Composite Resin (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
We use the latest composite resin filling materials to simply fill cavities and to improve your smile. Composite resins are used to fill cavities, close spaces between teen, fix cracks and can even be used to cover up stains or discolorations on teeth.
We use Porcelain Bridges often to replace missing teeth. When someone is missing a tooth we can “bridge the gap” by extending a Porcelain Bridge from one side of the missing tooth to the other. Porcelain Bridges can be made from many materials. We normally use Emax Porcelain or Zirconia for a beautiful yet strong result. In some cases bridges can be completed in one day start to finish!
We have been using Cad/Cam technology for 8+ years in our office which allows us to fabricate beautiful porcelain crowns in a single day! Rarely do we ever have to use messy impression material anymore. Using our E4D/Planscan system can simply scan the mouth making a 3-D model of the teeth. We then simply design a crown right on a computer screen. Next, we mill the crown from a single block of Emax Porcelain using our milling machine. This process is fast and easy and done the Same Day! No more temporary crowns!
Dental cleanings and Periodontal Therapy
At Eagle River Smiles, we believe that preventative care is essential for healthy teeth and gums. We also know that good oral health is linked to your overall health. Our goal is to keep our patients as healthy as possible, and the best way to do so is through ongoing dental care and teaching our patients how to practice good oral hygiene at home. Our fantastic hygienists always use a gentle touch and will help you keep your teeth and gums nice and clean and healthy!
In-office ZooM Professional Teeth Whitening
Zoom Professional Teeth Whitening is a fast, effective and safe way to whiten your teeth in a single visit to our office. Results from professional treatments can be immediate and drastic! The process is safe, reliable and hassle free. Lay back in the chair and we do the work. Call today for a free consultation!
Do you have teeth in your smile that are discolored, misshapen, chipped or not very straight? Do you wish you had that smile you’ve always wanted? Porcelain Veneers may be exactly what you are looking for. Using the best materials and best ceramists in the Treasure Valley Dr. Baird has transformed dozens and dozens of smiles over the last 10+ years. Veneers are made very thin porcelain which is very beautiful and very strong. Many cosmetic solutions can be achieved with veneers. Please scroll to our smile gallery for before and after pictures. Call Dr. Baird today for a free consultation!
Mini Dental Implants
Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you have dentures that won’t stay in place? Dr. Baird can place mini dental implants to secure your dentures or replace one or more missing teeth. Have you wanted to have regular dental implants but the cost, time-frame and idea of an invasive surgery has held you back? Mini Dental Implants are Less Expensive, Take Less Time, are Less Invasive and are nearly Painless!
Secure your dentures in one day or replace missing teeth in as little as one day! Mini Dental Implants have a smaller diameter that a regular implant. They do not require 2 separate surgeries. They integrate faster into bone. They are great when there is less than ideal bone. They often don’t require bone grafting or sinus lifts. Initial stability allows for immediate placement of dentures or crowns. Dr. Baird has seen first-had how Mini Dental Implants can Change People’s Lives! Call now for your complimentary exam!
Removable Complete Dentures and Partial Dentures
Dentures can help restore a smile and give people the ability to eat normal foods again. Depending on each individual patient’s case, they may receive full or partial dentures. Our goal is to make sure we do the best thing for you and your health. We are dedicated to your healthy smile. We want help you to come to the best solution for your smile, whether that be dentures or another procedure. Call us and make an appointment so we can talk about what the best options are for you.
When a tooth is removed, bone graft material is often placed in the socket to preserve the height and width of the bone that surrounded the tooth. This is important for both functional and aesthetic reasons. This is especially important if in implant is to be placed in the future in order to have an adequate amount of bone to support the implant. Both human and synthetic bone can be used for this purpose.
Dental extractions are necessary for many different reasons. We strive to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. In some cases we will refer our patients to an oral surgeon if the extraction appears to be difficult or the patient prefers to be sedated. Generally we preform simple wisdom teeth extractions and simple and surgical extractions of all other teeth on a regular basis.
You may already be aware that straightening teeth can be done without metal wires or brackets. It’s called Invisalign. Now you can have straight teeth in an average of 9-12 months instead of 2-4 years with traditional braces. Patients undergoing Invisalign wear clear plastic trays called “aligners” on their teeth. These “aligners” incrementally move the teeth into the desired positions. The best part is there are no metal brackets and wires and they are virtually invisible. They can also be removed during meals and also when brushing and flossing. Call today for a complimentary consultation!
Sometimes teeth need root canal procedures. This is most often due to deep cavities, tooth aches or trauma. A root canal procedure involves removing the nerve tissue from the tooth roots. The roots are then cleaned and shaped and a filling material is placed inside the roots. This procedure is usually kind of boring despite its reputation. Rarely do our patients feel any discomfort during the procedure and many actually fall asleep because they are so comfortable. Imagine that!
Do you or your spouse snore? Do you sleep in different bedrooms or even on different floors in your house because of snoring? Have you been told that you may need surgery to stop snoring? We can help! We have successfully treated many patients with snoring appliances that can all but eliminate snoring. The appliances we use work by moving the lower jaw forward. This opens up the airway and not only eliminates snoring but also will often help reduce mild-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It is said that some people who snore have sleep apnea but all people who have sleep apnea snore. By bringing the lower jaw forward and opening the airway our patients experience better breathing, more restful sleep, and happier spouses!
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Dental implants are a wonderful way to replace one tooth multiple teeth or even retain prosthetics such as dentures if a patient needs all their teeth replaced. Drs. Andrew and Aaron Baird both use the best in implant materials and techniques to replace missing teeth with implants. Dental implants restore function, esthetics and confidence!