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State-of-the-Art Treatment at St. Paul Dental Implants Office Increases Success Rates

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Dental implants are the most sophisticated replacement option for missing teeth, but have historically proven to be time-consuming to place. 3-D cone beam scans at the St. Paul dental implants office significantly reduce the time it takes to implant teeth, and improved treatment planning accuracy also increases the success rate of implant procedures.

How We Use Cone Beam Technology (CBT)

Our state-of-the-art cone beam scanner generates highly accurate 3D images as well as 2D panoramic images with minimal radiation. Cone beam scans are an invaluable aid in planning dental implant treatment and also assist in the diagnosis and treatment of other facial abnormalities. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that the bone structure, bone density, tissues and nerves can be viewed clearly.

The 3D images produced with cone beam technology at our St. Paul Dental Implantsntal implants office provide us with valuable information about your teeth, your dental bone, and the relationship between your upper and lower jaw. These high-resolution images allow us to more accurately complete surgeries such as dental implants and extractions.

Here are some of the main ways in which cone beam scans are used in dentistry:

  • Measure the quality and density of the jawbone where the implant will be placed
  • Pinpoint the most effective placement for implants, including the angle of best fit
  • Precisely decide on the appropriate size and type of implants
  • Diagnose tumors and disease in the early stages
  • Plan the complete surgical procedure in advance, from start to finish
  • View impacted wisdom teeth

Please Call Our Office to Learn More

If you would like a better idea of how cone beam technology can make your treatments easier and provide better outcomes, please call our office. We will be pleased to arrange a consultation with our dentist so he can answer all your questions.

 

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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
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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.

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.

About Our Team

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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