Serving all of Central and Western Montana ~ Located in Missoula

General Dentistry

Missoula General Dentistry

Today's ever changing technology has greatly enhanced our abilities to improve one's smile which is always beneficial to a persons self esteem and confidence.

Some procedures such as bleaching to lighten the teeth and bonding to change tooth contours are totally elective.

Other procedures such as all ceramic anterior crowns and veneers can correct underlying structural defects while also giving superior esthetic results.

Often times smiles that are unbalanced have tooth position or tissue problems that may require orthodontics (braces) or periodontal (gum tissue procedures such as grafting or re-positioning) to achieve an ideal balance. In cases of jaw growth problems orthognathic (jaw surgery) may also be utilized. Hence multiple specialists may be utilized to achieve a final result. A comprehensive evaluation utilizing diagnostic plaster models, x-rays , periodontal evaluation of gum tissues, photographs and sometimes consultation with other specialists are all utilized to give you your best treatment choices.

In some cases tooth loss and failure of multiple old restorations requires careful planning utilizing the above techniques along with complex procedures such as crowns bridges and dental implants to restore a mouth to normal function.

In some cases ideal treatment can be phased over a period of months or years to achieve an ideal result but if bite opening is required may necessitate a complete treatment .