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Our Dental Plan

Good for people who lost their company dental benefits and still want to keep good preventive care and avoid costly treatments in the future!

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Lubomir Serafimov DDS - REVIEWS

Lubomir Serafimov DDS is a top reviewed Dentists in West St Paul, MN. This video shows some of the excellent reviews and testimonials that have been offered by their happy clients. (Real reviews by real customers)

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Cosmetic Dentistry (

Dr. Serafimov is a leading cosmetic dentist in St. Paul. Brighten your smile and boost your confidence with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, mercury-free restorations and other procedures are just a few of what is cosmetic dentistry can do. Your St. Paul dentist also offers FREE teeth whitening for life for new and existing patients!

Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of ceramic that are cemented to the front of the tooth. Veneers can change a tooth’s size, shape, and appearance, and can be used on multiple teeth. Veneers are recommended to correct problems like large chips and fractures, severe discoloration, spotted teeth, wide gaps, and other surface flaws.

Veneer application often takes two trips to the dentist. First, Dr. Serafimov will prepare the tooth by removing a bit of enamel. This is done to make the veneer fit seamlessly over the tooth. Next, your dentist will take impressions and send them to the laboratory that will create the permanent veneer. The precise shade is chosen to match your natural teeth. On your final appointment, the permanent veneer is bonded, adjusted, trimmed, and polished.

Cosmetic Bonding
Cosmetic bonding is a more affordable alternative to porcelain veneers. The procedure is minimally-invasive, quick, and involves no preparation. Your dentist will simply roughen the front of the tooth, apply conditioning liquid, and attach the resin covering. Cosmetic bonding is ideal for hiding small flaws and as a cosmetic family dentistry alternative to traditional fillings.

Mercury-free Restorations
Our invisible, mercury-free restorations are designed for best function and aesthetics. Resin and ceramic fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns are kinder on your teeth and can help prevent decay. Our strict color-matching process ensures that your restorations blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. Mercury-free restorations are ideal for patients with metal allergies and those who want nothing to distract from their smile.

Teeth Whitening
Dr. Serafimov offers FREE teeth Whitening for life for new and existing patients. For one low fee, you get a free whitening syringe every time you visit our clinic for a checkup (2-3 times a year).

Call 651-315-8091 to learn more or click here to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with your cosmetic dentist in St. Paul.

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Teeth Whitening (

Why Whiten?
Teeth discoloration is a normal consequence of the aging process, but stains can also be caused by drinking too much coffee and red wine, smoking tobacco, and taking tetracycline antibiotics. Eating a lot of stain-promoting foods (including berries, beets, and brightly-colored vegetables) can also cause discoloration.

If the color of your teeth is making you feel self-conscious about your appearance, it may be time for teeth whitening service at our St. Paul dental clinic. Unlike DIY teeth whitening with over-the-counter gels and strips, professional whitening is proven safe and effective. Because the procedure is supervised by Dr. Serafimov from start to finish, there’s no need to worry about burned gums or using too much peroxide.

The Procedure
Professional teeth whitening is quick and can be completed in about an hour. After protecting your mouth, the teeth whitening service dentist paints the whitening gel directly on your teeth or uses a whitening tray to apply peroxide. Your teeth are then exposed to a special lamp that boosts the whitening process.

NiteWhite bleaching kit. NiteWhite contains potassium nitrate and calcium phosphate that minimizes teeth sensitivity and protects the enamel as you whiten your teeth. NiteWhite comes in different types and peroxide concentrations to suit your needs.

Free Whitening for Life
Dr. Serafimov offers FREE whitening for life for new and existing patients. For a one-time fee of $169.00 ($200 savings), you get a teeth whitening touchup syringe at no cost each time you visit for your checkup.

Learn how you can whiten your teeth FREE for life. Call 651-315-8091 now or make an appointment online.

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Dental Crowns & Bridges (

St. Paul Crowns and Fixed Dental Bridges
Crowns and bridges are common restorations used in dentistry. The goal of restorative dentistry, and thus the goal of your dentist near St Paul, is to replace missing or damaged teeth and improve your smile’s appearance. Restorations fill gaps left by missing teeth and prevent your remaining teeth from moving out of position. Replacing lost teeth also restores facial support and prevents the “sunken-in” appearance.

Crowns are tooth-colored coverings that encase the visible portion of the tooth. Dental crown procedure is often used to repair severely damaged teeth. If the tooth is too weak to support fillings, inlays, and onlays, crowns are the go-to restorations. Your dentist in St. Paul may recommend crowns to:

-Restore a tooth after root canal therapy
-Cover dental implants
-Anchor a fixed bridge
-Hold a weak or broken tooth together

Tooth crown is made of all-porcelain, all-metal, gold, or porcelain fused to metal. All-porcelain provides the best aesthetics, but may be too fragile for back teeth or teeth that receive the most chewing forces. All-metal and gold crowns are known for their strength and durability, but they stand out sharply against natural teeth. A strong, metal base with a porcelain cover is a good compromise.

Bridges are fixed appliances that literally “bridge” the gap left by missing teeth. A typical bridge has two components: the replacement tooth and two dental crowns. The dental crowns are attached to healthy teeth on either side or one side of the space. These crowns hold the replacement tooth (pontic) in the middle.

Dental implants (artificial tooth roots covered by crowns) can also be used to anchor the replacement tooth. The type of material used for crown on tooth depends on the location of the missing tooth and the patient’s preferences.

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and bridges or restorations, visit Serafimov Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. You can also call 651-315-8091 or make an appointment online.

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Dentures (

Dentures in St. Paul, MN
Dentures are appliances that replace missing teeth. Dentures have come a long way from the bulky, fake-looking devices of years past. Modern dentures from your Twin Cities dentist at Serafimov Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are comfortable and incredibly lifelike. Our custom dentures can also be designed to create a more youthful appearance.

Partial and Complete Dentures
Dentures are either partial or complete. Removable partial denture are used if you have some teeth remaining, while complete dentures are used if you have lost all of your teeth in the upper and lower jaw. It’s always better to retain a few natural teeth to retain the shape of the jaw and hold the false teeth. If this is not possible, complete dentures can be secured by dental implants for maximum stability.

Even the best type of dentures will take some getting used to. For the first few days, the appliance may feel foreign to your mouth, and you may have a hard time eating and speaking. This should go away eventually as you adjust.

The Procedure
Getting dentures requires more than one trip to the dentist at Serafimov Dental cosmetic dentistry. Dentures can be placed right after tooth extraction (immediate) or after the gums have healed (conventional). For conventional dentures, impressions of your mouth are taken and used as casts to serve as a model for the permanent denture. You will “try on” the denture to make sure it fits comfortably. Once ready, your dentures dentist will fit the appliance and make adjustments.

Denture Repair
As your mouth changes shape over time, your dentures may fit poorly and need adjustment. Dr. Serafimov will check your mouth and reline the denture so it feels more comfortable in your mouth. Your dentist in St. Paul also offers denture repair for broken and failing appliances.

Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Serafimov to learn more about dentures and teeth replacement solutions. Call 651-315-8091 or click here to make an appointment.

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St. Paul Full Mouth Reconstruction
Do you have bad teeth, missing teeth, and advanced gum disease? Are you smiling less and less and hiding your mouth behind your hand? A full mouth reconstruction at Serafimov Dental may be the right solution. No matter how extreme the damage, your dentist near St Paul can turn back the clock and restore your teeth to full health and beauty.

Full mouth restoration or reconstruction is a comprehensive procedure that involves a series of treatments. First, your dentist will get rid of decay, gum disease, and bad bite. Cosmetic procedures like veneers and whitening are then performed for a smile that you can be proud of.

Do You Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is a life-changing procedure for many patients. It’s a complete smile transformation that can turn jacked-up teeth into a Hollywood smile. Imagine smiling confidently again, looking fresher and younger, eating the foods you love, and being free from pain and discomfort—permanently.

Consider a full mouth reconstruction if you:
-Have several missing, broken, worn or eroded teeth
-Have advanced gum disease
-Have severe teeth discoloration
-Have a bad bite
-Have crooked, crowded or uneven teeth
-Experience frequent jaw pain and headaches
-The Procedure

Each patient has different needs and goals, so a customized treatment plan is essential to successful treatment. First, Dr. Serafimov will conduct a preliminary evaluation of your mouth, jaw, and surrounding areas. In general, your dentist will start by treating problems that need immediate attention: toothache, infection, bleeding, broken teeth, etc.

Further examination with X-rays, CT scans, and other tests may be performed as needed. Your dentist will then recommend additional treatments such as veneers and teeth whitening, discussing your goals, the pros and cons of each procedure, what you can expect and how much it will cost.

Dr. Serafimov is a skilled dentist with extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction. If you would like to learn more about this procedure, please call 651-315-8091 or schedule a consultation online.

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Porcelain Veneers (

For healthy teeth that could use a little makeover, porcelain veneers in Twin Cities are the perfect solution. Porcelain veneers are like false fingernails for your teeth. These thin ceramic shells are bonded to the tooth’s surface to hide everything from tobacco stains to bad chips and cracks. Veneer can transform the size, shape and appearance of each tooth, and create a more uniform smile. Veneers can also fix gaps between teeth without using braces.

St. Paul dentist Dr. Serafimov offers porcelain veneers to turn tired teeth into a Hollywood smile. Porcelain veneers are ideal for discoloration that does not respond to teeth whitening treatments and major imperfections that can’t be fixed by dental bonding. Porcelain veneers procedure at our St. Paul dental clinic can be placed in as few as three appointments. The results are also permanent and long-lasting.

The Procedure
The first step is a consultation with your dentist in St. Paul. You will discuss what you want to achieve with your smile. Dr. Serafimov will then examine your mouth and make treatment recommendations. Veneers are applied to healthy teeth, and underlying problems like decay and gum disease must be treated first.

Dr. Serafimov has found that placing veneers on 4, 8 or 12 teeth at a time creates the best and most natural look. Each patient is different, however, and your dentist will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your goals and budget. We want you to be 100% happy with the results!

Before veneers are applied, your dentist will prepare the teeth by removing a bit of enamel from the surface. This is done to make room for the veneer. Following preparation, teeth impressions will be taken to serve as a model for the permanent veneer. You’ll wear temporary coverings for your teeth while you wait for the veneer to be made. Once ready, the veneer is attached to the tooth with a special adhesive, trimmed, adjusted, and polished.

Find out if you are a candidate for porcelain veneers. Call 651-315-8091 or click here to make an appointment.

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Mercury Free Dental Fillings (

Serafimov Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is a mercury-free practice. While silver amalgam is incredibly durable and long-lasting, it stands out in your mouth and can weaken the tooth structure. Your cosmetic dentist in West Paul offers mercury-free fillings, tooth-colored restorations that look better and make the tooth stronger.

“Invisible” Fillings
Dental fillings are used to restore a decayed tooth. Decay and bacteria are removed, and the resulting space is sealed off to prevent re-infection or preventive dentistry. Instead of using traditional amalgam, Dr. Serafimov uses white, “invisible” fillings to restore the tooth. The resin is nearly undetectable because it is matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Tooth-colored fillings make the tooth stronger because they are bonded directly to the enamel and do not require cutting down the healthy structure. Dr. Serafimov uses resin material that contains fluoride, which can help prevent decay. The resin also wears like natural teeth. It’s the closest thing to real enamel!

Tooth-colored fillings are also mercury-free. Some patients prefer white fillings to silver amalgam fillings because they are concerned about the possible harmful effects of mercury vapor on the body and the environment. Mercury can also stain your teeth and gums. Other patients have metal allergies, making silver amalgam fillings unsuitable.

Replacing amalgam with tooth-colored fillings typically requires two appointments. First, the old filling and decayed areas are removed and then impressions are taken and sent to the lab. A temporary filling is placed in the tooth. On your next appointment, the permanent fillings for teeth is placed and adjusted.

Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are fillings used for extensive decay. If the tooth is too weak for a regular filling but is not yet a candidate for a full-coverage crown, dental inlay and dental onlay are recommended. The inlay/onlay is bonded carefully to the tooth’s surface for a perfect fit. Because there is no metal, the tooth remains strong and intact.

Learn more about mercury-free restorations. Call 651-315-8091 to schedule an appointment with your dentist in St. Paul.

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St. Paul ENDO Rotary
Almost 15 million root canals are performed every year. This common root canal procedure involves removing decay deep in the center of the tooth, sealing the space with a special filling, and placing a crown on top.

Why are Root Canals Necessary?
Inside each tooth is the dental pulp, a mass of tissues that contain blood vessels and nerves. This bundle is normally shielded from the elements by the dentin and enamel. However, when bacteria from a cavity penetrate the dentin and infect the pulp, swelling and irritation occurs because of root canal infection. The nerves are squeezed, so you feel excruciating root canal pain when you eat or drink. If untreated, an infection can spread to nearby teeth, sometimes even causing abscesses, cysts and tumors.

Your St. Paul dentist ends pain and saves the tooth with root canal therapy. Instead of pulling out the decayed tooth (this is more expensive in the long run because you need to replace the missing tooth with a bridge, denture, or implant), decay is removed, the space is sealed off, and the tooth is restored with a crown.

Do You Need a Root Canal?
See Dr. Serafimov right away if you are experiencing a severe toothache, persistent tooth sensitivity, bad breath that doesn’t go away, red and swollen gums, and tooth discoloration. Sometimes, an infected pulp shows no root canal symptoms, so it’s best to see your dentist regularly.

ENDO Rotary
During the cleaning process, your dentist uses tiny instruments called Endo Rotary files to reach the tooth roots and the tiny root canals (hence the term). The Endo Rotary file is an advanced tool that is stronger and more durable than conventional root canal instruments. Dr. Serafimov uses the Endo Rotary system for faster, more accurate cleaning and reduced preparation errors.

Schedule an appointment today with your dentist in St. Paul to learn more about root canal therapy by calling 651-315-8091.
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