At Dental Health of Maplewood our dentists can restore your oral health – gums, teeth, and bite! The dentists and our team invest in extensive continuing education each year so that we can bring our patients the best procedures, materials, and technology that dentistry has to offer. Here, your entire family can find restorative dentistry based on comfort and optimal oral health, as well as esthetics.
Our composite resin fillings and white crowns will keep your smile natural and youthful. Missing teeth are easily replaced with comfortable esthetic dentures, partials, or crown and bridgework. We also offer Mini Dental Implants for implant stabilization and traditional dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth. Our comfortable root canals will allow you to keep teeth with nerve damage, thus maintaining your smile’s bite and beauty. For multiple problems, full mouth reconstruction can deliver a healthy, gorgeous smile that feels great and lasts for years.
Explore our services here, then call our office to schedule your checkup, second opinion visit, or restorative consultation. The Dental Health of Maplewood team serves patients throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis, including White Bear Lake, North St. Paul, and Oakdale.
Composite Resins: Strengthen Your Smile
If you’re embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A silicon dioxide-filled, tooth-colored plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver, or amalgam, fillings.
Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect color to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years – that’s as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you’ll likely have in the future.
Crowns: We Have You Covered
If you’re self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.
We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.
Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too.
Dentures are an option for patients requiring total replacement of all of their upper, lower or both arches of teeth. Dentures can be a term used to describe many different options involving things such as implants, bone augmentation or several other combinations of treatments. The overall unifying trait of dentures is that they are a total replacement option. Discussing dentures with your dentist will help you learn your options and choose the best option for your unique case.