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Tooth Replacement Treatments Reviewed By Our Saint Paul Dental Implant Dentists

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It used to be that people dealing with tooth loss didn’t have that many treatment options. Now, however, our Saint Paul dentists are able to use a range of restorative treatments, sometimes in combination, in order to deliver results. Keep reading to learn a little about traditional treatments, as well as state-of-the-art dental implant technology!

  • Bridges: bridges sit on top of the gum tissue, and are held in place with small brackets that are attached to adjacent teeth. They can be made to replace any number of missing teeth.
  • Dentures: dentures also sit on top of the gum tissue. However, the base of a denture—either an upper or lower one—is molded to fit over the patient’s unique gum and jawbone tissue. Patients can additionally use specially-formulated adhesive to give them extra stability.

Thanks to state-of-the-art dental implant technology, you now have more options than conventional bridges and dentures. Dental implants are different from bridges and dentures in that they have replacement tooth roots as well as visible crowns.

  • Full-sized implants: these are used to replace individual missing teeth. We will first place the titanium root into the empty spot along your gum and jaw line. Over time, the titanium will bond with your real bone tissue, ensuring a stable, permanent fit. On top of this root we attach an abutment, and then custom-crafted restoration. What you end up with is as close to a new natural tooth as is possible with modern technology.
  • Mini dental implants: because they are thinner than traditional titanium implant roots, mini implant roots are often used to permanently hold larger dental prosthetics in place. For example, both upper and lower dentures generally require only three or four mini implant roots to become permanently affixed.

As you can see, there are a number of effective and patient-friendly tooth replacement treatments available to you. If you are living with tooth loss, now is the time to reach out to our Saint Paul dental implant dentists!

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 Dentistry Highland Park St. Paul

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

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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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