Treating Dental Occlusion
Jaw pain and severe wear on your teeth can be signs that your dental occlusion, or how your upper and lower teeth meet, is misaligned.
Drs. Kenneth J. Bagby and Erica R. Stokke can use advanced dentistry treatments to correct your occlusal issue and restore your oral health.
Find out how our dentists can relieve your dental occlusion symptoms at our state-of-the-art Billings, MT, dental practice.
Is Treating Dental Occlusion Important?
If you have a bad bite, also known as malocclusion, it can be a serious threat to your overall dental health. Malocclusion can cause grinding of your upper and lower teeth when you chew, resulting in tooth damage, fractures, and painful side effects.
To improve occlusion, our highly trained dentists can address underlying dental concerns at our Billings, MT, practice. They can also design a custom dental appliance to stabilize your bite.
Dr. Bagby has 30 years of dentistry experience crafting personalized treatments to improve dental occlusion. Together, he and Dr. Stokke are committed to partnering with their patients to help them achieve good dental health and a perfect smile.
Schedule a free consultation either online or by phone with our Billings, MT, dentists if you have jaw pain or notice chewing problems. They'll even give you a free second opinion if you've already seen another local dentist regarding occlusion issues.
Oral Appliance Therapy An Effective Dental Occlusion Treatment
Our Billings, MT, practice emphasizes preventative care to correct oral health issues before they become too serious. If Dr. Bagby or Dr. Stokke detects a dental occlusion problem, they may suggest a customized oral appliance, called a splint, to wear at night.
Your splint will be precisely designed using the latest impression technology so it fits your individual smile perfectly. It can prevent teeth grinding and clenching, relax your jaw muscles, and reposition your bite so your jaws meet properly. This can reduce pain, prevent future tooth damage, and save you money on future treatment.
Using oral appliance therapy, we can develop a long-term treatment plan at a pace that you can control. It is our ultimate goal to re-establish a proper relationship between your upper and lower teeth, so you can eat comfortably and speak clearly.
"Best DDS I have ever had in my 63 year history of dental experience. The most thorough assessment of my dental occlusion, i.e., "bite," problem and the subsequent teaching regarding it. My other two DDS specialists collaborate fully with Dr. B. and have the highest regard for his superior occlusion knowledge depth and practice. Entire enterprise reflects high morale and regard for my dental health and is beyond a simple description: excellence in all regards is attributed to Dr. B. and entire office." John Fehir