Full Mouth Reconstruction From Billings, MT Dentist – Dr. Stuart
Are you experiencing difficulty chewing or talking due to the loss or damage of teeth? Damage due to severe injury or disease is common, especially among older adults. If you think you may need extensive restorative dental work, a full mouth reconstruction may be right for you.
Our Billings, MT dentist office often do full mouth reconstructions for patients who have lost or damaged many of their teeth and want to restore their smiles to their former functionality and beauty. We do this by employing any number of restorative services, including dental implants, implant-retained dentures, implant-supported bridges, and crowns.
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.
The next step of the full mouth reconstruction process is to choose your treatment and create a plan of action. Dr. Stuart may suggest a root canal or extraction of any teeth that are causing you pain and problems. You will then focus on what method you will use to restore your mouth.
Typically, full mouth reconstructions will consist of placing implants or implant-retained dentures, but may also include other restorations like bridges and crowns. Below we will talk about how some of these procedures work and how they can help you get back to living life to the fullest.
Dental implants are created to replace your teeth in the most natural-feeling, permanent way possible. The implant is first placed into your gum and allowed to fuse with your jaw bone to create a foundation for the replacement tooth or crown. We offer many different types of implants including mini implants, All-on-4, All-on-6, and immediate load implants. Implants will restore almost 100 percent of your natural chewing ability and are designed to look, feel, and act just like natural teeth.
Implant-retained dentures work like traditional dentures in that they replace all of your natural teeth. However, implants give these dentures the extra support and security they need to be more comfortable and realistic. Once they are placed, they become a permanent part of your mouth and will allow you to chew and function like normal.
The last step to the reconstruction process is to undergo the procedures and return to your normal life. We create all of our prostheses to look as natural as possible with plenty of realistic detail. With dental implants or implant-retained dentures, you can look and feel your best – and get back to eating whatever you want, laughing and sneezing without worry, and being confident about your appearance.
Let our Billings, MT dentist and his team change your life for the better. Call us at (406) 794-3114 or send us a message using our online form to find out if a full mouth reconstruction is right for you. We offer FREE consultations and FREE second opinions for dental implants and dentures.
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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.