Invest in quality replacements

If your teeth are starting to wear out and fail, then you will be thinking about what makes a good replacement method. At Ace Dental, we know that it is not just about how realistic the teeth look, but also about how well they perform, which is why we recommend replacing failing teeth with dental implants in Camden.

If you have never heard of dental implants in Camden, then you are in for some really good news. This method of tooth replacement has now been available for over 30 years. This means it has been through its experimental stage and those who did the experimenting have discovered it to be a really versatile method of tooth replacement. It is also one that offers a really strong and stable restoration that does everything a natural tooth can do.

Dental Implants in CamdenStrength and stability

The strength and stability come from the fact that dental implants are embedded into the jawbone. Once they have been inserted, under local anaesthetic and with sedation if you need it, dental implants integrate with the jawbone. They are made of titanium. This stimulates the bone to produce new tissue which grows all over the surface of the implant. After this process is complete, which takes several weeks, the implant will be held in place as securely as a natural tooth.

Chewing power

Dental implants can withstand multidirectional chewing forces of around 97kg or 200lbs, which is more than the average male chew. This means that you can eat whatever you like again. If you have been without teeth for a while, you will know what a godsend that can be. Neither dentures nor fixed bridges can offer the chewing power of dental implants.

Versatility

Dental implants, which are the roots of the restoration, can be used to support a single crown, or up to three crowns on a bridge. They can also be used in conjunction with other implants to support an entire arch of teeth, on as little as four implants.

Durability

In Camden, dental implants can last for decades if they are well taken care of. Maintenance requires diligent brushing and flossing and regular hygienist trips, to avoid gum disease.

Lovely looking and longer-lasting teeth

If you think that you should just live with your wonky teeth because they aren’t that badly awry and getting them straightened would just be vain, you’ll be interested to know that you couldn’t be more wrong. Straight teeth are not only more pleasant to look at, they also do a much better job of chewing and can make it easier to talk clearly too. On top of both those advantages, straight teeth are also much more likely to last longer as, with fewer places for plaque to hide out and build up, they are less prone to decay and gum disease. Three very good reasons to be thinking about getting braces in Camden.

A wide range of braces in Camden

Braces in CamdenHere at Ace Dental, we stock a wide range of braces, so there is bound to be one that suits your lifestyle, your alignment problems and your budget.

Invisalign

As good as invisible, these clear aligners come in a series of mouth guard-style tooth trays, with carefully placed pressure points that nudge your teeth gradually into alignment. You wear a series of aligners, each one for about a week to 10 days, and over an average time of one year, your teeth straighten out. Removable for cleaning, these aligners don’t interfere with your food choices and allow you to keep teeth cleaning to within reasonable amounts of time.

Six Month Smiles

These discreet braces take an average of only six months to do their work because they are designed to straighten out mild misalignments on the front six social teeth only. These, with only one root, are easier to move with gentler forces. This means that the brackets, which are made of transparent plastic, can be smaller. They are strung together with a finer wire, which is tooth-coloured. The full effect, while not invisible, is much more discreet than the train track braces of old.

The Inman Aligner

This device uses two aligner bows that are spring-loaded to create pressure. They go in front of and behind the front teeth and are used to correct any misalignments there. Treatment can take as little as six weeks.

To find out more about braces in Camden, why not book a consultation?

Smooth away the years

Having a lovely smooth youthful-looking face has become easier and easier as treatments with facial aesthetics in Camden have become more widely available. The trouble is that faces are pretty complicated things. We worry about the look of lines and hollows on the surface of our skin, but what is going on underneath is complex and needs to be well understood if the treatments are to be effective and natural-looking. That’s why as dentists, Ace Dental, is in a perfect position to supply this kind of treatment.

Facial Aesthetics in CamdenWhen we deliver facial aesthetics in Camden, we know exactly how the skin, muscles, nerves, bones and tendons that make up your face interact with each other, and therefore how the treatments are best delivered. We also have years of practice in delivering pinpoint accurate of treatments through needles, thanks to the administration of local anaesthetics in our dental work.

When you come to us for treatment with facial aesthetics in Camden, you can choose between Botox or dermal fillers.

Botox

This is the brand name for the purified protein of the botulinum A type toxin. Originally used to combat excessive sweating, it also temporarily paralyses muscles by blocking the nerve impulses to them. Botox is great for wrinkles that have been created by contracting muscles, such as frown lines and worry lines on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes from smiling and smokers’ lines around the mouth. The full effects develop gradually over about seven days and last for up to four months.

Dermal fillers

At Ace Dental, our dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid gel. This is an acid that is naturally produced by the body and it is what gives your skin that plumped out youthful glow as it locks moisture into the cells. As our bodies produce less of it, we get wrinkles. Dermal fillers are used to plump out hollows and wrinkles, and it’s great for adding more definition to flattened lips and hollow cheeks. The effects are instantaneous and can last for up to year, about six months with lips.

To find out more about facial aesthetics in Camden, why not pop in for a consultation?

Popular for a very good reason

Did you know what the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment is all over the world? It’s teeth whitening. In Camden, teeth whitening is just as popular as in the USA or anywhere else in the world, and there are a couple of very good reasons for this.

Look younger and healthier

Pearly white teeth are associated in our minds with being young and healthy. That’s because as the years go by, our teeth lose their pearly whiteness and become duller and yellower. This is partly because the enamel wears thin with years of brushing, allowing the yellower dentin below it to show through.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenOur teeth also lose their gleam because enamel is actually porous and it soaks up stains from tea, coffee, red wine, blueberries and tobacco. Even some medications can discolour our teeth. So, if you want to take a few years off your looks, or stop inadvertently adding them on, then teeth whitening in Camden can make a big difference.

Non-invasive cosmetic dentistry

Having cosmetic dentistry often means having the shape, structure or position of your teeth altered in some way. But teeth whitening is totally non-invasive. This means it is often used as a first step in having cosmetic dentistry. It’s also used as a great finishing step when other, longer and more invasive treatments have been taking place. Many people use teeth whitening to add that final sparkle to their teeth when they have their braces removed. Or, if they decide to have veneers they use the opportunity to go a few shades lighter and have their natural teeth whitened to match.

How teeth whitening in Camden works

When you come to us at Ace Dental for teeth whitening, you can choose between two methods. For both of them, you will have special gel trays made to fit your teeth exactly.

In-clinic

You lie back in our massage chair for about 90 minutes and the gel, aided by a special light, will lighten your teeth by several shades.

At home

You use a less concentrated gel in the trays, which you wear for a short time every day. In around two weeks, your teeth will have lightened by several shades.

Go feasting again

If you have been turning down invitations to dinner and celebrations because your teeth can’t cope with the tasty food on offer, then your social life is being seriously affected. It is not good for our mental health to miss out on social connections, but unfortunately this is what happens all too often to people whose dentures slip around.

Even if they don’t, dentures can only cope with about 25% of the chewing force that natural teeth can and so, wobbling aside, there may be all sorts of foods on your forbidden list. Sadly, such forbidden fruits often are fruits, nuts and meats, all of which are vital for nutrition. So, isolation can be compounded by malnutrition. Losing teeth isn’t a lot of fun.

Dental Implants in CamdenThat’s why at Ace Dental, we are really keen to get people to choose dental implants in Camden to replace their teeth. Dental implants have been around long enough now to have come out the other side of the experimental phase that all great innovative ideas go through. They can be used in all sorts of ways, including to stabilise wobbly dentures.

This is great news for denture wearers, and also for those who can’t afford to replace all their teeth with dental implants. It’s a good halfway house.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are the only way of replacing lost tooth roots, and just like trees, teeth need their roots to stabilise them. Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, where they integrate with the bone tissue to become as stable and secure as natural teeth, able to withstand more than the average male chew. Integration takes about two months and after that, as long as you are careful with your oral health routine, they should last a lifetime. One of the first people to receive dental implants still has them going strong, 50 years later.

The trick is to brush and floss twice a day and to come for regular cleanings with the hygienist. Dental implants can’t decay but they can fall victim to advanced gum disease, so it pays to be really careful and diligent about removing plaque.

Great teeth again

When our teeth start to fail, things can get pretty depressing. The basic premise in modern dentistry is that it our own teeth will always be preferable to replacements, but when the roots are on the way out, the best thing to do is get another root put in. That’s why at Ace Dental, we recommend dental implants in Camden.

Crowns, the white bits, are the action part of the teeth. They do the biting and chewing. But teeth, like trees, need roots to stay put. Roots do the vital job of anchoring your teeth while the crowns and jaws do the eating bit. Your jaws, if you are a man, create up to 97kg or 200lbs of force when you’re giving your all to the mastication of a good steak or a wonderfully crunchy apple. Try reducing either of those to a swallowable paste with no roots.

Dental Implants in CamdenThe difference dental implants can make

At Ace Dental, our experiences as dentists confirms the hype around dental implants in Camden. They really are the only tooth replacement method that can give you back fully functioning teeth because they are the only method that replaces the roots as well as the crowns.

Roots are important, not only for holding our teeth in place as we eat, talk and laugh, but also for the health of our jaws. The bone in our jaws is dependent on our teeth to send it messages to renew itself. These messages are the tiny tremors that travel down the root into the surrounding bone cells each time we eat, talk and generally touch our teeth together.

Lose those tremors and the jawbone thinks it is no longer in use around the area where that root was. It very quickly starts to resorb, sending the nutrients elsewhere in the body. In Camden, dental implants inserted into the jaw take over the role of messenger, keeping the jawbone strong and healthy.

It is not necessary to replace every single tooth with an implant, as each implant can carry up to three crowns, and there are techniques to replace all the teeth on one arch with between four and six specially-angled implants.

Teeth straightening doesn’t have to take forever

One of the things that puts people off the idea of getting their teeth straightened is the erroneous idea that treatment with braces in Camden will take months and months, possibly even years and years.

However, for most people this is not true. This is because the majority of people with wonky teeth only have mild alignment issues and these don’t take all that long to correct. Some can take as little as four weeks, and others as long as year, but very few take the two or three years that many people envisage.

Braces in CamdenHere at Ace Dental, we have a wide range of braces in Camden, so there is bound to be one that is just right for your alignment issues, as well as your lifestyle and your budget.

The best way to find out how long and how much it will cost to get your braces in Camden with us is to come in for a consultation. We can take a thorough look at your teeth as they are now and suggest which treatments might be best for getting them straightened. Some treatments have more lifestyle advantages than others, but may not be suitable for your particular issues, or budget.

One system we have that is very popular is called Quick Straight Teeth. This brand offers two different ways to straighten your teeth.

QST clear aligners

These are not the iconic bracket and wire braces but mouth guard-style clear plastic trays that snap on over your teeth. Strategically placed pressure spots nudge your teeth into alignment. As the pressure wears off, you exchange one aligner for the next in the series. Treatment times range from 4-24 weeks only.

QST fixed bracket braces

These braces are more what you’d expect braces in Camden to look like. They have brackets and wires. However, the brackets are much smaller and made of clear ceramic, and the wires are tooth-coloured. The braces blend in with your teeth. With predictable outcomes, these braces take about six months to do their work.

We have lots of other systems, so do come in for a consultation and find out how we can help you get the teeth you’ve always wanted.

Get your face back

What’s the point in investing in lots of cosmetic dentistry to create a lovely smile if the frame it is sitting in looks worn out in comparison to your beautiful new teeth? If you think that your face is out of kilter with your new smile, then maybe it’s time for a freshen up with facial aesthetics in Camden?

Facial Aesthetics in CamdenAt Ace Dental, we have been offering facial aesthetics treatment for some time now, and we find that many of our customers are delighted to put their facial cares into the safe hands of a qualified dentist. After all, with seven years training to become a general dentist, we have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the face, neck, and all the blood vessels, muscles, skin layers, nerves and tendons within, as well as how they interact with each other. We’re also skilled in how to use a needle and getting maximum effect for minimum input, in exactly the right place.

Here at Ace Dental, you can smooth away the years with Botox and dermal fillers. These two treatments work in different ways so it’s possible to use both treatments.

Facial aesthetics in Camden: Botox

Botox is a brand name for the purified protein of the botulinum type A toxin. It was developed to deal with excessive sweating, but it has become much more commonly used to smooth out wrinkles. It does so by blocking the nerve impulses that contract muscles to cause wrinkles. Common places it gets used are for frown lines and worry lines on the forehead, for crow’s feet and also around the mouth. Injections of Botox take about a week to fully kick in and then treatment can last for up to three or four months.

Facial aesthetics in Camden: dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are injections of hyaluronic acid gel to plump out wrinkles and hollows. Hyaluronic acid is something that the body produces less and less of as we age, but it plays an important role in keeping our skin looking plump and dewy. Fillers are also used to plump out thin lips. Treatments last six months to a year depending on where they are.

Easy and effective smile enhancement

If you are looking for an easy and effective way to brighten up your smile, but you don’t want to go the whole hog of altering the shape or position of your teeth, then teeth whitening in Camden could well be what you are looking for.

In Camden, teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment here at Ace Dental. It works well as a stand-alone treatment, but people also often have it to top off another cosmetic dentistry treatment. Maybe they’ve had their teeth covered in braces for months and treatment with teeth whitening in Camden is a great way to celebrate the braces coming off and show their new smile to the world.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenLet’s check you out

Before you can get your teeth whitened, we have to make sure your discolouration is of the kind that whitening treatments can remove. If your stains are on the surface, you are good to go, but if they are within the structure of the tooth, whitening won’t work and we can suggest another way to help you.

Power whitening (and a massage!)

Take about 90 minutes out of your busy day and come and relax in our massage chair in our dedicated whitening room. We protect your lips and gums with barriers before painting hydrogen peroxide whitening gel onto your teeth. A special light activates the gel and you leave with teeth that are several shades lighter and shoulders that are several degrees looser.

At-home whitening

For this, we make bespoke whitening trays to fit over your teeth. You take them home with a less concentrated whitening gel. Put the gel in the trays and wear them over your teeth for a short time every day or evening for about two weeks. This is a cheaper option and it takes longer, but it means you now own trays that fit your teeth very well for maximum contact and they can be used for top-up whitening treatments whenever you need them.

Whichever teeth whitening option you choose, the results though effective are not permanent. You can however make them last as long as possible by avoiding or reducing your intake of foods and drinks that stain.

Stabilise your loose dentures with dental implants in Camden

Long-term denture wearers find that their jawbone changes shape over time and this can cause their false teeth to become loose or ill-fitting. The most common cause behind loose-fitting dentures is a process known as bone resorption, where the gums begin to shrink due to them no longer needing to hold your teeth firmly in place. Unlike dental implants, which replace the roots of your missing teeth, conventional dentures simply sit on the gums without interacting with the jawbone.

The cost of dental implants can be prohibitive for many patients. However, you can now enjoy the benefits of dental implants without having to pay an arm and a leg. At Ace Dental, we offer denture stabilisation with dental implants in Camden, an innovative treatment that allows you to regain your oral function quickly and effectively.

Dental Implants in CamdenWhat is denture stabilisation?

Denture stabilisation is much like a regular dental implant treatment, beginning with the surgical placement of dental implants (usually four) in your jawbone. These implants are usually smaller than regular implants and are placed at an angle for maximum retention.

Once the implants have had time to integrate with the bone and surrounding tissues, your dentures are placed clipped on top of them. This means your dentures can still be removed for cleaning, but will stay put, once clipped into place.

The procedure to insert the implants is very straightforward, as they are simply screwed in position. Mini dental implants can often be immediately ‘loaded’, which means dentures can be stabilised the same day as implant surgery.

Benefits of denture stabilisation with dental implants in Camden

Implant-supported dentures have many benefits compared to conventional dentures. Dental implants help the dentures stay firmly in place and restore maximum chewing efficiency. This treatment allows patients to break free from using denture adhesives every day, and can prevent dentures from causing sores and pain. Patients can eat, chew and bite without their dentures falling out or having to stick to a soft food diet for the rest of their lives.

If you are interested in learning more about denture stabilisation with dental implants in Camden, call us today to schedule a consultation appointment.