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Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures

2020-04-24T06:51:43-06:00

How do missing teeth affect you? Good question! If you have one or more missing teeth, your risk of infection, tooth decay, gum disease, and further tooth loss is heightened. Additionally, tooth loss is detrimental to the health of your jawbone. If there is no tooth root to stimulate the jawbone, it begins to deteriorate resulting in atrophy and significant aging. To reduce the chances of developing these oral health issues, the tooth or teeth must be replaced. Your dentist may recommend dental implants, bridges, or dentures. The option that’s best for you will depend on time constraints, budget, oral health, [...]

Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures2020-04-24T06:51:43-06:00

Best Foods to Eat After Gum Graft Surgery

2020-04-11T10:47:24-06:00

Periodontal disease, genetics, aggressive tooth brushing, poor oral hygiene, hormonal changes, tobacco use, bruxism, and malocclusion are all causes of receding gums. Receding gums should be treated as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the tooth and surrounding bone structures that can result in tooth loss. In many cases, gum graft surgery is the best solution to this problem. There are three different types of gum graft surgery, but they each consist of the same steps. Before starting the procedure, the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around the exposed tooth or teeth. The dentist [...]

Best Foods to Eat After Gum Graft Surgery2020-04-11T10:47:24-06:00

Can I avoid tooth extraction with Invisalign?

2020-03-22T22:34:50-06:00

You’re thinking about straight, uniform, beautiful teeth and a head-turning smile. It could change your life, and certainly make you feel better about how you look. But if you’ve been told that before getting braces you’ll need tooth extractions, you may want to check out Invisalign.  Invisalign can effectively treat orthodontic issues while also, in some cases, eliminating the need for tooth extractions. However, Invisalign is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. You’ll need to meet with an Invisalign-certified dentist or orthodontist to learn whether this clear orthodontic aligner system is right for you. What is Invisalign? Invisalign corrects a multitude of orthodontic  [...]

Can I avoid tooth extraction with Invisalign?2020-03-22T22:34:50-06:00

Will I regret getting veneers?

2020-03-31T12:24:47-06:00

The decision to move forward with veneers requires careful consideration. Veneers can drastically change the appearance of your smile. They will correct issues that you may have thought would plague your smile forever. When making the decision to commit to veneers, you may wonder if in the future you might regret your choice. The dentists at Metropolitan Dental Care have designed beautiful porcelain veneers for numerous patients, and their results were life-changing. Some patients expressed doubts prior to having veneers placed, but their worries were eliminated once they saw a significant improvement in their smiles. What are veneers? Veneers are used [...]

Will I regret getting veneers?2020-03-31T12:24:47-06:00

How to Prepare for Gum Graft Surgery and a Prompt, Successful Recovery

2020-03-08T22:45:36-06:00

If you’re preparing for a gum graft procedure, you might assume that the outpatient surgery will be the most challenging part. Actually, recovery following the procedure can be a challenge if you don’t incorporate post-op recommendations into your routine. Many patients have had trouble when attempting to eat, and it can be more difficult than you anticipate.  The dentists at Metropolitan Dental Care want to provide you with some helpful suggestions on how to enjoy your meals post-surgery. These Q&As will help you prepare for a successful recovery. Is pain normal after a gum graft surgery? While a gum graft procedure [...]

How to Prepare for Gum Graft Surgery and a Prompt, Successful Recovery2020-03-08T22:45:36-06:00