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Different Dental Services Available
June 3, 2019
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Choosing the right Idaho Falls dentist for you can be a frustrating process. Especially if you have a variety of dental care needs. You don’t want to have to go to multiple dentists just to ensure you have all the proper care. Finding that dentist that not only you can trust to take care of you and your oral care needs, but has all the services you could possibly need is a must. With Comfort Care Dental, their dentists are trained in many different areas. Not to mention they have four easy to find locations in South East Idaho to fully serve you.

Dental Care Service Available

It is standard for a dentist to offer cleaning services, but what else can they provide for you and your oral care needs?

Invisalign

Invisalign

Many people have to get braces to straighten their teeth. Braces can be expensive, painful and take a long time to fully straighten your teeth. Now there is a new option that your Idaho Falls dentist can do instead of braces; Invisalign! Invisalign is a set of clear aligners designed specifically for your teeth. They are much more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces for many reasons. There are no metal wires or brackets used, in fact, the aligners are clear making them nearly undetectable. You can remove the Invisalign aligners to eat, drink, brush, and floss.

Comfort Care Dental provides a free exam and consultation to get you started on your teeth straightening process. X-rays, photographs, and an impression of your teeth will be taken. A treatment plan will be created specifically for you and your teeth. Once the initial consultation is completed, your records will be sent to Invisalign and with the latest 3D technology, your customized aligners will be created. Each set of aligners will be worn for about two weeks at all times except for when eating or drinking, and when cleaning your teeth. Throughout your treatment, you will have check-up appointments about every six weeks to ensure your progress is satisfactory. At the end of the treatment, your Idaho Falls dentist will design a retention plan to help you keep your straight smile for life.

Crowns

There are many reasons as to why someone would need a crown. With time, teeth can weaken and become more susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks, and discoloration. Talk to your Idaho Falls dentist about your oral care and if a crown is for you. Crowns have come a long way over the years. They are now made from porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal. This helps to keep the natural look of teeth instead of silver or gold crown standing out amidst your teeth. The porcelain can also be matched to the shade of your teeth making it blend even better.

Dental Crown Options - Idaho Falls Crowns

Receiving a crown can take 2-3 visits into your Idaho Falls dentist. During your first visit, your tooth will be reshaped. The dentist will file down the enamel so the crown can properly fit. You will receive a local anesthetic so you won’t experience any pain or discomfort. If dental procedures are hard for you, you may want to try sedation dentistry to make these dental visits even easier. After the tooth is shaped, a mold will be taken and sent to a dental lab. Your crown will then be created to fit perfectly in your mouth. You will then receive a temporary crown to hold you over until your next visit. At your next visit, your dentist will place the permanent crown. Cement will be used to ensure the crown is set in place and stays there. Crowns are very durable and if taken care of properly should last about 10-15 years.

Veneers

Veneers before and after

If you experience tooth problems such as staining, cracks, spaces, misaligned teeth, or chipped teeth, veneers could be a great choice for you. Veneers are a very thin ceramic shell that covers your existing tooth structure. Receiving veneers can take two to three visits to your Idaho Falls dentist. During the first visit, you can discuss with your dentist what look you are wanting to achieve. Once the plan is put in place, your dentist can begin prepping your teeth to receive the veneers. An impression will be taken of your teeth to ensure an exact fit. The impression will then be sent to the lab for the veneers to be fabricated. It can take between 10-14 days for the veneers to be created. During this time you will be given a temporary solution to wear to protect your teeth until that time. When the veneers are received back from the lab, your Idaho Falls dentist will take great care to bond them into place creating your brand new smile!

Root canal (Endodontics)

The root canal procedure is one of the most common procedures performed in dental offices. It falls under the category of endodontics which is the dental procedure that deals with the nerves of the teeth. When your tooth becomes infected, more often than not it stems from the nerves of the tooth. If left untreated it can turn into an abscess and lead to much more serious problems such as bone loss in the jaw. The infection must be removed and that is where a root canal procedure comes in. If you notice you are experiencing pain in a tooth, consult with your Idaho Falls dentist to see if a root canal is needed. Often pain can come from eating hot, old or even biting too hard on the infected tooth.

The procedure sounds quite scary but because of technological advancements in the dental industry, it is a straight forward and painless process. A local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area. Your Idaho Falls dentist will then drill down into the tooth creating a canal to the roots (hence the term root canal). The infected tissue and nerves can then be removed. The open space is then filled with a sealant called gutta percha and then a crown will be placed over the tooth. The purpose of the crown is to not only improve the appearance of the tooth but it protects the tooth helping ensure the root canal is successful. You may experience some soreness after the procedure, as is common with practically any dental procedure, and your Idaho Falls dentist can proscribe pain medication to manage this. However, over the counter painkillers have been found sufficient in pain management for a root canal. Not to mention, the pain from the infection will now also be gone!

Botox

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When you think of dental services, you probably don’t think of Botox. However, Botox can be used to relieve TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Symptoms of TMD can include:

  • Pain during the movement of the face and jaw joint
  • Locking jaw
  • Jaw joint grinding/clicking sounds when moving
  • Grinding/Clenching teeth
  • Migraines and stress (due to grinding/clenching)
  • Jaw muscle spasms

But how can Botox help this? Botox inactivates the nerve endings and is used to stop the muscle contractions causing you to grind and clench your teeth. It also relieves pain by preventing nerves from releasing inflammatory molecules. As your facial muscles work with daily activity and sleep, the effects of Botox will slowly be removed. The effects of Botox can last for 3-4 months. If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, ask your Idaho Falls dentist if you could possibly be suffering from TMD and if Botox is an option for you.

Comfort Care Dental’s Convenient Locations 

When choosing your dentist, you want to make sure the dental office offers all the services you need. However, you also need to ensure it is at a convenient location for you. Comfort Care Dental has four easy to find locations for your convenience. As the leading dentist in the South East Idaho area, Comfort Care Dental uses state-of-the-art equipment and procedures to provide the best dental services to you.

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Idaho Falls

The Idaho Falls location is home base for Comfort Care Dental and where it all began. Your local Idaho Falls dentist can be found on the east side of town near Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Rexburg

The Rexburg location services over 50,000+ residents and students who call this area home. You can find the office on Main Street near the Paramount theater. Walk-in appointments are accepted!

Pocatello

This easy to find location in Pocatello is located near Fred Meyer on Yellowstone Avenue. Serving 80,000+ residents of Pocatello, Chubbuck and the surrounding areas. You won’t find higher quality and professional dental care service elsewhere.

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