Dental Care in Helena, MT
Family dentist office, Mast Laser Dentistry, offers a wide range of general, preventive, and cosmetic dental services to patients of all ages. Dr. Mast, along with our dental staff, have the expertise and knowledge needed to provide every patient with the care they deserve.
With a warm and welcoming environment, patients feel comfortable and can ask any questions they may have about their dental treatment.
Services we offer include, but are not limited to:
Periodontal | Pediatric | Lip & Tongue Tie Releases | Digital | Composite
Root Canals | Crowns and Bridges | Implants | Waterlase® | Headache Relief | Emergencies
Though your mouth may feel healthy and you may not have any symptoms, periodontal disease can progress without a patient knowing. If left untreated, periodontal disease can destroy the supporting bones in your mouth. This is why early treatment and prevention is so important! Dr. Mast will make sure you are receiving the highest quality of care that will assist in preventing periodontal disease from developing.
Children of all ages are welcome at our practice! We accept patients as young as 3-years-old. Starting dentistry early with your child can have positive first experiences at a young age and the parent can get valuable advice in helping care for their child’s teeth. Learn more here.
Aislinn is a Certified Lactation Consultant. She has been helping moms and babies achieve their breastfeeding goals for over a decade. Breastfeeding is natural, healthy, and wonderful but it is not always easy. Our goal is to help moms feel supported and confident in their breastfeeding goals, offering information and functional solutions. Breastfeeding is the gold standard for optimal health and facial skeletal development of a baby’s jaw and airway. Mom’s health and well-being are also improved with the act of breastfeeding. It is the first communication a baby understands and needs are satisfied for mom and baby simultaneously. We not only do a lactation assessment but a full oral assessment to ensure the baby’s development is unimpeded. Sometimes we need a little more time learning the art of lactation outside of your initial hospital consultation.
Lip & Tongue Tie Releases
Dr. Mast specializes in frenulum releases for infants. Bring your child in for an examination. Learn more about Lip & Tongue Tie Releases.
Dental x-rays are a great preventive, diagnostic tool that provides important information not visible during a routine dental exam. Our dental team will utilize this important information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities and then create an accurate treatment plan.
When a tooth is affected by decay, fractures, or cracks, a dental filling is needed to restore the tooth. In a single dental appointment, the decayed or injured tooth will be removed, cleaned, and filled. Composite fillings can be matched to the color of your existing tooth. Since the color is the same as your original tooth, the filling will look aesthetically pleasing and restore your teeth to a healthy, beautiful smile.
Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for a root canal. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself.
When a root canal is performed, Dr. Mast will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available including non-metal crowns. Dr. Mast will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.
Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and can look unsightly. With bridges, your dentist will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
Dental implants are now a cornerstone of dentistry and are the best option for replacing missing teeth in certain situations. We will provide a comprehensive evaluation if you have missing teeth and are considering dental implant therapy. We have multiple options available for replacing a single missing tooth or the entire dentition. We strive to make this option affordable for all our patients, so you can enjoy the full benefits of this technology. Many patients are able to have the entire implant procedure completed right here in our office.
Waterlase® Laser Dentistry
Our office utilizes laser technology which involves specialized instruments that produce intense concentrated beams of light. The heat energy created from the light helps in a variety of dental procedures, reduces bleeding, as well as pain and swelling. Learn more here.
If you suffer from chronic headaches due to muscle contractions of the scalp or jaw during sleep, there is something you can do! Get fitted for a simple, unobtrusive, FDA-approved device called the NTI Plus which is worn during sleep. Many patients who suffer from chronic headaches find relief with NTI Plus. It also protects teeth from chips, cracks, and wear. Call us today for more information.
Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient’s oral and overall health. If you’re dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 406-458-0003 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible.