Dental Services in Stillwater, MN

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Comprehensive Care in Stillwater, MN

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Discover dentistry for the whole family at Stillwater Family Dental. Our services include preventative routine check-ups, restorative fillings, cosmetic veneers, life-changing dental implants, and everything in between. Get ready for positive solutions for your best dental health.

Dentistry for All the Family

Our goal is to make you smile - every day!

At Stillwater Family Dental in Stillwater, MN, we offer a variety of services to care for your teeth and gums. If you have any questions or are looking for more information about dental care, please contact us today.

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Dental Crowns
A tooth can lose its normal shape and size for a variety of reasons, and crowns fix this. A crown covers the tooth to help restore the original shape and size while making teeth stronger and look better.

Crowns are used for many purposes, including to support a large filling, protect a weak tooth, fix a broken one, or restore missing teeth with a dental implant. Discolored or misshapen teeth can also be covered by crowns to enhance their appearance.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges help fix gaps from missing teeth. They’re similar to dentures and help make a smile whole again using artificial teeth. Bridges are made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, and alloys. 

There are options for removable or fixed bridges based on your needs. Removable bridges can be taken out to clean by patients, whereas a fixed bridge should be taken care of like normal teeth and only a dentist can remove it. A bridge can also be implanted to the jaw or under the gums.

Dental Implants
Dental implants act as artificial roots placed in the mouth to hold your custom teeth replacement. They help improve your whole smile, including its health, function, and aesthetics.

Missing teeth or a damaged smile beyond repair seriously affect self-esteem, but dental implants help patients feel whole again. They help improve oral health plus restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile naturally. Implants are the top way to replace missing teeth with a comfortable, permanent solution.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings fill cavities and repair cracked or broken teeth. The material options for fillings include gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, and composite resin. Composite fillings are the most commonly used type.

These tooth-colored fillings are discreet and match your natural tooth color.

It’s a quick procedure but requires a few extra steps with multiple layers and a special light to dry and harden the area around the filling. Fillings safely remove tooth decay, seal the tooth, and prevent cavity damage.

Dentures

Removable dental replacements, AKA dentures, are a common way to restore a smile. Denture options include complete dentures for a full mouth of missing teeth and partial dentures for replacing just a few.

Based on your budget, conventional and immediate dentures help restore a smile. We make conventional dentures after removing the teeth and place them 8-12 weeks later. On the other hand, we make immediate dentures in advance and position them as soon as we complete the extraction.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Beautiful teeth are one of the most sought-after features in cosmetic dentistry, and we help make it a reality. Through minor adjustments or major changes, we help you feel good about your smile and often improve oral health, too.

People from all backgrounds and professions appreciate a confident, white, and straight smile. Customized treatments correct issues such as discoloration, chips, gaps, or irregularities. Some common cosmetic treatments include bonding, veneers, bleaching, reshaping, and crowns.

Veneers

Veneers are thin shells custom-made to cover the front side of teeth in order to cover stains, chips, decay, or irregularities. A dental technician uses your impressions to make your veneer shells that look and feel natural. 

The cosmetic procedure requires light enamel removal, so veneers are typically permanent and irreversible. To help prolong the effects of your smile makeover, we recommend avoiding extra hard and food-staining foods or drinks. You’ll love the results of your new, celebrity-worthy smile.

Teeth Whitening
Many patients desire whiter teeth, and we help you get there. When considering your teeth whitening options, it’s important to consult a dentist and make sure you understand the treatment and its effects on your mouth.

Options for teeth whitening usually include whitening toothpastes, at-home bleaching, and in-office bleaching. Of course, effectiveness, safety, and results vary greatly between products, so contact us directly. We’ll help you choose the best option for your smile goals.

Teeth Extractions

An extraction is performed to remove a tooth because of disease, crowding, or damage. When tooth extractions are required, the area around the tooth is numb and the tooth is comfortably and safely removed.

Expect a smooth process from start to finish. We’ll teach you how to care for the extraction area at home. A blood clot replaces the removed tooth root to promote healing, so avoid activities like smoking, drinking through a straw, or eating foods that aggravate the area.

Periodontal/Gum Treatment
Gums are tissue that surrounds and support your teeth and plays a huge role in oral health. If this area becomes infected, you risk gum disease development, AKA periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss. Plaque buildup is a significant reason for gum disease and can be avoided. Bacteria constantly form on teeth, so regular dental care is essential. Signs of gum disease include bleeding or swollen gums, gums pulling away from teeth, bad breath or taste, or loose or changing teeth.

Root Canal

A root canal is a procedure that repairs and saves a badly decayed or infected tooth. Although normal tooth decay may become increasingly worse and lead to a root canal, oftentimes, blunt trauma may cause the tooth to die as well. 

Our dentist removes the dead nerve from the tooth and then seals it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed, then the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.

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    November 20, 2023
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    October 20, 2023
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    October 20, 2023
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    October 20, 2023
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