Boise Dentist Blog

The professional blog of Doctors Dan Bruce, Steve Bruce, Rosa Pothier and Rob Ririe

Did you know our office provides Invisalign?

Did you know our office provides Invisalign?

For those of you who have heard about Invisalign, but aren't quite sure what it is, this post is for you! Invisalign is a system of clear retainers that move the teeth in small increments. This form of treatment has several advantages vs. conventional treatment. The first is esthetics--the trays...

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Case Study - Functional and Esthetic anterior crowns

Case Study - Functional and Esthetic anterior crowns

Below is another case involving cosmetic porcelain crowns.  Our patient had been dealing with old fillings and discolored teeth for a long time.  He also wanted to correct the discrepancy between the widths of the two central incisors.  

Our treatment consisted of minor orthodontics with a retainer to move...

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A brand new smile!

A brand new smile!

This patient had several problems she wanted to address.  She felt her teeth were too dark, too short and she showed too much gum when she smiled.  She has had dental work as needed over the years and ended up with different materials and colors in her mouth (see upper...

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Predictible Cosmetic Dentistry, day 1 report at the Dawson course

Predictible Cosmetic Dentistry, day 1 report at the Dawson course

I just finished the first day of the "Predictable Cosmetic Dentistry" course in Denver.  This course is put on by the Dawson Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The Dawson Institute focuses on functional and esthetics when doing dentistry.  When we, as dentists, work on front teeth there are many factors...

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The value of free whitening and free cleanings to new patients

The value of free whitening and free cleanings to new patients

I believe I have posted on free whitening before, but I thought I would visit the subject again.  In light of the current economy, I hear many dental consultants recommending free whitening, $1 exam and cleanings, free kittens with examination, etc.  I made that last one up, but the idea...

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Cosmetic porcelain veneers

Cosmetic porcelain veneers

Here is another cosmetic veneer case from start to finish.  We replaced 6 porcelain veneers to provide a more feminine and youthful smile.  I apologize to those of you who do not like to see teeth up too close.  A full-face smile would show much more, but our patient prefers...

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