Restoring Teeth At Arbor Lakes Dental

Tooth Restoration in Maple Grove At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we use a variety of techniques to restore damaged teeth. Most Minneapolis dental patients are familiar with fillings. Traditional fillings are also called ‘direct restorations‘ because they are applied to the tooth and then shaped and polished in one visit.

Another type of filling is called an ‘indirect restoration’ and is fabricated in a dental lab. There are two types: inlays and onlays.

When a tooth needs more extensive dental restoration, a crown is often used. At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, we create strong, natural-looking crowns from a variety of materials.

What if the tooth is damaged beyond repair? There are a number of functional replacements for missing teeth. Dentures are not the only option.

Call 763-515-1171 to learn about the restoration options available. We have been improving smiles for Minneapolis and Osseo patients since 1992.

Whether the damage is caused by decay, injury, bite problems, or natural wear; Jamie Sledd DDS will choose the best dental treatment plan for your tooth restoration needs. Arbor Lakes Dental is conveniently located at 12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230 in Maple Grove. We provide quality dental care for Maple Grove area families.

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763-515-1171

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Choosing A Dentist In Maple Grove

Choosing A Dentist In Maple Grove The American Dental Association offers some welcome advice for choosing a dentist in Maple Grove. We have already talked about how word of mouth is an important factor in how many people find a dentist. Here are some things you should look for in an Maple Grove dentist:

Location is always a factor when choosing a dentist in Maple Grove. If you live in the Maple Grove Minnesota area, there are many options, and most Maple Grove locations are not too far out of the way. While location plays an important role in convenience, many people are willing to drive a little farther for a better experience with their Maple Grove dentist.

Relationship is a strong factor. Your Maple Grove dentist should be approachable, and should make you feel comfortable when you are in the dental chair. After all, your Maple Grove dentist will be working very close with you to help you achieve a high level of oral hygiene; you most certainly will want to have a good, professional, comfortable relationship with your Maple Grove dentist and the dental office staff.

Specialty is another important factor in choosing a dentist in Maple Grove. Some dentists specialize in cosmetic dentistry. Others specialize in corrective dentistry such as braces. Depending on your need, you may select a local Maple Grove dentist who can solve your immediate concern. Bare in mind, however, that it is good to have a general dentist who can maintain your dental history and work with you to through the years.

If you are looking for a dentist in Maple Grove, please come by and speak with me. I can address your interest in any of these critical areas, and will be happy to introduce you to Arbor Lakes Dental.

I look forward to meeting you.

-Jamie Sledd, DDS

(763)494-4443

3 Tooth Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

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Hello Minnesota, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Maple Grove, Plymouth MN, and Champlin areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. This thread-like tissue can become damaged due to:

An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist in Maple Grove performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

Hi. I’m Dr. Jamie Sledd of Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove. I hope that today’s Maple Grove dental blog post has helped you to better understand root canals. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at (763)494-4443.

At Arbor Lakes Dental we offer:

dental crowns
dental bridges
cosmetic dentistry
family dentistry

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Jamie Sledd
Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota
(763)494-4443
http://www.arborlakesdental.com/about-arbor-lakes-dental

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Popular-Topics/Common-Dental-Procedures/article/What-is-Root-Canal-Treatment.cvsp, accessed March 14, 2013

Embarrassed By Your Teeth In Maple Grove?

Restorative Dentistry Maple Grove What is a beautiful smile worth? Maple Grove area men and women who have received a smile makeover at Arbor Lakes Dental say it was worth every penny.

Your smile is a part of you that you share with your Maple Grove family, friends, and colleagues every day. An attractive smile creates confidence. If you are embarrassed by your smile, you waste mental and physical energy trying to hide it.

How would your life improve if you felt comfortable in every social and professional situation? If you have been trying to hide your smile for years, what incorrect assumptions have others made about you? Do you come across as self-conscious or distant because you hardly laugh at jokes and barely crack a smile when you meet someone for the first time?

Investing in Maple Grove restorative dentistry is the best way to feel younger, more attractive, and able to share your true self. When you quit trying to hide your teeth, you are free to put all your energy into your work, play–everything!

At Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove, Dr. Jamie Sledd carefully contours perfect smiles for our Maple Grove smile design patients.

We also make sure our Maple Grove smile makeover clients are completely relaxed during treatment. If you are afraid of dentists, or have had negative experiences in the past, rest assured that we understand how you feel and our caring dental team will do our best to alleviate your concerns.

Come in for a Maple Grove cosmetic dental consultation. Learn about Maple Grove dental implants, porcelain crowns, invisible braces, veneers and sedation dentistry.

Life is better when you love your smile. Call Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove today!

Arbor Lakes Dental
12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369
(763)494-4443

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Full Mouth Reconstruction in Plymouth MN

Cosmetic Dentistry Plymouth MN Dental techniques and materials have advanced to a point where total and near-total mouth reconstruction is possible right here in the Plymouth MN area.

Unlike conventional removable dentures, extensive mouth reconstruction involves strong, functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.

You have probably heard around Plymouth MN about dental implants; the tooth replacement option that is, in most cases, the best possible replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants have been used in Plymouth MN for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. However, they can also provide a structure for crowns, bridges, and anchored dentures that replace nearly every tooth in the mouth!

Every Plymouth MN area smile makeover patient requires a somewhat unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving several restorations:

‘Linda’ was a 52 year-old Plymouth MN patient with a mouthful of problems. She was missing most of her back teeth on both her upper and lower arch. Four of her front teeth were chipped and her gums had eroded revealing the metal bases of two old dental crowns.

To restore a beautiful, strong and youthful-looking smile, she would receive dental implants to anchor partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth would receive a combination of porcelain veneers and crowns.

The result? A stunning smile, renewed confidence and no more slipping dentures!

Arbor Lakes Dental
http://www.arborlakesdental.com/
(763)494-4443

 

Is Malocclusion Causing Your Headache?

TMJ Treatment Maple Grove Are you a Maple Grove adult who suffers with chronic headaches? Have you tried Imitrex, diet adjustments, and chiropractic treatment? Perhaps the cause is not stress-induced tension, spine alignment or eyestrain. Maybe the culprit is right under your nose.

Bite misalignment or malocclusion is a common Maple Grove problem that often goes undetected. Nature intended the front teeth to fit slightly forward from the lower teeth. With a perfect bite, the molars fit together like precision gears.

Malocclusion can cause headaches, tooth loosening, tooth fracture, and in extreme cases, difficulty chewing, speaking or breathing.

Maple Grove braces are an effective solution for most bite problems. Braces not only move teeth, they can also correct the position and function of the joints, muscles and bones in the jaw. In cases of extreme malocclusion, jaw surgery in Maple Grove may be necessary.

Not all Maple Grove family dentists treat bite problems. At Arbor Lakes Dental we treat all types of malocclusion including overbite, underbite and crossbite. For a TMJ treatment consultation, call us at (763)494-4443.

Arbor Lakes Dental offers technologically-advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a friendly environment. We offer smile whitening, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and dental implants. To learn more about our dental philosophy and available procedures, see http://www.arborlakesdental.com/about-arbor-lakes-dental.

Dr. Jamie Sledd is a proud member of the Minnesota Dental Association.

Dental Implants In Plymouth MN

Dental Implants Plymouth MN The best permanent tooth replacement treatment available to Plymouth MN people who are missing teeth are dental implants.

A dental implant is a metal (ideally titanium) rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root. The crown and supporting structure are securely and permanently attached to the rod. Titanium is amazingly strong and extremely well tolerated by the human body. There are very few instances of rejection. In fact, most Plymouth MN implant dentists are not familiar with any such cases.

Tooth implants offer a long-term solution to tooth loss. Are you a good Plymouth candidate for tooth implant surgery?

Because the metal rod is anchored into the jaw bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone at the implant site. Dr. Jamie Sledd can determine if you do.

Age is rarely a factor. Dental implants have proved to be successful for Plymouth MN people of all ages. Dr. Sledd provides comprehensive cosmetic dental care for every member of the family.

There are a few medical issues that may affect your eligibility for implants. These include diabetes, osteoporosis, radiation therapy for cancer, parathyroid disorders, bone disorders and leukemia. The presence of one or more of these conditions does not necessarily mean an implant cannot work for you; discuss any health issues with Dr. Jamie Sledd during your implant consultation.

Arbor Lakes Dental is located at 12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230 Maple Grove, MN. Call (763)494-4443 to schedule a restorative dentistry consultation.

Restorative Dentistry At Arbor Lakes Dental

Dental visits can be extremely stressful and for some Minneapolis residents, the fear and anxiety associated with a trip to the dentist prevents them from getting the care they need. At Arbor Lakes Dental we provide the best restorative and cosmetic dentistry available. We will accommodate your needs and put you at ease with our professional and compassionate dental skills.

Don’t let dental dread keep you from achieving a perfect smile.

According to a national survey by the American Dental Association, Crest, and Oral B, the smile is the number one physical trait. Don’t let your smile go unnoticed.

In addition to restorative dentistry, at Arbor Lakes Dental we offer our Minneapolis clients a variety of procedures, including dental crowns, dental bridges, tooth bleaching, gum disease screening, and family dentistry.

Sleep Dentistry At Arbor Lakes Dental

At Arbor Lakes Dental, our professional staff will provide the best possible care for you and your family. Whether you need preventive care or restorative dentistry, the fun team at Arbor Lakes Dental will give you something to smile about!

For more information on restorative dentistry or any other dental procedure, contact us at (763)494-4443.

We are located at 12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230, Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369  Call today!

Restoring Smiles at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove

Restoring Smiles at Arbor Lakes Dental in Maple Grove A great smile is essential for putting your best face forward. At Arbor Lakes Dental, we not only restore teeth to their original condition; we make many Maple Grove smiles better than they ever were before!

Some patients have only a few problems they wish to correct. Perhaps one or two teeth are misshapen and seem out of alignment. If the problem teeth are only superficially crooked—meaning they do not need to be moved into place with orthodontia—porcelain veneers are the answer. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that are attached to the front of one of more teeth. They are extremely versatile and can correct shape, color, or both.

Another plus: porcelain veneers are essentially non-invasive and do not affect healthy tooth structure.

Some of our Maple Grove dental patients were happy with their smile in years past but now want to bring up the whiteness a notch or two. Teeth whitening is a popular procedure for our Maple Grove cosmetic dentistry clients. We provide a variety of teeth whitening options for every type of smile. If you are ready to brighten your smile, come on in; we’ll help you find the best tooth whitening system for your smile.

  • Jamie Sledd, DDS
  • Arbor Lakes Dental
  • 12000 Elm Creek Blvd, Ste 230
  • Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369
  • (763)494-4443
  • http://www.arborlakesdental.com/

Put your best face forward with a brand new smile!