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Adding Grafts, Dental Veneers, and Boise Crowns and Bridges: 1 of 4 Areas of Treatment with Boise Cosmetic Dentistry

Welcome to our first in a series of four articles on Boise cosmetic dentistry! The first area our Boise dentists will be covering is the additions we can make to your smile for a natural and photogenic look:

Tooth Veneers

If you are looking to upgrade your smile, tooth veneers can be a simple and less expensive route than Boise dental crowns and bridges. For example, veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth, to strengthen teeth with chips, or to reform oddly shaped teeth. Tooth veneers, typically only used on the front teeth, can also be used on discolored teeth.

Gum grafts

Did you know that you can get a gum graft? There are several reasons your gums might be receding and be in need of a gum graft, including periodontal disease. If you see your gums receding and are wondering about periodontal disease or getting a gum graft, you should make an appointment with our Boise dentists.

During a gum graft, our Boise dentists will take gum tissue from the back of your mouth and secure it over the exposed root of your teeth. While this procedure can certainly be done for aesthetic purposes, it has several other benefits, including:

  • Reducing sensitivity of an exposed root
  • Protecting a tooth’s root from further decay
  • Preventing further recession of the gum line

Boise Crowns and Bridges

Our Boise dentists will often recommend a dental crown if a back tooth is too decayed to be reliable with a cavity filling. For Boise cosmetic dentistry, a crown is often used to replace missing teeth with Boise tooth implants or to reshape and recolor a tooth. If a front tooth is too weak or damaged to get a dental veneer, our Boise dentists may use a dental crown instead as well. The porcelain material of these dental crowns and bridges makes them more resistant to staining and also very comparable in strength to regular teeth.

Are you interested in a graft, dental veneer, or crown? If so, stop by our Boise office, and our staff will be happy to chat with you!

Image via Flickr by Dr. Alper, DMD, Cosmetic Dentist

Resources:

http://www.perio.org/consumer/grafts.htm