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Are you considering visiting your Lakewood, CO dentist, Ronald L. Morse DDS, PC, for a dental bridge but you aren't sure if a dental bridge is the best option? With several tooth replacement options available, choosing just the right one can be tricky. While you will want to speak to your dentist to find out for sure, here are four signs a dental bridge might be the perfect option for you.
1. You have one or more missing or badly damaged teeth.
Because dental bridges are a fairly invasive procedure, they aren't used to fix minor tooth issues such as discoloration, crookedness, oddly shaped teeth or small chips or cracks. Instead, dental bridges are used to replace teeth that are badly damaged or missing altogether. Your condition will need to be fairly serious before your Lakewood, CO dentist will consider you for a dental bridge.
2. Your surrounding teeth are in good condition.
Dental bridges hold your new replacement crowns securely in place by creating a bridge that attaches to your teeth on either side. In order for your bridge to hold securely, your surrounding teeth will need to be in place and in good condition. Of course, if your surrounding teeth are in excellent condition, you may not want to attach a bridge to them, as this requires permanently shaving down your existing teeth.
3. You are not a good candidate for dental implants.
In addition to dental bridges, dental implants are another popular tooth replacement option many of Dr. Morse's patients consider. Dental implants are permanent and reliable, and they don't require your surrounding teeth to be shaved down. If you are not a good candidate for dental implants, however, a dental bridge may be your next best option.
4. You prefer a tooth replacement option that is not removable.
Natural looking, affordable and easy to clean, dentures are another popular option among Dr. Morse's patients, particularly for those missing more than one or two teeth. With dentures, however, you do run the risk of dropping, breaking or forgetting your false teeth every time you take them out. Choosing a nonremovable dental bridge is one great way to eliminate this problem.
If you're tired of looking at your damaged or gapped smile and you're ready to reclaim your beautiful, picture-perfect smile once again, visiting your Lakewood, CO dentist for a dental bridge is one great way to make that happen. This isn't a procedure you'll want to choose lightly, however. Call Dr. Morse first to discuss if a dental bridge may be the right treatment for you.
Find out how your Lakewood, CO dentist can treat decay, infection and gum disease more effectively and painlessly.
It’s amazing how far dental technology has come. Now your Lakewood, CO dentist can use lasers to help speed up several different kinds of procedures, as well as reduce recovery time and invasiveness. Lasers offer a variety of benefits to our patients, which make it easier to seek out dental treatments. Find out more about our Biolase technology and how it could improve your oral health.
What is the Biolase?
Biolase is a dental laser that provides dentist like your Lakewood, CO one with the ability to quickly and more efficiently diagnose and treatment dental problems to promote healthy teeth and gums.
How does Biolase work?
Through the use of both a water energizing laser and an art/water spray device, this laser is able to cut through the enamel, the hardest tissue found in the human body. Better yet, this laser doesn’t even use heat or vibration to go through your enamel.
What is Biolase used for?
Biolase can be used for a myriad of dental treatments including removing cavities, performing root canals and treating gum disease. However, it’s most often replaces a traditional dental drill to remove tooth decay.
What are the benefits of Biolase?
Since the dental drill is now replaced by a painless laser system you no longer need to have a needle in order to get anesthesia. This is because the drill causes friction and heat, which in turn causes the patient pain and discomfort. However, since Biolase doesn’t use heat or vibrations, you don’t have to worry about any pain during your procedure.
Furthermore, since the drill also causes vibrations this can lead to tiny fractures in the tooth, which can allow bacteria to break through the tooth and cause worsening decay. However, Biolase prevents this from happening and protects your healthy enamel.
Plus, using a laser is also faster than using a drill, particularly for anxious patients, so now when you visit your Lakewood, CO dentist for treatment you don’t have to worry that it will take a huge time out of your schedule. Our laser technology can precisely detect decay and target it.
If you want to find out more about Biolase and if it could help you, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Lakewood, CO dentist. Let Dr. Ronald Morse, DDS, PC, help you achieve that award-winning smile.