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Cosmetic Dentist in Twin Cities on Restoration

St. Paul Dental Restorations

Decayed and missing teeth are often due to neglect, but disease and trauma can also do premature damage. Whatever the cause, bad teeth can make you hide your smile behind your hand. It can also lead to discomfort and chewing difficulties. A restricted diet can make you lose your appetite and contribute to poor nutrition over time. What’s life if you can’t eat the foods you love?

Your dentist in St. Paul wants you to enjoy life again. Dr. Serafimov offers several solutions to restore chewing ability and bring back your smile’s appearance: tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Porcelain Crowns and Restorations

A severely damaged tooth usually requires root canal treatment and a porcelain crown. Your dentist will remove the infected dental pulp, along with decayed areas and bacteria. The space is then cleaned and sealed off. Finally, a porcelain crown is capped over the remaining tooth. If damage is moderate, the tooth may be able to support a traditional filling, inlay, or onlay. Our restorative procedures are designed to end discomfort and help you chew normally.

Bridges, Dentures and Teeth Replacement

Missing teeth are more than just an aesthetic issue. Lost teeth must be replaced to prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting and causing bite problems. Bone deterioration also occurs if the tooth is not replaced immediately. Dr. Serafimov recommends bridges, dentures, and dental implants to restore full chewing ability and boost your confidence.

Bridges are fixed appliances that use crowns to anchor the replacement tooth and “bridge” the space. Dentures are removable appliances that are secured with adhesive. Fixed dentures that are anchored by implants are more secure alternatives.

During the consultation, your St. Paul dentist will perform a thorough evaluation of your mouth and jaw to determine which restorative procedure is right for you. If extensive decay, several missing teeth and gum disease are causing chewing problems, Dr. Serafimov may recommend a full mouth reconstruction.

Contact us today to get started on the road to your dream smile!