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Get your chew back with dental implants in Camden

If you are an older adult, you may now be finding that your teeth are coming to the end of their useful life. As they fail, one by one, it will be getting harder and harder to chew your food. You may have already had to give up eating certain foods, such as meats or raw vegetables and fruits, which require a lot of chewing.

If you are reduced to a soft food diet and you want your chewing power back, then it’s time to investigate getting dental implants in Camden from us at Ace Dental.

Dental Implants in CamdenWhy choose dental implants in Camden?

What makes dental implants different from either dentures or fixed bridgework? They are the only replacement method that gives you back your full chewing power without compromising the integrity of your remaining teeth.

Dental implants are made up of 3 components. The actual implant bit is a post or screw that we insert into specially made channels that we carefully create in your jawbone. These posts are made of titanium, a metal well-known for its biocompatibility. This means that the body accepts the metal as its own rather than rejecting it as a foreign body. Your jawbone will grow new tissue all over the implant. This can take up to 6 months to achieve, but at the end, it will be held in place as securely as your natural teeth, giving you back your full chewing power.

The dental implant is hollow inside, with an internal thread. We screw a connecting piece, called an abutment into it. Which abutment we choose depends on what’s going on top of your implant. A dental implant can hold up to 3 crowns on a bridge. It can also be used to attach dentures to.

The crowns are made of dental porcelain. Our technicians will craft new crowns that blend in with the size, shape and colour of your remaining teeth. By the time you are good to go, no one will ever guess that your teeth are not your own. And you may well forget they aren’t too.

Sounds great. And it is. Do give us a call and come in for an exploratory chat.

So much choice with braces in Camden

You want a great looking smile that you can feel good about using. You need to get your teeth straightened in order to feel good about your smile. You haven’t done so yet because you think wearing braces means committing to months of metal on your teeth. Well, think again because if there’s one area of dentistry that’s exploded with great choice in recent years, it’s braces in Camden.

Braces in CamdenHere at Ace Dental, when you come to us to get your teeth straightened, we can offer you a range of 6 different brands of braces in Camden. Each one different from the rest of our range, so there is bound to be one that fits in with the way you like to operate, your budget and your individual alignment requirements.

Look! No braces!

The main thing that most adults want from their braces is that they be as discreet as possible, preferably invisible. Our range of braces runs from tooth-coloured bracket and wire braces that blend in with the teeth and can’t be seen across the room, to invisible aligners, to braces that are entirely hidden.

Braces such as 6 Month Smiles feature smaller brackets made of clear ceramic. They are held together by only one wire and this has been coated in a tooth-coloured material. These are great braces for realigning the front 6-8 teeth.

Clear aligners from Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth look like very thin, see-through mouth guards. Once in place, they are very hard to spot. They are removable for easy eating and cleaning. You get a series of aligners to wear, each one moves the teeth a tiny step.

Incognito are bracket and wire braces made of gold alloy. They are fixed to the tongue-side of the teeth, where they are hidden from view. This is a great option if you have complex alignment issues to sort out.

Don’t forget your retainer

Everyone who has braces needs to wear a retainer for some time after their treatment finishes. You can have one bonded to the back of your teeth or wear a mouth guard-style retainer at night.

Give us a call and come in for a consultation.

Achievable teeth whitening solutions

Ever feel like your teeth are looking a little dull, or beginning to show signs of yellowing? With all the stain-producing food and drink we consume, as well as other habits, such as smoking, it’s normal that your teeth’s natural shade will start to fade. Fortunately, there are different ways of lightening your teeth by getting teeth whitening in Camden.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenWhat we offer

Ace Dental practice in Camden can provide modern teeth whitening options to suit the way you want to lighten your teeth.

Our options for teeth whitening in Camden are based on two treatments. The first is done at our dental clinic, and works by using a strong concentration of hydrogen peroxide gel, which is applied to your teeth. The whitening process is helped along by the use of a luminous light that shines onto the teeth, all while you sit comfortably and let it take effect. This process takes around an hour and a half in total.

The second option for teeth whitening in Camden is by using a whitening kit at home. You’re given a tray for your teeth which you fill with a lower strength gel, which you can either wear overnight or for short periods through the day. This process takes around 2 weeks to see results.

Does teeth whitening work?

The process can vary, depending on the condition of your teeth beforehand and the type of method you decide to use. However, results have been shown to make teeth at least a few shades whiter.

Is it costly?

Teeth whitening in Camden does vary in price depending on the treatment you choose. Prices are competitive and a payment plan can be discussed.

How long do the results last?

Whitening results don’t last forever. However, if you continue to stick to a good brushing and cleaning routine and avoiding food and drink that stains teeth, your results will last longer. Culprit food and drink to avoid includes chocolate, coffee and fruit juices.

Want to take the next step?

If you feel like you’re ready to get teeth whitening in Camden, our highly-trained dental team can tell you anything else you’d like to know. Simply call us to book a consultation.

Want to improve your skin’s appearance?

If you’re noticing that your skin isn’t looking quite how it used to, you may be considering a facial treatment to revive your skin and give your confidence a boost. You may not be sure what a treatment involves, which one is best for you, or where to find out about facial aesthetics in Camden.

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What are facial aesthetics?

Facial aesthetics are designed to improve age lines and bring out the natural contours of your face. Treatments, such as Botox, can be carried out with a gentle approach, achieving rejuvenation and brightening of your skin. Treatments can be worked into your lifestyle as a one-off procedure or as regular appointments, as and when you need them.

Why choose us?

Ace Dental offers a range of treatments based on facial aesthetics in Camden to help make your skin look younger and firmer. Our highly-trained staffs are experienced in providing facial aesthetics in Camden, providing treatment and care of the highest standards.We carry out our treatments in a relaxed space, giving detailed attention and using the most delicate touch.

Botox treatments

One of the treatments we provide for facial aesthetics in Camden is Botox. Botox is carefully injected into the skin and works by relaxing your facial muscles. The overall effect is that of firmer, smoother and younger looking skin. As Botox isn’t a permanent solution, it’s ideal to top-up this treatment every 3 months for maintenance.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance in the skin that we lose more of as we age. Fillers work by adding the hyaluronic acid back into the face so that your skin appears smoother and more even in appearance. Treatments don’t take long to complete and can have an immediate effect. It’s also a little longer-lasting than Botox treatments — as long as 6-12 months.

What does it involve?

You can book a consultation with our dental team, who’ll go through any questions you may have, and will help decide which treatment is best for you. You’ll first be given a local anaesthetic before having the injections, which don’t take long to complete. You’re then free to enjoy the results.

Dental solutions

A broken or missing tooth can be a real pain, and many people will consider a traditional crown or bridge as a solution. Alternatively, having dental implants in Camden is a modern, highly effective treatment where an artificial tooth is attached to your jawbone. Implants provide an effective way of replacing damaged or missing teeth, helping you to once again feel confident in your smile.

Dental Implants in CamdenAre your dentures working for you?

If you’ve had dentures for a while, you may be unhappy with the potential for them to slide in your mouth, or feeling like you should be careful when you’re eating. This may be another reason to consider dental implants in Camden.

How do dental implants work?

The implant is a titanium bar that’s inserted securely into the jawbone. 3-6 months later, a join is added called an abutment. The artificial tooth can then be attached. Alternatively, there’s also the option to have same-day teeth, which means getting your implants and artificial teeth fitted all in the same day. Getting replacement teeth has never been so simple.

Getting implants with us

Ace Dental is a modern clinic in Camden with a team ready to tend to all of your dental implant needs. When you’re ready to get dental implants in Camden, you can come in to see the team who will tell you all you need to know. Getting dental implants is a big decision and we want you to have all the information you need before starting.

What do they feel like?

Once your mouth has healed, you won’t feel the implants in your mouth. You can speak, eat and move your mouth as you normally would. Dental implants are long-lasting and, if looked after carefully, can last for life. You can look after your teeth as you normally would by brushing twice a day, using dental floss to reach in-between, and having regular deep cleans to remove plaque that brushing alone doesn’t always remove. Keep sugar and snacks to a minimum and avoid over-consumption of food and drinks that can stain the teeth, such as coffee, wine and fruit juices.

Want to straighten your teeth?

As an adult, there are ways you think your smile could be better. Having straighter teeth may be a part of this, or it may be that you have gaps between your teeth you’d like to close. The good news is, there are many options to have braces in Camden that can suit your own dental needs as well as your lifestyle.

Braces in CamdenAbout our clinic

Ace Dental in Camden is a modern and welcoming practice offering competent brace solutions to help with teeth straightening or overbite.

We provide a range of easy-to-use, clear and aesthetically-pleasing braces. Each of our options are discreet, easy to clean and comfortable to wear. In fact, there are probably more types of braces available than you think.

Our range of braces in Camden include:

  • removable aligners which are very discreet, can be taken out when you need to eat or clean your teeth, and are easy to put back in
  • lingual braces which are fixed to the inside of your teeth, which means they’re more discreet than traditional braces
  • Invisalign is a popular aligner because it’s almost completely invisible, very comfortable to wear and is suitable for low alignment issues, achieving results within 9-18 months
  • an Inman aligner works by applying some pressure to the front and back of the teeth, which is effective when you only have a few teeth that need adjusting
  • Six Month Smiles are braces made of a nickel-titanium wire, which is tooth-coloured to be discreet and can achieve a difference within 6 months.

Taking care of your braces

You can take some braces out each day before eating and to clean them with a toothbrush.

Cost

You can get braces in Camden at a competitive price and can pay in monthly instalments.

Do braces hurt?

Our modern braces in Camden are lightweight and are much more comfortable to wear than they used to be. It may take your teeth and your mouth a while to get used to them, but once you do, you can go about your daily life as you usually would. If you want braces but have concerns about how it will feel, our dental team can talk through these with you.

It’s a commitment, but it’s worth it

If you have been living with wonky teeth for your entire life, it can be both daunting and a big relief when you finally decide to get something done about them.

A relief, because it means that at last, you will be able to stop worrying about what other people see, and what they feel about what they see, when you smile at them.

Braces in CamdenDaunting, because you are the start of a process that could go on for a year or more.

But, then again, it’s a process about which, as yet, you know very little, so no wonder you feel a bit scared. You are probably wondering what it will feel like to have braces on your teeth. Will your teeth ache? Will you get sore patches inside your cheeks? Will everyone think you look a complete idiot and take the mickey? Will you have to spend ages in the toilets at work trying to get trapped food out from behind the brackets and wires?

These are all valid questions and ones we can answer when you come to Ace Dental in Camden for your first consultation. You can tell us all about your fears and worries about going through the braces process, and we will also take a good look at your wonky teeth and be able to come up with some options regarding straightening devices.

If you were brought up in the UK, it’s likely that your teeth won’t be more than moderately out of alignment. This is because your childhood dentist would have picked up on any severe misalignment issues, particularly with regard to the way your jaws come together, and put you forward for treatment on the NHS.

This means that you will be able to take advantages of some great devices that were designed specifically with image-conscious adults in mind. They are far more discreet than the traditional metal bracket and wires braces you are probably imagining you are going to have to have.

When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to talk you through them and help you decide which one to go for.

Improve your smile with dental implants in Camden without breaking the bank

If you have been considering dental implants for a long time, but you are still not ready to take the plunge because of the cost, it’s time to do some proper research. It’s true that dental implants usually have a higher upfront price than some alternatives, but they also last much longer.

At Ace Dental, we firmly believe that dental implants should be an affordable option for everyone. And truth is that not all dentists charge the same. More importantly, different implant procedures have a different cost. Be sure to do your research and find the best dentist for dental implants in Camden. From our part we can assure you that we will never compromise quality.

Dental Implants in CamdenSome implant treatments are more affordable than others

If you think that all dental implants in Camden cost the same, you are wrong. Most dental implants are made of the same titanium alloy, but they don’t cost the same since they serve different functions. Traditional dental implants tend to be more expensive compared to other implants solutions, but this applies only if you need more than one. Implant solutions that incorporate bridges and dentures are less expensive, because they do not require as many dental implants.

Hidden costs of bridges and dentures

If paying a big sum of money upfront for dental implants is a major inconvenience, you should look into financial plans or talk to your dentist about dental discount plans. In any case, dental implants are a better alternative than conventional bridges and dentures if you wish to have healthy and functional teeth for years to come.

On the one hand, dentures require buying a special case to store them as well as special cleaners and adhesive so that they can stay in place when you eat or drink. You’d be surprised to find out how much these costs can add up over the years. More importantly, dentures are not supported by the jawbone, therefore any alterations to your jaw can render them useless.

Dental bridges, on the other hand, have a longer lifespan than dentures but they are damaging to your surrounding teeth.

Not convinced? Call us today to book a consultation appointment.

Why are adult braces in Camden such a trend?

From magazines to catwalks, braces are everywhere. But why are braces — the reason for so much adolescent gracelessness — suddenly trendy? Part of this trend can be explained by the emergence of adult braces, which are basically teeth-straightening devices that do the same job as conventional braces in a more discreet manner.

Braces in CamdenAt Ace Dental, we firmly believe that having braces in Camden for correcting dental problems is the first step to a great smile. More specifically, when it comes to adult braces you can easily make them part of your look without hesitating to smile. This will give you a novel sense of confidence and help restore your oral health.

Orthodontic care is not just for children

It is a very common misconception that braces are just for children and adolescents. However, recent statistics have shown that an increasing number of adults are seeking treatment with braces. After all, braces in Camden are not only about correcting a crooked smile. They can also prevent serious oral health problems later in life and ameliorate your oral hygiene routine because – let’s face it – brushing straighter teeth is always better than cleaning crooked and misaligned teeth.

What are my options?

When prospective orthodontic patients think of adult braces in Camden, they think of Invisalign, but that’s not the only option we offer at Ace Dental. Admittedly, it all started with Invisalign but soon new options became available. At our practice, you can select from a wide variety of fixed or removed teeth-straightening appliances, including Quick Straight Teeth, Invisalign, The Inman Aligner, QST fixed braces, Six Month Smiles and Secret Smile. With so much choice, it is almost impossible not to find something that suits your dental problems and lifestyle needs.

Explore your options

If you have been contemplating braces in Camden for a long time, but you are not sure what type of adult braces would suit your needs, we can help. Please book a consultation appointment and our dentists will examine your teeth carefully. Adult braces are very popular and convenient but unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for them. To find out if you can have them, give us a call today.

Get the teeth most like your own

It took a while for dentists to figure how to make replacement teeth that mimic real teeth; for centuries there was no way to fix them into the jawbone. But about 30 years ago, that all changed when dental implants became available.

Having great replacement teeth is not just about having ones that look like real teeth, they have to work as well as real teeth do too. And that’s the thing. The reason your natural teeth can chew down hard on foods is that they are anchored firmly into your jawbone. They are not part of your jawbone, but they are held in place in their sockets by masses of fibrous ligaments.

Dental Implants in CamdenThe crowns on modern dentures and fixed bridgework are very lifelike. They are often handmade to match the size, shape and colour of the rest of your teeth. The acrylics or dental porcelains used have the same light-reflecting qualities as natural teeth. So the main advantages of dental implants are not so much that they look better than these other kinds of prosthetics; it’s that they do a better job.

Firm anchoring

Dental implants are put into artificial sockets that we make in your jawbone. We can’t recreate the fibres that hold natural teeth in place, but, because the implants are made of titanium, they get held in place by the jawbone itself. The body sees this metal as another body part, and not an intruder, and grows new bone tissue all over it. The jawbone and the implant fuse together.

Once this process, called osseointegration, is complete, the implants can withstand the same powerful chewing forces as natural teeth.

You get to eat whatever you want, and never have to worry that your false teeth will wobble around.

Healthy jawbone

Bones need impacts to retain their size and density and this is supplied through the implants, which transmit impact vibrations from the teeth meeting together.

Low maintenance

Dental implants last for at least 15 years, and all you have to do to take care of them is avoid gum disease by following your usual diligent cleaning routine, plus visit the hygienist regularly.

To find out more, come in for a consultation at Ace Dental in Camden.