General Dentist Lakeville

Article provided by: Miller Comfort Dental

Dental care is necessary for your overall health throughout your life. Whether you need preventative care or have a dental problem that requires treatment, you need the services of an experienced general dentist in Lakeville. The general dentist will take care of all family members including children and adults.

What Dental Procedures Does a General Dentist Perform?

A general dentist in Lakeville performs a number of procedures including preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Preventative dentistry includes regular dental examinations. The dentist will examine your teeth, gums and mouth and look for any potential areas of decay or other problems. It is helpful to find cavities early so they can be repaired before they worsen. The dentist will also take x-rays of your teeth and keep them on file so they can be used for comparison if you have any dental problems later.

What are Restorative Dental Procedures?

When you have a cavity or dental pain the dentist will need to perform restorative procedures to repair the tooth. Fillings are the most common type of repairs that are made by the general dentist in Lakeville. If the cavity is deep and decay has reached the pulp the dentist may need to perform a root canal. This is a procedure where the pulp of the tooth root is removed and replaced with an inert material. Then the dentist places a cap on the tooth and it looks and functions normally.

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry procedures are designed to improve the appearance of your teeth. Some of the common cosmetic dental procedures include teeth whitening and veneers. Professional teeth whitening takes place at the dental office. A special gel is applied to the teeth and is activated with light. Each treatment takes less than an hour and you may need several or more treatments to reach the preferred shade of white.

Veneers are often made of thin but strong porcelain and are permanently attached to your teeth to improve their appearance. A smile makeover may include a variety of treatments or procedures that will improve the look of your smile.  The dentist can address any problems that you may have such as spaces between your teeth, missing teeth or cracked or chipped teeth.

.How Can I Choose a General Dentist?

There are several things to consider when you choose a general dentist in Lakeville. Choose a dentist with experience and expertise in a variety of different areas of dentistry. It is helpful that the dentist is able to provide all types of dental care so you don’t have to go elsewhere for additional treatment. Choose a dentist that has flexible hours and is available to provide emergency care if needed. A general dentist in Lakeville that offers pediatric care provides dental treatment to your entire family. A convenient location is desirable so you can easily get to your appointments.

Pick a dentist that uses modern, state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide you with high quality dental care that is pain-free. You will also want to verify that the dentist accepts your dental insurance provider.

General Dentist Lakeville
Miller Comfort Dental
17746 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville MN 55044 US

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Dr. Staples found the perfect place to start his practice when he first saw Mission Viejo. A native Californian, he wanted to find a community that catered to his vision of both his work and family life. His dream was to raise his family in a town that provided a safe, friendly environment with good schools and healthy family values.

Since moving to Mission Viejo in 1976, Dr. Staples has been a figure in Mission Viejo both personally and professionally. With his wife, Durenda, they raised 3 children and experienced many years of community interaction and support. From Little League to club soccer, high school football and gymnastics, Dr. Staples has been an active parent in nearly all sporting organizations that are available in Mission Viejo. And now that his children are grown, Dr. Staples is committed to staying involved in the community by professionally sponsoring many local teams and schools. Dr. Staples has participated in other things such as the Elk’s Club, Charity Events, Food Drives and in-classroom dental education at many local elementary schools. Dr. Staples also spent many years as an active member of an a cappella singing group that performed at numerous churches, local civic events and social outreach programs.

Aside from his personal endeavors, Dr. Staples’ educational and professional background is substantial. A graduate of Whittier College, Loyola University School of Dentistry and the USC Orthodontic Department, Dr. Staples considers educational curiosity to be the hallmark of a professional’s life. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, which is the highest level of professional achievement for diagnostic abilities and treatment skills. He is also a former clinical professor for the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Orthodontic Department and the inventor of an innovative orthodontic expansion device that is used in orthodontic offices worldwide. He reads every piece of dental and orthodontic literature that he can find, and continually takes advanced, specialized courses that involve the latest breakthroughs in the profession.

Over the years, Dr. Staples’ professional and personal involvement in Mission Viejo has brought smiles to many faces you see every day. With everything he has done, Dr. Staples has never veered from his initial dream to provide honest, exceptional orthodontic care to his community.

Since establishing himself as one of the first orthodontists in Mission Viejo, Dr. Staples has had a commitment to provide his patients with the highest quality of orthodontic treatment in a supportive, caring way. He uses the latest technology along with proven orthodontic solutions and recommends them based on his patients’ individual needs. High-tech orthodontic systems can be seen in his use of self-ligating brackets, like the Damon System, Invisalign treatment, temporary anchorage devices, digital orthodontic systems, and more.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Staples is the Program Director and tenured instructor for South Coast Dental Institute, a vocational school that is involved with dental education.