Dental Health of Maplewood

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Among our primary tools in promoting your oral health is building a solid and open relationship between us. We do that by working hard to inform you about the specifics of the dental care we offer in Maplewood and the surrounding communities of Little Canada, Roseville, Shoreview, Oakdale, and Woodbury.

But because we know that concerns don't always arise during business hours, we've assembled some of the most common questions and their answers. So if you don't see what you're looking for here, we encourage you to call or email us, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.


In support of our relationship-building goals, the Dental Health of Maplewood team practices open, clear, and complete communication with our patients. This begins at your first visit as we assess oral health using our numerous lead-edge technological instruments. For example, we may even use an intraoral camera and large screen next to our dental chair where we can show a clear and accurate picture of your mouth. We start here so that we can show as much as tell you what we see and how we can address it.

We Have Many Tools to Help Explain Dentistry

When we have formulated a treatment plan, part of that will be a set of recommended treatments along with other options related to specific dental conditions. Then, we will review this plan with you and do our best to explain all our procedures while also answering your questions.

We also use software that allows us to send educational animated videos right to your phone, demonstrating and explaining whatever procedure about which you may want more information.

No matter how you best absorb information, we can provide the solution that helps you understand how we strive to improve your dental health because we know that a healthy smile is good for your overall well-being.

In the world of dental insurance, there are numerous plans, each with unique coverages. For every patient, we do an individual breakdown of how your particular plan covers your treatments. Keep in mind that reputable dental plans, for the most part, will cover check-ups and cleanings, but coverage for other procedures will vary. We won't begin any treatments before you can know your out-of-pocket cost before we begin our work.

We Give You Options to Pay for Dental Care

You can pay by cash, check, or credit card. If you are looking for other forms of financing, we work with  CareCredit for third-party dental financing.

CareCredit focuses on helping families and individuals pay for dental care. If you have CareCredit, you can access available balances multiple times so long as you make your payments, with both low-interest and long-term financing options. To use this service, they will need to grant approval.

Click here for details about CareCredit.

Ask Us about Our In-House Financing Option

One thing our dental team never wants to see is a patient avoiding needed care because they can't fit it into their budget. We know many dental issues are progressive, meaning they get worse over time. So what might be only a moderate problem could expand into a serious issue that may cost many times more to correct. Talk to one of our staff about how you can take advantage of this option.

Children's Dentistry

You aren't alone if you feel upset about even routine dental visits. Nearly 50 percent of American adults avoid professional dental care because of dental anxiety. We understand your fear, and to help, we offer multiple levels of anxiolysis (relaxing) and sedation therapy. We provide essential laughing gas for oral conscious sedation, which involves oral medication formulated to help patients remain calm. We even offer I.V. sedation as you'd use for hospital surgery. 

You can relax and get the dental work you need and deserve at Dental Health of Maplewood. First, call to ask questions. Then, if you feel comfortable, schedule an initial consultation with one of our doctors. We want to help you find peace of mind and body for a rewarding dental experience and renewed oral health.

Our Dental Team Is Non-Judgmental and Compassionate

As your trusted dental caregivers, we want only for your optimal oral health and happiness. We are always open to seeing you, even if you haven't seen a dentist for a year or two or even longer. We understand your worries and fears and want you to know that we think taking the first step toward restoring your smile is commendable.

When you set up your first appointment, we will congratulate you on your decision and be honored to help you improve your oral health. Call to schedule a consultation and evaluation today.

Mini Dental Implants

Most dental professionals agree that dental implants are among the most impactful technological advances in dentistry since the toothbrush. No other tooth replacement method is as secure or lasting because tooth implants are surgically placed into your jawbone.

When comparing specific dental implant options, they have some similar structures. For example, all tooth implants have, at their base, a titanium screw that goes into the bone. From that common point, the differences are also significant.

Mini Dental Implants Are Smaller and Simpler than Root-Form Tooth Implants

While standard dental implants have three parts, a mini implant is a one-piece screw that we place almost exclusively to support dental bridges and denture appliances. Here are a few more advantages:

  • Same-day placement and use – no incision or sutures
  • Less expensive
  • Best for restoring anterior lower teeth

Our dentists have been placing mini dental implants since the 1990s, so we truly and fully understand how to make the procedure successful.

Standard Dental Implants for Durable and Versatile Tooth Replacement

Standard or root-form dental implants are more complicated with more steps in the process and a longer treatment time. But their advantages are also significant:

  • A more substantial structure lasts longer
  • Can replace single teeth, support bridges, or even provide full mouth reconstructions

These two factors translate to a more costly procedure, but the value may far outweigh the price, especially when few good alternatives exist.

We encourage you to contact us for more information and to find out if dental implants are a good fit.

Root-Form Dental Implants

The Dental Health of Maplewood dental team has been providing dental implants since the technology emerged many years ago. We place dental implants to support crowns, bridgework, and partial or complete dentures.

Full dental implants are the closest replacement tooth option to nature because they feature an engineered tooth root and an esthetic crown or other attractive restoration. We are proud to offer most services related to dental implants in our office so that you can get your tooth implant procedure done in one location, our Maplewood office.

Our Dental Implants Have a Solid Success Rate

Our dentists are true implant experts as we've been involved with this dental technology for decades. We know that tooth and bone health are vital to ensure that your titanium tooth root holds tight. So we begin by assessing your oral health and bone tissue to determine if you're a candidate.

In many cases, patients have insufficient bone structure to support their dental implant, which would be the end of the road for many people. However, at Dental Health of Maplewood, we can perform bone grafts to build up bone density so that we can safely place your tooth implant.

You Have Multiple Dental Implant Options with Us

We also may recommend a mini dental implant and a supported denture if a bone graft may not work for you. No matter your circumstances, we will do everything we can to help you meet your goals.

Learn about dental implants in our patient library, or call us with your questions.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you'd like to have a whiter smile, you are in great and substantial company. Studies show that 50 percent of Americans want whiter teeth, while others suggest it could be as high as eight in ten. But regardless, one of the best ways you can brighten your teeth dramatically is with our professional teeth whitening system.

The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening in Maplewood, MN

Our dental team is always driven to offer you the best option to meet your smile goals. Once we've determined your teeth are healthy enough for whitening, then it will usually be our first recommendation for several reasons:

  1. Professional tooth whitening is non-invasive
  2. Our whitening agents are of professional strength
  3. We custom-make whitening trays to hold the gel snug against your teeth
  4. You can follow our instructions to maximize your tooth whitening results

Another great thing about our system is that you can touch up your smile's whiteness by procuring more whitening compounds from us at your routine appointments. Be ready for a wedding, job interview, or any other function where you'd like a little extra sparkle when you smile.

We encourage you to learn more about our professional teeth whitening system in our patient library. Then feel free to call to schedule an appointment today. Brighter teeth will make you look years younger and smile with confidence.

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