Restorative Dentistry From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart
What is restorative dentistry? Restoring your smile to a fully functioning, healthy state is one of our number one goals here at Legacy Smiles. We offer a wide range of restorative dentistry services that can help to make your smile new again.
We use state-of-the-art technology, like 3D imaging, to diagnosis dental problems and plan your restorative procedures.
Our restorative dentistry options are basically your conventional crowns, fillings, bridges. We get into everything from removable partial dentures to full dentures, implants. We restore over implants. Whether we place the implant or not, we still restore over the implants that we get from oral surgeons that send us patients, or if we send a patient to an oral surgeon for an implant, then we're going to restore that implant. As far as the old silver filling stuff goes, man, I can count on one hand how many of those I do in a year. I feel like I can put something if there's another material that I can put in your mouth that looks and acts more like natural tooth structure, then I'm going to do it.
The vast majority of our restorative dentistry is going to be with a white tooth-colored fillings bonded in. We also do a lot of crowns, a lot of bridges. Most of them are white, but gold is still an awesome standard. So if we need to use gold, we'll choose that, and it may be the best material to use in a particular situation. We try to, even with our simple routine restorative procedures, we try to keep it, make our choices based on the individual and what is needed and what's going to give us the very best long-term result.
Our Billings, MT dentist office provides various types of dentures including full removable dentures, partials, implant-retained, implant-supported, and temporary dentures. Dentures are used to completely or partially replace your natural teeth. If you are looking for dentures with the most support and stability possible, implant-retained or implant-supported dentures may be for you. These types are the best at mimicking your natural smile.
Veneers are a great way to restore your teeth to their full potential. Our skillfully crafted porcelain veneers can be used to hide chips, cracks, and other imperfections in your teeth. The durable material is designed to cover up cosmetic flaws as well as to restore functionality. Let us help you recover what you’ve lost.
Our Billings, MT dentist office provides unbreakable BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges. We create crowns out of the toughest tooth-colored materials for beautiful, long-lasting restorations. We also can place implant-supported bridges, which are bridges secured using dental implants. The use of dental implants gives the bridge a longer lifespan and the most support and security possible.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are restorative options for teeth with moderate amounts of damage. These options are perfect for correcting damage that is a bit more extensive than what a filling can repair but is not in need of a full crown. Inlays and onlays work much like crowns, covering only a portion of your tooth instead of the whole thing. Inlays typically only cover the biting surface of your tooth and fill in the crevices that are deepened by decay. Onlays are used on the sides of the tooth and cover damaged areas.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are the one of most popular types of restorative services we provide. More than 90 percent of adult Americans have had a cavity at some point in their lives. Our office aims to catch and treat cavities before they turn into larger problems using our DIAGNOdent cavity detection technology. We provide tooth-colored composite fillings, which are durable, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing. Our Billings, MT dentist office has offered metal-free fillings for more than a decade.
Root Canal Therapy
If you are in pain, it is possible that you may need a root canal. A root canal is a common procedure where the doctor removes infected tissue from your tooth root and replaces it with a synthetic material in order to stop further infection and pain. If you are in pain, contact our Billings, MT dentist right away. Let us help you feel better.
Full-mouth reconstruction is really the pinnacle of applying everything we ever learned or know about dentistry. We are literally taking, it's almost like a blank slate here, and we are completely re-engineering, and redesigning, and rebuilding a person's mouth the way Mother Nature intended it to be. Quite often, we're not just restoring it the way Mother Nature made their mouth. We're actually restoring it in such a fashion that we're improving upon what they originally had genetically. We're literally lining up, taking into account the joint, the teeth, the jaws, the cosmetics of it, how it all designs and fits and functions. All this has to come together to fit, function for a lifetime.
We literally make molds and models of your mouth, and we mount it up on this thing called an articulator that's designed to simulate your head and your joint, and how things all come together. We redesign, we rebuild your entire mouth. We do it in wax first. Then I'm going to take that whole plan, and that whole model, we're going to take it back to your mouth, and then we're going to literally go through the recreation process and make that a part of your mouth. It's the very best that we've got to offer our patients in dentistry. It's amazing what we can do.
Restore your teeth to their full potential. If you need dental work, please call our Billings, MT dentist office at (406) 794-3114 or use our online form to send us a message. We would be happy to help.
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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.