Restorative Dental Treatments in St. Paul, MN

Highland Dental - St. Paul’s Most Experienced Implant Dentist

What’s the best tooth replacement option for most patients with missing teeth? Dental implants, of course. At Highland Dental, Dr. Mark Brooks is an experienced implant dentist who can restore the full function of your teeth, giving you a healthy, natural-looking smile once again.

Before dental implants, dentures and bridges were the only way to replace missing teeth. Now, modern dental technology gives us an option that is not only permanent, durable and natural looking, but also prevents bone loss.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root surgically anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and acts as a foundation for an artificial tooth, bridge or dentures. Over time, the artificial tooth root fuses with the jawbone, improving stability and stimulating the jaw like your natural teeth do. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimic the roots of your teeth and therefore help prevent your jawbone from deteriorating over time.

Implants are made from synthetic, biocompatible materials like metal and ceramic, making them easy to integrate into your mouth and providing exceptional durability, stability, and long-term function.

What to expect with Dental Implants

  • Dental implants can only be placed surgically. Therefore, Dr. Brooks will need to thoroughly assess your oral health as well as your overall health before devising your treatment plan. He will need to make sure your jaw is healthy and strong enough to support the implant.
  • Once you’ve been cleared for surgery, Dr. Brooks will place the implant while you are fully anesthetized. After the procedure, it will take time for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor it to your jaw. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth, bridge or denture.
  • Post-procedure, you will need to take special care of your mouth and the area around the implant to ensure proper healing and prevent infection. Dr. Brooks will give you specific instructions on how to correctly care for your dental implants after surgery. It is very important to follow them as precisely as possible.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Once the area around the implant has healed and your replacement tooth, bridge, or denture is in place, you can eat and drink like normal. There are no food restrictions with dental implants, and they never come loose or need adjusting. The best part… your smile will look amazing! Dental implants are so natural looking and feeling, no one will know they are not your natural teeth, unless you tell them.

Tooth replacement is a very personal decision, and understanding all your options is vital — so is having an experienced dentist you can trust. If you have missing teeth and aren’t sure what to do, call Highland Dental today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of St. Paul’s most experienced tooth replacement dentists.

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I felt welcomed!! The dental hygienist was fabulous! Even before I sat down Angie worked towards ensuring I felt comfortable. The dentist was also great. The administrative assistant called my insurance to find out if I was eligible for certain treatments. I’m definitely returning to this dentist!!! Everyone in the office deserves a GOLD STAR.
Marisa Rivera Lugo, Ph.D.
Marisa Rivera Lugo, Ph.D.
15:30 10 Jun 22
I received excellent care from the receptionist, the hygienist, and the dentist!
john5876 University of Minnesota
john5876 University of Minnesota
01:23 30 May 22
Friendly staff and great hygienist! I’m definitely returning and would recommend.
Sue
Sue
01:21 11 May 22
I wanted a second opinion and felt very good about the visit. The Dentist was informative and candid with me and gave me a referral for the work I needed. It gave me a lot of peace of mind.
Ona Conroy
Ona Conroy
17:46 02 May 22
Highland Dental has a great reputation! Emily, at the front desk is friendly and can answer anything dental related. Dr. Brooks and his lovely assistant pointed me in the right direction. Ashley is a gentle hygienist. I definitely recommend Highland Dental. Everyone there is awesome!
Charynanne Hawkins
Charynanne Hawkins
23:26 06 Apr 22
Well satisfied
Michael Rivers, FSC
Michael Rivers, FSC
21:24 10 Mar 22
I always feel in good hands with Dr. Brooks and his assistants. They do top notch work.Angels. All of them!
Jim Horwath
Jim Horwath
21:26 01 Mar 22
The people working at the front were nice and easy going, welcoming. Angie was very nice and gentle. She cleaned my teeth very good. I was in and out with a brighter smile.
Billy Kue
Billy Kue
06:03 06 Jan 22
I have been going to Dr. Brooks for about 20 years. While going to the dentist isn't something I look forward to, I've been very pleased with Dr. Brooks and Highland Dental ave the care they've provided for me and I'd recommend them wholeheartedly.
Chris Montbriand
Chris Montbriand
00:33 05 Jan 22
Ashley was not only excellent, she kind , caring 👼👼.
Jimmy Welton
Jimmy Welton
23:38 19 Dec 21
Over the past 3+ years have had two hygienists and the dentist. All are great, reasonable with recommendations, and just plain nice.
Simon Nussbaum
Simon Nussbaum
15:14 16 Dec 21
Been There More than 10 times, The only thing unpleasant is the Fluoride lolGreat place, Great people
Jackson Smallman
Jackson Smallman
23:06 15 Dec 21
Welcoming patients until 7 pm on weekdays & open Saturdays!

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