Your Dentist in Mound, MN
West Lakes Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care, spanning preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. We also provide dental services to kids with a gentle touch. If you would like more information than we have provided below, please don’t hesitate to call our office. Our team members are happy to answer any questions you might have.Make Appointment
General Dental Care
Comprehensive dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of general conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and jaw. Dr. Miner and Dr. Boeckermann focus on quality preventive care because it enables them to diagnose and treat problems while they’re still small and utilize more conservative treatment plans. Early diagnosis also reduces your risk of needing more complex and expensive treatment in the future such as a root canal or tooth extraction.
General & Preventive Dental Treatments
- Routine Dental Cleanings & Individual Exams
- Dental Sealants
- Fluoride Treatments
- Porcelain Crowns & Fixed Bridges
- Tooth Extraction
- TMJ/TMD Treatment
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Sleep Apnea Appliances
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Custom Nightguards for Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Custom Mouth Guards
Risk of serious injury to an athlete’s mouth and head is a natural part of contact sports. As dental professionals, we urge those who participate in contact sports to wear a mouthguard that is properly fitted any time they are playing or practicing. This will help reduce the degree of injury from traumatic blows. A properly fitted mouthguard is one that is custom-designed to fit your teeth and bite; this is what allows for maximum protection. While a mouthguard cannot prevent injuries from occurring, they can provide protection from serious damage.
For students, a mouthguard costs $35 and includes your name and school logo on the mouthguard. If interested, call West Lakes Dentistry today to reserve your time. We set aside time on Wednesdays between 9am and 1pm for mouthguard appointments. Each athlete much have a waiver form signed by a parent or guardian before an impression can be taken.
Note that if you are currently wearing braces or using Invisalign, we cannot make a mouthguard for you.
There are so many things that we take for granted — from chewing and eating food to smiling — that can become difficult when we have damaged or missing teeth. With restorative dentistry, Dr. Miner and Dr. Boeckermann can help you reclaim your smile and make it better than ever. From a dental root canal to fillings and implants, our team can do whatever you need to restore your teeth.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
A tooth-colored filling is also referred to as a composite filling. These types of dental fillings are cured with a special light, shaped, and then polished. We bond them directly to the surface of your teeth so you’re left with more healthy tooth structure compared to the procedure with silver fillings.
After the treatment, you’ll have restoration that seamlessly matches the look of your teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are known for being strong and durable, and they also feel natural in your mouth.
Restorative Dental Treatments
- Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
- Dental Implants
- Porcelain Crowns & Fixed Bridges
- Dental Root Canal Therapy
- Bone Grafts & Tooth Extraction
- Complete & Partial Dentures
Full & Partial Dentures
West Lakes Dentistry offers both full and partial dentures, which many consider to be a more affordable option than dental implants. Full dentures are used whenever a patient is missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures are used when the patient has some natural teeth remaining. With either option, we create custom dentures so that you can enjoy a good fit and natural-looking appearance.
If you have missing teeth, then you understand how it can make the everyday things we love difficult and less enjoyable. Eating your favorite foods, speaking clearly, and smiling with confidence all become tougher when you’ve lost one or more teeth. If you’re familiar with this and ready for a change, ask us about dental implants! They can last for years and are a proven, effective way to reclaim your smile. To learn more about dental implants, visit our Dental Implants page.
Dr. Miner has been trained in the surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry. That involves both the placement of a dental implant and the restoration of the implant with a natural looking crown, bridge, or denture. If you’re missing teeth and are ready for a permanent solution, call Dr. Miner today for more information about dental implants!
Periodontal (Gum) Care
Tender, red, swollen, and bleeding gums are all signs of gum disease. If you’ve noticed any of these, we recommend that you visit our practice so we can begin treatment as soon as possible if necessary. Left untreated, gum disease can develop from gingivitis, the mildest form, to periodontitis, a severe condition. Gum disease is also linked to other health concerns, including heart attacks and strokes.
With advancements in modern dentistry, we can often treat gum disease with minimally invasive techniques, such as antibiotics, deep cleanings, and medicated rinses. Depending on your unique case, we may find that surgery is the best option instead, but we will make sure to inform you of your options and our recommendations.
- Diagnosis of Gum Disease
- Scaling & Root Planing (Deep Cleanings)
- Long-Term Maintenance Plans
Sedation & Anesthesia
The West Lakes Dentistry team wants your experience to be as stress-free as can be. We’re here to listen to your concerns and take them into consideration when providing you with dental care. If you experience dental anxiety, we have safe sedation and anesthesia options available to help you stay relaxed throughout your appointment.
Nitrous oxide is a blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide gases. It’s colorless and has a sweet smell and taste. You might be more familiar with it as “laughing gas”. When patients inhale nitrous oxide, it leads to a pleasant feeling of relaxation and well-being. It’s helpful for any patients who are nervous about their dental treatment or who have a strong gag reflex that makes it difficult to receive dental care. Nitrous oxide also increases your pain threshold and can make anesthetic injections less painful.
- Because of its very few side effects and risks, nitrous oxide is considered one of the safest anti-anxiety agents in dentistry.
- After inhaling nitrous oxide, you will still be fully conscious.
- The administration of nitrous oxide is comfortable and painless. You simply inhale the gas through a mask, making it a great option for patients with mental or physical disabilities.
- You’ll feel the effects of the nitrous oxide almost immediately. Then after your treatment, you’ll breath pure oxygen for a few minutes, and it will completely reverse the effects.
Practically Painless Numbing
Did you know that most of the discomfort associated with numbing shots is actually caused by the rate of injection? At West Lakes Dentistry, we take our time and make the numbing as painless as possible.
TMD/Occlusal Dysfunction Treatment
If you experience reoccurring headaches, migraines, facial pain, or stiff/sore jaw muscles, you might be suffering with TMJ or occlusal/bite dysfunction. Your teeth could be misaligned, resulting in pain or difficulty when you speak, eat, or even yawn. Our dentists can complete a thorough evaluation to determine whether or not you are suffering with this condition and the appropriate treatment necessary to relieve your discomfort, such as a mouth appliance, medication, or surgery.