Enlighten teeth whitening in Camden

In our modern world, where TV, magazines and social media are the epicentre of attention, we are constantly bombarded with people sporting the most impressive set of white teeth. It’s common knowledge that most celebrities have had work done on their teeth to make them whiter, yet this doesn’t stop us from feeling inadequate about the state of our own teeth.

Teeth Whitening in CamdenTeeth whitening is a popular, painless and effective cosmetic dentistry procedure carried at many dental practices in the UK. At Ace Dental we offer different types of teeth whitening in Camden and one of our popular choices is Enlighten. This technology has been around for at least 10 years with highly reliable results around the world.

How teeth become discoloured

As we grow older, our teeth tend to become yellow and discoloured, affecting our smiles and making us feel older than we actually are. This can have knock-on effects on your self-esteem.

Why does this happen? Because teeth are subject to wear and as the enamel wears away, the inner layer of the tooth is exposed, which is yellower in colour. Certain medications can also make teeth appear yellow and cause stains.

Then of course are lifestyle habits, smoking, eating highly pigmented foods and drinking tea, coffee and red wine, all of which result in the build-up of stains.

How can Enlighten teeth whitening help?

There are now many teeth whitening products available, but we always recommend whitening your teeth with the help of a dentist, as this is the only safe method and has been proven to produce the most reliable results.

At Ace Dental, we use Enlighten technology among other whitening treatments. This treatment involves wearing custom-made whitening trays containing a whitening gel to gradually improve the shade of your teeth. You wear the trays overnight or for a few hours during the day for 2 to 3 weeks, depending on the shade of whiteness you wish to achieve. At the end of the treatment, you can proudly display your new smile with the natural gleam of your teeth restored.

To learn more about teeth whitening in Camden, contact us today.

Refresh your skin with facial aesthetics in Camden

Your facial skin is delicate and is exposed to a barrage of insults every day that hasten the ageing process. At Ace Dental, we understand that pollution, sun exposure, smoking, and poor nutrition can cause discolouration, fine lines and wrinkles in the long run and we are here to help you do something about it.

Of course it isn’t just the environment that you skin has to contend with, it’s the natural ageing process too. As you get older your skin loses its elasticity and lustre, becoming dull and dry. There is a solution: facial aesthetics in Camden.

Facial Aesthetic in CamdenFacial aesthetics can rejuvenate your face and so increase your confidence. Our experienced cosmetic dentists will examine your facial anatomy, guide you through the different treatments and help you decide which one is best for your needs. Facial aesthetics in Camden can be done on its own or alongside cosmetic dental treatments to give your face and your smile a complete makeover.

Botox

Botox is a popular treatment for patients wishing to reduce the signs of ageing. Botox injections consist of a harmless toxin with the ability to temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkles. The injections are not painful so no anaesthetic is required and they take no more than 15 minutes to administer. The effects can last for 3-6 months.

The advantage of having Botox in our practice is that our dentists have a deep understanding of facial anatomy and can administer Botox injections in a delicate and precise manner for natural-looking results.

Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers offer a non-invasive way to restore facial contours. Dermal fillers, as their name suggests, fill out crevices and creases caused by fine lines and wrinkles on your face. They comprise high quality synthetic collagen or hyaluronic acid, both of which are found naturally in the skin.  They can be used to plump out hollows and lips and restore a fresher, younger look.

Learn more

If you want to learn about improving your appearance with facial aesthetics in Camden, give us a call today. We are here to address your skin and ageing concerns and make you look and feel younger.

When only the best will do

There are some things in life that aren’t worth skimping on, the most obvious of which is medical treatment, but the same is true of your dental care. You only get one set of adult teeth to last you a lifetime. If you’ve already lost some then you’re probably even more motivated to hang onto what you’ve got left. This is something you need to consider when choosing how to restore your teeth. Your best bet is dental implants in Camden.

Dental Implants in CamdenAt Ace Dental, we’d be happy to tell you all about the advantages of dental implants in Camden when you come in to see us for your implant consultation. But to whet your appetite, here are a couple of the best benefits.

Holding on to what’s left

Dental implants stand out from dentures or bridges as they are the only tooth restoration that replaces the roots as well as the crowns of missing teeth. This is vital to protecting the integrity of your jawbone. The roots of your teeth enable vibrations from your teeth clashing together all day to reach your jawbone. These vibrations tell your jawbone to stay strong and healthy. Missing roots cause your jawbone to dissolve itself. This puts neighbouring teeth at greater risk of tilting or falling out, triggering a vicious cycle of tooth loss. Dental implants in Camden therefore help you hold onto your remaining natural teeth.

Here to stay

Dentures need relining or replacing every 3-8 years. This is because without those all-important tooth roots, your jawbone shrinks and your gums recede. It’s your gums that dentures rely on for suction to stay in place, so, as these change shape, your dentures will need adapting.

Bridges meanwhile are attached to the 2 teeth either side of the gap, which have to be ground down to form buttresses. This arrangement is secure, but bridges do, however, break and will also need replacing over the years.

Dental implants in Camden are fixed into the jawbone, where new bone tissue grows around them to secure them in place. This means they can last for decades, even a lifetime, as long as you keep up with a good oral hygiene routine, regular dental check-ups and hygienist cleanings.

Get smiling again with braces in Camden

When was the last time you looked in the mirror, smiled and were completely happy with your teeth? Maybe you can’t even remember because for as long as you’ve known, you’ve had wonky teeth. As a kid, the only way you’d have gotten braces on the NHS was if you had some major dental misalignments; anything less and you had to grin and bear it, which brings us up to the present day. If you’re tired of putting up with crowded, crooked or spaced out teeth, then it’s time to get braces in Camden from Ace Dental.

Braces in CamdenWe provide a range of adult braces in Camden that will leave you smiling, not only after your treatment is complete but during your treatment too. That’s because they are more discreet and comfortable than ever before. Here are just 3 options that you might like to talk to one of braces dentists about:

Inman Aligner

This is one of the speediest braces treatments available. It focuses on the front 6-8 teeth, the ones that are most obvious when you smile. Using 2 spring-loaded bows, the teeth are pushed into alignment. You can have straighter teeth in 6-18 weeks.

Invisalign

These clear, plastic aligners are made using 3D printing technology to fit snugly over your teeth. Ideal for mild to moderate misalignments of your front or back teeth, Invisalign is almost impossible to spot once on. You wear a series of aligners, each for around 7-10 days, over the course of your treatment, which takes on average 12 months. The aligners are removable so you take them out to eat, drink, brush or floss, ensuring minimal impact on your lifestyle.

Six Month Smiles

If switching out aligners sounds like too much of a faff for you, then you might want these fixed braces instead. Tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets ensure Six Month Smiles braces blend into the background of your teeth, while gentler forces make for a more comfortable treatment journey. The latter is possible because this treatment focuses on your front teeth, which only have a single root each that requires shifting along.

Book your consultation with us to discuss all your options for braces in Camden.

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.