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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.

What a Dental Occlusion Issue Looks Like

Notice the irregular contact between the upper and lower tooth. Patients with this issue can experience relief with a customized oral appliance designed by Dr. Bagby or Dr. Stokke.
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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

7 Reasons for Treating Dental Occlusion

Avoid these dental issues by treating malocclusion.
Fractured teeth
Worn teeth
Loose teeth
Jaw muscle pain 
TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly called TMJ)
Tooth loss
Shifting teeth 

Regular Exams Help Detect Dental Occlusion Problems

Scheduling twice-a-year exams at our Billings, MT, practice can help our dentists detect occlusal issues. Please contact us immediately should your bite change between visits.

Accurate Dental Occlusion Diagnosis

Dr. Bagby and Dr. Stokke have successfully treated over 1,000 dental occlusion cases combined. They can use the latest digital 3D technology to conduct in-depth exams, which may include X-rays and other advanced images so they can recommend the most effective forms of treatment. Our dentists will always take the time to answer any questions you may have.
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Kenneth J. Bagby DDS, PC

The practice of Drs. Kenneth Bagby and Erica R. Stokke has provided superior, advanced, and personalized care to Billings, MT, patients since 1985. They specialize in dental occlusion issues, relieving TMJ disorder symptoms, and replacing missing teeth with dental implants. Our highly reviewed dentists are affiliated with prestigious organizations such as:

  • International College of Dentists 
  • American Dental Association
  • Montana Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

To schedule your free consultation or second opinion, contact our Billings, MT, office using our online form or by calling (406) 252-1078.

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"Dr. Bagby is focused on preventive care. He takes the time to explain what I can do to take better care of my teeth and health. He and his staff are caring and courteous, and I always leave with a smile." Tristan

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