Dr. Visscher and Team's Blog
Posts for: June, 2014
June 18, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
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.
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.