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Boise Dental Tips For A Younger Looking Smile

Boise Dental Tips For A Younger Looking Smile

How do you feel about your smile? If you’ve ever wanted to correct any issues with a best smile restoration, now is the time to visit your downtown Boise dentist. A warm, confident smile is a powerful indicator of a person’s overall health and attention to detail. Good oral hygiene and cosmetic dentistry can change the way you look and feel. At Summit Dental Group, our dentists can provide you with the healthy, younger looking smile you’ve always wanted.  

Good Oral Hygiene

One of the simplest things you can do is to practice good oral hygiene. That’s why it’s important to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and visit your downtown Boise dentist regularly. Doing so will promote healthy teeth and gums while keeping your smile looking and feeling clean. By ignoring these simple habits, we put our smiles at risk which can lead to unsightly, even painful problems such as:

  • Cavities,
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Periodontal disease

Cosmetic Dentistry

Even when you take good care of your teeth, there may be existing issues you’d like to correct. At Summit Dental, we offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatment options to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Yellow, Stained Teeth

Certain foods, medications, smoking or neglecting your teeth can cause embarrassing tooth discoloration. At Summit Dental, we use a wide variety of treatment options to correct and brighten your smile.

  • One hour, in office “laser” whitening – This procedure is ideal for patients who want fast results and are not interested in at-home treatments.

  • At-home tray whitening – This procedure involves a patient wearing a custom dental tray for approximately 30 minutes per day, while at home until desired results occur.

  • Crest Professional White Strips – These white strips are 4 times stronger and faster than the store bought brand Crest White Strips.

Chips or Misshapen Teeth

Chipped or misshapen teeth can be corrected by dental contouring or by the application of veneers or crowns.

  • Dental Contouring – A dental technique that removes small amounts of tooth enamel in order to change the shape, length, or surface of one or more teeth.

  • Veneers – Custom designed by your Boise dentist, veneers are small shells of porcelain that are bonded to the surface of your teeth.

  • Crowns – If a tooth is cracked or damaged a crown can be used to cap or completely cover a tooth. Crows can be made to match the color of a patient’s tooth, providing them with a natural look while restoring the normal function of the tooth.

Missing Teeth

If you have one or more missing teeth, Boise dental implants are a superior option compared to traditional treatments such as bridges or partial dentures. Implants are permanently placed in the jaw and do not require any special cleaning procedures besides normal brushing and flossing. They are similar in form and function to natural teeth and can replace one or more damaged or missing teeth.

Summit Dental Group Offers Best Smile Restorations

For adults, it’s not uncommon to need more than one dental procedure in order to restore a healthy, youthful smile. That’s why Summit Dental Group offers best smile restorations. Before any procedure, our Boise dentists will meet with you to create a personalized treatment plan that will help you meet your goals. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (208) 345-8962.

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Caring For Your Best Smile Restorations

Caring For Your Best Smile Restorations

Whether you need to have a small cavity filled or want a full set of veneers, you can rest assured that Summit Dental Group offers the best smile restorations to meet your needs. Our dedicated team of dental professionals use the most advanced technology and therapies available in order to maintain the health and appearance of your smile.

Best Smile Restorations

Best smile restorations is a broad term used to describe the various treatments we offer to restore tooth structure. While some restorations are restorative in nature like dental implants, others are more cosmetic like dental veneers which help to cover chips, cracks, stains and minor misalignments. Additionally, best smile restorations also address varying degrees of tooth decay such as dental fillings, inlays, onlays and dental crowns.

Same-Day Restorations

Crafting best smile restorations depends on the nature of the restoration. In the past, most restorations were created off-site at a dental lab. This meant that impressions would be taken at a Boise dental office and a patient would have to wear a temporary restoration until the permanent restoration was created.

However, with today’s advancements in dental technology, the downtown Boise dentists at Summit Dental can craft crowns, inlays, onlays and other basic restorations in just one day with CEREC® dental restoration technology.

Care & Maintenance

With basic dental restorations, the key to maintaining good dental hygiene is to brush and floss your teeth twice daily (ideally after every meal), and to visit your downtown Boise dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. This will help keep harmful bacteria at bay while removing unwanted food particles and plaque buildup.

Post-Surgery Care

If you get Boise dental implants to support and replace missing teeth, it’s important to practice good dental hygiene to ensure your implants remain healthy. After surgery, you will need to follow the post-surgery instructions closely. After healing, however, regular brushing and flossing are key. You’ll want to delicately brush around the abutments and surrounding teeth. It’s also just as important to visit your downtown Boise dentist regularly.

Contact Summit Dental

To learn more about best smile restorations and other important dental care factors, contact Summit Dental at (208) 345-8962. Our dedicated team of dental professionals would be more than happy to set up an appointment and answer any questions you may have.

 

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Boise Dental Implants Vs. Dentures

Boise Dental Implants Vs. Dentures

Whether you’ve lost teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or an accident, the dentists at Summit Dental know that missing teeth can be embarrassing, inconvenient and uncomfortable. Luckily, there are several good options to restore your teeth. Below are some facts about dentures and Boise dental implants to help you make an informed decision when it comes to deciding which option is best for you.

Regular Dentures

With today’s advancements in dental technology, dentures are a good alternative for patients with weak jaw bones or damaged gums. As a means to replace multiple teeth, dentures can help you to speak normally while keeping your mouth and jaw in the proper position. Not only can you eat normally, dentures will help provide you with a youthful appearance because they help to fill out your face and fix any issues of sagging.

Denture Options

There are a two different types of dentures you can get from visiting your downtown Boise dentist. Partial dentures are held in place between real teeth to replace teeth in areas where multiple teeth are missing. Complete dentures, on the other hand, are more plentiful and include a full set of teeth. Whichever type you choose, dentures must be cleaned and brushed regularly to keep them clean and free of harmful bacteria. They must also be removed at night before you go to sleep.

Boise Dental Implants

Dental implants are often a more desired choice for patients wanting a permanent solution to  replacing missing teeth. During a Boise dental procedure, an implant is inserted into the jaw where it acts as the foundation for an artificial tooth (crown) to be permanently attached. Once in place, Boise dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth.

While dentures are recommended for patients with unhealthy gums, dental implants are a good option for those who have healthy gums. Boise dental implants are also easier to care for and only require normal brushing and flossing habits to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

No matter what option you choose, it’s important to visit your downtown Boise dentist every six months for regular checkups, cleanings, and X-rays. This will help to ensure your gums and teeth stay healthy while preventing any serious problems from developing.

If you would like more information about dentures and the Boise dental implant services we offer, visit our website or call us at (208) 345-8962 to schedule an appointment.

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Maintaining A Healthy Mouth After Boise Dental Implant Surgery

Maintaining A Healthy Mouth After Boise Dental Implant Surgery

Semi-annual check-ups and cleanings are essential when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy and disease-free. Unfortunately, though, many people with dental implants think they don’t need as much attention from a hygienist.  While a Boise dental implant may be impervious to decay, it doesn’t mean you can relax when it comes to your oral hygiene habits. If not properly cared for, the bone and gum tissue around the implant can become infected resulting in the loss of the implant.

Bacterial plaque, the main culprit of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease can build up on an implant crown just as readily as a natural tooth. Although the implant itself won’t be affected by a plaque-induced infection, the supporting bone and gum tissues around it can. Without proper check-ups and cleanings, an undetected infection can quickly turn into a condition known as peri-implantitis.   

The best way to avoid this is to schedule regular Boise dental checkups. During your Boise teeth cleaning, your hygienist will remove the plaque from around your dental implant. Doing so will require special instruments that won’t scratch the implant’s highly polished surface. Scratches can provide the perfect haven for bacteria to collect, making it more difficult to remove.

It’s also just as important to maintain good Boise dental habits at home. You will need to brush and floss your dental implants just as you do your natural teeth and avoid sugary foods. By keeping plaque under control with the help of your Boise dentist, your dental implants will last longer and your natural teeth will remain healthy.

If you would like more information on maintaining and cleaning your Boise dental implants, contact Summit Dental Group today. Our dedicated team of professionals have advanced training in the field of dental implants and are experienced in helping patients restore their smiles. Not only will we help you determine the right treatment option for you, but help you care for your dental implant with thorough cleanings and checkups.

 

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Best Smile Restorations: A New Smile for a New Year!

Best Smile Restorations: A New Smile for a New Year!

During the winter, when the daylight hours are scarce, we tend to celebrate the season with holiday lights and good cheer. It’s a time of hope and renewal that provides us with the opportunity to think about the future, take stock of where we’ve been, and make lasting resolutions for the new year. While we all tend to make healthy resolutions to improve our daily lives, what about making a resolution to smile? It’s not something most people tend to think of as a resolution, but when you consider the many benefits of fixing cracked, broken, stained or missing teeth you might just agree.

If your smile is suffering from ageing, accidents, decay or disease then you could benefit from a best smile restoration at Summit Dental. Our Boise dentists are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful, natural smile that lasts.

Best Smile Restorations

Teeth Whitening – Many people consider white teeth to be an attractive feature of a smile. With a simple, one hour, in-office “laser” teeth whitening treatment, the Boise dentists at Summit Dental can help remove stubborn stains and provide you with long-lasting (white) results.

Porcelain VeneersDental veneers are used to repair chipped, broken, cracked, or discolored teeth. A veneer is a thin porcelain shell that is bonded over the top of a damaged tooth to resolve any unwanted aesthetic issues. Veneers are also used to help close gaps between teeth or reform oddly shaped teeth as well.

Boise Dental Implants Dental implants are often a superior option compared to traditional treatments such as bridges or partial dentures. Implants are permanently placed in the jaw and do not require any special cleaning procedures besides normal brushing and flossing. They are similar in form and function to natural teeth and can replace one or more damaged or missing teeth.

Crowns and BridgesIf a tooth is cracked, damaged or has a large filling that has failed, a crown is the preferred method of restoration. A crown is essentially used to cap, or completely cover a tooth. Crowns can be made by your Boise dentist to match the color of your tooth, giving it a natural look while restoring its normal function. Like crowns, a dental bridge is another method of restoration. However, a bridge is used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or other Boise dental implants.

A New Year, A New You

If you are afraid to smile or just not proud of your smile, make it more than a resolution to just “fix it”.  When you’re ready to make a lasting change by investing in your health, confidence, and well-being, contact Summit Dental Group at (208) 345-8962 to schedule an appointment. Whether you’re interested in porcelain veneers, dental implants or teeth whitening, our Boise dentists are here to help!

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Boise Dental Implants Vs. Crowns and Bridges

Boise Dental Implants Vs. Crowns and Bridges

When it comes time for a patient to replace missing teeth, the dentists at Summit Dental like to take the time to explain all the options as well as the advantages and challenges associated with any procedure. When considering crowns and bridges versus dental implants, the deciding factor for many people throughout the Treasure Valley is the higher cost of implants. Although porcelain crowns and bridges are a sound investment, there are several reasons you may want to consider dental implants instead.

Boise Crowns and Bridges

When a dental bridge is used to replace missing teeth, it is designed to attach to existing teeth for support. For this purpose, the supporting teeth must be crowned. In order to be crowned a natural tooth must be shaved down. Unlike your other teeth, it will forever require a crown to protect it.

Boise crowns and bridges can however result in diminished gum tissue due to bone resorption. Bone resorption is a declining mass of bone that occurs when the roots of teeth are missing from the jaw bone. When this happens a gap can become visible between the bottom of the bridge and the top of the gum tissue.

Boise Dental Implants

Boise dental implants on the other hand recreate the presence of the roots of a tooth and help to stop the process of bone resorption. When a dental implant is placed, it doesn’t require the support of neighboring teeth. Instead, dental implants are held by the jaw bone just like a natural tooth. This helps to restore the natural function of biting and chewing.

For people with several missing teeth, one or two dental implants can often be enough to support a bridge of teeth. Dental implants are made from a material that successfully bonds with your jaw bone. When properly placed and maintained, an implant can last a lifetime. The best part? Boise dental implants do not decay or compromise the well-being of surrounding natural teeth. Unlike crowns and bridges, they become a permanent part of you in a way that enhances your overall Boise dental health.

While the initial costs of implants vs. crowns and bridges is a bit higher, the advantages over time provide a wise investment when compared to other tooth replacement options.

If you are considering your options for replacing missing teeth, call us at (208) 345-8962 to schedule an appointment at Summit Dental. We will help discuss your options so that you can make an informed decision that best suits your individual needs.

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Improve & Transform Your Smile with a Best Smile Restoration

Improve & Transform Your Smile with a Best Smile Restoration

At Summit Dental Group, we want our patients to feel confident and active while doing the things they love. When you go out, we understand how important it is to look and feel your best. When you put so much effort into making sure your hair and clothes look just right, why not do the same for your teeth? If something about your teeth is making you feel self-conscious, let our Boise dentists help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted. By utilizing the latest dental technology along with the most advanced dental techniques, we have helped countless people within the Treasure Valley achieve beautiful, confident, and lasting smiles.  

Teeth whitening – Over time, our teeth can become yellowed and discolored. In fact, many of our favorite foods and beverages are known to affect the shade and color of your smile. Additionally, personal habits like smoking can also speed up the staining process. At Summit Dental, our Boise dentists can help to remove years of stains in just a single office visit with our laser teeth whitening treatment. We can also provide you with at-home whitening trays or Crest Professional White Strips that are 4 times stronger and faster than the store bought brand.

Veneers -Transform your smile dramatically in just a few weeks with veneers. Veneers resemble small tooth colored shells that your Boise dentist can bond over your teeth. They help to perfect your smile while hiding little imperfections like crooked teeth, gaps, and discoloration.

Dental crowns – If you’ve suffered from tooth decay that resulted in severe damage, a Boise dental crown can help. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it will help to protect your damaged tooth while restoring its functionality. At Summit Dental we are proud to offer CEREC crowns that can be created and placed in just a single office visit.

Dental bridges – Used with Boise dental crowns, a bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. They help span the space where teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space.

Dental implants  – If you have lost a tooth, your Boise dentist can replace it with dental implants. Dental implants are metal posts or frames that replace the root of a lost tooth. It is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, replacement teeth are then mounted onto them for a long lasting, stable, and secure fit.

Find The Smile That’s Right For You
It’s important to feel natural and comfortable when you smile. If you are currently unhappy with crooked, cracked, chipped, discolored, gapped, unevenly spaced, missing, or discolored teeth, give us a call today to schedule a best smile restoration with one of highly trained Boise dentists. After a thorough evaluation, we can recommend the most appropriate dental solutions to help you achieve your goal!

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The Benefits of a Best Smile Restoration

The Benefits of a Best Smile Restoration

In today’s world, one of the most important aspects of modern dentistry is restoring and maintaining a patient’s smile. Not only does your Boise dental health play a huge role in your overall physical well being but your daily quality of life as well…

Your Boise dentist at Summit Dental Group emphasizes the importance of preventive dental care in order to keep your smile healthy while reducing the risks of tooth decay and gum disease. However, even if a patient is diligent when it comes to their daily Boise dental routine, teeth can become damaged or lost due to a variety of reasons. Addressing damaged or missing teeth with a best smile restoration can be necessary when it comes to having a functional and comfortable smile while preventing the development of more complex Boise dental problems.

Treating Damaged Teeth

Your Boise dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth before recommending a plan of treatment for a tooth that may have become damaged or diseased. Treatment options can include:

  • Tooth bonding
  • Root canal therapy
  • Boise teeth whitening
  • Boise dental implants
  • Boise crowns and bridges

Teeth that are discolored, chipped, cracked or broken can become further susceptible to damage (or loss) without treatment and may make it difficult to eat, speak or smile confidently. Your Boise dentist can discuss what options may be best for you when it comes to your best smile restoration while ensuring lasting Boise dental health.

Replacing Missing Teeth

For a person who may have lost a tooth or a number of teeth due to a variety of reasons, your Boise dentist offers the benefit of prompt replacement to avoid any additional Boise dental problems. Often your Boise dentist will recommend the use of Boise dental implants to replace teeth or secure a denture. Boise dental implants provide a permanent, life-like solution that will reduce bone loss in the jaw and enable patients to speak and eat normally without excessive maintenance!

Costs Associated With A Best Smile Restoration

Your Boise dentist also understands that the costs associated with a best smile restoration often concern many of our patients when it comes to their dental care. Keep in mind that your Boise dentist will work with you when it comes to your individualized best smile restoration treatment plan. In many cases, treatments can be phased to achieve results that will provide a lifetime of comfortable smiles!

 

 

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What is Your Dental Age?

What is Your Dental Age?

Did you know that everyone has a Boise dental age? As we age, our teeth change as well, and as we get older, the more our body begins to show our age; including our teeth! Oral health tends to change over time, and many times our concerns shift from things we worried about as young adults. Fortunately, some of these changes can be slowed when proper Boise dental health care is a priority and our dentists at Summit Dental can help!

Physical Changes To Our Teeth That Can Make Us Look Older

Significant dental changes that occur with age usually include a combination of symptoms like:

  • Broken or stained Boise dental work
  • Darkening or yellowing of the teeth
  • Worn Down teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Chipped enamel
  • Tooth loss

Excessive wear, grinding, or gum disease brings about most of these changes. However, if your Boise dentist is able to catch them early in life, they can either be avoided completely or significantly limited. Not only will your Boise dentist provide you with the information and tools you need to prevent problems like these from developing or getting worse, they can provide you with the following best smile restoration procedures to help you maintain a youthful, attractive smile:

Boise Teeth Cleaning

A professional Boise teeth cleaning is a crucial part of good oral hygiene and is needed periodically to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Even if you brush and floss regularly, a Boise teeth cleaning is necessary to help remove plaque, tartar, stains, and additional bacteria that build-up over time (usually where your toothbrush cannot reach). Scheduling a regular Boise teeth cleaning with your Boise dentist can protect you from tooth decay, tooth loss and gum disease.

Boise Teeth Whitening

As one of the most popular Boise dental procedures today, A Boise teeth whitening is not only safe and effective but comes in a variety of forms to best fit your oral health care needs. These forms can include an in-office whitening treatment, or an at-home whitening treatment, as well as the use of over-the-counter strips and gels. A Boise teeth whitening can provide a person with a dramatic change to their smile with minimal cost and time invested.

Boise Crowns and Bridges

Over time our smiles change. Teeth can get worn down, break, and shift. A Boise dental crown is a custom-made cap that fits over broken teeth to restore its natural appearance and protect it from further damage. A Boise dental bridge is also another option to consider. A Boise dental bridge involves placing Boise dental crowns on both sides of your missing tooth and then inserting a replacement tooth between them. The replacement tooth is then attached to the Boise dental crown on either side to create a strong and permanent connection (or “bridge”).

Boise Dental Implants

Boise dental implants provide you with another option in tooth replacement to recreate a youthful, and attractive smile. Whether it’s a single tooth or a best smile restoration, Boise dental implants can fill that need. When a person is missing a tooth, a Boise dental implant can look and feel just like a natural tooth. It is also easier to keep clean than a traditional Boise dental bridge. Dental implants are placed directly into bone, creating a solid foundation for a natural tooth replacement.

Conclusion

Most of us want to feel and look as young as possible. Often we find ourselves going to gym, dying our hair, or trying to maintain the cosmetics of a youthful smile. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums with the help of your Boise dentist can help provide you with the smile you’ve always wanted. And as always, it’s important to maintain a regular schedule of Boise dental examinations and professional cleanings for a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

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What Makes the Best Smile Restoration?

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It’s time to talk about Boise cosmetic dentistry! It’s been a while since we talked about the different aspects of the best smile restoration, so in the next few weeks we will cover everything from the proper shades of teeth whitening to using the highest quality materials for Boise crowns and bridges.

Remember that a smile restoration can include everything from Boise tooth implants to teeth whitening. These are the ways we stay at the top of our field no matter what your smile needs:

Fast Boise Crowns and Bridges with High-Quality Materials

Our Boise dentists have always used the top materials that will blend the most naturally with your teeth and give you the long lifespan you want with Boise tooth implants, crowns, or a dental bridge. Boise is home to several phenomenal local ceramists (not to mention our in-office CEREC machine), and we treasure their expertise for our porcelain veneers and other materials. Porcelain is the preferred material because it is strong while giving us the ability to perfectly match the color of your other teeth.

Expertly-Advised and Orchestrated Teeth Whitening

Boise smile restorations usually begin with teeth whitening. For example, Dr. Robert Studebaker will whiten your teeth sooner rather than later so that he can match the color of your newly whitened teeth to the porcelain Boise tooth implants or crowns that you are also getting. For a quick and easy approach to our Boise dentists’ teeth whitening, you can schedule an hour-long appointment where you walk out with your teeth just as white as you want them. Dr. Robert Studebaker will help you decide how many shades lighter you should go to keep the look natural.

A Focus on Overall Perfection

At the end of the day, if you aren’t happy, then neither are we. We are careful to bring you into every part of the process—from a Boise dentist’s teeth whitening decisions to the final carefully-placed veneer—to make sure you are happy with the direction we are going. And when it is all said and done, we give you a mirror to make sure you like your smile.

We’re proud to say that we can give you the best smile restoration. Such dedicated work in Boise cosmetic dentistry is only possible because of the amazing team of experts that we have on staff and work with daily. Thank you for trusting us with your beautiful smile!

 

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