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How to Care for a Dental Bridge


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 [...]

How to Care for a Dental Bridge2020-10-31T21:45:21-06:00

Tooth Replacement Options: Dental Implants, Bridges, and Dentures


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

Trading Out Your Denture for an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge


When it comes to teeth replacement, there are plenty of options available. Dentures are one of the most affordable options, but many patients find that they don’t necessarily want to keep traditional dentures long-term. Today, our Denver dental team at Metropolitan Dental Care explains how to upgrade your denture to an implant-supported dental bridge. To learn more, schedule an appointment with our Denver doctor. Call us today at 303-523-2626. Common Complaints about Dentures Traditional dentures are removable. They rely on the bone ridge and gum tissue for support. While modern dentures fit much better than their older counterparts, they can still [...]

Trading Out Your Denture for an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge2019-08-22T09:40:52-06:00

When is a Bridge Better than an Implant?


Dental implants are currently the number one tooth replacement option available. They’re strong, they’re resilient, and once they are healed, they look and feel just like natural teeth. However, there are certain instances in which dental bridges are more suitable than implants. Today, our Denver team at Metropolitan Dental Care explores this topic so you can be well-informed about all of your treatment options. If you’re missing one or more teeth and would like to learn more about replacement options, schedule a visit at our Denver or Lone Tree office. Call us today at 303-534-2626. When You’re Not a Good Candidate [...]

When is a Bridge Better than an Implant?2019-06-13T08:27:10-06:00