Porcelain veneers have long been a solution to an imperfect smile. In fact, in the late 1920s, actors and actresses wore veneers while acting and to red carpet events. Veneers were only temporary at that time, but today, they are permanent. Now, many celebrities and “regular” people like you and me choose porcelain veneers as a quick solution to dental imperfections like chips, cracks, gaps, and crooked teeth. Patients often choose veneers over orthodontic and other cosmetic dental solutions because the process is quick and simple. Before placing veneers, patients must pass a candidacy test. Can you? Here are five things [...]
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What’s worse than a cavity? How about having it filled with unsightly silver mercury that stands out in your mouth for the world to see? Yikes! Even if you have to deal with tooth decay, it’s not as bad as you might think since you can choose a white filling. These fillings have grown in popularity over the past several decades because of the benefits that they boast. At Metropolitan Dental Care, any one of our talented dentists can use this option for damaged teeth to improve their appearance and enhance function. White fillings can help restore your oral health and [...]
Missing teeth do more than compromise the appearance of your smile, they compromise your oral and overall health as well. Thankfully, modern dental technology has created several methods of replacing missing teeth so you never have to experience the insecurity and physical issues that come with an incomplete smile. No restorative dental option is as highly recommended as dental implants. This small, screw-like device can transform your smile and restore your mouth to health and function. Though not all patients are suitable candidates, most are! In those cases, our Denver dentists will recommend dental implants for these five reasons: 1. Implants [...]
Have you ever heard the saying “too much of a good thing can be a bad thing”? It’s true for a lot of things, especially when it comes to our teeth! dental staining is often linked to drinking too much coffee, tea, and red wine. As much as we love these things, its best to limit them to maintain a bright smile! Of course, these aren’t the only factors—other causes of dental staining include tobacco use, dark-colored foods, poor oral hygiene, and aging. Luckily, there are several methods of teeth whitening that restore teeth to their natural brightness. Whitening toothpastes, gels, [...]
A broken arm, chest pain, concussion, and difficulty breathing are all common reasons for visiting the emergency room. Most people know when a trip to the emergency room is necessary, but when to visit an emergency dentist can be a little ambiguous. For instance, what if you chip a tooth but it doesn’t hurt? What if you have a severe toothache that goes away with pain medication? These circumstances are common and most of the time a trip to the emergency dentist is necessary. Here are five of the most common dental emergencies: 1. Avulsed (knocked-out) tooth A knocked-out tooth is [...]