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Why Surgery is Required for Advanced Perio Disease


Living with gum disease is frustrating, to be sure. Even patients who brush and floss faithfully can still develop periodontal issues, simply because they have a genetic predisposition. Perio disease in Lone Tree can be treated at any stage, although an early diagnosis can typically save patients an immense amount of time and money in the long run. If you have advanced periodontal disease, it is important to treat it before it leads to mobility and tooth loss. At Metropolitan Dental Care, our onsite periodontist, Dr. Mike Norouzinia, can perform gum surgery to eliminate bacteria and infection, and improve your overall [...]

Why Surgery is Required for Advanced Perio Disease2018-04-10T12:08:45-06:00

Reasons to Replace Your Old Amalgam Fillings


Are you over the age of 30? If so, you probably have at least one silver filling. In previous years, this was the only way to fill a cavity. For the past few decades, however, tooth-colored composite fillings have become the primary option for treating tooth decay. Sure, they are much more natural-looking compared to metal fillings. But did you know there are plenty of other reasons to make this switch, as well? At Metropolitan Dental Care, we offer tooth-colored fillings as well as many other cosmetic and restorative treatments. Today, your general dentist in Lone Tree will discuss a few [...]

Reasons to Replace Your Old Amalgam Fillings2018-04-10T12:05:26-06:00

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening: Cosmetic Oral Surgery in Lone Tree


At Metropolitan Dental Care, we offer several types of oral surgery, including extractions, dental implant placement, gum disease treatment, and more. But did you know some oral surgery procedures are cosmetic in nature? For example, we can perform aesthetic crown lengthening for patients with an uneven or “gummy” smile. This minimally invasive procedure can reshape the gums for a more balanced and symmetrical appearance. If you are considering this type of cosmetic oral surgery in Lone Tree, our skilled and knowledgeable dentists can help. Today, we will learn more about this treatment process, including candidacy and recovery. To schedule an appointment [...]

Aesthetic Crown Lengthening: Cosmetic Oral Surgery in Lone Tree2018-04-10T12:01:42-06:00

Can Hormonal Changes Cause Perio Disease?


Certain life cycle stages can cause hormone fluctuations, leading to a variety of changes within the body. This is why teenagers often develop acne, why pregnancy can cause morning sickness, and why menopause can result in hot flashes. Although most of us are familiar with these examples, it is less common to consider how hormone changes affect oral health. If you have gum inflammation or perio disease in Lone Tree, hormones could actually be the culprit. Today, our team at Metropolitan Dental Care will explore the signs and symptoms of hormone-induced gum disease. By understanding the condition, you will be well-equipped [...]

Can Hormonal Changes Cause Perio Disease?2018-04-10T11:58:26-06:00

Common Myths about Teeth Whitening


Who doesn’t want a brilliant, dazzling smile? If your teeth have become yellowed or lackluster over time, it’s only natural to explore teeth whitening options. As a result, many individuals find themselves searching the internet for solutions, only to find themselves overwhelmed. After all, you can find just about anything online, from good information to no-so-good advice. How do you know which recommendations are safe and effective? Today, our team at Metropolitan Dental Care is here to dispel common myths about teeth whitening. If you are considering teeth whitening in Lone Tree, read on, so you can achieve a beautiful smile [...]

Common Myths about Teeth Whitening2018-04-12T09:59:41-06:00