Comprehensive Family Dentistry at Boise Bench Dentistry

Our skilled and caring team uses trusted practices combined with new techniques and technology to bring your family comprehensive oral health care. We use art and science to customize your care to meet your needs, whether it is a small filling, an implant-supported bridge, or denture. All ages and stages of oral health can all find compassionate care and advanced treatments with our experienced team.


At What Age Should My Child See the Dentist?

Parents Giving Children Piggybacks OutdoorsWe recommend bringing your children to our office as soon as their first tooth emerges, or by their first birthday. Although baby teeth aren’t permanent, diligent care for them is still important. Ensuring the ideal health and function of new teeth is vital to the proper development of permanent, adult teeth.

Our office is friendly and inviting, with a variety of activities and techniques to support a calming experience. Children can watch YouTube videos during treatment, and we have nitrous oxide available for extreme anxiety.

The Importance of Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Visiting a child-friendly dentist dedicated to health and comfort will build confidence and get your child excited about their dental care. First visits help both you and your child get comfortable and familiar with the dental office environment. This initial visit sets the standard for many years to come and can help reduce the chances of developing dental anxiety or fear.

Preventive Care for Kids

little girl learning how to brush properly in dental office with parents in backgroundExamining your child’s teeth and gums allows our team to detect any underlying dental issues and treat them before they progress. Bi-annual exams establish a standard for your child’s health and provide essential education.

Teeth cleanings are very important for dental health. Children are at high risk for cavities during the first decade of life. Professional teeth cleanings remove plaque, prevent cavities, and help identify any existing cavities. We also use professional fluoride and sealants to add an extra layer of protection. If your child participates in rough sports or other highly physical activities, we recommend mouthguards to prevent trauma to the mouth.

Education for All Ages

The importance of thorough dental education cannot be understated. It is vital that young and old alike are coached in how to care for teeth, how to prevent cavities, and how oral health promotes overall health. Education extends far beyond brushing and flossing. Our team can also advise you on proper nutrition and ways to encourage healthy snacking.

What You Can Do

Conditions like tooth decay or gum disease can be prevented by controlling plaque, which is the primary cause of infections that lead to the need for restorations. Brush and floss at least twice a day, and be sure to see us for a professional cleaning and exam at least twice a year. The more preventive measures you take, the less need you will have for repairs, and the easier that treatment will be if you do end up needing it.

Restorative Family Dental Care

Restorative dental treatment includes a wide range of treatments such as fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, and even gum surgery and grafting. We use advanced technology to ensure the results will be durable and indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Dr. Wagers and Dr. Bolinske offer treatments with minimally invasive techniques and a conservative approach. We strive to address overall dental health rather than only focus on a single problem. Depending on your oral health needs, your treatment plan may consist of more than one procedure. Some of our treatment options include:

Fillings: We offer composite resin, porcelain, or amalgam upon request, depending on your preference and qualifying factors.

Crowns and Bridges: These restorations are created to match your natural smile, strengthen your bite, and protect tooth roots and bone. A bridge is fixed in place by two crowns with a prosthetic tooth suspended between them to replace a missing tooth. We offer same-day CEREC® crowns with final adjustments made in our office.

Root Canals: If you have a tooth that has a compromised root, we can remove all infection and help save your natural tooth.

Dentures & Partials: When teeth are missing, we can create customized prosthetics to restore function and renew your smile. Spaces of two or three missing teeth, to an entire arch, can all be rejuvenated with dentures.

Gum Disease Treatment: Our highly skilled team performs deep cleanings to eradicate gum disease. We also offer maintenance cleanings several times per year, depending on the degree of gum disease present.

Dental Implant Restorations: Dental implants are an advanced dental solution for replacing missing teeth. These titanium roots integrate into the jaw bone to provide a sturdy, durable anchor for prosthetic teeth. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures give you a complete smile with full function.

Teeth Whitening: We treat stained teeth with in-office treatments or a convenient take-home tooth bleaching system for a brighter, healthier smile.

Invisalign®: Adults and responsible teens can achieve a beautifully straight smile using Invisalign clear aligners. We plan and monitor your treatment for optimal results.

Dental Emergencies

3d render of tooth with decay and emergency kitWhether you’ve chipped, damaged, or lost a tooth, our practice can help. If the tooth or fragments are clean and well-preserved, it’s possible to re-attach it to the site of trauma. After relieving discomfort, we will comprehensively treat the damaged area with the goal being the preservation of existing tooth structures. For dental trauma and toothaches, you can take pain medication and ice any swollen areas. If you call us after hours, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Contact us with questions, concerns, or to schedule your appointment to handle your dental emergency.

We Offer Boise Residents Professional Family Dentistry

Our expert team offers comprehensive dental services and preventative care for your whole family. We are trained to diagnose and treat all ages and can refer you to a specialist if more involved orthodontic or restorative dentistry treatment is needed. Call us today for a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.