general dentistry in denver, co to keep your family healthy
If you are searching for an experienced general dentist, look no further than Metropolitan Dental Care. Our skilled and knowledgeable doctors provide a wide array of family dental services.
If you need a cleaning, a cavity repair, have a missing tooth, or desire a complete smile makeover, we can help. Whether you need preventative, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry, our Denver dentists have you covered.
We have what it takes to help you achieve and maintain a healthy smile for years to come.
from our family to yours
Metropolitan Dental Care has proudly served Denver and the surrounding communities for over 30 years. During that time, we have acquired a team of dental professionals who adhere to a patient-focused ideology. In other words, we believe in treating every individual as a member of our own family.
Our doctors include general dentists and specialists so that we can provide the most comprehensive, high-quality care available.
here is what one long-term patient has to say about our practice:
“I have been a patient at Metropolitan Dental Care for several years now, and I cannot say enough good things about them. From the initial consultation when Dr. Law took the time to sit down with me to find out about ME and what my concerns were regarding my teeth, to Cara, the BEST hygienist around (she does an awesome job but is a fun person and remembers you each time you come in), to all of the front office staff who are all so pleasant and professional, I can honestly say I enjoy going to the dentist. With the modern facility and friendly, professional employees, I will be a life-long patient!” – L.H.
general dentistry services
At Metropolitan Dental Care, we offer numerous treatments in general dentistry, including:
cleanings and examinations
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients without tooth or gum issues visit a general dentist every six months. These routine visits allow for preventative care to keep your smile healthy.
At each visit, you will receive a thorough examination to look for signs of any dental issues. Some routine visits also include diagnostic imaging. At Metropolitan Dental, we use digital radiography (x-rays) exclusively. This advanced technology allows us to spot potential problems ever earlier.
After your exam, the hygienist will perform a professional cleaning. This includes the removal of plaque, tartar, and debris from the teeth. When completed, she will polish your teeth.
For patients prone to dental caries (cavities) or gum disease, we recommend more frequent dental visits. For most patients, this means examinations every four months. However, each patient is different and more frequent treatments may be needed.
During appointments, our experienced hygienists cater treatment to the unique needs of each patient. Our hygienists excel in making patients feel welcome and at ease. As an example, here is what one patient had to say about her recent dental cleaning:
“Just wanted to give a shout out to Metro Dental Care. I would like to emphasize the word “CARE.” I have been a patient with them for several years now. The level of care and professionalism from all the staff has been outstanding. Today I had my teeth cleaned by Ms. Kim. Her confidence, as well as sensitivity of her care, was top in my book. I have had dental care in Beverly Hills, California, and the care I received today was Top Shelf. Dr. Maureen Roach is extraordinary! Her attention to detail and quality is the best I have ever experienced. I feel that I can trust her assessment of my dental care for life. I encourage anyone who wants quality and compassionate, upbeat care to walk through their doors today, and I know you will be alright.” –V.H.
home dental care
Professional teeth cleanings are essential to oral health, but how you care for your teeth and gums between visits is just as important. That is why our team is dedicated to educating you and your family on appropriate brushing and flossing techniques. We will also recommend oral hygiene products that effectively meet your needs.
For patients with mild to moderate surface decay (cavity), we offer tooth-colored composite resin fillings. This is a much better option than the silver amalgam (metal) fillings many dentists still use. Due to their dark metallic hue, amalgam fillings are very noticeable. They also contain mercury, which can be harmful to your overall health.
In summary, metal-free composite fillings blend in seamlessly with your smile and offer a healthier, more natural-looking restoration. In addition, composite resin can be used for cosmetic bonding. For instance, to fill in gaps between teeth, repair a chip, or change the shape of a tooth.
With both fillings and cosmetic bonding, our general dentists can fix your issues in a single office visit.
If dental decay is severe or goes beyond the surface, your general dentist may suggest other treatment options. At Metropolitan Dental, our dentists use the most conservative methods possible to preserve natural tooth structures.
Here is what one of our long-time patients had to say about his dental fillings:
“Dr. Steve Law is great! The staff at this practice is very professional and friendly. I started seeing Dr. Law for a second opinion in 2010 after being told I needed multiple crowns at (another) office. Turns out, I didn’t need any crowns, just two fillings. I trust Doctor Law more than any other dentist I have ever had. You have to check this place out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!” – J.C.
other services provided by our denver general dentists include:
When a cavity is too large to be repaired with a filling, a dental crown may be necessary. These custom-made medical-grade porcelain restorations can:
- Repair a tooth damaged by decay or breakage
- Improve the shape and size of a natural tooth
- Reinforce and strengthen a weakened tooth
- Help restore your bite
- Improve your chewing function
- Correct tooth erosion caused by bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Restore a root canal-treated tooth
- Complete a dental implant
- Brighten discolored teeth that do not respond to teeth whitening
Those who are missing one or more teeth in a row can complete their smile with a dental bridge. Like crowns, these restorations are custom-crafted in a dental laboratory. They offer a natural-looking appearance.
Bridges can be supported by adjacent natural teeth or by dental implants.
Dental bridges offer numerous benefits. These restorations can:
- Prevent shifting of remaining teeth
- Enhance chewing function
- Improve speech issues caused by missing teeth
- Provide support for facial features
- Restore the bite
- Help prevent jaw issues, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
For patients seeking a reliable form of tooth replacement, our Denver dentist can place dental implants. These small, threaded titanium posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth.
Incredibly versatile, dental implants can support crowns, bridges, and dentures for a more comfortable, natural-looking outcome.
Currently, dental implants boast the highest success rate of any teeth replacement solution. In addition, they keep you from experiencing bone loss related to missing teeth. Best of all, with proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime.
While many dental practices advertise dental implants, not all of them can perform the entire treatment in one convenient location.
At Metropolitan Dental Care, however, we have a board-certified periodontist on staff. Therefore, there is no need to refer patients out for their implant surgery. In other words, the implant, connector, and final restoration can all take place in our office.
more services our general dentists provide:
root canal therapy
At Metropolitan Dental Care, our dentists prefer to save the natural teeth whenever possible. However, when a tooth becomes severely infected, treatment must be given to prevent the infection from spreading. In this case, there are only two options—extraction or root canal therapy.
When discussing treatment options, our Denver dentists will discuss everything in detail. Your scenario will depend on the condition of the affected tooth. If the damaged tooth has a good prognosis, root canal treatment will most likely be the best decision.
Here is what one of our patients had to say about his recent experience:
“Exceptional. I am no stranger to the dentist, and they are usually awful, overpriced, and painful. My experience here was everything but. Dr. Mike did a phenomenal job. He made me feel very comfortable and taken care of. I had a very large cavity that required either a pulling of the tooth or a root canal. Dr. Mike convinced me to save the tooth and is actually working with me to make it happen. I am beyond grateful for the staff here. I don’t think I’ll be visiting another dentist in the Denver area ever.” -A.G.
No one likes hearing they need a tooth removed. However, sometimes, it is the only reliable treatment option. For example, if a tooth has too much decay for root canal therapy, extraction will be needed.
Due to the latest advancements, our dentists can remove a tooth conservatively. This allows him to retain surrounding bone structures. He can also use medications and care to make it as gentle and painless as possible.
If you do require an extraction, our team will discuss replacement options before extraction. Possibilities include partials, bridges, or dental implants. The recommended treatment depends on your unique needs.
If you grind or clench your teeth, you could be facing problems.
Potential issues related to bruxism include:
- Chronic jaw pain
- Facial swelling or pain
- Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth
- Tooth enamel erosion
- Gum recession
- Tooth pain
- Neck, back, or shoulder pain
- Ringing in your ears
- Damaged dental restorations
- Loose teeth
Your Denver dentist can fabricate a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth at night while sleeping. This appliance fits over the teeth snugly to prevent further damage from grinding.
In some cases, your dentist may recommend orthodontics.
During your consultation and exam, our team can help you determine which treatment option is best for you.l
When diagnosing dental conditions, x-rays are needed. Radiographs make a wide array of landmarks and issues that are undetectable to the naked eye visible.
At Metropolitan Dental Care, we use the latest state-of-the-art technologies and techniques. This allows us detailed, accurate information regarding your diagnosis. In addition, our 100 percent digital x-rays protect you from unnecessary radiation exposure. This is because our revolutionary imaging system emits 90 percent less radiation than conventional x-rays.
a dental practice with the comforts of home
As a patient-centric practice, our general dentists are committed to providing our patients with the most comfortable dental experience possible. When you walk in the door, you will be greeted by friendly faces and treated with the utmost respect.
Our team strives to create a calm, relaxing, and inviting atmosphere with the luxuries of home at your disposal. If you are prone to dental anxiety, our kind, gentle treatment will help alleviate your fears.
here is what one of our patients had to say about his experience:
“After waiting almost 20 years (yes, 20!), I went to Metropolitan Dental Care to begin the catch-up work on my teeth. Since I had a lot of anxiety, someone recommended them to me, knowing the good care I would receive. The decay and problems in my mouth were massive. They took such incredible, compassionate care of me. They were extremely professional. They explained things out to me, and we took it step by step. I went to their downtown location, and it was very easy to get to. I really do recommend MDC to anyone looking for a dentist out there. Especially if you are afraid of dentists.” – M.A.
Has it been a long time since you’ve been to the dentist? Are you dissatisfied with the care you are currently receiving?
If you are searching for a general dentist in Denver, we invite you to learn more about Metropolitan Dental Care. No matter what your age or specific dental concerns, our team can improve your oral health and enhance your smile.
Contact us online or call us today at 303-534-2626 to schedule a consultation.