Dr. Rich Davis is an Idaho native growing up in Buhl and Burley. He married Amy, his true love and soon after gained an interest in dentistry. He aligned his schooling at Boise State University accordingly and was accepted to Creighton University School of Dentistry. There he worked hard and grew to understand the depth and impact our dental health has on our lives. When graduation came he desired to be back in Idaho near the great outdoors and closer to extended family. Rich has continually been learning and growing in his knowledge of how to obtain the best dental health and how to best provide service to his patients. He loves being able to provide something that will have a lasting impact on people’s lives.
He enjoys spending his free time with his Amy and four kiddos – three girls and one boy. He enjoys anything active – sports, working outside, building something, etc – and can’t hold still more than a few minutes! The entire family loves to be in the mountains camping, hiking, rafting, skiing and just relaxing and being together. He’s always ready for the next adventure.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that stimulates and protects the jawbone. Each dental implant can anchor one or more replacement teeth, and they fit in perfectly with the rest of your natural smile.
Advantages of dental implants include:
- Preventing jawbone deterioration
- Preserve natural teeth
- Lifetime solution
- Improved appearance
- Easy speech and chewing
- A beautiful, confident smile
PLACEMENT & RESTORATION ALL IN ONE PLACE
Patients want a convenient and streamlined dental implants experience. We hear you!
We can both place and restore your dental implants right here at West Valley Natural Dentistry. You won’t have to visit an oral surgeon for the surgical part of the procedure. We can place any number of dental implants, and once they have healed, we will restore them with beautiful crowns, bridges, or dentures.
NATURAL CERAMIC BASED IMPLANTS
Our all-ceramic dental implants are natural and safe for your body, and can also integrate successfully with your jawbone. Metal-free dental implants reduce the risk of allergies and immune system issues. Our natural ceramic implants are biocompatible, aesthetically appealing, and just as strong as metal-based dental implants.
Our ceramic dental implants:
- Are more durable and have a higher resistance to temperature changes
- Have all of the strength of natural teeth
- Have a lower density
- Are more resistant to corrosion and abrasion
- Have a beautiful, natural color matched to your true teeth
Natural dentistry takes into account not only your smile but also your systemic health. As an integrative biological practice, we think about the way each procedure could affect every aspect of your wellness and create treatments that promote total body health. We take into account the body’s natural biological processes to create integrative biological treatments. Dr. Davis will do everything he can to prevent, diagnose and treat your smile with safe and natural methods.
The lasers we use for ozone treatment may help reduce the need for anesthetic and minimize discomfort. Ozone may also accelerate the healing process. There are no side effects associated with using ozone, which means we can treat dental issues without negatively impacting a patient’s overall health. With so many benefits, ozone is a worthwhile treatment to consider for your dental and overall health.
Ozone is simply a formation of three oxygen atoms. As a naturally occurring substance, any excess ozone from our procedures dissipates harmlessly. This makes it an ideal treatment when we think about the impact of dental procedures on the environment. Rather than disposing of harmful chemicals, extra ozone from our work can add to the oxygen content instead.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty that involves treatment of tooth misalignment and bite irregularities. Orthodontics serves both aesthetic and health purposes.
Dr. Davis is dedicated to providing you with an orthodontic treatment that meets your needs. We use advancements in technology to give you comfortable, successful orthodontic care.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ORTHODONTICS?
- A beautiful, confident smile that compliments your facial features
- Lower risk for pain and discomfort
- Easier speaking with reduced speech impediments
- Comfortable chewing for a varied and healthy diet
- Reduced risk for tooth decay
- Smile protected from TMJ disorder and tooth loss
Dr. Davis cares immensely about patient comfort and safety. Some of the ways we give you a great dental experience are listed below.
- Offering patient amenities and entertainment
- Caring for you with a compassionate and understanding attitude
- Using a gentle, conservative approach at all times
- Employing advanced technology that promotes maximum comfort
- Using local anesthesia to block pain
- Using only harmless materials and methods that will protect your whole body health
- Offering safe sedation dentistry methods
When you are afraid of dental treatment, your pain threshold decreases while your stress increases. We want to change that at West Valley Natural Dentistry.
SEDATION FOR ANXIETY RELIEF, INCREASED COMFORT, AND MORE
Sedation dentistry can help patients in several different ways. Sedation dentistry can:
- Relieve dental anxiety
- Allow patients to accomplish more in one visit
- Make procedures seem to pass quickly
- Reduce gag reflex
- Make dentistry easier for patients who have difficulty sitting through dental procedures for any reason
The incredible technology all around us can benefit us in all kinds of ways. Those benefits extend to dentistry.
Technology is constantly improving the way we diagnose smile complications and conduct routine procedures. Let’s take a look at some of the ways we use technology to improve your time in the dentist’s chair at West Valley Natural Dentistry.
SAFER DIGITAL X-RAYS
Diagnostic x-rays have long been pivotal for accurate dentistry. In the past decade, dentists have started using digital x-rays, which create crisp, clear images without emitting the same levels of dangerous radiation. Digital x-rays can be examined instantly by the patient and doctor to learn more about the patient’s needs.
CEREC CROWNS IN A DAY
No one wants to wait to create a better smile. When you decide you want to correct broken, decayed, or unsightly teeth with a dental crown, we can complete your treatment in a single appointment.
CONVENIENT DIGITAL IMPRESSIONS
Remember that messy putty-like material that your dentist used for impressions in the past? Dr. Davis uses a digital imaging device for a cleaner impression experience.
VELSCOPE® ORAL CANCER PROTECTION
VELscope® technology utilizes a bright blue light to expose changes and lesions that would otherwise be undetectable by your dentist. This cancer detection system can identify signs of disease earlier than ever before, so one painless scan could be truly life saving.
DENTAL LASERS FOR GREATER COMFORT
We use dental lasers for everything from cavity detection to gum disease treatment. Advantages of dental lasers over other dental tools include:
- A more comfortable procedure with evaporation instead of cutting
- Faster healing and tissue regeneration
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced need for anesthesia
- Lesser need for sutures
- Lower risk of developing a postprocedural bacterial infection
MOONRAY S 3D PRINTER
3D printers are revolutionizing many industries, including dentistry. The Moonray S is a great 3D printer anyway, but what makes it especially worth mentioning is that it comes with dental-grade resin. In other words, we can easily print safe and effective mouthguards, surgical guides, and more to