What to Do if You Chipped or Broke a Tooth?

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You bit down on your favorite hard food and chipped or perhaps even broke a crown – what now? You want it fixed quickly and don’t want to sacrifice quality, a same-day dental crown may be an option. First, it’s time to consider a few things before a decision is made. What is a Dental…


Invisalign vs. Braces: How Do I Choose?

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First things first, having your smile and bite evaluated is the critical first step in determining what the best form of treatment is for your teeth. It may be Invisalign and it may be regular braces. During an appointment with Dr. Dan he will discuss all available treatment options that will create the lasting look,…


Professional Teeth Whitening

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It’s the new year and you are ready for your new whiter smile. Ponderosa Dental Group in Missoula, Montana has the technology and expertise to deliver the results you can’t get from over the counter, drugstore strips and kits. Make your professional Zoom teeth whitening appointment at Ponderosa Dental Group for enviable results. There is…


Dental 3D Printing at Ponderosa

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Nowadays, a 3D printer can produce almost anything! From jewelry to car parts to architectural scale models, the possibilities are practically endless, and the technology has become a staple in many dentist’s offices — including Ponderosa Dental in Missoula. Learn how we use 3D printing technology at Ponderosa to improve the level of care you…


Can a Loose Tooth Tighten Back Up?

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A loose tooth is no big deal when you’re a kid. Some kids even welcome a wobbly tooth since it means a visit from the Tooth Fairy! But if you’re an adult, a loose tooth is more like a nightmare come true. Loose teeth in adults can result from poor dental hygiene, advanced gum disease,…


In-Office Milling Unit for Same-Day Crowns

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Getting a single crown is the most common restorative procedure, according to the American College of Prosthodontists. Approximately 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are made annually – many of them using in-office milling machines like the one at Ponderosa Dental in Missoula. This advanced technology creates custom, precision-engineered crowns in just one office visit without sacrificing…


3 Summer Smile Dangers You Aren’t Expecting

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From hiking and fly fishing to swimming and picnicking, Montana is the best summer playground. You enjoy it all, and you’re always ready for an adventure with your gear, sunscreen, bug spray, water…and toothbrush? That’s right. While summer can be plenty of fun, it also poses some unsuspecting dangers for your pearly whites. Watch out…


Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner & Digital Scanner

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The best dentist offices in Missoula use the latest technology to improve patient results, gain better insights, increase patient comfort, and speed up procedures. The dental cone beam CT scanner is one of these technologies, and you might have already used it if you’ve visited our Missoula office. Learn how this dental technology enhances your…