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Family Dental Group was founded in 1983 by Dr. Doug Hadnot and Dr. Jackie Jones.
Family Dental Group was originally at the other end of the Southgate Mall by J.C. Penny’s.
Family Dental Group’s original location became a hockey store after we moved.
Family Dental Group’s current location was KB Toys before we moved in.
Family Dental Group is independent and locally owned.
Family Dental Group does not do cost shifting. All our patients are charged the same fees.
Family Dental Group offers a 5% discount for cash or check payments that do not involve insurance billing.
Family Dental Group moved to their current location in 2008.
Dr. Dusseau purchased Family Dental Group in 1999 from Dr. Doug Hadnot. Dr. Hadnot continued working here for 6 years and still comes to our Parties.
Dr. Dusseau was selected by the Department of Defense for the Space Program. Unfortunately, no mission specialists were funded by N.A.S.A that year.
Dr. Dusseau is an Army Combat veteran.
Dr. Norris is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Hyvonen is a Montana native from Charlo.
Dr. Diggs graduated cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota.
Dr. Norris graduated summa cum laude with and undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from the University of New Hampshire.
Lisa has been a dental hygienist at Family Dental Group since 2004.
Danesa has a BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota. She graduated in 2004.
Dr. Hyvonen was a bartender at Mr. C’s Hideaway before she went to Dental School.
Dr. Dusseau went to Airborne School when she was in the Army. Her husband pinned her jump wings on her.
Dr. Dusseau provided dental care for Iraqi prisoners after the Gulf War.
Our assistant Rita has been with us longer than anyone. She joined us in 2001.
A crown is sometimes termed a "cap" or "jacket." A crown will restore a tooth with a large filling or a cracked tooth to its original size, shape, and tooth color. A crown may be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth tends to become brittle and is more likely to fracture. A crown can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improves the appearance of your teeth. With the advances in technology, we now have the ability to make ceramic crowns with no metal.
With today's advances in dentistry, there are several options when choosing a type of crown:
They all differ in durability, strength, appearance, and cost.
These are very aesthetic, bonded crowns. They are the most natural looking type of crown.
There are many types, but they all have a common feature: no metal. They can occasionally break, but dental technology has advanced far enough to make them quite strong.
The 'gold' standard. Dental gold is about 60% gold alloy which is meant to match the hardness of the enamel of opposing teeth so both wear about evenly, an important trait. Gold does not tarnish or corrode and has some bacterial-inhibiting quality. Gold crowns are strong and will not break. However, gold crowns obviously are not considered aesthetic; they are gold colored.
The most common type of crown and has a proven track record. PFM crowns are fairly aesthetic and they look like real teeth. However, the margins or borders may appear dark because PFM crowns have a metal substructure with layers of porcelain fired over the substructure.
Our office provides smile makeovers to achieve the beautiful, natural look you seek. We can reshape your natural teeth to make them straighter or more youthful in appearance. Our offices make it convenient to those living in or near Missoula to receive great dental care!
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