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St. Paul, MN Dentures Dentist Answers Common Denture Questions

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Will my new dentures last a long time?

Dentures are custom-made to conform to your mouth comfortably and perfectly. Right after placement, your dentures will possess a snug fit. As time passes the contours of your jaw line and gums can alter, causing some denture wearers discomfort. Over time these fluctuations may cause your dentures to come to be uncomfortable, in some cases even causing blisters or sores inside your mouth.

Frequent visits to the St. Paul, MN Dentures Dentist offer the best solution to avoid this movement from causing you severe discomfort. We will evaluate your dentures at each and every visit to ensure that we are able to monitor these subtle variations as they happen. Routine wear, together with the normal changes that take place inside your mouth as you age will call for most dentures to be adjusted or perhaps have to be partially remade after a number of years.

What are ‘Immediate’ Dentures?

Your dentist places ‘immediate’ dentures quickly after your teeth are extracted. Immediate dentures are customized to fit your mouth; nevertheless, while the healing period moves forward, the contour of one's gums will adjust. To be able to effectively fit the changing contours by way of the healing process, ‘immediate’ dentures should be adjusted after healing is total so as to fit effectively.

Will I need adhesive for my dentures?

A denture that's appropriately fitted may perhaps not require denture adhesive to keep them stable. But many denture-wearers understand that the added security of employing an adhesive will offer extra confidence that your dentures will remain in place. Your Highland Park, MN General Dentist will advise an efficient adhesive for you to use in this case.

How difficult is it to adjust to having dentures?

Of course, your dentures will really feel strange compared to your natural teeth. Even the most comfortable dentures need a period of adjustment as you get accustomed to the new sensations. We usually advise new denture-wearers to eat soft or liquid foods as they get used to chewing. There is also a period of adjustment as you learn to speak with your new dentures, but within some weeks the dentures will really feel like a natural part of your mouth.

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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
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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.

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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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