Our team at Ned W. Windmiller Distinctive Dentistry is happy to answer all your dental questions. Visit our Stillwater, MN dentist office in the St. Croix Medical Arts Building at 1701 Curve Crest Blvd. to ask your questions in person, or call (651) 413-9860. In the meantime, here are answers to some of the questions we hear frequently.
Q: What is the best tooth replacement option for me?
You’ll consider a number of factors when choosing replacement teeth, including your oral health, the number of teeth you’re replacing, and your budget. Our dentists are happy to explain all your options and help you select the one that’s best for your smile. Your possibilities include dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges.
We suggest dental implants for the tooth replacement option that offers the most long-term support. You can get several different dental implant procedures in our office. You may even be a candidate for a procedure that enables you to get implants and replacement teeth in a single appointment.
Q: How can I improve the appearance of my smile?
You can get a variety of cosmetic dental treatments to improve the appearance of your smile. For a quick, dramatic difference, consider dental veneers, tooth bonding, or teeth whitening. These treatments can give you big changes right away. To get a more appealing balance between teeth and gums, consider gum reshaping. If you need to straighten your teeth, ask about Invisalign. You can even combine cosmetic and/or restorative dentistry solutions for a total smile makeover.
Q: Can you help me overcome my dental anxiety?
It’s important to overcome dental anxiety, as anxiety can prevent you from getting the care you need to keep your smile healthy. We keep our treatments as quick and comfortable as possible by using technology like digital X-rays and laser dentistry. We also offer you amenities to help you relax, like a blanket and headphones for listening to music. To further relax, you can get dental sedation. We offer both inhaled sedation (“laughing gas”) and oral sedatives.
Q: Can You Help Me Stop Grinding My Teeth?
Absolutely. A custom mouthguard from Dr. Ned Windmiller will help preserve your tooth enamel and reduce stress on your jaws. A custom mouthguard may also help alleviate associated issues such as jaw problems, clicking or popping in the jaw, or unexplained headaches.
Q: Do I need Braces to Fix Crooked Teeth?
Traditional braces are no longer the only way to treat crooked teeth. Today we can treat many alignment issues with Invisalign. Instead of using metal braces or wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth. The treatment is shorter (between 12 to 18 months), and the aligners are virtually invisible!