Good looks are only one part of the picture. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, the Boise Smile Design team is experienced in providing top-quality general dentistry for a healthy smile at every stage of life. General dentistry focuses on rehabilitation of diminished dental function and disease resolution. There are a variety of treatments that can be tailored to an individual patient’s needs. General dentistry usually starts with a dental cleaning with an evaluation of teeth, gums, bone, and habits. This evaluation is followed by a conservative plan to resolve any issues or prevent future dental disease.
Fillings are one of the most common dental procedures. Fillings repair small holes and chips in teeth caused by wear, decay, and trauma. While there are a variety of materials and applications, Boise Smile Design focuses mainly on multilayered, custom color matched composite resin. Even in these simple procedures you will notice Dr. Taylor’s commitment to detail and art in blending the repair to your natural look and function.
Crowns or Caps are custom coverings that completely resurface a tooth. Many teeth that have been weakened by large fillings, trauma, fracture, decay, or root canals are simply not strong enough to support a filling and survive regular use. In these cases, a full coverage crown is the most likely solution. When done correctly and made of the quality materials crowns can restore function, strength, and beauty to a tooth that otherwise has no chance on its own. Crown like procedures called bridges can also function to replace missing teeth so long as the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth or teeth are healthy enough to lend support.
Complete Dentures and Partials are prosthetic replacements for patients suffering from numerous missing teeth. Although never ideal, these can be beautiful and functional alternatives. Most people who use oral prosthetics will benefit from incorporating implant support and retention for their appliance. Adding implant support can be a life changing decision.
It takes more than great teeth to make a beautiful and healthy smile. The gums and bone that protect and support the teeth are just as important. While Boise Smile Design is here to help you fix any tooth related problems or dissatisfaction you have we will also help your gums and bone to get and stay healthy. With regular maintenance we can not only prevent disease but catch it early enough to gain control of it if problems have already started.
"I really appreciate how Dr. Taylor took the time to fully explain the procedure to me. He's a great dentist!"