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Camden Place Dental Practice

What a dentist’s website says about them

We spent a long time working with Blush Digital who built our new website earlier this year and a lot of thought went into each page.

We sat down with the designers and thought about what sort of wording should be on the page, but more importantly, where it would go on the page, and where the images would go. The reason we spent a long time looking into this is because we want our patients to find the information that they’re looking for as easily as possible.

We believe that the scrupulous effort we put into the website, shows to our potential patients that we are the same with the work we carry out on your smile. We want all of the people who visit us for help to leave happily, willing to refer our practice to their family or friends who will come for that same experience.

Does our website cover everything?

We’re not naive, we know there will be some questions left unanswered, but that’s what the phone is for! Give us a call on 01772 556 050 and our friendly staff will answer all of your queries.

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Pax i3D Machine at Camden Place, Preston

CBCT and Panoramic scanner for accurate placement of dental Implants

Here at Camden Place Dental Practice we have invested in our very own cone beam CT (CBCT) and panoramic scanner, the Vatech PAX-i3D. With this new technology we are able to provide patients and referring dentist with the highest level of clinical care, accurate planning and placement of dental Implants.

What is a cone beam CT scanner?

CBCT ScanDental cone beam computed tomography (CT)  is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental x-rays are not sufficient. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to create three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, nerve paths, soft tissues and bone in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning.

What is a cone beam CT scanner used for?

A cone beam CT scanner can be used for a variety of different reasons, we at Camden Place Dental Practice primarily use the cone beam CT scanner for:

  • Evaluation of the jaw bone, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity for accurate planning and placement of dental Implants
  • Minimally invasive Guided Implant Surgery such as ‘All on 4’
  • Surgical planning for impacted teeth
  • Complex endodontic surgery

The CBCT scanner can also be used for:

  • TMJ ( temporomandibular joint disorder) diagnosis
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Perio disease
  • Diagnosis of infection
What is a Panoramic X-ray?

CBCT Scanpanoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental X-ray that captures the entire mouth in one single image, including the upper and lower teeth, jaws and the maxillary sinuses. 

What a Panoramic X-Ray is used for?

A Panoramic X-Ray, like a CBCT scan can be used for:

  • Planning of simple Implant cases
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • cavities


Camden Place Dental Practice is one of the few dental practices in Preston that offer this amazing technology.

Call now for a free Implant consultation with our experienced Implantologist Dr Hamza Sheikh on 01772 556 050.



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Dental implants vs Dental bridge


Dental Implant Placement

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium screw used to support one or more false teeth. Dental implants replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, the dental implant(s) preserves the jawbone. A crown or bridge will be used to restore the implants.

Are dental implants safe, and how long do they last?

Implants are a well-established treatment and are safe, implants, much like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them with regular maintenance visits.

Can implants replace missing teeth?

Yes, implants can replace one missing tooth to several missing teeth  without affecting the adjacent teeth. Implants can also be used to replace all teeth (same day teeth) that have been lost or extracted years before.

Bridge              Dental bridge

What is a dental bridge?

Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth by a dentist. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the natural tooth is missing.

Are dental bridges safe, and how long do they last?

Dental bridges are safe, but the adjacent teeth need preparing to be able to place the crown with the attached tooth to fill the gap. Preparation involves re-contouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. By re-contouring the adjacent teeth, may result in the tooth to become sensitive or for the tooth needing a root filling. Bridges can last up to 10 years on average.

Whenever a tooth is lost or extracted a considerable amount of the bone that once surrounded the remaining root may disappear. This loss can be particularly rapid during the first few months and is described as ‘bone resorption’. It will always occur to some extent, unless specific care is taken to reduce its effects.


Contact Camden place dental practice in Preston for a free implant consultation with our highly qualified implant surgeon, Dr Hamza Sheikh.

01772 556 050.

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Dental Implants Preston

Dental Implants – Budapest or Preston for your treatment?

Dental implants mimic a root that supports a tooth or multiple teeth. The implant can be placed to replace any missing tooth or teeth within the mouth. This final result is a long-lasting, fixed and permanent replacement of tooth/teeth.

Many people go abroad for treatments such as Dental Implants. Some clinics are great but it’s a shame we can’t say that for all of them.

One major problem of going abroad to receive this treatment is who will look after your implants once your return home. The dental implant system is normally not use in the UK so we cannot get replacement parts that you will need. If you come across a clinic that can give you immediate dental implants and results, you should be wary. This approach leads to increased failure rates. The best approach for dental implants is to do things slowly.

One of our patients had an implant consultation in London for a treatment, which was going to be done in Budapest. She admitted that dental implants would be a lot cheaper overseas, but was unsure of proceeding, which brought her to Camden Place Dental Practice for a second opinion.

We proposed bone grafting with sinus lifting and 6 implants evenly spread across the jaw and fixed 12-teeth bridge, which meant no more dentures for our patient! Our patient is very grateful for having the treatment here at Camden Place Dental Practice. To her it was a job well done and had no regrets of her choice of place to have the dental implants treatment.

We also offer a FREE implant consultation with your implant surgeon!

If you have any questions regarding the dental implants process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and professional team at Camden Place Dental Practice in Preston by calling 01772 556 050.


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Smile Design

Smile Design

At Cosmetic Dentists PrestonCamden Place dental practice in Preston, we offer the very latest treatments and materials available. Due to the extensive nature of our cosmetic consultation and the subsequent diagnostic stages, this means that every patient will achieve the smile they desire.

How It’s Done:

  • A thorough consultation in undertaken, in order to understand full the present cosmetic concerns and then address these with the new smile design.
  • A diagnostic wax up is manufactured from cast of the patient’s teeth to show the shapes and sizes of the final result will be to ensure the patient is happy before even starting.
  • Once happy with this, the teeth can be prepared and in most cases will be restored with temporary crown or veneers that closely match the diagnostic wax up and therefore allow both the patient and the dentist to access the restoration for suitability. Any necessary changes can be made in the final restorations.
  • The final restorations will then be fitted approximately two weeks after the preparation.

The Benefits of a Smile Design:

  • The patient has more input towards the treatment goal.
  • The patient and dentist can agree on a desired smile design before any preparation work is undertaken.
  • The patient is guaranteed to be happy with the result.

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Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics/Root canal treatment)

Camden Place Dental Practice Implant TrainingRoot Canal Therapy (Endodontics/Root canal treatment)

Camden Place is at the forefront of root canal therapy and we pride ourselves on our expertise and professionalism and service Preston, Manchester, Liverpool and other surrounding Lancashire Areas.

Where a tooth has died off, and begins to form an abscess, root canal treatment can be used to avoid losing the tooth.

Here at Camden Place, we have top of the range equipment available to treat all teeth.

Benefits of root canal therapy:

  • The tooth is not lost, and therefore all the problems associated with gaps are avoided.
  • Pain free.
  • Toothache usually resolves within one day of treatment.
  • Removes infection and then improves overall health of patient.

Advantages of root canal therapy:

  • There is no better replacement than saving your own natural teeth.
  • Avoid the need to consider further treatments to replace the tooth.

How it’s done:

  • The tooth is numbed, and the infected is washed away with disinfection.
  • A rubber sheet is used to isolate the infected tooth from the rest of the mouth.
  • The tooth is measured, cleaned out further, and then filled right to the end of the root.
  • A filling is then placed over the top, and in most cases a crown is fitted.

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Teeth Whitening Preston

Teeth Whitening Season is Coming!

Teeth Whitening PrestonTeeth whitening treatments are a fantastic way to improve the whiteness of your teeth and the overall look of your smile, so make sure to speak to your dentist about what teeth whitening options are available for you. Cheap over-the-counter teeth whitening kits can be potentially dangerous, causing severe and permanent damage by stripping tooth enamel and causing gums to recede.

It has been reported that 12,000 illegal teeth whitening kits, worth a staggering £500,000, have been seized by Trading Standards officers from a house in West London. The teeth whitening kits sold online contain 60 times the legal level of bleaching allowed, which is incredibly dangerous and highly illegal.

At Camden Place, Preston, we can improve the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface or damaging it. Having your teeth whitened will massively improve your confidence because you will have gained the smile you’ve always wanted, giving you that boost you need so you can smile confidently without worrying about the colour of your teeth. At Camden Place Dental Practice in Preston we provide ‘home whitening’ treatments which are effective because it puts you in charge of how your teeth look after the treatment. Teeth whitening at Camden Place Preston is a non-invasive procedure, which means nothing is cut open or invaded during the process, making it a fantastic option for those who are concerned about pain and other associated issues.

Teeth whitening treatment – How does it work?

The total length of the home bleaching treatment can vary depending on how discoloured your teeth are and the optimum shade you want to achieve . First you will need to visit us at our practice on Winckley Square in Preston to have your thin upper and lower teeth whitening trays made. This procedure usually takes between 2 to 4 weeks. With your customised trays you will be given a whitening gel kit, which you will have to apply regularly over the next following of weeks in order to achieve your whiter, brighter smile.

Come into our dental practice on Winckley Square in Preston and talk with our teeth whitening expert, or give the team a call on 01772 556 050.

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Smile In A Day

Dr Hamza Sheikh Smile in a DaySmile in a Day is a great option for those looking to improve their smile, but are limited on time.

Call Us For Your FREE No Obligation Consultation on 01772 556 050 or fill in our contact form

Same Day Implants and Teeth / All-on-4™

Same Day Implants and Teeth offers fixed, comfortable teeth on only 4 implants, without any major bone grafting, all in ONE DAY.

It allows patients to have the smile and function they have always dreamt of, without the need for long, drawn out appointments over several weeks or months.

We extract teeth (if needed), place 4 implants in either the upper or lower jaw and have a fixed bridge placed on these. This is done all on the same day. A permanent bridge is made 3-4 months later once all of the tissues and implants have completely healed.

Call now to book for your FREE OF CHARGE All-on-4™, same day implants and fixed teeth consultation including any necessary x-rays.

Dr Sheikh or Mr Hughes can also discuss alternative treatments to suit your needs.

Smile in a Day Q&A

What to expect?

A typical day begins with the surgery in the morning – which can be provided under sedation – during which decaying and infected teeth are extracted (if present) and implants are placed. This should take between 1 and 2 hours.

After this, our on-site technicians construct your permanent fixed bridge throughout the day. During this period, you will relax and put your feet up in our recovery room which has a massage chair, TV and refreshments.

During the day we will have a couple of ‘try-in’ of your fixed teeth to judge what aesthetically gives the best result, prior to finishing the bridge. Once we are all happy with the final result, the fixed teeth are fitted for you at the end of the day, approximately between 4 and 5pm, giving you both smile and functionality.

Where are the implants placed how can they be fixed to teeth on the same day?

The front segment of the jaws (pre-maxilla and pre-mandible) most often has sufficient quantity and quality of bone for the placement of 4 implants – 2 straight and 2 angled. This allows the implants to be extremely stable for your fixed teeth (bridge) to be immediately attached to. The implant system we use for this procedure is the world-renowned Nobel Biocare implants, whose implants and components are best designed for this technique.

Is there any need for bone grafting?

This concept is fast emerging as the modality of choice for patients with deficient bone for whatever reason, be it teeth lost many years ago, denture-wearing for a long time or periodontal (gum) disease, because it eliminates the need for major bone grafting. There is no need to harvest bone from the chin or back of the jaw or hip and not necessary to enter the sinus (air space we have in our cheeks) to place bone.

The All-on-4 technique relies entirely on your own bone, and hence avoids major surgery related to bone grafting, eliminating pain and reducing the invasiveness of these procedures.

What is the cost?

The cost for whole treatment from start to finish is £18,000, inclusive of any number of extractions (teeth removal),the Same Day Implants and fixed Teeth, and your final bridge 6 months later.

The initial consultation and x-ray imaging to discuss your needs and suitability is COMPLIMENTARY with either Dr Sheikh or Mr Hughes.


• ‘Just to say a great big thank you for my beautiful smile. It was really kind of you and I’m so happy when I catch a glimpse of myself.’ Jo.

• ‘My first visit to Camden Place Dental Practice was a referral from my previous dentist for implant surgery. The results were everything I had hoped for, and the standard of service excellent.’ M.L.

• ‘Thanks to you…. I am able to go to your dental practice without being afraid.’ S.P

• ‘Thanks you – I am very please with the excellent bridge-work on my lower arch – it looks great.’ Patricia

‘From the first consultation to the final fitting you have treated me with the utmost courtesy and always ensured that I was aware of what was happening at each stage of the treatment and was fully involved in any decisions made, ensuring total satisfaction.
As to the actual placing of the implants, I have to say that I felt absolutely no pain, merely a slight discomfort for an hour or so!
I was particularly impressed with your attention to detail; nothing was too much trouble to achieve exactly what I wanted.
All your staff are a credit to the practice, highly efficient and very friendly.
Please accept my grateful thanks, as you have done exactly as I wanted and given me back my smile.’

• ‘To Austin, Hamza, Rhoda and the team at Camden Place, I have to say I have been immensely impressed; the treatment, the service, the friendliness of everyone at your practice are second to none. I could not have wished for any better. Thank you all.’ M.H.

• ‘Many thanks to you and your staff for all the hard work and kind attention in the not easy job of implants. A difficult and stressful time made much easier by all the effort put in by yourselves.’ E.C.

• ‘Thank you for your courtesy and kindness extended to me during me dental treatment.’ B.T.

For more information regarding our Smile in a Day then please feel free to contact us here, or call 01772 556 050.

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Invisalign Preston, Invisalign Braces Preston

Invisalign Braces | Camden Place, Preston

Invisalign braces and dentistry is just one area where Camden Place Dental Practice, Preston, is at the forefront. We pride ourselves on our expertise and professionalism, giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. We can do this without the pain and irritation of a traditional brace. If you have crooked or spaced teeth, then Invisalign orthodontics may be used to achieve your perfect smile in a less invasive and less visible manner.

With Invisalign clear braces you can achieve the smile that you have always dreamed of. No more hiding your smile away, we can help you get your confidence back.

How Invisalign Braces work!

Invisalign braces straighten the teeth using a series of nearly invisible removable teeth aligners. These aligners are custom-made specifically for your mouth and teeth. As you progress through the program and your teeth start to move you will have to replace each aligner every two weeks. This gradual process helps move the teeth little by little and week by week. This results in your perfect smile without the look of having traditional braces.

The comfortable, and removable, Invisalign clear aligners help you to reach your goal without having to wear traditional metal braces. This makes Invisalign the perfect option if you’re uncomfortable with wearing braces due to their appearance or would struggle to use this method of teeth straightening. This treatment offers a more subtle and less obvious way of straightening the teeth.

It can correct not only the appearance of the teeth but can alter the jaw if you have an underbite or an overbite, or find that you’re bite is uneven.

Are you ready for your perfect smile?

Invisalign is suitable for all ages, so there is nothing stopping you from getting your perfect smile!

Getting your teeth straightened using Invisalign not only helps the appearance of your teeth, it also improves their overall health. Straighter teeth makes it easier to keep your teeth clean and this also means that your teeth are less likely to decay. A straighter smile will definitely give you lots more confidence, you definitely won’t want to hide your teeth away anymore that’s for sure! Invisalign is the most pain free and least invasive option to achieve an improvement in the appearance of your teeth. You will also receive a free teeth whitening program on completion of your treatment.

If you’re not a fan of braces we use an invisible brace system instead of wires so during the process you will still be able to show off your smile! There is minimal discomfort when the teeth move so you won’t have to worry about being in any pain. Once your treatment is completed you will be given a set of retainers and also a custom whitening kit.

If you think Invisalign braces are the right route for you to take then please contact us or call us today on 01772 556 050 to book an appointment consultation at our Preston clinic! You can find more information about the clear braces on the Invisalign page on our website, or take a look at Invisalign’s website here. We are more than happy to help with any questions you have may regarding the treatment, please get in touch with our Preston clinic here.

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Teeth Whitening Preston

Teeth Whitening | Camden Place Dental Practice, Preston

At Camden Place, Preston, we offer teeth whitening treatments which are the perfect way to easily achieve a wonderful bright white smile. Whether you are simply getting the teeth whitening treatment to remove stains on the teeth, which can be caused by smoking and staining food & drinks, or just looking to totally overhaul your smile, Camden Place Dental Practice, Preston, offers a teeth whitening system that delivers the results you’re looking for which can be achieved from the comfort of your own home.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is an effective, non-invasive way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth, without removing any of the tooth surface. Tooth whitening cannot make a complete colour change but it may lighten the existing shade of the teeth to a desired lighter shade. This can not only provide a brighter smile, but can alleviate the associated cosmetic issue of a lack of confidence due to the colour of your smile.

Looking to improve the natural colour of your teeth without damaging the surface of the tooth?

We’re constantly striving for a better smile and since dental health and cosmetic dentistry is now so important, not only for our appearance but also our confidence, we here at Camden Place Dental Practice, Preston, are happy to offer our clients a safe and effective form of teeth whitening to improve the look of your smile.

There are many ‘at home’ or over-the-counter alternatives to cosmetic dentistry teeth whitening, however, there are number of issues with choosing this option. Many of the product’s results are not visible enough, meaning legally they can claim to be ‘teeth whitening’ but this could only be a fraction of a shade lighter which cannot be seen with the human eye. Also, some of these remedies only remove surface stains on the teeth rather than changing the colour of the natural tooth itself. There are also treatments available which can be too potent for the teeth and could be potentially dangerous and cause adverse affects, such as teeth sensitivity and bleeding gums. Choosing the safest option for your teeth will lead to a healthier mouth for longer.

At Camden Place, Preston, we offer professional teeth whitening services which do not remove any of the tooth surface or cause any damage. Justine Eastwood, our resident dental hygienist is fully qualified and a member of the British Dental Hygienist Dental Association and can provide you will a thorough cleanse of the mouth, and provide advice for how to improve your smile yourself in addition to the teeth whitening treatment.

Teeth Whitening – Here are the benefits!

It will transform your smile and you’ll be wanting to show it off with a new found confidence. Because we use a deep bleaching technique, getting your teeth whitened can be a permanent treatment, as long as you continue to look after your teeth properly with the correct after-care. The total length of our professional at home bleaching treatment can vary depending on how discoloured your teeth are to begin with and the shade you are aiming to achieve with the teeth whitening treatment. The process can usually be completed within two-to-four weeks. Therefore, you can be sure that you won’t have to spend any more money on keeping the smile that you have always wanted!

Teeth whitening is also a non-invasive procedure; this just means that nothing is cut open or invaded during the treatment.  If you want to get rid of those tea and coffee stains then this is the perfect treatment for you!

If you are interested in the treatment and this that it’s the right choice for you then call us today on 01772 556 050 to book an appointment at our Preston clinic. For more information on our teeth whitening procedure then please take a look here. To find out more information about teeth whitening please take a look here.

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