Do you secretly long for a younger-looking you?

Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and pulled the skin of your cheeks up towards your ears so that the lines between your nose and mouth vanish? If you are a woman over 40, chances are you have.

It could all disappear if you could just bring yourself to have a facelift, but going under the knife is so final, and let’s face it, so expensive. For many of us, it seems far too much like vanity.

Bring on facial aesthetics in Camden at Ace Dental. Yes, your dentist offers facial aesthetics in Camden! Isn’t it great? And not only that, but these are treatments that require no cutting into the skin with scalpels and weeks of bruises that make it hard to go out and face the world.

Facial Aesthetic in CamdenWhat can we do for you?

At Ace Dental, faces are our business. As trained dentists, we are intimately acquainted with every muscle fibre, every tendon, every nerve and ligament of the head and neck. We have to be if we are going to perform oral surgery on people’s mouths. In fact, we spend 7 years training to become dentists and even after we have qualified, our training never stops, if we are going to keep at the forefront of developments in dentistry.

So, when you think about it from that angle, it makes perfect sense that we should also offer facial aesthetics in Camden in the form of Botox and dermal fillers. Both are administered by injection, and the success of these treatments relies on the practitioner knowing exactly where to inject and how much to inject, so that the patient leaves with a naturally younger-looking face rather than one that looks like it has had ‘work’ done.

Botox is injected to soften wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles. It paralyses the muscles to smooth out the wrinkle. Dermal fillers plump out areas that have become saggy and wrinkled from the natural fat layer under the skin diminishing with age.

Neither treatment is permanent, so if you don’t like it, all you have to do is wait a few months and it will wear off. If you do like it, you can come back for a top-up treatment.

Use dental implants in Camden as part of a smile makeover

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you when they meet you. As you as you interact with someone face to face, that person is going to be looking at your mouth quite a lot of the time as they listen with their eyes to your words.

But, as we age, our teeth, which get used all the time for the vital act of eating, take quite a battering. By the time we are in our 40s they can be discoloured, chipped, stained, cracked, full of amalgam fillings and we may even have lost one or two. This can make us want to suppress our smiles, but the trouble with that is it affects how people perceive us, and it stops us producing vital happiness chemicals such as endorphins.

Dental Implants in CamdenAt Ace Dental in Camden, dental implants are one treatment we can use to restore your smile to its former glory, even if you have one or two missing teeth.

Why choose dental implants?

Dental implants are increasingly popular as a means to replace teeth, especially if you have only lost one or two, because they can give you back the full function of the teeth with none of the hassles that can come with bridges and dentures.

They are quite an investment compared to bridges and dentures, but, if you are in your 40s and 50s, they make sound financial sense. This is because dental implants should last you for the rest of your life. Bridges and dentures, while cheaper, need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, so the cost mounts up over time.

At our dental practice in Camden, dental implants are used alongside other cosmetic dental treatments to restore your smile and make you want to grin and bare all again. You can disguise teeth that are chipped, cracked or stained with veneers. You can have your gums evened out with gum contouring. You can have your teeth whitened and then choose implants to match your whiter smile.

If you like a good laugh, you can also have all your amalgam fillings replaced with white ones to match your new implants. Any little chips or cracks on your front biting teeth can be covered with cosmetic bonding.

What else are dentists good at?

Here at Ace Dental in Camden, your dental practice is good for so much more than just dentistry. If you are passionate about having a killer smile, we can help you make sure that your pearly whites are framed within a smooth and youthful face.

You can come to us for facial aesthetics in Camden to make sure that the beauty from within your mouth harmonises with the beauty surrounding it, and that there is no visual jarring between the youth of your teeth and that of your face.

Facial Aesthetics in CamdenIf it seems strange to you to use your dentist for facial aesthetics in Camden, read on to find out why it actually makes perfect sense.

We know all about faces

As highly trained dentists, we have spent 7 years in dental school for training to work with teeth and mouths, and it doesn’t stop there. In order to be good dentists, we also have to have a deep understanding and familiarity with the anatomy of the head, face, mouth, throat and neck. We already know about those nerves, tendons, muscles and tissue that you want help with using facial aesthetics in Camden.

We already knew the important stuff before we trained in facial rejuvenation techniques. This means you can be confident in what we do. After all, professional training is vital whether you are having permanent face-lift surgery or have elected to go for the more temporary but still dramatically effective treatments that we offer for facial aesthetics in Camden.

When you come to us for facial aesthetics treatment in Camden we will focus on the areas that you think are a problem. These may include: crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines and nasolabial lines around the mouth.

Depending on the area being treated, we will either recommend Botox or dermal fillers. Botox temporarily blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles to relax and smooth out wrinkles. Dermal fillers plump out wrinkles, hollows and folds. Both treatments are injected and are safe when applied by a trained professional. They also last for several months.

Sparkle up for summer

Teeth whitening in Camden at Ace Dental is an increasingly popular form of cosmetic treatment because it is an easy, non-invasive way to brighten up tired, discoloured teeth. Although it is true that teeth naturally discolour as we age, the porous nature of tooth enamel holds on to the pigments from what we eat and drink. Red wine, tea, coffee and dark berries can all stain teeth. Even certain medications can cause them to discolour. Smoking is also a major culprit in staining teeth.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenWhen you come to us for teeth whitening, we will check the stains to assess that they are the kind that can be removed with teeth whitening. If they are surface stains, you are good to go. If they are in the enamel itself, we will recommend another treatment to cover them up.

How does it work?

At Ace Dental in Camden, teeth whitening works by using hydrogen peroxide to bleach the tooth enamel. This well-known bleaching agent comes in the form of a gel that we put into a special tray made to fit your mouth.

There are two ways you can have teeth whitening in Camden. The first and quickest way, power whitening, is done during an appointment at Ace Dental in our specially designed whitening room. One of our dentists will fit protective barriers over your gums and lips before putting a tray of more concentrated power whitening gel over your teeth. You then just lie back and relax in a comfortable massage chair in our whitening room, where you can also listen to music or watch TV. As you chill out, the hydrogen peroxide goes to work, aided by a special light. Before you know it, the gel will have done its work on your tooth enamel to make it several shades lighter.

If you are more of a DIY person, you can get a kit from us to carry out the treatment at home. This features a lightweight plastic mould made to fit your mouth for maximum contact with the gel. The home-use gel is less concentrated, so you will need to carry out the treatment every day for at least 2 weeks before you start to see results.

Joined together for life

The great thing about dental implants in Camden is that once they are in, they are usually there for life. In fact, they will even go to the grave with you, giving archaeologists of the future something to ponder over.

Here at Ace Dental, we offer a menu of implant-based treatments to give you back fully functional teeth after tooth loss, as well as a smile that looks entirely natural. Unlike dentures and bridges, if you look after your implants, you can expect them to last for the rest of your life.

Dental Implants in CamdenAct now

Modern dentistry sees implants as the optimum tooth replacement method because implants replace the whole tooth, both root and crown. The best time to replace a lost tooth with dental implants in Camden is as soon as you can after your tooth has fallen out or been removed.

This is because the longer you leave a gap in your jawbone, the more chance there is that the strength and density of your jawbone will deteriorate, threatening the health and viability of your remaining teeth. This goes on to affect your general health and wellbeing. Even one lost tooth puts your remaining teeth under more strain when you eat. As these teeth start to move into the gap left by the missing tooth, they can also become harder to keep clean and healthy.

If you lose several teeth, it becomes much harder to eat anything but soft food. Speaking clearly can become more difficult too. If you have lost teeth at the front of your mouth, your self-confidence may also be greatly affected.

In Camden, dental implants solve all these issues by replacing the roots of lost teeth along with the crowns. Without the roots to stimulate the jawbone, it starts to shrink back. As it does so, problems commonly associated with tooth loss and denture wearing come along. These include badly-fitting false teeth, and that pointy-chinned, sunken look of premature ageing.

Dental implants help you solve or avoid these problems. Implants can replace one or two teeth, a few, or whole sets of teeth on the upper and lower jaw. You do not necessarily need to have one implant per tooth. Implants can also stabilise wobbly dentures.

Take the hassle out of cleaning your teeth with braces

It’s amazing how many people have mildly to wildly misaligned teeth. You can really see it when you watch TV shows or movies made in the 1970s. Back then it was ok to look at people with teeth that were a bit wonky. Nowadays, not so much. But it’s not just about beauty. Did you know that having your teeth realigned with braces in Camden not only improves their appearance and the way the teeth bite together, but also makes them easier to clean?

Why choose braces?

Braces in CamdenAt Ace Dental in Camden, braces are used to improve an incorrect bite. This helps stop tooth damage, strain on the jaw muscles, joint problems and sometimes even headaches. You are probably very used to seeing children wearing braces in Camden, but increasing numbers of adults here are being treated too.

A variety of braces systems

There’s the traditional fixed brace, which is cemented to the teeth for the duration of treatment. It has brackets, sometimes metal, sometimes plastic or clear ceramic, depending on your alignment issues. These are joined by a flexible wire, often tooth-coloured these days, which is tightened to pull the teeth into position.

Then there’s removable aligners, used for simple treatments on the front teeth only. These use delicate wires and springs to move the teeth using gentle pressure.

Next there’s invisible braces or aligners. These are custom-made, slightly different, clear plastic moulds that fit over the teeth. A series of aligners is worn, each one for 2 weeks, before being replaced with the next one. They are removed for eating, drinking and cleaning but must be worn for 22 hours a day.

How long does treatment take?

Before your treatment can begin you need to have an initial consultation, a full examination with x-rays and have plaster models of your teeth made.

Expect your treatment to take a few months to two-and-a-half years, depending on the severity of the problem. Once your teeth have reached their destination, they take a while to settle into place, and you will need to wear a retainer. If you aren’t very good with self-discipline, it’s best to get a fixed retainer rather than a removable one, so you don’t inadvertently undo all that good work.

Overcoming dental phobia in Camden

We all experience fear at some point in our lives. And while avoidance and denial may be reasonable reactions for certain fears, some others can lead to a dramatic decrease in quality of life, or even imperil your overall health.

Many dentists are aware of the increasing number of patients suffering from dental phobia in the UK. At Ace Dental in Camden, we understand that dental phobia, or the fear of any number of issues associated with visiting the dentist, is complex and absolutely valid. This is why we are committed to providing oral care in a friendly and relaxed environment for people who have trouble visiting the dentist.

Dental Phobia in CamdenAddressing dental phobia at an early stage is vital, since poor oral health can cause more serious problems and have a lasting effect on your general health as well. Indeed, neglecting your teeth and gums can result in complex last-minute treatments that can be very expensive.

Common causes of dental phobia

For most patients who are afraid to visit the dentist, their phobia is fuelled by perceptions of pain and discomfort. Some patients may have had a painful experience at the dentist in the past, whereas others are put off by the lack of control they experience in the dentist’s chair.

The truth is that modern dentistry today is not nearly as painful as it used to be. However, to reduce your anxiety, we can assure you we will listen to your concerns carefully and explain the procedure of your treatment in simple words.

Our services for a pain-free smile

We are sensitive to the needs of nervous patients and offer dental sedation options for comfortable and pain-free dental treatment. IV (intravenous) sedation is a great choice to consider if you are unable to receive dental treatment due to fear, pain, or other limitations. You dentist will simply inject the sedative in a controlled manner, ensuring relaxation throughout the treatment.

We also offer inhalation sedation, which is an ideal option for patients who dislike needles. Inhalation sedation is made of a mixture of mild sedative gases passed through a small mask over your nose and mouth.

Both sedation options will keep you awake throughout the treatment, but you will experience comfort and relaxation while our dentists work on your teeth.

Do you look older than you feel?

Does your heart sink when you look in the mirror in the morning? Wrinkles, lines and loss of tone can all detract from our natural attractiveness and make us feel self-conscious. If the face looking back at you is not the one you want to see, then you might like to consider work to improve your facial aesthetics. Camden is home to Ace Dental and we offer a range of services thst are focused on making you look younger without surgical procedures. As dentists, we understand your facial anatomy and can carry out work precisely so you get the results you want.

Facial Aesthetics in CamdenWhy do I have lines?

Your body naturally contains hyaluronic acid which acts as a plumping and lubricating agent. This reduces as we age, causing the lips and skin in other areas to lose tone and develop lines. Wrinkles can also be exacerbated by too much sun, smoking, lack of sleep, environmental factors, genetics and repetitive facial expressions such as smiling, squinting or frowning. If your appearance needs a helping hand, discussing facial aesthetics in Camden with us could be a great first step.

Services to meet your needs

We want you to be delighted with the work you have done to enhance your facial aesthetics in Camden and offer a range of procedures to suit you. We use botulinum toxin, which is injected into problem areas to block nerve impulses and relax the tiny facial muscles. This can make your skin look smoother by reducing lines in areas such as your forehead, eyebrows, around the eyes and lips. The injections are quick and painless and you will see the results in under a week. An alternative treatment is dermal fillers, which use an injection of hyaluronic acid to enhance the lips and plump up lines in the skin on your face, neck and hands to make them look more youthful. The effects can last for between six and 12 months and follow-up treatments can help to maintain your new look.

Give us a call today and find out how improving your facial aesthetics in Camden could help you start the day with a smile.

You can have a gleaming smile

Are you proud of your smile? We all want a smile we can show off to the world but tooth discolouration can prevent that from being a reality. Poor dental hygiene can result in teeth that are less than sparkling, but sometimes even the best kept teeth can be dull. Exposure to fluoride, antibiotics, food staining, damage and ageing can all change the colour of the enamel. At Ace Dental, Camden, teeth whitening is a great option for improving the tone of your teeth.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenA happier and healthier smile

Having a beautiful smile to share with others can make you feel better about yourself as you can smile with confidence. As well as improving your appearance, whitening can prevent some dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. So, having teeth whitening in Camden is an investment in your dental health as well as your looks. Depending on your lifestyle and eating habits, your whiter teeth can last for six months. Any original staining is unlikely to reappear so you can be confident that you can enjoy your new look.

How does it work?

The first stage to teeth whitening in Camden is an appointment in which we assess the type of staining and discuss the best course of treatment for you. We use a hydrogen peroxide gel, which is held in place against your teeth using a custom-built plastic tray. The gel gently changes the colour of your teeth without affecting the natural surface of the tooth. People have different needs so we offer a range of options from our practice in Camden. Teeth whitening can either be carried out during a short procedure using special light to activate the gel or we can provide you with a product to take home. The first option takes just an hour and a half while the latter allows you to fit the treatment into your daily life over a few days. Top-up trays are available to ensure that your brighter teeth last.

There is no need to be embarrassed about your teeth. Teeth whitening in Camden could be the solution that offers you enhanced appearance, greater self-esteem and improved oral health.

How can I improve the look of my face?

Why not try dermal fillers? These are a popular and non-surgical cosmetic treatment used in facial aesthetics. Camden is home to at Ace Dental, where we provide this rejuvenating treatment. Dermal fillers produce a more youthful appearance by restoring fullness to the face and lips. They work by reducing or eliminating lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin. What’s more the effects can be seen immediately after treatment.

As your skin ages, you will lose collagen, fat and other natural moisturising substances from under your skin. These substances are known as the natural ‘scaffolding’ that keep your skin looking young and feeling firm. With less of these about, your will appear thinner, with lines and wrinkles becoming more prominent.  This is usually most noticeable on the face. Dermal filler provide an effective solution to these imperfections.

Facial Aesthetics in CamdenWhat are dermal fillers made of?

Different kinds of materials are used as dermal fillers, all of which have been specifically designed for this purpose and are safe. Two kinds of dermal fillers are usually suggested for the face: semi-permanent and non-permanent. At our practice we use non-permanent fillers, which come with the fewest risks and so are one of the safest options available. The effects of the non-permanent dermal fillers will still last for around 6 months to a year.

Is the treatment uncomfortable?

A local anaesthetic cream is used to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. For treatments near the mouth, such as lip treatments, our dentists will numb the area with an injection that is just like a dental anaesthetic. After the treatment, our dentists will give you aftercare instructions to maximise the benefits of your treatment with facial aesthetics in Camden.

Are there any side effects?

Most of our patients will return to their normal daily life immediately after dermal filler treatment. However, our dentists will explain the possible side effects during your initial consultation for facial aesthetics in Camden. These are few and not long lasting.

The most likely side effect is related to the fact that you have had injections in the facial area, which can result in some mild bruising or swelling. This typically lasts between 1 to 3 days.