A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace missing tooth roots. They serve as anchors for crowns, bridges, or dentures, holding these restorations firmly in place while you speak and chew. Drs. Eric and Robin Hogan will be happy to determine if you are a good candidate for implants, and help you understand how this solution can benefit your oral health and overall quality of life.
Have you lost a tooth due to an accident, injury, or gum disease? If so, we can create a permanent bridge to replace your lost tooth. A bridge not only fills the gap, but also prevents shifting of surrounding teeth. A bridge can correct a misaligned bite, restore chewing function, and improve speech articulation.
Dental crowns (also called caps) are custom tooth-shaped prosthesis used to restore a tooth following treatment for damage or decay. They can also restore a dental implant. Our crowns are designed to achieve a natural appearance while restoring balance and functionality to your bite.
We offer several different types of dentures to meet a range of needs. We offer full and partial dentures, as well as traditional and implant-supported dentures. Traditional dentures rest on the gums, held in place with a combination of suction and a mild dental adhesive. Implant-supported dentures attach to dental implants for enhanced stability. We can help determine which type of dentures will best meet your needs.
Endodontic treatment, also known as a root canal, can save a tooth affected by advanced decay. This procedure involves removing decay from the outer structure of a tooth, and removing the infected pulp from within the tooth. Finally, the emptied tooth is disinfected, filled with an inert rubber-like substance, and restored with a dental crown.
Dr. Eric Hogan provides several oral surgery procedures, including single tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, and full mouth extractions, to prepare the mouth for dentures. In addition to placing dental implants, he can also provide all necessary preparatory treatment on-site, including bone grafting and sinus lift procedures. Offering advanced oral surgery allows us to provide convenient care, and ensure the highest standards of care from start to finish.
We use dental fillings to treat cavities or repair cracked, broken, or worn down teeth. With modern dental techniques, filling a cavity is a relatively quick and simple procedure. First, the area around the tooth is numbed. Then the decayed area is removed and the cavity is cleaned. The tooth can then be restored with a filling material according to dentist and patient preference. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, including regular dental check-ups, will help maintain your fillings.
Periodontal treatment is used to control periodontal (gum) disease and restore oral health. Symptoms of early gum disease include gums that are red, tender, bleeding, or swollen. Advanced gum disease can result in painful chewing, loose or sensitive teeth, and receding gums. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss, jawbone atrophy, and other serious problems. We can treat early gum disease non-surgically, though surgery may be necessary to treat advanced gum disease.
Creating a positive experience at the dentist for our younger patients is extremely important. Pediatric dentistry sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. During an exam, we may simply show your child the exam room and dental instruments. Once they are comfortable, we can check for problems like bite issues that are best treated early on. We recommend bringing your child in at age one or as soon as their first tooth erupts.
Hogan Family Dental
Miles City Office