• General Dentistry

  • Dental Bridges

    Dental bridges can be the perfect option for those who are missing teeth. Bridges are designed to replace one tooth or several missing teeth in a row. Because they are non-removable appliances, bridges can provide a more permanent solution to your missing teeth. When in place, your bridge can:

    • Complete your smile
    • Prevent facial sagging
    • Help you speak, chew, and digest as normal
    • Prevent other teeth from shifting
    • Replace an unwanted removable partial

    Bridges are comprised of one or more pontics (artificial teeth) attached to two crowns placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth space. The bridge will be created using digital impressions of your teeth and can be completed in just a few convenient visits to Holger Dental Group in Minnetonka. For the most aesthetic results, your bridge may be created out of porcelain, a tooth-colored material.

    Once your custom bridge is complete, you can eat and speak as normal as well as enjoy a natural-looking smile. If you are missing teeth, call or visit us today. We’ll be happy to schedule your consultation with Dr. Meiser and help you return to optimal oral health and function soon.

    Dentures and Partials

    When missing most or all of your natural teeth, a partial or complete denture, respectively, may be best for you. Dentures and partials are removable appliances designed to look and feel like your natural teeth and gums. They are custom-made for the most natural-looking results possible. When in place, a complete or partial denture can:

    • Replace all of your missing teeth
    • Allow you to chew, eat, and speak normally
    • Restore facial volume
    • Give you a more radiant and beautiful smile

    Dr. Meiser can place your custom denture or partial in just a few visits at Holger Dental Group. For the best results, he may recommend attaching your denture or partial to one or more dental implants placed into the jawbone. Dental implants add security and stability to your dentures so that you don’t have to worry about any slipping or sliding ever again.

    We invite you to call our office in Minnetonka today if you are missing teeth. We can help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Meiser so that you can learn if dentures, partials, implants, or another treatment option is right for you and your smile. Together we can help you enjoy a fully functional, healthy, and radiant smile once again.

    Custom Mouth Pieces and Sports Guards

    We recommend that anyone who participates in a sport or other physical activity wear a mouth guard for protection. At Holger Dental Group in Minnetonka, we are happy to provide custom mouth guards that are designed to fit you comfortably so that you can play your best without worrying about your teeth. Some of the custom mouth guards we provide include:

    • Athletic guards- These custom appliances are designed to protect your teeth and mouth while you are playing sports or participating in a physical activity
    • Underarmour® sports guards –Similar to athletic guards, Underarmour sports guards actually enhance your athletic performance using neuromuscular principles as they protect your teeth and mouth.  .

    When you gear up for the big game, don’t forget to protect your teeth! Call our office today to schedule your appointment for a custom mouth guard. Your smile will appreciate it!

    Root Canals

    Root canal therapy is the preferred alternative to tooth extraction. Requiring just one or two visits to our office in Minnetonka, a root canal will restore function and health to your smile without sacrificing the natural tooth. In addition, a root canal will not require any costly or significant dental restorations in the future, while an extraction will. Dr. Holger often recommends root canal therapy to restore a tooth with:

    • A significant injury
    • Decay in the pulp
    • An abscess or infection

    After the root canal therapy is complete, Dr. Holger will place a beautiful custom crown over the tooth for protection and aesthetics. Root canals can save your teeth and restore your oral health, but they can also be avoided with a good oral hygiene routine. To avoid the necessity of a root canal, we recommend brushing and flossing every day, maintaining a healthy diet, limiting snacks between meals, and visiting the dentist at least once every six months. If you experience any dental pain or discomfort, contact Holger Dental Group as soon as possible to receive the care you need.