Enjoy Improved Oral Health with Restorative Dentistry in St. Peter, MN
Here at Valley View Dental, you will never be made to feel unfairly judged or embarrassed when you come to us with oral health problems. Dr. Jennifer Miller and the rest of our team are committed to providing you and other valued patients with an office atmosphere that is safe, comfortable, and friendly. Our restorative services are designed with a brighter future in mind, repairing dental cracks, decay, tooth loss, and everything in between so you can enjoy a healthier, happier smile. Contact our St. Peter practice today to schedule your first appointment!
If you are struggling with teeth that are cracked, decayed, or missing, a customized, high-quality dental crown or bridge can restore much-needed strength and function to your smile. Dental crowns are designed to cover one natural tooth, preserving it while repairing its outward appearance and providing much-needed stability and structure. Alternatively, dental bridges can be used to restore one or more missing teeth along the same arch.
At Valley View Dental, we understand how important it is to many patients that they are able to retain a smile that looks and feels natural. That is why we offer metal-free restorative materials that provide higher aesthetic quality overall and eliminate the threat of dark lines forming over time that were commonplace with older materials.
Unlike traditional silver fillings made from amalgam materials, tooth-colored fillings offer our patients in St. Peter, MN and surrounding areas countless health and aesthetic benefits that can last for several years. Crafted from lifelike composite resin, these fillings offer shades that can be matched precisely to the patient’s natural smile creating a final result that blends in seamlessly. Tooth-colored fillings also preserve more healthy tooth structure and form a strong, direct bond with the natural enamel creating a healthier and more functional restoration overall. Better yet, the lack of metals means that a patient’s oral sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures is reduced for greater comfort.
Full & Partial Dentures
Today’s modern dentures are a big improvement over the awkward traditional models most people imagine. Dr. Miller helps patients who have suffered extensive tooth loss regain a strong, confident smile they can show off proudly. Like the name suggests, full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of teeth, while partial dentures replace certain teeth while allowing healthy teeth to remain in place. Both removable and implant-retained options are available at Valley View Dental; our recommendation will depend on a patient’s current level of oral health and available budget. If your denture is in need of repairs and/or adjustments, Dr. Miller can also help!
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy becomes necessary when tooth decay has pierced deep into the tooth and infects the nerve. At Valley View Dental, Dr. Miller’s top goal in these situations will be to preserve your natural tooth and restore its health with this highly successful procedure. Our team will carefully access the inside of the tooth and remove the infected nerve, replacing it with a safe, biocompatible replacement. After sealing the tooth to prevent further infection, a customized crown or dental filling is typically placed to protect the treated structure and restore the tooth’s whole, natural shape.
Our team makes every effort to help patients from Henderson, MN and surrounding areas maintain a mouthful of beautiful, natural teeth for life. However, there are circumstances where a tooth extraction might become an unfortunate necessity that protects your oral health and wellbeing. These reasons could include:
- A tooth is too badly injured and/or decayed to be treated with other restorative methods.
- A tooth has erupted from the gum line improperly threatening further problems (this is most common with wisdom teeth).
- The patient is in need of orthodontic treatment and certain teeth need to be removed to create enough room for correction.
If it is deemed necessary, Dr. Miller and the rest of our team will be sure to handle your extraction procedure as smoothly and comfortably as possible.
Do you routinely experience fear and/or anxiety when faced with the prospect of dental care? NuCalm is a safe and effective system that can help patients achieve genuine relaxation without the use of narcotics or controlled substances. Instead, your mind and body will be put at ease with the help of four essential components. These include:
- Mirocurrent stimulation – Special patches will be placed behind each ear to facilitate a genuine relaxation response.
- Noise-dampening headphones – The headphones utilize neuroacoustic software that’s mixed with a soothing song. This slows your brainwaves to a pace that’s similar to the stage right before you fall asleep.
- Light-blocking glasses – These will get rid of negative visual stimuli and help maintain a safe, relaxed state where patients can feel at ease.
At Valley View Dental, we enjoy being able to help our patients feel truly comfortable as our team improves their oral health and beauty.