Highgrove Dental Care
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  • 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.

GET TO KNOW OUR TEAM

"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

Why Our Dentist Recommends Tooth-Colored Fillings

September 18, 2020
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Posted By: Highgrove Dental Care

Modern dentistry is constantly amazing us with new technology, materials, and new ways of doing things. Even something as simple as a tooth filling gives dentists a way to improve their patients’ oral health and enhance their smiles.

And with advanced materials like composite tooth fillings, we can blur the line between what’s aesthetic and what’s restorative. Every day, our St. Paul, MN dentist places beautiful, natural-looking fillings thanks to dental composites.

Tooth-Colored Fillings Look Great

You want a solution to eliminate decay and preserve your tooth, but you also want a discreet repair that doesn’t scream, “I’ve had dental work done!” 

Our tooth-colored composite fillings are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and to blend seamlessly with the tooth they’re treating. Because composite tooth fillings are a blend of resin and glass particles, they mimic the translucent appearance of tooth enamel. 

Once a composite filling is expertly placed on your tooth by our St. Paul dentist, no one—not even you— will be able to detect it. Since we can create these virtually invisible repairs, we also commonly use the material for dental bonding, which corrects aesthetic flaws like chipped and broken teeth.

Help Preserve Natural Tooth Structure

Dentistry is all about preserving healthy tooth structure for as long as possible. Unlike older silver amalgam fillings that required significant alteration of the tooth, we only need to remove the decayed portion for a successful repair. The composite material is bonded directly to the tooth structure, helping to maintain its integrity.

Strong and Durable Repairs

As long as you care for them properly, white tooth fillings can last between five and seven years, sometimes longer! Brush and floss diligently to prevent cavities and gum disease, and check in with your St. Paul, MN dentist for cleanings and exams every six months. During these appointments, they will also check the condition of your filling to make sure it’s in good shape.

Want to Learn More about Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Dr. Terry O’Neill and his team at Highgrove Dental Care recommend tooth-colored fillings because they’re strong and durable and enhance your smile. If you have a cavity and suspect you need a tooth filling, we would love to help you. 

Call our St. Paul, Minnesota dental office, and we will help you schedule an appointment.

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