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Treat Mom to Dental Implants this Mother’s Day

May 1, 2016

Filed under: Dental Implants — Tags: — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 4:04 am

implant dentist in Fayetteville NCThis Mother’s Day, treat your mom to something extra special—a new smile with dental implants. An incomplete smile causes her to lose a lot of the confidence she once had. As a result, she doesn’t smile as often and hides her smile while talking. Not to mention, life becomes more challenging as she struggles with poorly functioning teeth. This Mother’s Day, let your mother regain her confidence and beautify to smile brightly with a new, complete smile. You can’t put a price tag on the happiness that comes with confidence and beauty. So, give your mother the gift she truly deserves with a restored smile from your implant dentist in Fayetteville NC.
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Fayetteville, NC dentist offers nitrous oxide or moderate sedation

April 4, 2016

Relax during dental work with nitrous oxide or moderate sedation. Fayetteville, NC dentist, Dr. Angela C. Ruff, helps you choose the best medication.Does going to the dentist make you nervous? You and many other people across the United States have some degree of dental phobia. In fact, some people damage their oral and systemic health because they stop going to the dentist altogether. Dr. Angela C. Ruff, Fayetteville, NC nitrous oxide dentist, understands and offers ways to help individuals get the care they need. (more…)

To cure TMJ, Fayetteville, NC turns to Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry

March 2, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Dr. Angela Ruff @ 6:49 pm

TMJ FayettevilleImagine you’re sitting in a meeting. A colleague asks you a question and when you open your mouth to speak you feel a shooting pain in your jaw. Or perhaps you’re about to take a bite of your favorite sandwich and once again your jaw radiates pain. For some people these are not simply imaginary situations, but reality. TMJ is a disorder of the joints that hinge your lower jaw to your temporal bone. Properly called your temporomandibular joints, they are located on either side of your face just in front of your ears. These joints are meant to operate smoothly. However, when they don’t, the consequences can be painful. To treat TMJ, Fayetteville family dentist Dr. Ruff can prescribe a custom fitted nightguard to relieve all the symptoms of TMJ.
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Show off a Brighter Smile in 2015 with new Porcelain Veneers in Fayetteville, NC

January 17, 2015

483749731Do you love your smile? If you don’t, it’s time to do something about it. You can quickly make over your smile with a new set of porcelain veneers from Ascot Aesthetics. Porcelain veneers can easily correct any smile concern including: chips, cracks, stains, discoloration, and minor malocclusion. Take action in 2015, and make your porcelain veneers consultation appointment with Dr. Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics Implants & Dentistry today. Dr. Ruff is a highly qualified cosmetic dentist. Ascot Aesthetics renews smiles daily throughout Fayetteville, NC, Spring Lake, Cumberland County, and the surrounding communities.

What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain used to cover the front surface of a tooth. They are designed to permanently correct stained, chipped, broken, undersized, and slightly misaligned teeth.

How Long Does It Take to Get Porcelain Veneers?

  • Your new porcelain veneers will require a minimal amount of tooth enamel to be removed from the surface of your tooth.
  • Next, Dr. Ruff will take detailed impressions of your teeth which will be sent to the dental laboratory for fabricating your new porcelain veneers. A temporary set of veneers will be worn during this time.
  • Then, Dr. Ruff will determine the proper shade of your new veneers.
  • When they’re ready, your new veneers will be placed on your teeth without any cement so that Dr. Ruff can inspect them for obvious flaws. Upon your final approval, Dr. Ruff will permanently cement the new porcelain veneer to your tooth’s surface with a dental resin. Your teeth will need to be cleaned with water and prepared with a solution that microscopically roughens the surface of the tooth to achieve the best adhesion.
  • The cement is placed on the back of the veneer which is then carefully placed onto your tooth, and then hardened with a curing light. Any excess cement is removed from the teeth. Dr. Ruff will complete a final check to make sure that your teeth bite together properly.

Fayetteville Porcelain Veneers Appointments

Porcelain veneers are not only easy to get, they’re also stain resistant and durable. To explore the many possibilities they afford, make an appointment with Dr. Angela Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics Implants & Dentistry today for your porcelain veneers consultation. Dr. Ruff is an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. Ascot Aesthetics delivers new smiles daily throughout Fayetteville, NC, Spring Lake, Cumberland County, and nearby areas.

Restore Your Smile with Mini Dental Implants

December 17, 2014

453020193You may have already heard of the many cosmetic and health benefits of tooth restoration using dental implants. However, not everyone is able to undergo dental implant surgery. Pre-existing medical conditions and lack of bone density can actually exclude many potential dental implant candidates. If you fall into this category, you may still be able to get less invasive, but still effective, “mini dental implants.”

Mini Dental Implants can be placed inside existing gum tissue and provide the same support and durability as full sized dental implants. They can also be used to realign and improve dentures, and can be placed in under two hours. For your mini dental implants consultation, just make an appointment with Dr. Angela Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics Implants & Dentistry today. Dr. Ruff is a highly qualified restorative and cosmetic dentist proudly serving patients throughout Fayetteville, NC, Spring Lake, and all of Cumberland County.

What Are the Benefits of Mini Dental Implants?

  • No need for complex gum flap surgery or costly bone grafts
  • Less invasive
  • Shorter healing time
  • Less Discomfort
  • Convenient and comfortable
  • Prevents facial collapse
  • Fewer Complications
  • More affordable than traditional dental implants

Mini Dental Implants Consultations in Fayetteville, NC

Mini dental implants have all the advantages of full size dental implants, but can be placed without additional complex surgeries, and healing time is reduced from months to days.Since the mini dental implant is fixed in your jawbone like a tooth root, it also prevents the facial collapse that can occur with tooth and bone loss.Typically the procedure can be completed in one short visit and most patients can eat normally the same afternoon. Unlike dentures, mini dental implants do not slip or feel awkward, and unlike dental bridges, they will not affect your surrounding healthy teeth. Make an appointment with Dr. Angela Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics Implants & Dentistry today for your mini dental implants consultation. Dr. Ruff proudly restores smiles throughout Fayetteville, NC, Spring Lake, Cumberland County, and nearby areas.

Have You Heard About New LifeLike Dentures?

November 17, 2014

LifeLike Dentures If you are one of a kind, shouldn’t your dentures be as well? Dr. Ruff thinks so. You don’t have to put up with aged dentures that don’t fit your mouth or your personality. You can dramatically enhance your smile and your life with the newly designed, LifeLike dentures system. These cosmetic dentures are hand crafted to actually look like real teeth and gums. They are designed with multi layered life-like processing to simulate real gum tissue. If you are dissatisfied with your current dentures, make an appointment with Dr. Angela Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics Implants & Dentistry today to see how LifeLike Dentures can change your life. Dr. Ruff proudly serves patients throughout Fayetteville, NC, Spring Lake, and all of Cumberland County.

What are the Benefits of LifeLike Dentures?

  • Natural Look- LifeLike dentures are designed to be as unique as you are. LifeLike dentures can make you look 10-15 years younger.
  • Comfortable- There’s no slipping or shifting with custom fitted LifeLike dentures. Patients report that LifeLike dentures fit so well, they sometimes forget they’re wearing dentures at all.
  • Functional- The LifeLike dentures patented design prioritizes ease in chewing and eating.

LifeLike Dentures Available Styles

  • Active
  • Aggressive
  • Athletic
  • Dominant
  • Executive
  • Perfect
  • Sexy
  • Soft
  • Sporty

LifeLike Dentures in Fayetteville NC

Cosmetic LifeLike dentures are far superior to any other dentures system on the market today. They’re the only dentures that take into account both the cosmetic and functional needs of denture wearers. Dr. Ruff will evaluate your unique facial contours, jaw position and esthetics to closely mirror your natural smile. You don’t have to live with old, loose, ill-fitting, worn or broken down dentures. LifeLike dentures will exceed your expectations. What are you waiting for? Make an appointment with Dr. Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics Implants & Dentistry for your dentures consultation today. Dr. Ruff restores smiles daily throughout Fayetteville, NC Spring Lake, and Cumberland County.

What You Should Know About Oral Cancer

October 17, 2014

78188806Oral cancer can develop in any part of the mouth, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth, sinuses, and throat. Risk factors for developing oral cancer include excessive use of tobacco products or alcohol and the contraction of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Treatment is available, but oral cancer can be deadly if not detected and treated early.  Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer with 42,000 new cases reported each year. The earlier oral cancer is detected and treated, the better the survival rate. During a routine checkup, about 10% of patients may have an abnormality discovered that should be tested for oral cancer. The dentist may take tissue for testing or send you to a specialist. Dr. Ruff performs oral cancer screenings as part the regular checkup for Fayetteville, NC patients. Oral cancer screenings are just one of the many reasons you should visit Dr. Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics regularly.

What Are the Symptoms of Oral Cancer?

During an oral cancer screening, the dentist examines the inside of your mouth as well as your head and neck for any unusual lumps, bumps, swelling, growths or discoloration. Common symptoms include white or red patches in your mouth or on your lips, repeated bleeding from the mouth or throat, and difficulty swallowing or persistent hoarseness. Growths or sores in the mouth that last longer than two weeks and won’t go away should be examined immediately. The leading cause of oral cancer is the HPV virus. HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers typically develop in the throat at the base of the tongue and near or on the tonsils, making them difficult to detect without regular examinations. Although HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancers are often diagnosed at a later stage, people with HPV-positive cancers have a lower risk of dying or having recurrence than those with HPV-negative cancers.

Oral Cancer Detection in Fayetteville, NC

If oral cancer is detected, treatment options include a combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy depending on the stage of development of the cancer. Patients treated in early stages may have little in the way of post-treatment disfigurement. However, for those whose cancer is caught at a later stage, the results of surgical removal of the disease may require reconstruction of portions of the oral cavity or facial features, adjunctive therapy required to assist in speech and chewing foods, problems associated with the lack of salivary function, as well as the fabrication of dental or facial prostheses. For all these reasons and more it’s vitally important to schedule regular dentist visits. Contact Dr. Ruff at Ascot Aesthetics today for your next appointment. Dr. Ruff proudly serves patients in Fayetteville, NC Spring Lake, and all of Cumberland County.

Take A Look At Our Smile Gallery!

September 17, 2014

94298352There is no doubt that we are very happy and proud of the amazing dental work our practice puts out every day. At Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry, we strive to make our customers as comfortable as possible while also taking care of their individual needs in a caring and understanding manner. Dr. Angela Ruff as well as our entire dental staff wants our prospective patients to see the amazing work we do, which is why we invite you to take a look at our amazing smile gallery.

In our smile gallery, you are able to see the stellar smile transformations we did on implants supported dentures, composite veneers, implant crown and bridge, porcelain veneers, bleaching, esthetic crown lengthening, and Maryland bridges. With the implants supported dentures, our patients’ smiles are completely transformed into beautiful, flawless rows of teeth. Composite veneers are used to treat minor smile flaws, such as slight misalignments, gaps, chips, and cracks. The implant crown and bridge, bleaching, and esthetic crown lengthening is where you may see some of the most dramatic smile transformations, taking smiles that are in serious dental need to smiles that everyone will envy!

Porcelain veneers, crowns, bleaching, and bridges are amazing examples of how a smile can go from miniscule to full. Replacing missing teeth, making your smile better, and whitening your smile are ways that Dr. Ruff and our staff are able to give you back the confidence you may have lost feeling unhappy with your smile! We hope by taking a look at our smile gallery that you will see the amazing potential your smile has, and we look forward to you making an appointment at our Fayetteville, NC dental office.

Call Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry to schedule a visit with Dr. Angela Ruff. We are happy to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dental needs! Our Fayetteville office also serves patients from Spring Lake and all of Cumberland County.

Tackle your Halitosis Today with Dr. Ruff

August 15, 2014

shutterstock_137989865One of the most embarrassing things a person can have is bad breath. There are many people that consider a smile a first impression, and when you are met with bad breath, it can make a lasting impression, but not a positive one. Bad breath, also known as halitosis, has the potential to negatively affect the way you feel about yourself as well as your interaction with the people around you. Thankfully, Dr. Angela Ruff is able to help you with your halitosis at her Fayetteville, NC dental office.

One of the main causes of halitosis is not practicing proper oral hygiene. Though brushing and flossing every day may seem simple enough, it can really have an impact on your entire mouth as well as your body, not just your teeth. When the bacteria in your mouth are left to sit and fester, it has the potential to allow the bacteria to grow and affect the scent of your breath. Brushing and flossing every day is crucial in eliminating the harmful bacterium in your mouth that causes bad breath. If you are unsure as to whether or not you may be suffering from halitosis, a couple of symptoms including a constant bad taste in your mouth and continuous dry mouth.

A couple of ways that you can be sure to keep your halitosis in check aside from brushing and flossing every day is by having a dental checkup every six months with Dr. Ruff. During the appointment, she will be able to look at your mouth as a whole, and look for any signs of decay and deterioration. Also, investing in an antibacterial mouthwash is sure to help with your bad breath. The mouthwash will be able to kill more of the leftover bacteria in your mouth that brushing and flossing did not get rid of. If you feel as though you are suffering from halitosis and would like Dr. Ruff’s help, contact our office today, and we would love to help!

Call Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry to schedule a visit with Dr. Angela Ruff. We are happy to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dental needs! Our Fayetteville office also serves patients from Spring Lake and all of Cumberland County.

More Relaxed Dental Visits with Sedation Dentistry

July 18, 2014

shutterstock_110076917One of the most interesting things about people is the kinds of fears they have. Some people are afraid of heights while others are afraid of spiders. Though it may seem irrational to some, every person is unique in that way. One fear that many people share is a fear of the dentist. They may not like the sounds or equipment associated with a dental visit, and it can prevent them from having the dental work they need done. For those who have a fear of the dentist, Dr. Angela Ruff is able to put their fears to rest by offering sedation dentistry to her patients.

We have a few options for our patients when it comes to which sedation they would prefer. The first is nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. With this form of sedation, we simply put a mask over your nose, and you breathe in an oxygen and nitrous oxide mixture. This will be able to relax you, and you will not feel any pain. The effect of the sedation goes away once the mask is removed, so you are free to go about your day. The second option we have is oral sedation, which involves taking a series of pills prior to your appointment. You will remain awake while your dental work is being performed, and will experience deep relaxation. You will need to have a trusted love one bring you home after your appointment, as the effects of the sedation will still be active.

We also offer IV sedation for our patients that experience severe anxiety when at a dentist’s office. We will administer the right amount of sedation according to your anxiety level, all the while keeping your physical safety in mind. When you are under the effects of the sedation, we will closely monitor your blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate.

If you feel as though you can benefit from sedation dentistry, contact Dr. Ruff and schedule a consultation. We want to make sure you are as comfortable as possible when visiting our office, and we would love to help!

Call Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry to schedule a visit with Dr. Angela Ruff. We are happy to take care of all of your general, cosmetic, and restorative dental needs! Our Fayetteville office also serves patients from Spring Lake and all of Cumberland County.

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