Dr. Manuel Englander - Edina Dentist

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We want your experience at Englander Dental to be positive and satisfying. From your very first phone call, our goal is to provide the very best care and service for you and your family. We take pride in caring for the dental needs of Edina families!

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Emergency Dental Care

At Englander Dental, we understand that emergencies happen. Our experienced and compassionate team of dental professionals proudly serve people and families from throughout the Edina, MN area. When you have dental emergency, rest assured that you can can rely on Dr. Manuel Englander to be there for you and your family.

Dental Emergencies During Office Hours

If you are experiencing unexpected dental situation during regular office hours, call our office at (612) 926-2100. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible. We help you to get out of pain and plan next steps to resolve your issue.

After Hours Emergency Dental Care

If you are experiencing a dental emergency when our office is closed, we have an on-call dentist for your after-hour dental needs. In any emergency dental situation, please do not hesitate to contact us— your emergency becomes our emergency. Call (612) 926-2100 and we will help to triage your situation and get you the help you need.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 for immediate medical help, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Dental Emergency While You’re Out Of Town

If you should face a dental emergency while you are on vacation or out of town, call our office and we can help you find a dentist in your area who can help. We are members of several professional dental associations and can refer you to a dentist who can solve your dental emergency.

Helpful Tips During A Dental Emergency

To be as prepared as possible for a dental emergency, we provide some tips for specific types of dental crises that you can do before you are able to see our Englander Dental dentists:

Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) can help alleviate pain. You can also apply ice for 10-20 minutes every hour for severe pain.

Applying an over-the-counter medicine, like Orajel or campho-phenique, will pose as a bandage-like film over the sore.

If your bleeding is substantial, place a thick gauze pad over the extraction site and apply pressure. If bleeding continues, soak a tea bag in water, put it inside a thin gauze pad, and apply pressure for one hour.

Apply ice or pressure to the area to decrease the swelling or bleeding. If your laceration is deep (larger than ¼ inch) or if the pain persists, call our Edina Englander Dental office.

Place a piece of soft wax where the chipped area is, and then schedule an appointment with us. Place the pieces of your chipped tooth in a cup of milk, or in water with a pinch of salt.

If you cannot put the tooth back in place and hold it there while rushing to come see us, then you can put it in a cup of milk or water, and come see us immediately.

Do not move your jaw and seek immediate medical help at your nearest hospital emergency room.


A removable denture is used to replace missing teeth in a patient’s mouth. The difference between a denture and a bridge is that a denture can be removed while a bridge is cemented in. Removable dentures are made of pink acrylic as a base and plastic teeth. The denture acrylic is very natural looking and the teeth used come in many different shades and shapes. Your dentist is trained to pick teeth that will be very unnoticeable. A denture can replace a couple teeth or all your teeth. Sometimes a fixed bridge is not an option because there is not a tooth available on each side of the area where teeth are missing. This is where a removable denture is a treatment option. There are two kinds of removable dentures, a partial or full denture.

A partial removable denture uses the existing teeth to help hold the denture into place. Metal arms are fabricated that hold onto the existing teeth to make it stable. The metal arms are hidden so that other people do not notice. If they can’t be hidden, there are techniques that can be employed to hide them so that no one knows you are wearing a denture.

A full removable denture is used when there are no existing teeth available. It stays in by using suction. The same acrylic and teeth used in a partial denture are used in a full denture. Typically, upper full dentures fit well because they suction to the palate. Lower dentures don’t fit as well because the tongue always pushes the denture around. Another contributing factor to the fit is the remaining bone. The more bone that remains creates more surface area for the acrylic of the denture to suction into place. If the denture doesn’t fit real well, sometimes adhesives can be used. If these don’t work, implants can be used to help hold the denture into place. It is very important to sit down with your dentist and discuss what the best treatment plan is for you.

Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to replace missing teeth. Conventional dentures are removable; however, there are many different denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants.

Removable Dentures

Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch.

Fixed Dentures

Fixed partial dentures are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth to act as abutments and pontics made from materials to resemble the missing teeth.

Implant Dentures

An implant-retained denture is a denture held in place by implants. Usually two to four implants are surgically placed in the bone and become anchored as the bone heals and secures itself to the implant. Once the bone has healed, Dr. Manuel Englander can create an implant denture. An implant denture is a removable denture with attachments on the underside that clip onto a bar connected to the implants. The attachments and bar hold the denture in place and keep it from moving when chewing and speaking. Implant dentures can be classified into two groups: Implant Retained Dentures and Implant Supported Dentures. Implant Retained Dentures are held in place by the attachments, but are mainly supported by the bone and gum tissue as is a conventional denture. Implant Supported Dentures are for patients who do not have sufficient bone and supporting gum tissue. This denture is mainly supported by the bar attached to the implants.

Other solutions for tooth replacement include:

  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Bridges

Removable Appliances

Treatment For Bruxism

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth. Some people are not even aware that they do this and may unconsciously clench their teeth together during the day or at night while they are sleeping. The evidence is often visible from wear on their teeth, headaches or neck pain symptoms. Treatment can include appliances such as nightguards or jaw exercises. Our expert dentists will do an examination and find a comfortable and effective solution.