Our hygienists are both thorough and gentle and they are the best in the business! Dr. Holm has empowered them to fully utilize all their skills to offer you top-of the line prevention and early diagnosis that will keep you OUT of the dental chair in the future! For example, you would be amazed at the number of dental practices where gum disease is simply overlooked because the hygienists are forced to work under a high-volume schedule and not encouraged to codiagnose gum disease at its insidious early stages. Many adults are totally unaware that they too can benefit from sealants and fluoride instead of waiting for a cavity to appear- no one has ever told them! We are proud that we do not maintain our patients in a diseased state or wait for problems to surface. Our hygienists help you through the maze of dental products out there so you don't waste your time and money on anything that is not right for you. We can help you create a custom preventive maintenance routine based on your own individual dental findings and circumstances to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have gum problems, we offer both non-surgical gum therapies and the latest in technologies, like locally-applied topical antibiotics, power toothbrushes, antimicrobial mouth rinses, prescription tooth pastes, and even nutriceuticals. We also offer treatment for cold sores and mouth ulcers and other oral problems. Thousand of studies have proven the link between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia, and even cancer. Your gum health is crucial to your over-all health and our hygienists are here to help you!
Dr. Holm uses the latest techniques to create and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles. We are pleased to offer our patients the following services in a friendly and comfortable environment.
CEREC - Single Visit
Porcelain Restorations - ONLY 15% OF DENTISTS
NATIONWIDE OFFER CEREC TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR OFFICE!
CEREC is used for crowns, inlays and onlays. CEREC restorations are used to restore decayed, weakened, broken or cracked teeth.
CEREC metal-free crowns... The new metal-free crowns eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gum line on older crowns.
Onlays are used whenever possible, are more conservative of tooth structure than full crowns. We do not have to remove nearly as much tooth structure! (or, in patient lingo "grind the tooth down" as we do for a crown.) Less removal of tooth structure means lower risk of a root canal, and more remaining natural tooth structure for today's longer life expectancies. (Studies have shown the more enamel that remains, the better the longevity of the tooth.) This approach has become very popular.
CEREC restorations have the same "modulus of elastiBurnsville" as natural tooth structure. This means they more with the tooth during biting forces and extreme temperature changes that occur in the mouth. Silver fillings are too rigid, contributing to much of the cracking we see around old fillings. White resin fillings look better, but they are plastic and are too flexible when used in large restorations. Finally, we have an option that falls between a filling and a crown offering patients a conservative, strong, and beautiful choice!
CEREC technology is revolutionary to dentistry because it creates a beautiful, esthetic, strong and durable ceramic restoration that is precisely bonded to the tooth. It is accomplished using a digital scan of the prepared tooth and creating the restoration's design using powerful 3D software that allows the dentist to customize the result. The design is wirelessly transmitted to a special milling device that will create your restoration using a dental ceramic. Because this is usually done in one visit you do not need to have a bulky, messy impression made of your tooth, you do not need to wear a temporary crown and you do not need to come back on a separate visit, often weeks away, to have your new crown placed. To learn more about the benefits of CEREC, click here.
Metal Free Crowns
Crowns, or caps, are used to restore broken down, cracked teeth and those that are over loaded with unsightly, leaking fillings. The new metal-free crowns eliminate the ugly black line you may have seen next to the gum line on older crowns, while maintaining strength and the beauty of natural translucency and light reflection. Our patients say "you can't even tell it's a crown!."
There are many studies proving the profound effects of a first impression--The first thing most people notice about you is your smile. We offer a variety of advanced techniques to create the smile of your dreams. We offer Conservative Enhancements or a Complete Makeover. Call us today to learn how we can give you the smile you deserve.
- Teeth Whitening
- Porcelain Veneers
- White Fillings
Whitening is one of the simplest and least expensive techniques and it can give you a brilliant smile you'll be proud of- with no damage to your tooth structure or sensitive gum tissues. Our custom made whitening kits to use at home are made to fit YOU, unlike the one-size fits all approach of over-the counter products, that do not get into the nooks and crannies where it is most needed. Studies show that the custom tray method has the longest lasting results, least sensitivity and is the least expensive method of whitening provided in a dental office! Our professional strength gel delivered in your own custom trays is comfortable, easy to use, and delivers a great result. You also get the long-term benefit of low-cost refills from our office to maintain your results in the future, so you can continue to enjoy the pleasures of coffee, tea and wine, and other foods while keeping your new smile white! As long as you are our patient you will enjoy the benefit of whitening for life!
Porcelain (IPS Empress) veneers offers the ultimate in esthetics. A veneer is a thin facing or covering that bonds to the natural tooth structure. A much more conservative alternative to crowns (caps) that can give you the smile you have always dreamed of and deserve.
Porcelain veneers are "top of the line" in cosmetic dentistry. If your teeth are chipped, broken, or discolored, or mis-shapened by repeated fillings and repair, porcelain veneers are a great way to change the color and shape of your teeth. Veneers can be a great alternative to braces for slight alignment or orthodontic problems and provide a beautiful smile in a short amount of time. The results are simply gorgeous
Bonding Dentures & Partials
Dental bonding can produce amazing improvements by fixing chips or filling spaces and gaps in your teeth. It too can correct minor misalignments. Bonding is covering a portion of the surface of teeth with durable plastic to either change the tooth's color or shape, or to rebuild broken teeth. Bonding is similar to veneers, but not as strong or long-lasting, and it is a low-cost way to improve your smile. Bonding is great for preserving tooth structure where only minor alterations are needed, for children who have chipped front teeth and for adults who need an alternative for veneers and understand the limitations and higher maintenance and replacement frequency.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Composite resins are tooth-colored restorations that are used in place of silver fillings on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. This approach has become very popular because silver (mercury) fillings are less attractive. These work well when the remaining tooth structure is plentiful, and not weakened by cracks or heavy wear.
Dentures & Partials
If a person has lost too much of their jawbone to steady their dentures, implants can be placed. The dentures are attached to the implants to hold them firmly in place. If you have this problem, call us for a consultation appointment. If needed, we will coordinate your care with our area's best specialist, hand-picked by Dr. Holm in her 20 years of practicing dentistry. (Be wary of general dentists who claim to do everything but merely "dabble" in the area of implants and dentures.) The skills of an implant surgeon, such as a periodontist, or a specialist in advanced restoration, such as prosthodontist, are sometimes needed to ensure that you receive the best of care in this technically advanced, rapidly-changing area of dentistry.
Implants are an increasingly popular alternative to dentures and bridges. They have many advantages, including their natural appearance, improved comfort and unequaled convenience. If you are considering implants, we can discuss the considerations and help you make the decision that is right for you. Dr. Holm has years of experience with restoring implants and coordinates the surgical placement of the implant with a team of local surgical specialist hand-picked over her 20 years of dental experience.
OSO-pure water purification is used in all dental unit waterlines in Dr. Holm's office.