Boise Dentist Blog

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

4 porcelain veneers/crowns

4 porcelain veneers/crowns

For this patient, we used 3 porcelain veneers and 1 porcelain crown to correct spacing, length, and color concerns (I apologize for the poor quality in the first photo).

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Boise Porcelain Veneers

Boise Porcelain Veneers

For this case, Dr. Dan Bruce replaced old porcelain veneers that had become discolored and chipped.  We also corrected tooth position to give the patient are more symmetric and natural smile. 

Before

After

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Does whitening damage the enamel of my teeth?

Does whitening damage the enamel of my teeth?

I recently was at a birthday party and one of the out of town guests asked me if whitening damages enamel on teeth.  I have been asked this question a couple of times, so here is the answer-

I can only speak for the whitening systems we use, but...

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All porcelain crowns

All porcelain crowns

When a patient needs are crown, there are 3 possible options.  First, there are gold crowns.  Gold crowns are strong and kind to opposing teeth.  They wear at close to the same rate as enamel and I have only seen one fracture (after 30 years of use).  Functionally, gold is...

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Boise Zoom! Whitening for Weddings

Boise Zoom! Whitening for Weddings

We recently had a patient come in who was getting married in 3 days.  He wanted to have his teeth whitened fast and so they looked great.  We recommended Zoom! whitening.  Zoom! whitening uses a high-concentration whitening gel and an activation light to get the teeth shades whiter in...

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Tooth Whitening Options

Tooth Whitening Options

We have received a number of questions lately about tooth whitening, such as: will it be sensitive, how long will it take, how white will my teeth get, how is whitening at the dentist different from over-the-counter whitening products?  These are all good questions and we wanted to give a...

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