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St. Paul Dental Implants Dentist Explains Tooth Replacement Options

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Depending on your specific situation, we can choose one of several options. Let’s take a look at a few:

Dental Implants
Dental implants are a truly remarkable tooth replacement solution. Since dental implants were first introduced, they have helped thousands of people like you enjoy healthy and beautiful smiles after losing teeth.

An easy explanation of how dental implants work is that a tiny titanium post is surgically placed in your jaw bone. This post eventually bonds with surrounding bone and tissue and acts as a replacement root for the rest of the implant.

Once the implant has healed, the root is capped with a natural looking restoration by your dentist. A dental implant can last for years while helping to maintain the structure of your jawbone as well as your general oral health.

Partial and Full Dentures
As you probably know, dentures sit on top of the gum and jaw bone. Dentures can be used effectively to replace multiple missing teeth. They provide replacement teeth in a fairly short amount of time.

The main difference is that dentures are not permanently affixed to your jawbone, often resulting in irritation and discomfort. However, we have the option of using dental implants to secure the denture to your jaw bone. This creates a very stable base that retains the denture, preventing embarrassing shifts and slips, and eliminating the need for the use of messy adhesives.

Dental Restorations - Bridges and Crowns
Bridges and crowns are both effective solutions for replacing a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. In some cases they may be removable, but bridges and crowns are usually permanently affixed with dental cement. Bridges are held in place by attaching them to adjacent teeth, and dental implants may be used for added stability.

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Deciding which option is most suitable for you is based on your oral health, lifestyle habits, and budget. The St. Paul Dental Implants Dentist will be happy to work with you to help you decide which replacement option will work best for you. Together we can achieve the beautiful, healthy, and complete smile you dream of.

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Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry Highland Park St. Paul

We’re using innovative laser dentistry to provide you with fast, effective, and comfortable treatment!

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Laser Dentistry Machine Used by Dr. Malterud

With laser dentistry more patients than ever before are getting the treatment they need comfortably and quickly. Our office uses the revolutionary Lightwalker Laser to treat a number of common dental problems.

With the Lightwalker Laser we:

  • Treat periodontal disease (also known as gum disease)
  • Eliminate cavities and prepare teeth for fillings
  • Perform root canals
  • Treat cold sores and canker sores
  • Improve the appearance of the smile with cosmetic dentistry
Diagram of Laser Dentistry by Dr. Malterud in Saint Paul, MN

Laser dentistry has a number of important advantages over traditional treatment methods. Laser dentistry is appropriate for a wide number of patients, including children and patients with dental phobias.

Here are some of the benefits of using the Lightwalker Laser:

  • Laser treatment is very comfortable, in fact many patients don't require any anesthesia during laser treatment.
  • The laser is quiet—no drilling sounds!
  • There is minimal bleeding with laser treatment.
  • No cutting or stitches.
  • Using a laser, Dr. Malterud can be more precise than with traditional instruments. This means that we can preserve more of your healthy tooth structure when placing fillings or performing root canals—keeping your teeth stronger for years to come.

Using the Lightwalker Laser we're able to offer our patients effective, efficient treatment for a wide number of dental problems. If you have questions about whether laser dentistry may benefit you, feel free to contact us by phone at (651) 925-2644 or schedule an appointment online.

NuCalm®

NuCalm Dentistry Highland Park St. Paul

Get the Relaxing, Comfortable Dental Treatment You Need With All-Natural NuCalm®!

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NuCalm®

Get the Relaxing, Comfortable Dental Treatment You Need With All-Natural NuCalm®!

NuCalm®, what’s that?

NuCalm® a completely natural relaxation protocol that helps dental patients remain comfortable during dental treatment. After using NuCalm® patients leave our office feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

How does it work?

NuCalm® treatment combines a few different techniques to relax the patient. The purpose of NuCalm® is to coax the patient into the first stage of sleep. NuCalm® is designed to shift brain waves from high frequency beta brain waves (wakefulness) to lower frequency alpha/theta waves (deep relaxation).

What exactly happens during treatment?

There are four consecutive steps to NuCalm®:

  • First you’ll take a dietary supplement. This supplement helps to counteract the effects of adrenaline in your body.
  • Next, our dental team will attach small microcurrent stimulation patches behind your ears. Low-level electrical currents facilitate your body’s relaxation response.
  • Then, you’ll put on a pair of noise-dampening headphones. These headphones play soothing music that has been optimized calming neuroacoustic tones. As you listen to these sounds, you’ll fall deeper into a stage of pre-sleep.
  • The final step is for you to put on light blocking glasses. These glasses are so important—they help you block out distractions and potentially stressful stimuli!

It takes only moments for the effects of NuCalm® to kick in—you’ll notice the difference right away!

Why choose NuCalm®?

Dental patients of all ages choose NuCalm® because it:

  • Is effective
  • Is completely natural
  • Starts working in minutes
  • Doesn’t include any medications or narcotics
  • Does not require the patient to receive injections
  • Does not incapacitate you physically or mentally (you’re never unconscious)
  • Is free from side effects—you won’t have to wait for the effects to wear off post-treatment
  • Is relaxing and rejuvenating

NuCalm® is suitable for all kinds of dental patients, and it is great for those people who avoid dental treatment due to fear and anxiety.

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Highland Park St. Paul Dentist Dr. Malterud

Dr. Mark Malterud DDS has been serving the Saint Paul, MN area as a general dentist for over 30 years...

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