Dental plaque is a colorless, sticky film that forms on teeth when you eat and drink and each night while you sleep. It is the “fuzzy” feeling you notice on the surface of your teeth. While fuzzy plaque may feel harmless, it is actually a community of bacteria that attracts even more bacteria and can lead to dental decay (cavities) and gum (periodontal) disease. At Metropolitan Dental in Denver, CO, our gentle, caring dentists know what it takes to keep your mouth healthy. We perform a thorough examination and professional cleaning. In addition, we provide preventative education and discuss treatment options [...]
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This model show the teeth have been capped and the stainless pin in the gums. Let’s face it. Tooth loss happens. The primary goal of a dentist should always be to do whatever it takes to save a natural tooth, but that is not always possible. Trauma, failed root canals, severe decay, and gum disease can all cause adults to lose permanent teeth. And some patients experience hypodontia, in which a tooth or teeth are never formed. One option to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant. But what are the pros and cons of a dental implant? At [...]
If you chip or crack your tooth, you should call your dentist immediately. While a broken tooth may not be an emergency, oftentimes it is. When you call your dentist, a trained dental professional can determine if you need to come into the office for emergency dental care. Chips and cracks usually develop due to trauma or biting down on something that’s very hard. The way your dentist addresses the issue depends entirely on how severe the break is. A small chip may only require a small fix, while a large crack will likely require a more invasive procedure. The Denver [...]
Do you have chips, gaps, or other cosmetic flaws in your teeth? These kinds of issues can easily be addressed by an experienced cosmetic dentist. Two solutions your dentist may suggest are porcelain veneers and dental bonding. Veneers and bonding address many of the same dental cosmetic issues. However, they have distinct differences in price, durability, application process, and other factors. When you visit Metropolitan Dental Care, our Denver dentists will go over your options with you and help you decide which is right. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the differences between porcelain veneers and dental bonding: Porcelain Veneers Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain [...]
Teeth grinding can be annoying for both you and those around you, but annoyance is hardly the biggest negative of the habit. Also known as bruxism, teeth grinding can be a symptom of a larger problem such as stress or malocclusion (bite misalignment). And if you don’t stop grinding your teeth, it can lead to some serious issues. At Metropolitan Dental Care, our dentists are experts at treating bruxism. We will determine the cause of your bruxism and offer solutions to help keep you from clenching and grinding your teeth. Here are the negative effects of teeth grinding that we will treat [...]