Smile bright like a diamond

To riff off Rihanna, who doesn’t want to smile bright like a diamond? A dazzling smile has the amazing effect of making people instantly warm to you. It’s a great advantage to have at an interview, on a date, or just to make the day go that little bit smoother. When we’re kids, a dazzling smile seems to be natural but as we get older those signs of wear and tear start to make our teeth look rather dull. But there is a solution: teeth whitening in Camden.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenAt Ace Dental, we’ve brought brighter smiles to countless patients across London. We’ve helped them get rid of years of stains built up from drinking red wine, coffee and tea, eating delicious curries and tomato sauce-laden pasta and even that habit we all know should be kicked, smoking.

How does it work?

Teeth whitening uses a whitening gel with the active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide. This bleaching agent lifts off stains from the surface of your teeth. It doesn’t work on restorations, such as crowns or veneers. So if you want teeth whitening in Camden, get it done before you have your restorations put in and then have your restorations coloured to match.

You can either have your teeth whitening in Camden done at our dental practice or at home. If you’re in need of speed, then in-clinic whitening is the way to go. We’ll protect your gums and lips and then apply a concentrated whitening gel to your teeth. In under 2 hours your teeth will be a whole lot brighter and whiter, how much so depends on what you want and the extent of the staining or discolouration.

If you want a more subtle transformation of your teeth, then go with at-home whitening. We’ll provide you with bespoke teeth trays that fit snugly over your teeth. You place a less concentrated whitening gel inside and wear these trays for a few hours every day for around 2 weeks.

How long does teeth whitening last?

That depends on you. Keep up with a good oral hygiene routine, including hygienist visits, avoid strongly staining foods and drinks and quit smoking and your teeth whitening in Camden could last for several years.

Creating a perfect match with facial aesthetics in Camden

If you’re the best man at a wedding, you wouldn’t wear a classic tail coat with a pair of worn out jeans. If you’re the bridesmaid, you wouldn’t wear a stunning dress with your gym trainers. So, if you’ve invested in cosmetic dentistry to make your smile sparkle, why wouldn’t you also try facial aesthetics in Camden to provide the ideal match for your youthful smile?

Mind you, facial aesthetics in Camden isn’t just for those who have sprung for cosmetic dental work. It’s for anyone who wants to have a fresher-faced look without going under the knife. At Ace Dental, our dentists have the skills and know-how to apply effective and safe facial aesthetics in Camden, which crucially provide natural-looking results. Here’s what we can offer you:

Facial Aesthetic in CamdenBotox

Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles with Botox, a toxin from bacteria that has been purified and packaged into small injections, which we will carefully administer under your skin. It temporarily paralyses the muscles that cause wrinkles by blocking the signals sent down the nerves that stimulate these muscles. It takes around 5-10 minutes to apply and the effects will gradually appear over the next week or so. It doesn’t hurt and you can enjoy the results for up to 4 months. We recommend top-up treatment after 3 months to maintain the same look.

Dermal fillers

Plump out hollows, folds and creases and smooth out your facial contours with dermal fillers. Once again this involves injections with very fine needles just under the skin. Dermal fillers replace lost hyaluronic acid, which is what the body naturally produces to keep your skin looking smooth and plump. The effects are instant and can last for 6-12 months, depending on which area of your face you have treated. Your lips, for example, will need top-up treatment sooner than other areas of your face, due to the daily mechanical strain they are put under.

Next steps

To find out if facial aesthetics in Camden could be the solution you’ve been looking for, book an initial consultation with one of our dentists. We’ll talk through what you hope to achieve, as well as your dental and medical history, before presenting you with your options.

A whiter winter

Now that the clocks have gone back, we are into the long, dark nights of winter. It can seem super gloomy in London, especially if you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. It’s enough to stop anyone smiling, especially if they already have a smile they aren’t too happy about.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenA quick and easy way to brighten up that winter smile, and so brighten up everyone’s lives around you, is to get teeth whitening. In Camden, you can get your teeth whitened with us at Ace Dental. We use whitening from tried and trusted manufacturers: Zoom! Boutique and Enlighten.

Teeth whitening is our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment because it doesn’t alter the structure of your teeth and it’s convenient. You can choose from 2 different ways to get your teeth whitened.

It’s a good idea to get a scale and polish before whitening so that there is no plaque obstructing the whitening gel.

Get quick whitening

If you come into the clinic here at Ace Dental, we can use power whitening to make your teeth several shades whiter in around an hour. All you have to do is book an appointment, and when you come in, choose the shade of white you want your smile to be. We then put plastic barriers over your lips and gums to protect them before painting your teeth with power whitening gel. This is stronger than any gels you can legally use at home. It takes about an hour to lift out the stains and get your teeth the shade you want.

Get slower whitening

If you’d rather take your time and save some money, you can buy one of our bespoke whitening kits to use at home. These have custom-made gel trays that fit your teeth exactly to prevent spillage and achieve maximum contact between the gel and your teeth. The gel is less powerful and it will take 2-3 weeks of daily wear for a short period before your teeth reach the shade you want. A bonus of this method is that you can re-use the trays whenever you want for top-up treatments.

All about dental implants in Camden

When you lose a tooth and you are still young, it can be tempting to leave a gap. But do that and you put the rest of your teeth in danger. Nature abhors a vacuum, as they say, and so do teeth. The teeth next to the gap can start tipping into it and then fall out, and this makes a bigger gap for more teeth to tip into and fall out.

But if you are young, probably the last thing you want is a tooth on a removable plate. That’s not very kissable. Then there’s the fixed bridge. More kissable, but having a bridge means sacrificing neighbouring teeth to become buttresses. At Ace Dental, we like to fit dental implants in Camden for people who have lost a single tooth.

Dental Implants in CamdenHow much?!

People can be shocked at the price of dental implants in Camden. It’s true they are not cheap, but in the long run they can work out as about the same price or even cheaper than a denture or a bridge. The latter 2 have to be replaced on a pretty regular basis. Dentures may need to be replaced after only 5 years. Bridges usually last longer. But dental implants can last you for the rest of your life if you take good care of them. The crown may wear down and need replacing but there are people out there who have had their dental implant posts for 50 years.

Are dental implants easy to look after?

When you are young, the last thing you are going to have time for is complicated cleaning routines. With dental implants in Camden, all you have to do is having a rigorous oral hygiene routine. This means 2 minutes twice a day with a soft-bristled brush, including a thorough clean around the gumline of your dental implant tooth. Your big enemy is plaque, which, if it attacks the bone under your gum can loosen your implant and cause it to fall out.

Apart from that, you just need to come in for a regular biannual check-up and deep clean with the hygienist. Easy.

It’s never too late for braces in Camden

Have you been regretting not getting your teeth straightened when you were young? Or are you regretting not having worn your retainer as much as you should and now your teeth are out of line again? If so, don’t worry, even as an adult you can get your teeth straightened.

And here at Ace Dental, we have a wide range of braces in Camden, so there is bound to be one to suit you, your lifestyle and your budget.

Braces in CamdenTeeth straightening at any age

If you thought that after the age of 18 or so, you could no longer get your teeth straightened, then you will be delighted to know this is not the case. While it is true that the jawbone sets hard around that time, teeth can be moved at any age. All they need is some sustained pressure. After 72 hours, the jawbone responds to relieve the pressure. It dissolves the bone around the tooth that is being pushed or pulled and then builds it up again behind the direction of pressure. Thus, the socket gradually moves and the tooth never becomes loose.

This process can be done at any age, but as you age it takes longer to achieve. People who have had missing teeth for some time often find that their teeth have wandered a bit and so need to wear braces in Camden to realign them before having restorations fitted, be they dentures, bridges or dental implants.

Which braces are right for you?

Whatever your reasons for needing braces in Camden, at Ace Dental we have quite a range to choose from. You might need braces that are fixed to your teeth so that you don’t have to think about them once they are on. Or you might prefer braces that are removable. Removable braces make eating much easier but you need discipline to remember to put them back in so that the pressure is sustained and you don’t find yourself continually having to restart those all-important initial 72 hours before movement starts.

You might be happy with metal braces, or you might prefer something more discreet. There is a spectrum of discretion that runs from metal, to tooth-coloured, to invisible and completely hidden.

Smile brightly with beautiful white teeth

Are you self-conscious about your smile because you feel your teeth are stained and unattractive? If so, a simple teeth-whitening treatment could be the answer. Teeth whitening in Camden is easy, reasonable and can make a big difference to your self-confidence.

Types of teeth-whitening treatments

There are two different types of teeth whitening in Camden you can use. One is called power whitening, and is done at the practice, and the other is home whitening. Both types of whitening use custom-made trays that are made specially to fit your teeth.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenHow power whitening works

Power whitening is carried out at our practice in Camden. Firstly, you will visit us for a consultation, where we will take a look at your teeth and assess what can be done. A special tray will be custom-made to fit over your teeth, then you will come in for your whitening session. We use a bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide, which is activated by a special light while you relax in a comfortable chair. Once the treatment is complete, your teeth will be several shades whiter and you can smile with confidence.

More about at home whitening

Teeth whitening in Camden can also be done in the comfort of your own home. Just like with the power whitening, you will start with a consultation so the dentist can ascertain what type of staining your teeth have, and whether it can be treated. You will still have the custom-fitted tray, but the whitening will take place at home. Without the special light, it takes longer for the treatment to take effect, but after several days of using the bleaching agent your teeth will be just as bright as if you had power whitening.

Can teeth whitening in Camden work for everyone?

There are certain types of staining that teeth whitening in Camden isn’t suitable for, but if you come in for a consultation we can tell you whether whitening can work for you. Staining that has built up over time through diet or smoking can usually be treated easily. The whitening doesn’t work on crowns, dentures or veneers though. Visit our practice to see if teeth whitening in Camden is right for you.

Slow down ageing with facial aesthetics

Time waits for no man, or woman, but we can fool it with a little help. If you’re concerned your face is ageing too much, facial aesthetics in Camden could be the answer for you.

What can be treated with facial aesthetics in Camden

Lines and wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, but if you feel young at heart you might want your face to reflect that. A simple procedure is all it takes to rewind a few years with facial aesthetics in Camden.

Facial Aesthetics in CamdenBotox and dermal fillers are the two main types of facial aesthetics treatments we use here at Ace Dental, and they work in different ways. Botox works by blocking signals to the facial muscles, making the wrinkles relax and soften. Dermal fillers actually fill in indentations and lines, making them smooth out.

Common uses of Botox

Botox is often used on the fine lines at the outside corners of your eyes, known as crow’s feet. Frown lines, between the eyebrows, and forehead lines are also commonly treated with Botox. There are lots of other areas that can be treated with Botox, visit our practice to discuss how facial aesthetics in Camden can best work for you.

Features suitable for dermal fillers

Laughter lines, running from the nose down to the corners of the mouth, are often treated with dermal fillers, as are what’s known as marionette lines, which run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin. Smokers lines around the lips, and the lips themselves can be plumped and smoothed with dermal fillers. Sometimes fillers can be used on sunken cheeks, filling out the area for a more youthful appearance. As with Botox, there are many different ways dermal fillers can be used so the best way forward is a consultation for facial aesthetics in Camden.

Improve your self-confidence with facial aesthetics

If looking old is making you feel old, come down to our clinic in Camden and talk to us about how facial aesthetics can work for you. You might be surprised by what we can do, and it could raise your self-esteem and make you feel happier in your own skin.

Things you might not know about dental implants

More people each year are having dental implants in Camden, but how much do you know about this advanced treatment? Here are some facts you might not be aware of.

It doesn’t matter how many teeth need replacing

Whether you are missing a single tooth, a mouthful of teeth or something in between, dental implants in Camden can work for you. A full arch of teeth can be supported on just 4 implants.

Dental Implants in CamdenDental implants in Camden can keep your face looking younger

It’s not just missing teeth that can make you look older, it’s the effect they have on your jaw and face. Without teeth to support them, the jawbone can start to recede and the face can take on a somewhat sunken appearance. Implants stop the jawbone from deteriorating, and keep your face looking more youthful.

A dental implant could save your other teeth

If you have been unfortunate enough to lose a tooth, if it’s not obvious at the front of your mouth you might think there is no point in replacing it with an implant. However, our teeth retain their strength by sitting tightly against each other. When a tooth is missing, the teeth on either side can start to tilt and shift. If a lower tooth is missing, the corresponding upper tooth can start to slip down without its mate to bite against. Dental implants in Camden can stop these things from happening and help keep your natural teeth strong.

Implants look and feel like real teeth

Once an implant has been fitted, it becomes virtually unnoticeable, both to you and others. The replacement tooth or teeth will be carefully made so that the colour and appearance matches your natural teeth. Dental implants in Camden eradicate many of the problems associated with dentures and bridges, meaning you can talk and eat with confidence.

Dental implants in Camden can last a lifetime

If you look after your implants well, they should last a lifetime. They are intended to be long-lasting, something which is worth considering if you are worried about cost. Where dentures, bridges and crowns often need replacing after a while, dental implants should keep going strong for many years.

Things you might not know about braces

Most people know a little about braces, but there are many facts that you might not know. This information will help anyone considering getting braces in Camden.

Braces aren’t just for straightening teeth

The obvious use for braces in Camden is straightening crooked, gappy or overcrowded teeth, but braces can also be used to improve a misaligned bite. If you think you may have a misaligned jaw or teeth, here at Ace Dental in Camden we can see if braces could be the answer for you.

Braces in CamdenBraces can be invisible

Braces no longer have to mean having a mouth full of metal. Clear braces still use wires and brackets, but the clear brackets and tooth-coloured wire means they are very discreet. Lingual braces are another option, being fitted to the backs of the teeth they are practically invisible to anyone looking at you.

Braces can be used more than once

Many people wear braces in their teens, but that doesn’t stop them from needing them again as adults. Over the years, teeth can shift again, so a lot of adults return for a second course of braces in Camden.

You will need to watch what you eat

If you have fixed braces, you will need to be a bit careful when eating. Hard or sticky foods can damage the braces if you aren’t careful, and other foods can get stuck in them. The dentist will give you lots of advice about foods to avoid or be wary of.

Good oral hygiene is a must

As the dentist will tell you, it is very important to be extra vigilant about cleaning your teeth once you’ve been fitted with braces in Camden. Food can get caught around the brackets, so you will need to make sure you clean them well.

There are more advantages than straight teeth

A straight and even smile may be the main advantage to getting braces in Camden, but there are lots of other advantages too. Misaligned and crowded teeth can lead to lots of other problems, including gum disease, bad breath and tooth erosion. Bacteria is more likely to build up in hard-to-clean crevices, and mouth bacteria can lead to more serious conditions.

Easy to use teeth straightening

Having braces treatment is becoming more and more important for many young adults, and perhaps you are one of them. You have wonky teeth but they weren’t so out of place that NHS treatment was available to you. Now, you are in a world where almost everyone you meet has a perfect smile and you are becoming ever more self-conscious about your twists and leans.

What’s putting you off getting your teeth straightened? Is it the idea of having braces cemented onto your teeth for months on end, making you look strange and making mealtimes and cleaning a hassle? If so, then come into us at Ace Dental and ask about removable appliances in Camden.

Removable Appliances in CamdenThere are ways to straighten teeth that allow you to still be able to eat whatever you like and keep your toothbrushing routine. Let’s take a look at them here:

The Inman Aligner

This is a device that is designed for straightening your front teeth only. It has two spring-loaded aligner bows that go in front of and behind your teeth and use opposing forces to bring your teeth into alignment. Treatment takes only 6-18 weeks and you take your aligner out for eating and cleaning. The Inman Aligner can also be used as a retainer, which makes for a very cost-effective treatment.

Invisalign

Also known as aligners, these aren’t braces or spring-loaded bows, but a series of see-through plastic moulds that are very thin and fit perfectly over the teeth. Each one in the series has a slightly different set of pressure points inside it that use gentle pressure to move the teeth a tiny distance. You wear one after the other, each for about 7-10 days, until he pressure wears off, and then move onto the next one. You take the aligners out for eating and cleaning.

Quick Straight Teeth

QST has two kinds of removable appliances, one that is similar to the way Invisalign operates and the other to the way the Inman Aligner works.

Discipline

All these removable appliances work very well as long as you maintain the discipline to wear them for the specified time each day.