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By Ronald Morse DDS, PC
March 03, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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A bright smile can do wonders for one’s self esteem. Or to put it another way, whiter teeth mean a more confident you. The good news is teeth ehiteningthat achieving that bright smile is easier than ever. In fact, teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dental procedure done in America today.

People living in the Lakewood, CO area who are exploring teeth whitening options might consider contacting Dr. Ronald L. Morse, DDS, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. A qualified dental professional such as Dr. Ronald Morse can help you determine the best option for you.

Teeth whitening refers to procedures intended to bleach or remove stains from teeth, but there are many different teeth whitening options. Generally, the two main ingredients used in teeth whitening products are hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. A number of products also exist, including whitening toothpaste, strips, gels and rinses. A variety of treatment options are available as well, from over the counter home options to professional procedures done at your Lakewood dentist's office.

Over the counter treatment options tend to show less successful results than those prescribed by the dentist. In-office treatments usually result in the most immediate and dramatic results.

Patients whose teeth have yellow discolorations tend to enjoy more successful results. Teeth stained brown may have less success, and teeth gray in color may not show any detectable change at all. People who have caps and fillings should consult a dentist, as that type of dental work will whiten.

While the process itself is simple, not everyone is a good candidate for teeth whitening. For example, teeth whitening is not recommended for people with advanced gum disease or whose teeth are discolored due to traumatic injury or because they have to use certain medications.

As with any dental procedure, teeth whitening should be discussed with a qualified, experienced dentist. If you are in the Lakewood, CO area and are interested in teeth whitening or seeking a qualified dentist, contact Dr. Ronald L. Morse, DDS, Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. For more information call (303)279-6929 or visit the website at www.ronaldmorsedds.com.

By Ronald Morse DDS, PC
December 14, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Should I Save My Tooth?

The Benefits of Dental Fillings

Back in the distant past, if you needed dental work, it was done by a barber! Usually, the barber’s remedy was to take the tooth out, and the patient didn’t have much to say. Oh, how times have changed!

Today, at the office of Dr. Ronald Morse, in Lakewood, Colorado, you have a choice of many different options for dental fillings. In fact, Dr. Morse specializes in cosmetic dentistry, and can offer many different types of fillings, to help you feel good, and look great!

Dental fillings can be made to look just like your existing tooth. These fillings are called composites, and they are a pliable resin, which is color-matched to your teeth. This resin is then hardened with the use of an ultra-violet light.

Another type of tooth-colored filling is glass ionomer. These fillings are usually placed along the gumline, where they won’t be subjected to the stress of biting.

Porcelain, perhaps the most beautiful of any material used for restoring teeth, can be used to make:

  • Crowns, which cover most of the visible area of the tooth
  • Veneers, which are a “jacket”, slipped over the front of the tooth
  • Onlays, which cover the chewing surface of the tooth completely
  • Inlays, which are placed to cover part of the chewing surface

There are many benefits to dental fillings. They can be used to eliminate pain, restore chewing ability, and provide a more beautiful smile. In most cases, patients are much better off to restore a tooth, rather than remove it. Often, a dental filling will last for many years, but a tooth removed is a tooth gone forever.

So, stop by and visit Dr. Ronald Morse, your cosmetic dentist in Lakewood, Colorado, and find out how he can help you look and feel your very best!

By Ronald L Morse DDS, PC & Team
October 12, 2015
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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Whether you need to replace one or several missing teeth, we have the treatment you need.

For many, tooth loss is an unfortunate fact of life. But with advances in technology it’s now easier than ever to get your smile back. LearnDental Implantsmore about the different treatments your Lakewood dentist Dr. Ronald Morse offers to regain a full smile.


If you are looking for a way to replace all or more of your teeth quickly and inexpensively then you won’t be able to find a treatment that fits your needs better than dentures. While dentures won’t offer the same benefits of other treatments like implants, if you want to regain your smile in only a couple visits then this custom-made dental prosthesis may just be the way to go.

Dental Bridge

If you still have some healthy teeth remaining and only need to replace one or several teeth then consider dental bridges. A dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth in the middle with a dental crown on either side. The dental crowns are then cemented over neighboring teeth to secure the bridge into place.

Dental Implants

If you are looking for a long-term solution to replacing one or more missing teeth and aren’t looking for a quick fix then consider the benefits of getting dental implants. These small metal posts act like tooth roots to anchor a dental crown, bridge or a full set of dentures in place.

A single implant is used to replace one missing tooth while multiple implants can be placed to support complete dentures. Even though it may take up to a year or more to get your new tooth you’ll find that you have a new tooth that looks and feels like a real one.

Don’t let tooth loss affect your oral health. Turn to your dentist in Lakewood for the treatment you need to get a healthy smile. Call our office today to schedule a consultation. You’ll be happy you did!

BOTOX for the New Year- 2015

Did you know that a woman’s facial aging process begins around the young age of 25, and a man’s aging process begins a little later around the age 30-32? That’s right, according to renowned Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists, BOTOX proactively prevents future wrinkles when combined with sunscreen and a healthy lifestyle.   Have you begun to notice any fine lines around your eyes, around your mouth, or the 11’s between your eyebrows? Sadly, these fine (barely noticeable) lines are the first signs of aging.---But wait, there’s hope.  BOTOX is a proactive antiaging solution that prevents fine lines from getting deeper and new wrinkles from forming.  Prevention is Key!

With all of these sobering findings, here is the good news:  Dr. Morse has undergone extensive training using BOTOX for its many facial benefits. He offers BOTOX treatments for both cosmetic, anti-wrinkling purposes as well as to treat dental-related conditions. Because dentists are uniquely trained in understanding facial esthetics and muscle movement, experts like Dr. Morse are well-qualified to use BOTOX for to help you look younger as well as common dental-related issues such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and chronic headaches from teeth grinding.

So, start 2015 off looking younger and feeling better.   BOTOX is fantastic solution for therapeutic dental-related issues; furthermore, BOTOX serves as a preventative tool for the permanent development of deep, inset wrinkles.  The therapeutic and cosmetic benefits of BOTOX serve as a great reason to visit your favorite general and cosmetic dentist in Lakewood, Co for the New Year.  To learn more about how BOTOX can help you experience pain relief and/or look younger, please call our Lakewood, CO dentist’s office at (303) 279-6929 or request an appointment online.


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Smiling is one of the fastest and easiest routes to general wellness. Believe it or not, smiling carries a huge number of health benefits: it has been proven to reduce stress levels, improve mood, and increase productivity in people of all ages. In the long term, smiling can decrease a person’s risk of high blood pressure, serious heart conditions, and other stress-induced maladies. But for some, the act of smiling itself can trigger anxiety.Dental Implants
Lakewood dentist Ronald Morse understands just how much a simple smile can change a person’s entire life—especially a person who has lost teeth to unfortunate circumstances like disease, injury, or decay. He has been providing several services to restore great smiles for years, and now he is pleased to offer one more.
Dr. Morse offers surgically-placed dental implants as another option to patients in need of tooth restoration. Before these prosthetics became available, dentures and bridges were the only alternative for Lakewood patients to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Implant-restored crowns are a much better alternative, proving to be more successful than the other methods in almost every way.
Dental implants look and feel like natural, healthy teeth—improving overall dental appearance and oral health. An added bonus of the procedure is its relatively short recovery time. Because of the easy transition following the surgery, dental implants will do wonders to change a smile, but they won’t interrupt daily life.
There are other benefits dental implants have over dentures, including:
  • Easier laughing, talking, and eating
  • Uncomplicated cleaning regimens
  • Bone loss prevention
  • Customized fit and color
Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple teeth, and each procedure can vary depending on the patient’s needs. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, however. Successful implantation requires proper bone density and a strong immune system. Smokers are at a greater risk of bone reduction in the jaw, and therefore, are not good candidates for oral surgery.
Lakewood dentist Ronald Morse earned his doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. He continually studies new advances in cosmetic, general, restorative, and comprehensive dentistry at the nation's top dental institutes for continuing education. For seven years in a row, Dr. Morse has been featured as one of 5280 Magazine's top dentists in the field of general and cosmetic dentistry. He encourages anyone who has ever considered restoration surgery to visit his practice to learn more about the options that are available to them.
Any Lakewood residents who want to find out if they are a good candidates for dental implants should call (303) 279-6929 to schedule a consultation.