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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Top St. Paul Dentist
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
Excellent professional staff.
John Osborn Jr
John Osborn Jr
21:14 11 Dec 21
Excellent dentist and staff. Easy scheduling and followup. Have been with Dr Brooks for almost 20 years now. Highly recommend him.
Leslie Wagner
Leslie Wagner
18:57 06 Dec 21
I’ve gone here a couple of times for cleanings and have always found everyone to be happy and eager to help. I love the small office experience. Thank you!
Susanne Ek
Susanne Ek
23:56 29 Nov 21
Courteous, professional staff. I am a new customer and am pleased I found a dentist close to me that I can look forward to staying with.
Jess Peterson
Jess Peterson
02:21 18 Nov 21
Really professional and nice staff. Angie is the best dental hygienist ever the dentist was very friendly. Their processes get you in and out fast. Definitely go again
Cat G
Cat G
20:19 13 Nov 21
Professional and pleasant stuff. Careful and quick cleaning and x-rays.
Gabriel Ross
Gabriel Ross
21:16 01 Nov 21
Excellent cleaning performed by a hygienist who was professional and friendly.
Cecilia Oberg
Cecilia Oberg
23:06 27 Oct 21
Welcoming patients until 7 pm on weekdays & open Saturdays!

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