Dental Services

Grand Peaks Dental offers attentive, personalized and gentle dental care for the entire family! Our Dental Clinics provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while still maintaining a state-of-the-art and professional environment. We provide treatments that ensure you the best possible experience for all of your dental needs. Visit our Rexburg or St. Anthony office today to meet our Dental team!

Our Dental team offers a number of services, including:

  • Flexibility to be seen in either our St. Anthony or Rexburg locations.
  • An Electronic Medical Record system which allows our staff to coordinate your care at either location.
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking, staff who are ready to provide our patients with the care they deserve.
  • Early and later hours than the traditional office are available to accommodate almost any schedule.

Dental hygiene is very important to your overall health. Our Dental team will provide you with education about prevention in order to maximize your oral health and maintain a healthy smile. Each appointment with our Registered Dental Hygienist will focus on education and prevention, which is the key to preventing cavities and gum disease. You will also be given tips and recommendations that are specific to your needs. Our Dentists will help identify areas where education may be needed, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Grand Peaks’ Dentists recommend having your teeth cleaned professionally every 6 months to reduce the chance of gum disease and to identify any issues before they become a problem. Having your teeth routinely cleaned is recommended to anyone over the age of 3 years old, every 6 months.

A professional cleaning by a Registered Dental Hygienist is a crucial part of good oral hygiene and is needed periodically to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. During a dental cleaning the hygienist’s aim is to remove plaque, tartar and stains that have accumulated on the teeth. Even with routine brushing and flossing of your teeth and gums, tartar can develop. In between routine cleanings, good oral hygiene at home is vital to prevent tartar buildup and gum disease.

During your cleaning you will also be screened for oral cancer or other conditions that may require treatment

When a deeper cleaning is necessary for a patient, due to lack of regular cleanings or if gum disease has been identified, our Hygienists are here to help. In instances where it is necessary to remove more tartar build-up than usual, an appointment will be scheduled to allow more time for a different approach than the usual cleaning. These appointments can be the first step in improving overall oral health and preventing significant issues in the future.

Our Dental team is often asked about Flouride and Sealants. Flouride is a treatment to strengthen the enamel of a tooth to help prevent cavities from forming. Sealants provide a barrier on the chewing surfaces of molars, which helps protect them from decay. Each of these services can be provided at Grand Peaks! The timing of each service is dependent on the patient. If these treatments fit into the care-plan for you, they can be completed during your visit. Routine prevention measures can help maintain your healthy smile.

When a tooth is damaged by decay, a filling can restore that tooth back to normal. Our Dentists use a composite material that closely matches the natural color of your tooth. This allows us to provide repair without the classic “silver” fillings that stand out.

If a tooth receives an injury or large cavity damages the nerve of the tooth, a root canal may be necessary. This procedure involves removing the pulp where the nerve of the tooth is and then filling it with a special material that seals off the root canal from its supporting structures. The tooth is then restored to a natural shape with filling or crown. We make every effort to help you be comfortable during this common procedure.

In cases of severe decay or damage to a tooth, it may be necessary to have an extraction. The tooth will be removed to prevent other damage, infection and pain in your mouth. Our team will make every effort to make you comfortable during this procedure.

A crown may be necessary in cases where a tooth has become damaged, fractured, decayed or broken. The crown can improve a tooth’s appearance and shape. Our Dentist will work with you to remove the damaged part of the tooth, and then create a temporary crown. The impression of your tooth will be sent out to create your custom crown. Once your crown is ready, an appointment will be made to cement the permanent crown to your tooth. Crowns can provide a natural looking appearance to your tooth.

When a tooth is missing, a bridge can help! Bridges are used to “bridge” the gap between the missing tooth and existing teeth. The bridge has one or more false teeth that are held in place by existing teeth via a crown. Bridges have been used to provide a complete smile and can be a reasonable solution to having missing teeth. The average life-span for a bridge is approximately 12 years.

If an implant is recommended due to the age of the patient or preference, we partner with local Oral Surgeons who can assist you with the implant process. Implants can be a permanent and predictable solution to replacing a missing tooth.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth, a veneer may be an option! Veneers are a thin, custom made, tooth colored porcelain that bonds to the front surface of the tooth. The veneer helps to improve the tooth’s appearance, shape, size, color, alignment, etc. Prior to the veneer placement, a consultation must be scheduled to identify if a veneer is an option for you. If so, a treatment plan will be created to complete this procedure.

Additional services Grand Peaks can provide:

Naturally teeth may change color as we age, as well as a variety of other factors such as regular dental hygiene, foods and drinks that are consumed, smoking or other tobacco use, illnesses or even medications. If you notice your smile is not as “white” as it used to be, ask our Dental team about our tooth whitening options.

It’s recommended that whitening treatments only be done as directed. Over-treatment can lead to severe sensitivity and inflammation of tissues.

  • Whitening trays: Our Dental team will make a custom fitted whitening tray for you. At home, the patient can use this tray and fill with whitening gel daily for 20 minutes for 1-2 weeks. After this initial 2 week period, the whitening pen can be used to maintain a whiter smile.
  • Whitening pens: These “pens” are available for purchase at any time with no appointment needed. For best results, these pens are used after the whitening trays are used. This product is applied to the teeth and go! No need to rinse.

FAQ

A. Since Grand Peaks is a non-profit Community Health Center, we receive some funding to help support our services and allow us to offer discounts. All patients wishing to receive a discount must complete our Sliding Scale application and provide proof of household income. Whether the patient is insured or not, if the patient qualifies for the Sliding Scale, the patient balance can be discounted. The amount of discount depends on the sliding scale applied to the account after application is considered.
A. Yes! We will bill all insurance companies, however not discount programs. It is up to the patient to determine if Grand Peaks or Upper Valley Health Services are an in-network provider. For more information, please contact our Dental Clinic.
A. No two wisdom teeth are alike. Depending on their position and root system, they may be fairly easy to pull, or they may be complicated and require an Oral Surgeon. To determine if your Wisdom teeth can be pulled, it will be necessary to have an examination and X-rays. If our Dentist determines that the extraction of your Wisdom teeth can be done here, we would be happy to provide that service to you! If, for some reason, it is determined that you need a specialist, we can refer you to an Oral Surgeon.

A. Yes! Your teeth can change in a fairly short period of time. A dental X-ray is the only way to see if there are any issues inside the tooth. Both of our Dental Clinics have modern X-ray equipment to allow quick, clear X-rays to be viewed by our Providers on our Electronic Medical Record.

A. Yes! If one of our Dentists prescribe an antibiotic, most likely it can be filled at our Pharmacy in our Medical clinics. Our Pharmacies are part of the 340(b) program. These limited medications are available to our patients at a significant discount versus traditional pharmacies. However, since this is not a traditional pharmacy, not all medications are available, there is limited inventory, limited hours, we do not bill insurance, and all refills require a 24 hour notice.

A. In most cases, we ask that you pay for your portion of the visit at the time of service, or for most procedures we ask for 50% of the anticipated charges. If you have insurance, we do our best to estimate the amount you will owe, however you may receive a statement with a remaining balance. If you qualify for the Sliding Scale discount, that amount will be applied to your account balance. All prescriptions must be paid in full at time of pick-up.

A. Our Dental team is happy to see your child at the age of 12 months and every 6 months thereafter. This visit is typically a quick examination and an educational visit. This visit allows parents to ask questions and to see their child’s mouth from the viewpoint of a Dentist. The child is gently introduced to all the sights and sounds of a dental office in a non-threatening way.

A. No. However, we have good working relationships with several Denture Specialists. These Specialists have agreed to charge our patients with fees that may be lower. Our Dental team can refer you to our local Specialists.

A. Our Dentists only use a composite material, which closely matches the natural color of a tooth, for fillings. This leaves a more natural looking smile, rather than the traditional “silver” looking fillings.