We pride ourselves on not only treating one tooth, but the dentition as a whole, as well as the greater person attached to it with their own thoughts, feelings and ideas. Comprehensive dental care means our providers complete a thorough head/neck/oral examination. Dr. Gary Madison, Dr. Nelson and Dr. Melissa Madison will perform an oral cancer screening of the head, neck and tissue inside your mouth, evaluate your TMJ, and make clinical and radiographic diagnoses of your teeth. Our office uses a fast, high-quality digital system to take radiographs (x-rays). After the exam, our providers value taking their time to communicate the findings and treatment options.
Professional Cleanings and Whitening
Maintaining a healthy oral microbiome is key to maintaining a sound smile. We diagnose each patient's periodontal (gum health) status, and recommend prophylaxis cleanings at least twice per year. You will receive proper oral hygiene instruction to achieve optimal results for your teeth. Our office also provides professional whitening services through Opalescence for those looking to brighten their smile.
Dental implants are available for patients who have lost teeth. First, a cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan is taken to evaluate for adequate bone for placement. Oftentimes, bone grafts are necessary to properly place and restore an implant. Once healing and integration is complete, dental implants can be restored as a single unit crown, as a bridge, or used to support a denture.
Digital Dentistry: Same-Day Crowns and Bridges
If you have compromised or missing teeth, you may benefit from dental crowns or bridges. Harborview Family Dental uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) technology to deliver results on the same day of treatment. Our Dentsply Sirona CEREC Primescan is the fastest digital scanner on the market. After scanning the area to be restored, the Primemill mills the crown or bridge. It is then placed in the SpeedFire, the smallest and fastest sintering furnace on the market. The crown or bridge is then polished and delivered to restore your smile's natural beauty.
Cavities happen. The good news? There's fillings for that. Harborview Family Dental uses resin-based composite restorative materials. Once a cavity is removed, a filling is placed to mimic the original shape and shade of your tooth. For children with cavities, generally a glass ionomer material is placed. Glass-ionomer includes a higher fluoride content to strengthen and protect a child's tooth, until it is ready to fall out. Fluoride, a safe and effective way to prevent decay, has no scientific valid evidence of causing harmful health effects. All of our restorative filling materials are BPA-free and safe to use.
Orthodontic Treatment and Dental Guards
If you are unhappy with the alignment of your teeth, we offer clear aligner therapy. In most cases, this orthodontic treatment is successful. However, if your case is advanced, we will refer you to an orthodontist. Harborview Family Dental cares that your teeth are stabilized and protected. We provide custom orthodontic retainers, night guards, athletic mouth guards, as well as oral appliances for snoring.
Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to enhance your natural smile. Harborview Family Dental offers services such as crowns, veneers, professional whitening, composite bonding and soft tissue laser treatments. Let's work together to find out what's best for YOU.
Extractions, or the removal of a tooth, is needed when a tooth has a hopeless prognosis. Although a referral to an oral surgeon may often be necessary, our dentists can also extract wisdom teeth. We understand that having a tooth taken out may not be the most comfortable experience, and we do our best to keep you at ease. Another service offered here is the administration of nitrous oxide (laughing gas), a safe agent that helps you relax. Besides using adequate local anesthesia to make an area numb, for the appropriate patient, nitrous oxide can also be used.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy occurs when a tooth has a cavity that has progressed too far to the pulp and nerve and has caused further infection. If not treated properly in due time, this infection can lead to an acute or chronic abscess and possibly spread to other areas of your body. Root canal therapy removes the nerve and pulpal tissue of your tooth, cleans and shapes the root canal, and is filled with a material so that your natural tooth can be preserved.
All-Inclusive Dental Care
We offer comprehensive dental care for our patients of all ages including pediatric and special needs. Dental visits are available for your entire family, including children and infants.
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Harborview Family Dental
324 W Superior St #600
Duluth, MN 55802
Honest & Compassionate Dental Care for Your Entire Family.