Our Services

Cleanings and Prevention

Dental cleanings are recommended every 6 months for individuals who have healthy teeth and gums, and every 3 to 4 months for individuals with heavy tartar build up or gum (periodontal) disease. We use digital dental x-rays to help with early detection of cavities, periodontal disease, and oral pathologies. Digital x-rays provide a clearer image than regular film images with up to 80% less radiation.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal (gum) disease involves inflammation and infection that destroys the gum and bone that support the teeth. If periodontal cleanings are not done on routine basis, bone loss and possible tooth loss may occur. We utilize all current treatments to help reduce and control periodontal disease.


Dental sealants are a white resin material that is bonded to the groves to the back teeth. This helps protect teeth from cavities that often start in these deep pit and groves. Studies show that children who get sealants soon after their teeth have erupted, have a 60% reduction in tooth decay.

Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings

Composite resin fillings have been used to replace traditional metal fillings. This type of filling requires less drilling and bonds directly to the tooth surface. The final restoration is strong, durable, and very natural looking.

Crowns and Bridges

A crown is a type or restoration that completely covers or “caps” the tooth. Crowns are needed when a tooth has been damaged due to a large cavity, crack or fracture. A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It consists of two crowned teeth for anchors on either side of the missing teeth, and a false tooth/teeth in between. Crowns and bridges can be supported by natural teeth or implants. These restorations can be made of porcelain, porcelain and metal, or gold depending location and function.


Dental implants are used as replacements for missing tooth roots. They provide a strong foundation to support a single crown, bridge or removable denture. These restoration allow us to replace missing teeth giving back proper chewing function and provide a very esthetic result.

Root Canals

Root canals are used to save/repair a tooth that has been damaged due to decay, cracks and/or fracture. During a root canal, the nerve and pulp tissue are removed. The inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. Without root canal treatment, the tooth will become infected and need to be extracted.


A tooth that is severely damaged or infected may need to be removed. Depending on the tooth and location, referral to an oral surgeon may be required.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when one or more of the natural teeth remain in an arch to help anchor an appliance. This appliance usually consists of replacement teeth attached to pink colored acrylic which is connected by metal framework custom fit to hold the denture in the mouth.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implants help secure dentures in your mouth providing improved stability over traditional dentures. This helps reduce painful sores and allows you to eat and chew more normally. With implants, the palate of the denture can often be removed for less bulk and improved taste.

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Whitening – Take home tray-based whitening systems involve making a mouth guard like tray that is filled with a prescription strength whitening gel. These can be worn for a short period of time during the day. Results are usually achieved within two weeks, depending on tooth color, staining, and the desired level of whitening.
  • Bonding – Dental bonding is a procedure that adds tooth colored resin material to a tooth. This a a conservative way to repair chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth. It can even be used to fill spaces between teeth. Minimal tooth preparation is required to achieve the desired result. Although it is not as strong as all porcelain restorations, it is a less expensive way to improve the esthetics of many patients.
  • Porcelain Veneers – Dental veneers (or porcelain laminates) are thin, custom-made porcelain covers for the front surface of teeth. These are used to change the color, shape, size and length of teeth. Porcelain veneers reflect light properties similar to that of natural teeth, so the final restoration is highly esthetic and natural looking.

Contact Us

Schini Family Dentistry
2329 North Merritt Creek Loop
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

(208) 664-3321
Fax: (208) 664-1164
Emergency: (208) 769-2817