before placing a crown over the top. As part of the trimming process, any decay present, is removed. A shade guide may be used to match the porcelain exactly to the neighboring teeth.

Stage 2. Laboratory Crown: After re-shaping, a copy of the tooth is taken in the form of an impression. The crown design is based on this impression. A putty like material called 'impression material' is used to enable the technician to build a plaster cast. The crown is then fabricated so that it fits accurately onto the tooth.

Stage 2. CEREC Crown: An optical image of the tooth is taken and from this the dentist can design the crown and send the information to a milling machine which will cut out a porcelain block to the exact design transmitted. The crown is then ready to be fitted and the treatment is complete.

Stage 3. In the case of laboratory crowns, which can involve a two week construction period, a temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth and enable normal function. This is usually made from acrylic or resin material.

Stage 4. The temporary crown is eased off and the new crown tested. The fit will be inspected possible my using dental floss and asking the patient to bite together. The crown will be removed and adjusted as necessary. The overall shape and colour of the crown is evaluated. When both the Leeds dentist and patient are happy with the restoration, it may be cemented in place using a luting cement. Any excess cement which has extruded will be removed.


Dental Bridges in Leeds

When a tooth is missing or lost leaving a gap, a bridge can be placed using crowns on the teeth next to the gap to hold a false tooth in place. At LS1 Dental in Leeds we use only the highest quality dental materials to fabricate well fitted dental bridges. Our dentists work closely with our dental technician at every stage of fabrication of a bridge to help achieve natural looking, functional teeth that are often cosmetically indistinguishable from surrounding natural teeth.

Benefits of bridges:

Alternative solutions for missing teeth at LS1 Dental include dental implants and partial dentures. To read more about dental bridges click here.


How can missing teeth be replaced at LS1 Dental in Leeds?
This depends on the number of teeth missing and where they are in the mouth.  The condition of surrounding teeth also affects the decision. Your Leeds dentist at LS1 Dental will be able to advise you on the best solution to your missing teeth. There are three main ways to replace missing teeth, a partial denture, dental implants and a fixed bridge.

Why missing teeth should be replaced by a bridge?
One reason is to improve your overall cosmetic appearance. On a functional level the gap left by missing tooth can lead to greater strain on the teeth at either side. A gap can also affect the way you bite because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together.  This can then lead to occlusion problems and food can get trapped into the gap, which can cause both decay and gum disease.

Can I always have a dental bridge to replace missing teeth?
Only if you have healthy gums and bone. Your dentist in Leeds will help you decide which the best way of replacing missing teeth is.

What materials are dental bridges made of?
Bridges are usually fabricated from a precious metal base by our experienced Leeds dental technician. If the bridge will be visible, porcelain can be bonded to the base to give a more cosmetically appealing appearance.

How do I care for my dental bridge?
Just like your own teeth you need to clean your bridge daily, to prevent problems such as bad breath, decay and gum disease. You should also clean under the false tooth daily.  Your Leeds dental hygienist in Leeds will show you how to use a bridge needle or special floss, to clean the areas that a normal toothbrush cannot reach.

Botox in Leeds

As time passes, our muscles of facial expression can create lines and wrinkles, associated with gravity, smoking and sun exposure. Here at LS1 Dental in Leeds we offer non-surgical facial rejuvenation using a combination of Botox & dermal fillers to give your skin a youthful, smoother wrinkle-free appearance.

Botox is a natural purified protein, which is widely used to help reduce the signs of ageing by softening facial lines and wrinkles and minimising the appearance of crow's feet and forehead frown lines. A very fine needle is used to inject Botox into facial muscles, causing them to relax. The injections are very safe and painless. To visit the Botox website click here.

Dermal Fillers such as Restylane are a highly purified form of the naturally occurring substance hyaluronic acid. They are effective at smoothing out the appearance of deep wrinkles by restoring volume to cheeks, achieving the look of prominent cheekbones. Further, using dermal fillers, lips can be re-shaped to produce a fuller and defined mouth and laughter lines can be minimized. Both Botox and dermal fillers are non-surgical procedures commonly used to give natural results to compliment your smile. To read more about botox click here.


What exactly is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within days, you may see an improvement that can last up to 4 months.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.

When will I see results from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.

Who should administer BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, dentists specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced. One of these physicians can help you decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.

Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the dental practice in Leeds without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.

Who should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. For more details, see the full Prescribing Information.

Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you "had work done." The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic affordable?
When considering your facial aesthetic options, BOTOX® Cosmetic is quite affordable. BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in Leeds. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations. Consult your dentist in Leeds for further information.

Contact details for LS1 dental practice in Leeds

If you would like more information about treatment at LS1 Dental in Leeds, or you would like to book an appointment for a consultation, please contact us. Alternatively, please complete the form below and we will contact you.

LS1 Dental
115a Otley Road

Tel: 0113 2786623
Fax: 0113 2787711

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News about LS1 Dental In Leeds


Pre-June 2004: Before LS1 Dental
Founder Dr Wolfson, spent his working life practising at 115a Otley Road.  His predecessor Mr A. Straton, followed in his footsteps along with his partner Elenor Straton.  The couple ran the practice together for over 30 years before moving on to work as Surgical Specialists in Leeds.

July 2004: New Principle Dental Surgeon, New Ethos
115a Otley Road, formally known as A.G Straton Dental Care, transferred ownership to Dr Arminder Singh Hare.  The practice was renamed LS1 Dental, the leading dental practice in Leeds, offering the same high quality dentistry with new additional services.

Dr Hare the principal dentist at LS1 Dental, is the leader, innovator and motivator of the clinical team.  He graduated from Manchester Dental School in 1997 and since then has pursued his interest in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.  He has gained further knowledge and experience in these areas, as well as in implant dentistry, both in the UK and abroad.  Dr Hare is a member of the International Society of Computerised Dentistry (ISCD) and also a qualified CEREC trainer.  He adopts an informative and caring approach in dentistry and always aims to explain all treatment options effectively, to ensure that the patient is completely comfortable in the decisions he or she makes.  To help complete your smile and as a neck and head specialist, Dr Hare has gained advanced training on the treatment of facial lines using BOTOX and dermal fillers.  With a complete makeover by Dr Hare, you can enjoy the confidence that a great smile brings.

The practice ethos revolves around viewing dentistry primarily as a service industry, where meeting patients exact requirements and offering the highest standards of care, is of prime focus.  With our extensive clinical experience, we aim to ensure that your treatment at LS1 Dental is second to none.

July 2005: LS1 Dental Re-Style
LS1 Dental has undergone major architectural and design development.  Involving a team of high calibre engineers, bespoke designers and architects, the practice has been transformed into an exclusive, modern, atypical dental practice.  Dr Hare says "we wanted to create a completely fresh look, to help our patients enjoy their experience and feel at ease."'  The reception area is stylistic and elegant.  In the waiting area, patients can enjoy an espresso whilst watching their favourite British comedies including Fawlty Towers and Yes Minster (a selection of DVD's and Sky television are available).  The main surgery, is purely striking.  A bright pink Sirona C2+ (exclusively designed for LS1 Dental) chair sits in a totally white setting, white floor, white walls.  This is set off by a stunning arrangement of fresh flowers.  During treatment, patients can enjoy watching television on a large plasma screen or listen to music on a state of the art music system.  The result of the re-style, a welcoming setting with a team that is proud to be there. 

November 2005: CEREC 3D is the future of dentistry.  LS1 Dental invests in CEREC 3D technology, LS1 Dental invests in your future.
Now amongst one of a handful of dental practices in the UK, LS1 Dental leads the way with CEREC 3D in Leeds.   Using this state of the art technology, LS1 Dental can help you maintain and improve your smile more conveniently than ever before.  Damaged teeth can be quickly and economically restored using natural looking high quality ceramic restorations, which are completed and placed in a single visit.  After tooth preparation, a picture of the tooth is taken.  Computer Aided Design technology is then used to design the restoration from the optical impression.  Patients are welcome to watch us design their new restoration on a full-color computer monitor.  An extremely precise restoration is created and then a high-speed diamond burr and disk work simultaneously to mill the restoration out of a solid block of porcelain.  The newly milled restoration is then bonded using adhesive.  CEREC: Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

November 2006: Dr S. Hare is on Maternity Leave 
Dr K Hunjan has joined the LS1 Dental clinical team, whilst Dr Hare is on maternity leave.

December 2006: Dr S. Hare, a new baby boy
Congratulations to Dr S. Hare, who is now a proud mother.

April 2007: Tooth Whitening fees slashed - Let LS1 Dental give you a stunning smile to smile about.

Psychologists have long maintained that if you feel happy with your appearance, both personal and work relations can be directly effected. Your smile can be the first thing people notice and at LS1 Dental we believe that your smile should be a distinguishing feature, reflecting confidence, self-assuredness and beauty.

There has been a boom in whitening products, treatment and general interest over the past couple of years. A boom possibly originating from the states and A-list celebrities. At LS1 Dental we offer the latest tooth whitening treatment at affordable prices.

This month, patients will be delighted to hear that our tooth whitening fees have come down in price, quite considerably.

If you want dramatic results instantly, try our popular in house whitening at just £395.00.
Whiten your teeth at your own leisure with our home tooth whitening kit, at £285.00
Want a sparkling smile that will last forever, try our combination treatment at £495.00.

These fees are available for a limited time only and are subject to availability.

June 2007: Whitening your teeth, valuing your time.

Time is of the essence and LS1dental can now accommodate those that simply want the very best dental care with the least effort. The clinic is proud to present an enhanced tooth whitening system. Within two hours the brightness and whiteness of natural tooth tissue can be dramatically improved. This instant glow can be maintained with our specialized home whitening system which can now be ready to take away at the same appointment. Custom made trays are designed and fabricated on site, eliminating the need for a return appointment. All your whitening requirements are further still…hassle free.

July 2007: Lucy Taylor Joins the Team

My interest in teeth and dentistry started just after I left school at the tender age of 16. My first dental nurse experience was at a small private clinic in the suburbs of Leeds.

I became interested in Dental Nursing because I always wanted to be involved in a profession where I was helping people. I have been involved within the dental profession for 12 years. I qualified as a dental nurse in 1999 at the Leeds Dental Institute. From there I then began to work in Bradford for 7 years. My duties included having my own surgery to run and maintain, ensuring everything was sterile and cross infection control was at its highest. I left the dental surgery to start a new chapter in my career, by having the amazing opportunity to enrol at Leeds University to study Dental hygiene & Therapy. After leaving Leeds University, the final chapter in my career so far has began by joining the team here at LS1 Dental in July 2007. Hopefully, I am going to be staying for a long long time!

Out of surgery hours I spend most of my time outside with my horses and my dogs, who keep me very busy. I enjoy walking and very much enjoy going out and socialising with my friends.

September 2007: Karen Ashby Joins LS1 Dental

Karen Ashby, Dental Nurse.

I joined the team here at LS1dental in September 2007.

I am a registered dental nurse who qualified from Leeds in Sept 1996. My special area of interest lies in advanced surgery which covers implant placement and bone grafting as well as many other topics.

In order to progress my career I have gained several post graduate qualifications since my original dental nursing exam, including implant nursing (Ventura, London), cross infection control/sterilization procedures (NIEH-S&M, Sheffield) first aid (St Johns ambulance), endodontics study day (FGDP) & Use of BOTOX and dermal fillers (Allergan, London).

I began my career as a trainee nurse in a mixed NHS & Private practice in Keighley, West Yorkshire. I was lucky enough to be an extra member of staff which enabled me to see all aspects of dentistry and learn very quickly. We also had a crown & bridge laboratory on site as well as a denture technition which prepared me fully for a career in any aspect of dentistry. However, when I qualified there was no fulltime positions available so sadly I left to join the team at the University dental practice in Leeds. I spent 3 years here and during this time worked my way up the ranks to become Head Nurse. I found my time here very useful and it enabled me to improve the management side of my personality along side my organisational & communication skills.

I left them to take up a fantastic position with a local practice that specialized in advanced surgery and implant placement and this was where I was bitten by the surgical bug! I spent 6 happy years working there alongside Dr English and gaining a fabulous amount of knowledge and experience in all areas of surgery as well as general practice procedures. Sadly, the dentist I worked with was to retire due to ill health and the GDP who took over did not wish to continue offering the more specialized procedures of implants, BOTOX, collagen etc. So after the initial change over period and when things had settled down I made the decision to look for another position so that I could make use of all the studying and extra qualifications that I had gained, in order for me to continue to fulfil my full potential and it was this move which brought me LS1dental. Now working alongside Dr Hare and his team we offer all aspects of cosmetic dentistry in Leeds, including implants, tooth whitening and BOTOX. A move which so far has been a great success, I was welcomed into the team here and settled very quickly as the clinic has a very friendly approach. I hope to be here at this private dentist in Leeds, for a very long time.

When I'm not at work I'm a fairly sociable person and enjoy eating out, travelling-especially skiing, horse riding and walking my dog, a chocolate Labrador.