Highgrove Dental Care
A Great Dentist
  • 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

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Why People Choose Dental Implants over Dentures and Bridges

November 15, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Terry O'Neill
dental implants st paul mn

Many natural looking cosmetic dental options on the market today restore smiles and enhance the appearance of teeth. With so many procedures available, it isn’t always easy to choose, but more often people are opting for dental implants over dentures and bridges.

At our St Paul, MN dental office, we successfully restore smiles with bridges, dentures, and dental implants all the time.

Here are a few reasons why more and more people are choosing dental implants over bridges and dentures.

No Slip and Slide

Dentures can slip and slide as your gums shrink over time. This is due to bone loss, which happens naturally when teeth are absent. Dental practitioners are able to realign dentures to enhance fit periodically, but the slippage sometimes returns, which means more realignments.

Even though dentures are sturdy, they must be replaced periodically due to wear and tear.

Bone Loss Prevention

Because dental implants, unlike dentures and bridges, rely on a titanium post implanted in the jaw, bone loss stops being a concern. Bone loss can change the shape of your face and eventually make wearing dentures difficult.

The titanium screws associated with dental implants fuse to your jawbone and help prevent bone loss.

Dental Implants Are Less Cumbersome

Dental implants are small titanium rods placed in your jaw surgically. After these rods, which act like roots, fuse to your jawbone, a stable foundation is established. This firm foundation will anchor your abutment and the new tooth.

Dental implant recovery time is minimal, and your new teeth look natural and healthy. Additionally, implants don’t slip, and they help preserve bone in your jaw.

Contact Our St. Paul, MN Dental Office

It’s simple; more people are choosing dental implants over bridges and dentures because slippage is eliminated, they don’t want to lose bone, and they love the permanent feel of something anchored and stable.

Contact Highgrove Dental Care today if you’re considering dental implants and live in the St. Paul, MN area.

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