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

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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.


"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

How Dental Bonding Works (and How It's Different Than Getting a Veneer)

August 28, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Terry O'Neill
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Finding a cosmetic dentist you trust who will discuss all of your options, not just the high-end ones, is essential because cosmetic dentistry has many more choices than ever before.

Dr. Terry O’Neill, your St. Paul, MN, premier cosmetic dentist, has solutions ranging from simple to dramatic that give our patients the smiles they want and deserve.

Dental Bonding for Cosmetic Solutions

Dental bonding is an often overlooked cosmetic dentistry treatment. Unlike veneers, bonding is performed in the dental office without the need for a dental lab. Dr. O’Neill will use the same material he uses in cosmetic fillings to reshape teeth or to correct small flaws such as chips and small fractures. He can even use cosmetic dental bonding to fill in gaps and uneven spacing between the teeth.

Here is how dental bonding works.

Step #1 Cosmetic Dental Consultation

Sitting down with Dr. O’Neill in a consultation will help you both determine if dental bonding will work for you. It is at this appointment that he will discuss the benefits of bonding, as well as any limitations with choosing this form of treatment.

If you decide to proceed, here is what you can expect.

Step #2 Preparing the Tooth

Any patients prefer dental bonding because it is minimally invasive and does not require the removal of a significant amount of tooth structure. Dr. O’Neill will apply a bonding agent to the tooth to seal the composite to the tooth structure.

Step #3 The Perfect Shade

Choosing the correct shade to blend in with your tooth is essential. Dr. O’Neill will ensure a great match! He will then apply the composite in layers, hardening each layer and polishing the tooth’s final layer to a shine that looks seamless.

For a St. Paul, MN cosmetic dentist who will work with you for great results that fit into your budget, give Highgrove Dental Care a call. We always welcome new patients.

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We are excited to welcome Drs. John and Jadilyn Grittner to Highgrove Dental Care.  Please click here for Dr. Terry O’Neill’s retirement and welcome letter.