Dental Implants From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart
Are you living with dentures or simply going without? Restore your dental health, your natural chewing ability, and your lifestyle with dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants and How Do They Work?
If someone has lost a tooth, an implant is literally replacing the root structure of that tooth. We're literally placing an artificial root in the bone, and then at the end, building a tooth on top of that to fill in the gap. It preserves natural tooth structure by not having to be as invasive with a bridge. That allows us to put a single to restore that, but putting a single tooth in there.
The implants – quick and easy. A single tooth implant can take as little as 20 minutes to do it, done under local anesthesia. It's just like we make a small incision, small incision of the gums, move those aside, make a very precise osteotomy, which is a fancy term for hole in the bone, the size of our implant. We slide it down in, lock it in, and put another stich or two across that gum tissue, and it heals. We let that heal in the bone for as little as two to three months, depending on the quality of the bone and the placement of where we're at in the mouth, it may take as much as six months. Basically, the bone is growing in around that implant and locking it in tight.
Then we will uncover the top of the implant and add a piece to it to extend it above the gum line, and then we can grab that and put a crown on it.
Legacy Smiles offers many different types of dental implant procedure including mini implants, All-on-4, All-on-6, and implant-retained dentures. We also offer a Same Day Smile option, where your smile can be restored in just one day. Talk to Dr. Stuart about which option is right for you.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants have many great benefits. Let’s talk about some of them:
- They restore almost 100 percent of your natural chewing ability. No more chewing on one side of your mouth, eating soft, tasteless food.
- They look and feel just like your natural teeth. We create all of our restorations with life-like detail.
- They help to preserve your oral health. This deterioration can pose a threat to the surrounding teeth and possibly your whole mouth. Implants stop this loss of bone mass. Simply brush and floss like normal!
- They boost your confidence. No more worrying about what you look like, what you can eat, or how you can act. Dental implants allow for a life free of worry about your teeth. Get back to living the life you want to live.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
The only way to truly determine if dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our Billings, MT dentist. Dr. Stuart will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and determine if your bone structure is adequate to support dental implants in Billing, MT. If it is, you will be able to proceed with your restoration and regain the life you desire. If not, Dr. Stuart will be able to guide you towards other restorative options like dentures, bridges, or crowns.
You can schedule a FREE consultation or FREE second opinion by calling (406) 794-3114 or by using our online form to send us a message. A member of our helpful staff would be glad to assist you in scheduling an appointment time for your specific situation.
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If your kids don’t like to go to the dentist, try Dr. Stuart. Our kids love him and his team. We just visited them yesterday for our 6 month checkup and cleaning, and Brianne was awesome! When I was a kid, the dental hygienist was a lumberjack – but not Brianne, she’s very professional and mindful of each of us. I have sensitive teeth and gums, and my visit with Dr. Stuart and his team was relaxing and easy. And the receptionist Lisa is so great, she always has a smile and positive attitude…so refreshing to have a dentist like Dr. Stuart. We have been going to Dr. Stuart for over 10 years, give him a try; you and your kids will notice the difference.
Our family found the way to Legacy Smiles in the midst of an ongoing yet undiagnosed dental crisis. Fortunately, Dr. Stuart aptly diagnosed the situation and promptly referred me to an oral surgeon to bring immediate relief. Since then, our family continues to be blessed by the genuine empathy and compassion Dr. Stuart has for his patients. He openly addresses any worries or fears we have, always in an informative and respectful manner. We encounter the same high standard of care with all of the staff at Legacy Smiles. Any treatment concerns or financial issues are courteously and promptly addressed and resolved. Dr. Stuart and Legacy Smiles provide the finest professional dental services with incomparable personal care!
Thank you, Dr. Stuart, for the senior discount on the dental work you have done for Vern and me. We’re also sending ‘kudos’ for you as well as your professional and competent staff – Lisa is a gem! It has been a pleasure interacting with all of you through the years. You and Cheryl are a good team… you’re ‘easy on the mouth’!
I wanted to thank you for the excellent service and experience I receive each time I come to your office. I appreciate the warm welcome, the time you spend explaining the procedures, and the personal touch you give. You always go the extra mile and have been a wonderful blessing to my family.
My family and I have been patients of Dr. Stuart for approximately 10 years. First I established dental care, then I quickly realized my children were of age to begin dental care as well. Dr. Stuart and his team have always been amazing to work with. I have 3 children ages 14, 10, and 5. Not one of them is fearful or frightened to go to the dentist. In fact, my 10-year-old just realized this year that she is actually “getting a shot” when she comes in for dental maintenance. She got her first filling at age 4! We are treated professionally, and they are always accommodating to our scheduling needs. I have frequently recommended friends or family to Legacy Smiles and Dr. Stuart only to receive a personal thank you letter and gift as a thank you! Lisa is always on the ball with insurance claims and reminders. I just have to show up! Thank you Dr. Stuart and the team at Legacy Smiles! Your patient care and service has improved our dental health. We love you guys!
Looking for a dentist who will see you in a timely manner? How about listening to you about any fear, be they physical or financial, in a caring, friendly manner? Is taking time to explain a recommended dental procedure important? Don’t hesitate to call Dr. Michael Stuart at Legacy Smiles where you are a valued patient.
I love going to Legacy Smiles! All the staff are so friendly and make the experience a good one! I can’t wait for my next appointment!
I live in So. California and was once visiting Billings and needed to see a dentist. I tried out a few and finally settled on Dr. Stuart. He is simply the best! He extracted a lower wisdom tooth, and when the anesthetic wore off, there was no pain. Zero, zilch, nothing! He and his hygienist are also the only ones who know how to scale and plane my very sensitive mouth with no anesthetic and no pain. And all of them, including the office manager, are very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recommend them. And I, myself, scheduled my dental work for when I was going to be in Helena, MT, then drove 4 hours each way to see this very special dentist. Well worth your while to check him out.