Highgrove Dental Care
A Great Dentist
  • Dentist St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN
  • General Dentistry St. Paul MN

Open Monday through Thursday 7 am to 7 pm
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Welcome to Our Practice

We feature pain-free and sedation dentistry to make your patient experience comfortable and relaxed. Even if you have had difficulty getting and staying numb or you have some catching up to do when it comes to your dentistry, we can help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health. We look forward to welcoming your entire family to our Saint Paul, MN dental office.

Dr. O'Neill

With over thirty years of experience, Dr. O'Neill offers high-quality, reliable results to our patients seeking general, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. Our entire team is committed to providing you with an outstanding experience consistently.

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"Dr. O'Neill is a perfectionist! He knows the latest techniques and has the most updated equipment. He is very thorough in his assessments and is knowledgeable. I highly recommend him. Great, friendly staff. Very professional." - Mary Dunnavan

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How We Customize Dentures

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Dentures are often made of acrylic and plastic to be lightweight and comfortable. These materials also make dentures durable and able to fit your mouth easily. Dentists can even personalize dentures with shading and add small imperfections for a more natural result. 

There are a few necessary steps to create the best dentures for you, and Dr. O’Neil and our caring staff will be available to answer any questions you may have along the way, including insurance questions or pricing.

Your Denture Evaluation

Getting dentures starts with a comprehensive evaluation and exam by Dr. O’Neil. This includes:

  • X-rays to measure bone loss and examine other issues
  • Impressions of your mouth to help mold ...

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A Short (but Interesting!) History of Dentures

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Many people have a negative notion of dentures because of the appearance and function that many of us experienced watching our grandparents struggle with them.

If you are in St. Paul, MN and think dentures might be the tooth replacement option for you, you can count on a great result from Dr. Terry O’Neill at Highgrove Dental Care.

Dentures have come a long way.

Early Dentures 700 BC

Dentures first made their appearance on the smile scene in about 700 BC when, in Italy, artisans created dentures out of human or animal teeth. This remained the popular choice well into the 1800s, though they deteriorated quickly, especially with rough diets. In the mid-1800s, sugar ...

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I'm Missing a Tooth. Is a Partial Denture Right for Me?

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Missing a single tooth means that you have a number of options, including partial dentures, to replace your missing tooth in our St. Paul dental office. For a single tooth, however, you might opt for a fixed dental bridge or dental implant as a more convenient option. Here are some of the treatments available to complete your smile.

Partial denture – A partial denture attaches to your natural teeth with small adjustable clasps. Partial dentures have a base made of acrylic, flexible options, or metal bases for durable longevity.

Other Tooth Replacement Options

Dental bridge (fixed partial) – A dental bridge is a reliable and esthetic way to replace a missing tooth. Bridges ...

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Dentures: 3 Steps to a New Smile

A couple smiles | St. Paul MN Dentures

Modern dentures are one of the aspects of dentistry that has progressed dramatically in recent decades – both in their function and their appearance. The process for getting dentures in our Saint Paul dental office occurs in three easy steps.

Step One – Evaluation and Planning

As with all dental procedures, we will start with a full evaluation. This gives us the “big picture” view of your oral health, bone structure and perhaps most importantly, you and Dr. O’Neill will have a chance to discuss your goals for your smile.

We will take x-rays to look at bone levels and impressions to help Dr. O’Neill plan for your dentures.

He will also go over ...

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3 Ways Modern Dentures Blow Dentures of the Past out of the Water

Dentures in St. Paul MN

Dentures no longer have to mean a life sentence of hiding your smile. Back in the days of our grandparents, it seemed like dentures were these bulky, embarrassing representations of teeth that you could pick out of a lineup as false. 

You will be happy to know that this is no longer the case. Dentures are not all about looks, but smiles are important because you use your smile to express yourself each day. It shows warmth, friendliness, and good nature – all things that can be assets in life. When we design dentures in our St. Paul dental office, we do so with a focus on both function ...

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