Family & Cosmetic Dentistry Services in Boise, ID

From routine cleanings and fillings to bruxism devices, Center for Contemporary Dentistry is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

Comprehensive Oral Examination

Your comprehensive oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray, anterior periapical x-rays and four bite-wing x-rays for proper diagnosis of proximal decay of anterior and posterior teeth.

Composite Fillings

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.

Cosmetic Dentistry

If a patient doesn't like their current smile there are options! This area of dentistry involves improving a patient's smile through a variety of procedures that could include composites, veneers, crowns or even implants! The goal is to create a feeling for the patient that leaves them wanting to smile instead of trying to hide it!

Extractions

An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding.

If you need an extraction, your dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow. In most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth will slowly fill in the bone where the tooth root was through the formation of a blood clot.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning below the gumline used to treat gum disease.

  • Why Do I Need It?

    Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but if they aren't cleaned well, the bacteria in plaque can cause your gums to become inflamed. When this happens, your gums will pull away from your teeth and form spaces called pockets. Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. If untreated, gum disease could lead to bone and tooth loss.

Sealants

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it's not always easy to clean every nook and cranny of your teeth - especially those back teeth you use to chew (called molars). Molars are rough, uneven and a favorite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide.

Still, there's another safety net to help keep those teeth clean. It's called a sealant, and it is a thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They're no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.

In fact, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by nearly 80% in molars.

Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. They are an option for correcting stained, chipped, decayed or crooked teeth. Veneers are made by a dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your dentist. Placing veneers is usually an irreversible process, because it's necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your tooth to accommodate the shell. Your dentist may recommend that you avoid some foods and beverages that may stain or discolor your veneers such as coffee, tea or red wine. Sometimes a veneer might chip or fracture. But for many people the results are more than worth it.

Whitening

Teeth whitening is a simple process. Whitening products contain one of two tooth bleaches (hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide). These bleaches break stains into smaller pieces, which makes the color less concentrated and your teeth brighter.

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  • Center for Contemporary Dentistry

    3157 South Bown Way
    Suite #200
    Boise, ID 83706

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    Phone: (208) 342-8000
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