Dr. Daron Lind provides natural-looking bridges as a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth. Our bridges are made of porcelain so that they will match your natural smile and give you back the full function of your bite.
Dr. Lind has been in practice for many years. He has spent many years right here in Boise. He has worked hard to advance his craft with countless hours of continuing education so that he can provide his patients with complete dental care.
One of the biggest advantages in coming to our office is that Dr. Lind treats your whole mouth and overall health, rather than just individual teeth. This approach is particularly important with dental bridges because other teeth in your mouth area affected, not to mention effect treatment can have on your jawbone, gums or bite.
If you are considering a bridge, Dr. Lind will be happy to give you a consultation to help you explore your options, including dental implants or partial dentures if they are alternatives that may work for you.
Come in for a Complimentary Consultation with Dr. Lind
Dr. Lind offers a complimentary consultation for new patients interested in cosmetic or restorative dental work.
- Comprehensive Exam
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get your questions answered
- Get a second opinion on dental work
He will help you decide on the best course of treatment.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is a device used to fill the space left by a missing tooth. First the two teeth on either side of the gap are shaved down. The bridge is custom made to fit on top of those two teeth with a replacement tooth in the middle to fill the gap.
A bridge is not a removable fixture, so once it is in place it will last for many years. It is very important to get a missing tooth or (teeth) replaced using a bridge or implants. Your teeth may shift to accommodate the empty space (which can affect your bite adversely), and the jaw bone will deteriorate if there is nothing there to stimulate it (such as a tooth root or an implant).
A dental bridge is not the only way to replace missing teeth, but sometimes it is more cost effective than a dental implant. Many of Dr. Lind’s patients have bridges that have help them smile and chew naturally for years.
Bridges, Implants or Dentures?
Most of the time we can help a patient with one or more missing teeth without having to resort to dentures. Partial dentures can be a cheaper alternative, and in some cases they can be anchored to a dental implant for increased stability.
The biggest downsides to a bridge are a) that the healthy teeth on either side have to be shaved down to accept the Bridge and b) because there isn’t an implant in the bone in place of the missing tooth, there can still be some bone loss or shrinkage.
Dr. Lind often encourages his patients to pursue dental implants as they have rapidly become the new standard of care for replacing missing teeth. He is trained to place the implants right in our office, and can provide you with implant-supported dentures as well as new individual implants to replace one or more missing teeth.
8 COMMON COSMETIC DENTAL PROBLEMS FOUND AT SMILEWORKS DENTAL IN BOISE IDAHO - Common dental problems we encounter and their solutions include: Cavities or Plaque/ Tartar Build-up. Cavities and plaque/tartar build-up not only threaten the health of teeth and gums, but they can also have a negative impact on the appearance of your smile. To get rid of harmful bacteria, Dr. Lind uses advanced hygiene and periotherapy. Crooked Teeth Misaligned teeth can cause you to be self-conscious about your smile. And many patients do not realize that crooked teeth can cause a myriad of dental health problems, too. If the position of your teeth does not present any potential harm, you might consider porcelain veneers or tooth bonding. Short or Long Teeth Dr. Lind can perform tooth recontouring, a cosmetic dentistry treatment that allows him to reshape enamel to fit exact specifications. Tooth bonding can be used to build-up teeth that are too small. Yellow Teeth and Staining Yellowing of the teeth happens to almost everyone as time goes by. Luckily, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, or tooth whitening treatments can take your smile from dull to dynamic in one to two visits. Mercury and Amalgam Fillings The Boise Idaho office of Dr. Lind is proud to be a metal-free dental practice, offering advanced tooth-colored materials for ultimate safety, comfort, longevity, and beauty. Tooth Gaps or Missing Teeth The tooth bonding procedure is an easy way to fill in spaces between teeth. For patients with missing teeth, dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures are all great options. Cracks or Chips To fix small imperfections, Dr. Lind offers dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and tooth recontouring. Dental crowns may be a smart solution for people with structural tooth damage. Excess Gum Tissue Gum recontouring and tooth recontouring are very effective for improving the look of gummy smiles and elongating the appearance of each tooth.