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Welcome to Erik Skatvold Family Dentistry

How do your feel about going to the dentist? As our patient, you'll enjoy a whole new outlook on visiting the dentist. you'll look forward to an enjoyable time with friends (our team) who genuinely care about you and your health. We pay attention to the details that will make you feel comfortable, confident, and well cared for in our Moorhead dental office.

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Our vision is to provide comprehensive dentistry by using state of the art technology for our valued patients. Because we treat our patients as friends, we strive to educate them on oral health issues in a clean, relaxed environment.

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Comprehensive Family Dentistry in Moorhead MN

All of your family's oral health needs: checkups, cleanings, restorative dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry are covered in our Moorhead, MN office. Dr. Skatvold and our team love to listen. The more we understand your goals and experiences, the better we can serve you. At your initial visit, the dentist will spend time talking with you before your comprehensive exam. If you don't have periodontal disease, you'll also meet with our hygienist for a thorough dental cleaning. Once we've compiled data and reviewed your records, Dr. Skatvold will explain his findings and options for treatment. We'll partner with you to create and maintain a strong, healthy, sensational smile that will serve you well long into the future.

Dental Crowns

A deep cavity, old filling, or broken tooth may require more than a filling. In some cases, a dental crown is required to restore strength, shape, and appearance to a damaged tooth. Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson prefers to place all-ceramic crowns on teeth that show in a smile. Front teeth don’t crush food, so metal isn’t necessary for durability. Back teeth, however, incur significant pressure, so Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson recommends porcelain-fused-to-metal or all-metal crowns for molars.

Crown Placement

A crown usually requires two visits – one for preparation and impressions, and another to secure the permanent crown. After your initial clinical visit, we’ll submit your impressions to our reputable dental lab. A ceramist will fabricate your crown using your dental impression and Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson’s instructions as a guide. Once the permanent crown is finished, you’ll return for a second office visit so that the doctor can secure your final restoration.

Temporary Crowns

While your crown is being created, you’ll wear a temporary. In most cases, our patients have no issues with temporary crowns. However, should yours break or fall out, give us a call. We’ll see you promptly and reaffix the temporary restoration.

Root Canal Crowns

When a cavity or tooth fracture is very deep, it can compromise the pulp within the tooth. In this situation, Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson often recommends root canal therapy instead of extraction. Modern root canals normally take one visit and are completely comfortable. We can administer nitrous oxide if you’re concerned about comfort during any procedure. After removing infection from your tooth’s canal, Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson will secure a permanent crown. Root canal therapy is a conservative procedure that can save you from having to replace an extracted tooth.

Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Crowns are also used in full-mouth reconstruction cases. If you have significant oral damage and need complex reconstruction, Dr. Skatvold and Dr. Johnson will develop a custom treatment plan to restore total health and comfort to your mouth.

1401 8th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560 USA
Erik Skatvold, DDS Moorhead MN dentist (218) 236-5466 (218) 236-4948