Minimally Invasive & Restorative Dentistry in Lakeville, MN

Give your smile a second chance.

Do You Believe Your Smile Needs Some Attention?

Find out how Lakeville Dental Associates restorative dentistry can help you change your smile.
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Restorative dentistry combines various services to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth, while making sure you smile with confidence once again. No matter how complicated your case might seem to be, our team at Lakeville Dental Associates will find the proper treatment for you.

Restorative dentistry includes the following dental treatments:

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Fillings
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Implants
  • Dentures

We can help you solve anything from minor problems like small cavities to big issues such as the loss of multiple teeth. However, we always encourage our patients to visit the office at least every six months to help catch dental issues when they are minor and easy to resolve.

Restorative Dentistry Benefits

Why invest in restorative dentistry?
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Improve Functionality

Restoring your teeth means regaining full functionality, allowing you to chew and speak normally. Dentists recreate the original anatomy of damaged teeth, ensuring a seamless fit.

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Avoid Tooth Pain

Prevent increased pain in the future by addressing cavities early. Simple fillings or crowns can prevent acute pain, infection, or tooth loss, saving you discomfort and expenses later on.

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Natural-Looking Teeth

With our skilled dentists and high-quality materials, restorations blend seamlessly for a seamless smile. Expect your dental work to both feel and look authentic.

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How Restorative Dentistry Works

Our experienced and caring team will make you smile again.

Most restorative treatments require local anesthesia, and at Lakeville Dental Associates, we understand how anxious some patients can feel about injections (and restorative treatments in general).

That’s why we do our best to create a relaxing atmosphere, and focus on the least invasive treatments possible. We use numbing gel before all injections, we utilize the Wand Anesthesia System for gentle injections, and we offer N20 (laughing gas).

Your teeth deserve a second chance. Book an appointment with our skillful dentists in Lakeville, MN and discover how we can transform your smile.

Restorative Dentistry FAQs

The answers to the most commonly asked questions.
  • How long does a crown last?
    It is hard to determine the exact lifespan of a crown, as it depends on multiple factors. But, with proper care, a patient can expect a dental crown to last up to 20 years.
  • What is the most popular material for fillings?
    Nowadays, the most frequently used restorative material is composite resin. Composite resin is a tooth-colored material that closely mimics natural enamel’s texture, transparency, and shade. Composite restorations are durable and highly esthetic and usually are the restorative dentist’s top choice.
  • Should I have my tooth extracted instead of trying to save it?
    Unless there is no other option, no dentist would advise a patient to have a tooth extracted when there is still a chance to save it. Before doing any extraction, our dentist will first evaluate if there are any other viable options, like root canal treatments or fillings. Dentists can restore or replace severely damaged teeth using materials and techniques that no one could have dreamed of only a few decades ago.
  • How can I replace a missing tooth?
    There are multiple options available to patients, but the gold standard in tooth replacement is dental implants. No other restoration achieves the same results in terms of functionality and aesthetics. However, we also offer alternatives that might suit more reduced budgets, like full or partial dentures or dental bridges.
  • Do I need a crown or a filling?

    That depends on how much structure the affected tooth has lost. We try to preserve as much dental tissue as possible, so a filling will always be our first choice. But when the damage is too extensive, or if the tooth has been root canal, our dentist will place a dental crown.

  • What is tooth wear?
    Tooth wear is the loss of external layers of the teeth due to natural or pathological wear. It is often a consequence of night grinding or clenching, but sometimes other factors are involved, like diet, medical conditions like sleep apnea or acid reflux, or a problem with the patient’s bite called malocclusion. Our doctors are highly trained to detect your specific cause of tooth wear and can build affected teeth back up with composite resin or crowns and create custom made nightguards to prevent if from happening again.