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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 that 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.
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!
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. Learnmore 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.
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.
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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