Dental bridges are one of the most common restorative dentistry treatments for missing teeth. Traditionally, bridges were made from gold or metal alloys, but today they are more commonly made with medical-grade ceramic that appears much more natural. Modern dental bridges can also be created with a metal substructure and ceramic coating to provide a beautiful appearance and durability. On average, a dental bridge can last anywhere from five to twenty years when taken proper care of. Continue reading to learn how to care for a dental bridge from our experienced Denver dentists. Brush properly two times a day. Most of [...]
About Dr. LawAfter graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Steve Law, DDS co-founded Metropolitan Dental Care in 1983. Dr. Law continues his education regularly to bring Denver patients the latest technology, techniques, and comforts.
Traditional restorations require upkeep, maintenance, and continual replacement. If you are seeking a permanent solution to tooth loss in Denver, CO, Metropolitan Dental Care offers dental implants. The titanium posts are surgically placed in the jaw bone and can support a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Due to the advanced materials used and the surgical placement process, dental crowns are the only permanent solution to tooth loss currently available. How do implants work? Traditional restorations are supported by nearby teeth or the surface of gums. Dental implants function more like natural teeth because the posts are anchored within the jaw bone. [...]
Oral systemic health refers to the connection between overall health and oral health. A growing body of studies and research has shown connections between gum disease and health problems like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, dementia, arthritis, and even complications during pregnancy. Research by the National Institutes of Health found that the presence of gum disease increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease by 20 percent. If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the doctors of Metropolitan Dental Care can schedule periodontal treatments to restore the health of your gums and potentially lower your risk of serious health issues. Our [...]
Dental implants are the only restoration that delivers the feel and function of natural teeth. If you are dissatisfied with the performance of your dental bridge or denture, you may be a good candidate for receiving a dental implant. Unlike traditional prosthetics, implants are anchored directly in the jaw bone. If you are ready for the superior stability and natural function that implant-retained prosthetics offer, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our Denver dental practice. Dr. Mike Norouzinia is a board-certified periodontist who can handle every step of the implant process: from initial consultation to implant surgery and final [...]
Periodontal disease remains the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health. If you have mild, moderate, or advanced stages of gum disease, the doctors and dental team of Metropolitan Dental Care offer multiple treatment options that can reverse gum disease symptoms. Causes, Stages, and Symptoms of Gum Disease Periodontal disease is an ongoing gum infection. The condition often results from poor oral hygiene habits and infrequent visits to the dentist. The bacterial intrusion affects the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Left untreated, gum disease will advance from mild (gingivitis) to moderate and advanced [...]