September 3, 2017
You may have heard a dentist or physician mention the “mouth body connection” or “oral systemic link.” There are lots of terms floating around to describe a variety of recent discoveries in medical and dental research. The bottom line, researchers are finding that patients with poor oral health are much more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease. Researchers at Taiwan’s Chung Shan Medical Research University have further linked advanced gum disease, periodontitis, to an increase in Alzheimer’s disease cases.
January 17, 2015
Do 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.
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.
December 17, 2014
You 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 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.
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
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.
October 17, 2014
Oral 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.
September 17, 2014
There 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.
December 12, 2013
Have you experienced the loss of one or more teeth? Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry can help you restore what’s been lost with dental implants. This popular and effective restorative dentistry service creates natural results through the combination of one or more metal implants posts, plus a new crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.
The post portion of dental implants have the job of anchoring your new restoration to your jaw, in much the same way as a natural tooth root would. Your tooth roots are important because they anchor your teeth to your jaw, but also because they encourage your jawbone to grow new bone tissue throughout your life. With one or more tooth roots missing from your smile, your jawbone will begin to weaken, eventually putting nearby teeth at risk of being lost as well.
Dental implants can help you preserve remaining teeth and strengthen your jaw by mimicking the relationship between the jaw and a natural tooth root. Treatment with dental implants is completed in two stages. In the first stage, one or more implants are surgically implanted in the jaw. After a healing period, in which your implant(s) has had a chance to bond with the bone in your jaw, you’ll come back to Ascot Aesthetic Implants & Dentistry to have your new restoration attached.
Dental implants aren’t right for every patient, though. A consultation with our Fayetteville dental team will help us decide what course of action is the best for your particular needs. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Angela Ruff, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Dr. Ruff is happy to offer restorative care to patients from Fayetteville, Spring Lake, and all of Cumberland County.