8414 Fillmore St NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432, (763) 792-6672 / (763) 792-6675 FAX

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Spring Lake Park, MN Dentist
...Our services include: CEREC Technology - One Visit Crowns and Restorations General Dentistry Teeth Whitening Crowns Preventive Care Periodontal Exams View a Complete List of our Dental Services Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Cerec Technology - one visit crowns and restorations Bonding -repairs small chips or cracks Fillings - make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings - detect disease at a curable stage using VELscope Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy - to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers - for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings - maintain good oral health Sealants - protects children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening - brightens a faded or discolored smile Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed What Sets Us Apart We take extra time during your first appointment with us to fully understand your dental needs, concerns & goals...

A Toothless Tiger?
...Crowns are generally made to order in a dental lab, and are placed on a prepared tooth in a procedure that requires two office visits: one to prepare the tooth for restoration and to make a model of the mouth and the second to place the custom-manufactured crown and complete the restoration...

The Perils of a Loose Permanent Tooth - and What to do About it
...A permanent option is to crown both the affected teeth and nearby stable teeth and fuse the crowns together...

Facilities and Equipment
​CEREC Technology - One visit crowns and restorations Digital X-rays Intra-oral camera Sealants In-office panoramic VELScope oral cancer exam Tooth-colored fillings Porcelain Veneers Amalgam-free office Diagnodent Tissue recontouring Scaling & root planing Periodontal Prophylaxis "Test Drive" an Oral-B electric toothbrush Warm and relaxing home-like environment

Dental Magic Transforms Smiles
... Crowns...

Attention to Detail Crucial to a Beautiful Smile Supported by Dental Implants
...To make sure the implant blends in with adjacent teeth, it’s important to match the color incorporated into the porcelain crown with the natural crowns beside them...

Jimmy Fallon Can’t Catch a Break - Except in His Tooth
... For larger chips or cracks, veneers or crowns may be suggested...

Staining Within a Tooth Requires a Clinical Whitening Approach
... There are other options for an intrinsically stained tooth like veneers or crowns that outwardly cover the discoloration...

A Royal Fix
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Repairing Chipped Teeth” and “Crowns and Bridgework...

Chrissy Teigen's Teeth-Grinding Troubles
...In time, teeth can become chipped, worn down — even loose! Any dental work on those teeth, such as fillings, bonded areas and crowns, may also be damaged, start to crumble or fall out...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...The crowns — lifelike replacements for the visible part of the tooth — are securely attached to the implants via special connectors called abutments...

A Partial Denture Can Restore a Smile Marred by a Few Missing Teeth
...Rather than metal clasps, they're secured in place with thin, finger-like nylon extensions that fit into the small, natural depressions in the crowns of the teeth around the gum line...

Dental Implants: a Durable, Life-Like Solution for your Tooth Loss
...While single implants with attached crowns are the most common type of replacement, they can also play a supporting role with other restorative options...

Vivica's Veneers: the Making of a Hollywood Smile
... Veneers aren't the only way to create a better smile: Teeth whitening, crowns or orthodontic work may also be an alternative...

Dental Crowns for the King of Magic
...Crowns (also called caps) are suitable when a tooth has lost part of its visible structure, but still has healthy roots beneath the gum line...

America's (Dentists) Got Talent - for Fixing Damaged or Missing Teeth!
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Crowns & Bridgework...

Crowns & Bridgework
...When crafted from today's high-tech porcelains (dental ceramics), crowns are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth...

Gummy Smiles
...Afterwards, the worn-down teeth would usually be restored with porcelain crowns or veneers...

Inlays & Onlays
...Since dentistry's goal is to preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible, inlays and onlays may be recommended instead of crowns when a tooth can be restored with this more conservative type of treatment...

Porcelain Veneers
...And if you have lost a lot of tooth structure from decay or trauma (or a particularly severe grinding habit), it might be better to restore your teeth with porcelain crowns that cover the entire tooth...

Tooth Wear
...Depending on the situation, this can be done with bonding, veneers, or crowns...

Cosmetic Gum Surgery
...This causes a cosmetic problem because root surfaces, which have no enamel covering, tend to appear more yellow than the crowns of your teeth...

Gum Grafting
...Exposed tooth roots can make your teeth look overly “long,” and they also generally appear somewhat darker than your pearly white crowns...

Eating Disorders & Oral Health
...But the damage can be repaired with various restorative techniques including veneers and/or crowns...

Oral Piercings
...Teeth that have already been restored (with crowns, for example) may be even more prone to damage...

Stress & Oral Habits
...And dental work such as crowns and fillings may get damaged...

Digital Dental Impressions
...It's possible to identify any additional prep work required for new crowns, veneers and fillings right then and there; to implement any needed changes; and to rescan the tooth to create a new series of images and 3D model...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...But these days, there's a much more convenient alternative: same-day crowns made in the dental office...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Two, four or more implants can be used to support multiple crowns, or even an entire arch of upper or lower replacement teeth...

Root Canal Retreatment
...After you are anesthetized (usually with a numbing shot), any restorations presently on your tooth — crowns, for example — will be altered to provide access to the root canal filling material...

Root Canal Treatment
...Restorations can take many forms, from traditional gold crowns to tooth replicas made of high-tech tooth-colored material...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Pediatric Dentistry
...The crowns (tops) of the permanent teeth actually push against the roots of the baby teeth, causing them to resorb, or melt away...

Technology
...By combining 3-D digital imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing technology, it's now possible to have permanent crown restorations completed in a single day — much better than leaving the office with temporary crowns and coming back weeks later for permanent ones! Cone Beam CT Imaging...