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Dental Implants

download-2Replacing a lost tooth is important for many reasons.  It restores the function of your mouth, maintains the alignment of the surrounding teeth, and helps preserve the facial profile.  Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or many teeth when being used with a bridge or denture.  When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the closest thing to a natural tooth.

So what is a dental implant?  A dental implant is a tooth root replacement.  A crown, the portion of a tooth seen in the mouth, attaches to the implant.  This looks, feels and functions like a real tooth.  Over time a missing tooth left untreated can have a large impact on the entire mouth.  Our teeth are important placeholders for each other and those adjacent to a toothless gap can move to fill the space and throw off the entire alignment of your mouth.  It’s important to note that in order to implant successfully, there must be a sufficient amount of healthy jawbone and healthy adjacent gums and teeth.

So why choose a dental implant over a bridge?
-Aesthetics
-Durability
-Function
-Remodels and rebuilds the jaw bone
-Helps support the integrity of the neighboring teeth
-Decreases risk of gum disease compared with a bridge
-Completely replaceable by removing the crown, keeping the implant in place

Things to note:
-Implants are more expensive than a bridge, but more durable, so it can be more cost effective over time
-Requires minor surgery and healing time before the permanent crown can be placed

If you have any questions about getting a dental implant, let us know!  We are here to guide you in the right direction.

Dental Crowns

affordable dental crown. affordable dental cap.lake lanier smiles. affordable dentist in buford.1A crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth and is used to cover the tooth in order to restore its strength, shape and size as well as the overall appearance of the tooth. Crowns are made of porcelain or gold and cover the tooth completely to strengthen severely compromised teeth. When the crown is put into place it fully encompasses the visible portion of a tooth above the gum line.

You might need a crown if you have the following:
-Large cavities
-Failed silver fillings
-Cracks or fractures
-History of root canal therapy

Crowns can also be used to:
-Attach bridges
-Protect a weak tooth from breaking
-Cover discolored or badly shaped teeth/implants.

It is our primary concern at Nicollet Station Dental to help keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright. During the initial consultation or dental exam, we will find out what a patient’s goals and concerns are for their smile. We will take the time to discuss what’s best for you and if a crown is the best solution for achieving those goals.

Call and schedule an appointment today!  612-338-5557

Did you know?

Did you know here at Nicollet Station Dental we not only specialize in preventative and cosmetic dentistry, we also provide services in wrinkle fighting fillers? We know there is no better complement to a beautiful smile than great looking skin. These are handled by our Smile Makeover Experts who have extensive training and knowledge of oral-facial areas.
At our office, you can benefit from two of the most popular and effective FDA approved wrinkle fighters to improve and prevent the noticeable signs of aging: BOTOX® & Dermal Filler.

BOTOX® & Dermal Filler Treatment Benefits:
Safe and Proven
FDA Approved
Non-Surgical
No Downtime
Long-lasting results
Effectively minimizes lines for more youthful appearance
Prevent the signs of aging

What is BOTOX®? BOTOX® is a Hyaluronic Dermal Filler used to safely and effectively relax facial muscles to correct existing lines and prevent new wrinkles from forming. As our skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen acts as the major support protein for our skin, elastin allows our skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles, and hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the body that helps to trap water and add volume and shape to our skin.

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What is Juvederm? Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid base dermal filler that helps reverse the signs of aging by instantly correcting, enhancing and restoring volume to a more youthful state. Dermal fillers are used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles around the smile, lift the corners of the mouth, enhance lips, and replace soft-tissue volume loss.

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In addition, BOTOX® & Dermal Filler treatments prevent dynamic expression lines from becoming permanent wrinkles and stimulate collagen growth and cell rejuvenation. BOTOX® treatments are used in improving facial appearance, improving the look of gummy smiles, treatment of black triangles between teeth, relief of Bruxism (teeth grinding) or another TMJ conditions.

Click on the link below and schedule your free consultation today!
https://www.nicolletstationdental.com/botox/

TMJ – Mouth Guards

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Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, more commonly known as “TMJ,” are ailments that cause pain and impair the use of the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. By most estimates, it is believed that 10 million Americans are affected with TMJ. This condition seems to affect women more than it does men. Research has not conclusively been able to explain why.

In most cases, the pain associated with TMJ causes mild to severe discomfort in the jaw, which is temporary and often occurs in cycles. The pain eventually goes away with little or no treatment. Some people, however, develop significant, long-term symptoms. To be properly diagnosed and to figure out what your treatment options are, it is important to consult with a dentist who works with/specializes in TMJ/TMD.
At Nicollet Station Dental, Dr. Osborn and Dr. Conroy offer a variety of treatment options for patients who grind or clench their teeth, or suffer from TMJ. The most common treatment option prescribed for patients who clench or grind their teeth while they sleep is a night guard.
A night guard is an appliance much like a retainer used to protect your teeth while you are sleeping. This device is commonly recommended by Dr. Osborn and Dr. Conroy for people who suffer from bruxism, or excessive nighttime tooth grinding or clenching. This grinding and clenching puts pressure on the jaw,
TMJ – Mouth Guards
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, more commonly known as “TMJ,” are ailments that cause pain and impair the use of the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. By most estimates, it is believed that 10 million Americans are affected with TMJ. This condition seems to affect women more than it does men. Research has not conclusively been able to explain why.

In most cases, the pain associated with TMJ causes mild to severe discomfort in the jaw, which is temporary and often occurs in cycles. The pain eventually goes away with little or no treatment. Some people, however, develop significant, long-term symptoms. To be properly diagnosed and to figure out what your treatment options are, it is important to consult with a dentist who works with/specializes in TMJ/TMD.
At Nicollet Station Dental, Dr. Osborn and Dr. Conroy offer a variety of treatment options for patients who grind or clench their teeth, or suffer from TMJ. The most common treatment option prescribed for patients who clench or grind their teeth while they sleep is a night guard.
A night guard is an appliance much like a retainer used to protect your teeth while you are sleeping. This device is commonly recommended by Dr. Osborn and Dr. Conroy for people who suffer from bruxism, or excessive nighttime tooth grinding or clenching. This grinding and clenching puts pressure on the jaw, which can cause temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems, severe headaches, ear pain, and neck pain as well as causing excessive wear to the teeth.
Night Guards are a device that will place your jaw in the correct position and prevent painful pressure and additional damage to the TMJ. Our Dentists who have specialized training in TMD disorders will assess the issues leading to the disorder and recommend and fit a mouth guard that is designed to treat the direct cause of your TMJ disorder.
There are many different options that a TMD dentist will consider when recommending and fitting a device and it is very important to have a professional assessment as a poorly fitted device may cause additional damage to the TMJ and aggravate the TMJ disorder
If you have questions about TMJ disorders, please contact us through our website, or call us at 612-388-5557. We are located right at the intersection of 5th Street and Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. We hope to serve you soon!