Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Implants

Dr. Steiner places Dental Implants as a way to replace missing teeth. It is a streamlined and accurate procedure that usually requires less recovery time than a dental extraction.

Our office uses the most accurate and least invasive methods to place Dental Implants. This includes the use of a custom ordered surgical guide. Using the surgical guide removes any guesswork involved in Implant placement, allowing us to avoid the risk of damaging nerves or neighboring teeth. Very few offices in the Treasure Valley use this technology! We feel that it gives you the very best outcome and the best looking result.

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Crowns

Same day Crowns are the best way to do crowns! These are convenient, cost-effective and precise. If you haven’t hear about this procedure, please view the video below. You will never want a traditional crown again. Our patients love this convenient and time-saving way of doing crowns.

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Veneers

Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.

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Composite (Tooth Colored) Fillings

Tooth colored fillings are the most advanced way for us to restore a tooth. The filling doesn’t shrink the way silver fillings can, and are very resistant to breaking. You are ready to eat right away once the appointment is done and they can drastically change the brightness of your smile.

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Dentures

We provide quality denture care in our office. We can even offer Implant Retained dentures, which reduce jawbone deterioration and keep the denture in place while eating and talking.

We include 6 months worth of adjustments with the cost of the Denture.

We do many extractions here in office, so you don’t have to worry about being sent all over town to get work done. We use Langer Dental Arts for our Dentures and Partials, and our patients have been very happy with the work we provide while using their lab services.

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Partials

We offer all traditional forms of tooth replacement, including temporary and metal based partials. We use Langer Dental Arts Lab.

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The CEREC® Process

CEREC® uses CAD-CAM technology to design and mill custom restorations during one visit to the dentist. So how does this process work?

Exam and Preparation

Before you get started, your dentist will determine if CEREC® is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, the dentist will begin the process by administering anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.

Optical Impression

In order to make the desired restoration, a 3-dimensional image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This three-dimensional image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC® 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.

Milling Unit

This device is used to used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.

Placing the Restoration

After the restoration is made, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. When it is ready, the restoration is polished and bonded into place by your dentist. Therefore, no temporary restoration is needed and no return trip is necessary, saving you time and money.

Advantages to Using CEREC®

CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible.

Some of the benefits to using CEREC® are:

  • Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
  • Less painful injections due to single-visit
  • No need to take messy impressions
  • No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
  • Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
  • Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
  • Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
  • Metal-free restorations