Two side by side waterfalls known as Shoshone Falls located in Twin Falls, ID

Dental Services in
Twin Falls, ID

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of life. A beautiful smile not only looks good, but it is also an indicator of your overall health. Studies have shown that systemic illnesses, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are directly linked to oral health complications like periodontal (gum) disease.

At Summit Dental Care, our goal is to help you maintain excellent oral health and improve your overall quality of life. Our services include preventive, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. If you’re in need of any professional dental treatment, you’ve come to the right place!

Family Dentistry

A large part of our practice involves family dentistry. We take great pride in treating every member of the family, from infants to grandparents! These treatments are often simple and straightforward, designed to prevent potential problems. We offer the following general services:

A routine appointment typically consists of a professional cleaning and check-up exam. We may also recommend an oral cancer screening for adults, and fluoride treatment for children. If we notice any instances of tooth decay or gum disease, you may need restorative treatment.

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is designed to fix any problems you may have with your teeth, gum tissues, jaw, and bone structure. We offer several replacement solutions, such as:

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium post that we surgically embedded into the jawbone. The implant serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. Once the implant is in place, it will fuse to the bone during the process of osseointegration. 

Osseointegration allows the implant to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. For this reason, dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry has grown significantly over the past few decades thanks to advancements in technology and technique. Cutting-edge equipment allows us to improve the size, shape, color, and overall appearance of an unsightly tooth. The cosmetic services we provide include:

Schedule Your Appointment

To learn more about the services we provide call (208) 733-9999 and schedule your appointment now!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I maintain good oral hygiene?
What is an oral cancer screening?
Can I change the old silver fillings in my teeth?
What can be done about my chipped teeth?
How can I maintain good oral hygiene?

To maintain good oral hygiene, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste when brushing your teeth at least twice a day. We also recommend flossing daily and rinsing with mouthwash in between meals for healthy teeth and gums.

In addition to at-home oral care, it’s important to schedule dental check-ups and professional cleanings every six months, or twice a year. This allows our Twin Falls team to help maintain those pearly whites for years to come.

What is an oral cancer screening?

An oral cancer screening is performed during each routine dental visit to Summit Dental Care. Screenings are a critical, precautionary measure taken to identify any progressive signs of early cancer. This allows our dentists to identify symptoms early on for a better survival rate.

During an oral cancer screening, Dr. Barfuss will examine the face, neck, lips, oral cavity, and inside of the nose. Some of the things he’ll look for are:

  • Swellings
  • Patches of colors
  • Bumps
  • Abnormalities
  • Ulcerations
  • Asymmetries
Can I change the old silver fillings in my teeth?

Yes, it is possible to change old silver fillings to new, tooth-colored fillings. We use fillings for small cavities and broken or chipped tooth enamel. It’s a simple, non-invasive procedure that’s typically completed in a single appointment. 

If you’re interested in changing your old fillings, give us a call at (208) 733-9999 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Barfuss. He’ll examine your entire mouth and determine whether dental fillings are right for you.

What can be done about my chipped teeth?

If you have chipped teeth, Dr. Barfuss can restore the beauty and function of your smile with several cosmetic treatments, such as cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers. Both of these cosmetic solutions are a fast, natural-looking way to cover a number of dental imperfections. Dr. Barfuss will assess the damage and help determine which cosmetic treatment would work best for your individual case.

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