Nelson Dentistry

Services & Procedures

We provide a variety of comprehensive services to fit your needs. See a complete list of our services and additional information below.
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As a general dentist in Missoula, MT, Dr. Jonathan Nelson can provide family members of all ages with high-quality, comprehensive dental care. When you become a patient at Nelson Family Dentistry, you will have access to a wealth of dental services to keep all the smiles in your family healthy.

We are always pleased to welcome new patients to our family-friendly dental practice. Our dental team loves helping friends and neighbors achieve their healthiest, happiest smiles. If you have a healthy smile you want to maintain, we offer dental exams and teeth cleanings.

If you’ve missed a few dental appointments and need more extensive work done, we won't lecture you. We appreciate what it takes just for some people to pick up the phone to make an appointment. Dr. Nelson will explain what treatments you need and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to get your oral health back on track.

Book a Dental Appointment Today in the 59801 Area

Dr. Nelson and our dental team look forward to welcoming you to our Missoula, MT dental office. Please call us at (406) 542-3305 to schedule a dental appointment.

Services We Offer

The Role Your General Dentist Plays

As a general dentist, Dr. Nelson does not have a specialty. He handles all your oral health care and oversees treatment if we need to refer you. Your general dentist in Missoula is the first person you turn to any time you have a dental problem.

However, there are some dental procedures that Dr. Nelson has worked extra hard to become very proficient at in addition to routine dental work. He has taken advanced training with world-renowned instructors in cosmetic dentistry, occlusion (how your teeth bite and function together), and composite tooth-colored filling artistry using advanced layering techniques.

Dr. Nelson's goal is to provide his patients with dental work that is indistinguishable from natural teeth, not only to the patient but to other dentists as well. It's not too hard to create a functional restoration, but the artistic challenge comes with recreating natural beauty.

You’re Unique, and So Is Your Dental Care Plan

Your dental needs are as unique as you are, so you need a personalized treatment plan that addresses your concerns in a way that works best for you. Dr. Nelson makes it a point to understand what’s important to you, so we can match the services we offer to your goals for a healthy smile.

During your comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Nelson will use intraoral cameras and digital x-ray images to show you potential problems. He’ll explain which treatments you need and what your options are. Before we move forward, you will know exactly what to expect in terms of outcomes, treatment times, and the cost involved.

Whether you want to maintain a healthy smile or you have a few dental problems to address, please call our Missoula dental office to schedule a dental appointment.

Comprehensive and Emergency Exams

Your comprehensive dental exam includes photographs of your teeth, radiographs (x-rays), diagnosis of gum health, oral cancer screening, finding cavities, and much more! After the dental exam, Dr. Nelson will work with you to develop the best treatment plan for your needs. We’ll also show you all the pictures we took so you can see exactly what we see when we view your mouth. Learn more >>

During an emergency exam at our Missoula, MT dental office, we’ll look at your specific problem, use digital x-rays, diagnostic tests, and a clinical exam to determine the best treatment to get you out of pain fast. Learn more >>

Teeth Cleanings

As part of your initial dental exam at our Missoula MT dental office, we can determine the best way to help you maintain your periodontal (gum) health. Due to a history of maybe not-so-great brushing or flossing, systemic factors (diabetes, stress, pregnancy, etc.), or perhaps just the way you are, all of our patients’ needs are different–and so are their cleanings. Most people need the regular “prophy” cleaning, while others require a more involved gum treatment called “SRP" or scaling and root planing. Please ask us more about this if you have questions. Learn more >>

Tooth-Colored Fillings

We provide tooth-colored (composite) and silver (amalgam) fillings. Sometimes the situation calls for one over the other, but we always accommodate your preference. Learn more >>

Dental Crowns

When teeth become broken down from decay, or a rogue popcorn kernel, they often need a crown. Dr. Nelson may also recommend a dental crown if we'are protecting your teeth against breakage when they are most susceptible, as they would be after a root canal. We offer both tooth-colored and conventional gold crowns. Both materials have their advantages and disadvantages, so please ask us for more information if you have questions. Learn more >>

Dental Implants

Dental implants are used to replace single teeth, multiple teeth, or to help keep a denture in place. To place a dental implant, we work with one of the several great specialists in town. The specialist completes surgery to place the implant in the bone like the tooth root it replaces used to be. After the implant heals, Dr. Nelson works with a custom dental lab to provide you with a crown, bridge, or special denture to fit your needs. Learn more >>

Sealants and Mouth Guards

Sealants are very small preventative fillings that are placed without ever needing a drill or needle. We typically place dental sealants in young children on molar teeth to prevent cavities in deep grooves that are nearly impossible to clean when brushing. Sealants will keep bacterial plaque and food debris from collecting in these areas and causing tooth decay. Learn more >>

Some people unknowingly grind or clench their teeth in their sleep. In many cases, it’s the spouse or partner who mentions it because the sound disrupts their sleep. Your general dentist in Missoula can also tell by specific wear patterns on your teeth in our initial dental exam.

A nightguard worn over your teeth during sleep is one of the most cost-effective ways to protect them from wearing out due to teeth grinding. There are several different nightguard designs for various applications, so please ask us more about them if you have questions.

With any contact sport, it’s always good to have a mouthguard to prevent tooth damage. Mouthguards absorb impacts taking away forces that would otherwise break teeth. We offer a variety of colors! Learn more >>

Tooth Extraction

If your tooth is infected, broken down from decay, or is causing problems to other teeth, then you might need an extraction. We can help with most tooth extractions here at our Missoula, MT dental office. If it is a particularly tricky tooth, a wisdom tooth, or you would like to be sedated, we'll help you connect with one of our talented local oral surgeons. Learn more >>

Full & Partial Dentures

If you’re missing teeth, and missing chewing, full or partial dentures are a great option. Maybe you just need something to “fill the space” to get you looking good again. Either way, we offer full dentures to replace all missing upper or lower teeth and partial dentures if you still have teeth remaining. Learn more >>

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