3 Ways a Dentist Can Help You Stay Happy and Healthy

Your oral health is an important part of your care routine. Good oral hygiene and regular checkups at the dentist ensure your mouth is clean and healthy, of course, but your oral health directly relates to the health of your heart and other parts of your body. Annual checkups are also important to ensure your smile is as fresh and beautiful as you want it to be. Our dentist, Dr. Michael J. Ruff, DDS, can help you accomplish both.

General Dentistry

Of course, the most common services provided by our dentist are general dentistry services. Entire families come to visit us at Highland Meadows Dental Health Center for annual cleanings and checkups. Other general services include preventative dentistry, treatment for bruxism, oral pathology exams, root canals, the removal of wisdom teeth and more. Remember, annual checkups are important not only for oral health but for the overall health of your body.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Do your teeth have minor imperfections such as staining or chipping? We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry serves to enhance your smile and make you feel more confident in your appearance. We offer porcelain veneers, crowns — some are even available the same day — bridges and a variety of teeth whitening services. During your exam, we will discuss with you what you like and dislike about your smile and create a treatment plan to meet your needs and budget.

Laser Gum Therapy

Dr. Ruff and the rest of our staff specializes in providing laser gum treatment. This periodontics service is essential if you are someone who suffers from gum disease. Our quick-healing procedure is minimally invasive so that you can heal quickly. We use the BIOLASE, WaterLase iPlus dental laser to provide you with better service. Our procedure is nearly pain-free, improves your comfort level and allows us to treat a larger area.

If you are looking for a new family dentist, look no further than our team at Highland Meadows Dental Health Center. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Are you living with the embarrassment of multiple missing teeth, obvious tooth damage or other dental imperfections? If so, there are comprehensive treatment options available that can fully restore your smile both functionally and visually. Full mouth reconstruction is a combination of procedures that can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve been longing for.

How It Works

Before a full mouth reconstruction is performed, Dr. Michael Ruff first conducts a thorough patient examination to determine what services will best meet your needs. After the examination, he will present you with a treatment plan, which may include a combination of any of the following services:

  • Dental implant restoration
  • Root canals
  • Dental crowns
  • Tooth extraction
  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum disease treatment

Dr. Ruff is a highly experienced dentist who has improved many patient smiles with reconstruction services. The goal of treatment is to improve the way your smile looks and the way your teeth fit together so that you have full dental functionality and can be proud of the way your smile looks.

In addition to improving the way your smile looks, gum disease treatments and other reconstruction procedures can improve your oral health. Diseased teeth and gums can not only impact your oral health, but your overall physical health as well. Oral inflammation can spread to other parts of the body if it is not treated, and it has been linked to diseases like cancer, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. By taking steps to improve your oral health, you are taking steps to improve your overall health as well.

Schedule Your Consultation

There is no good reason to live with the embarrassment, inconvenience and negative health implications of a damaged or diseased smile. Ready to take the first step toward improving the way your smile looks and feels? Schedule a full mouth reconstruction with a skilled and compassionate dentist by contacting us in Windsor, CO today!

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

When you need tooth replacement, there are thankfully a few options for you to choose from, depending on the number of teeth you need to replace and the reasons you lost them. Bridge work has been around for a long time. It provides a stable, long-lasting, and strong replacement for natural teeth, but it does need to be maintained, and it does need to be replaced after about fifteen years.

Over the last decade, titanium dental implants have become a popular choice for those who qualify for the procedure. Generally, they do cost a little more to fit, but they also last in perpetuity, with no need for future replacement procedures for most patients.

How to Tell if You Are a Candidate

Dr. Ruff will have to make the final call about your candidacy, but there is a checklist of common characteristics of good implant candidates you can use to pre-screen yourself. Implant candidates

  • Have minimal to no bone loss in the jaw from gum disease
  • Have stable gum tissue to support the titanium implant
  • No major health complications that disqualify you from minor surgery
  • There is ample room in your mouth for the anchors

As long as you fulfill these requirements, it is a good idea to at least ask Dr. Ruff if you are a good fit for this procedure. The worst that can happen is that the doctor will recommend you go with an alternative before explaining its benefits.

The Future of Implants

Newer and more innovative implant anchors are being designed all the time. As mini implants become more and more popular, the number of people who qualify for them will only increase.

Make an Appointment Today

If you are ready to move forward with dental implants or if you need more information about them before you make a decision, please contact our office in Windsor, CO today!