Great care with a smile!
A great smile and great oral health are our goals for you and your entire family. Regular dental care is important to your overall health, to maintaining self-confidence and a pleasing appearance, and it offers the rewards of fresh breath, healthy teeth, and a bright, sparkling smile. From cleanings and prevention to crowns, cavity repairs, and dentures, our Sioux Falls dental office provides the best care in a relaxing and comfortable environment with gentle and highly qualified hygienists and dentists. At 10th Street Dental you will find we have convenient hours, affordable payment options and the most advanced dental equipment to make every visit a good visit.
Many patients have anxiety about dental care, so we make it our mission to relieve anxiety and to make you as comfortable as possible. Many patients even find their appointments to be relaxing! Our Sioux Falls dental office specializes in working with patients of all ages, including very young children visiting a dentist for the first time.
Cosmetic dentistry can help you put your best smile forward! Cosmetic dentistry refers to dental work you chose to improve your appearance in regards to your teeth, gums or bite. This dental care focuses on improvements in tooth color, position, shape, size and alignment and the overall visual aspect of your smile.
We offer several cosmetic treatments, including teeth whitening, dental veneers, tooth bonding, orthodontics, complete smile makeovers, and more. Contact us about developing a cosmetic dentistry plan that enhances your amazing smile!
First Stop – Our Dental Hygienists
Your visit will typically start with one of our skilled dental hygienists. Not only do they perform your teeth cleaning, but they will educate you about the status of your teeth and oral care in general. Each visit will be used to improve your overall oral health, so at each teeth cleaning we will examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer, recommend and perform digital X-rays, and we may recommend treatments such as fluoride, sealants, night guards or athletic mouth guards.
If you are experiencing gum infection, bad breath, bone loss, sensitive teeth or receding gums, the hygienist will educate you on the causes, preventative care, and treatment options. For pregnant patients, the hygienist will provide tips for the common issue of bleeding or sore gums.
“Dr. Meg and the staff were so welcoming and made my kids feel like family. My kids usually fight to go to the dentist but they told me when they were done they want to go there all the time. 🙂 Thank you all for your amazing customer service.”
– City of Pipestone
Gum Disease Prevention
If you have risk factors that may lead to gum disease, your hygienist will recommend treatments based on the findings of your visit. These may include periodontal therapies such as scaling or root planing to remove plaque build up under the gumline. You may not be aware that you have gum disease unless you are experiencing symptoms such as bad breath, receding gums, bleeding gums, or visible tartar buildup. Sometimes we can only identify the disease through x-rays. If disease is found, we will recommend a dental care plan that will be manageable for you and that will address the issues. Effective treatment of gum disease will lead to improved oral health, the prevention of further issues, and a more attractive smile.
Your teeth are precious, and we do everything possible to give them the best care. The American Dental Association recommends a minimum of two visits per year to your dentist which provides an opportunity for preventative care and education, early detection and treatment, and assessment of your home care routine.
At 10th Street Dental, we schedule a full hour for each patient’s cleaning so we are not rushed, and so we can thoroughly assess their oral health. We will make you as comfortable as possible so that your routine cleaning is relaxing, painless and gentle.
Our check-ups include:
- Gentle and thorough cleaning
- Complete examination
- X-rays if needed
- Advice for caring for your teeth
Having regular dental cleanings every six months for everyone in your family is the most important step in maintaining good oral health. They improve your overall health, and let you smile with pride.
Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the teeth caused by cavities or chipping and can prevent further damage or decay from occurring. 10th Street Dental utilizes a composite material that matches your tooth color when completed. The sooner you repair cavities or damaged teeth, the better, so don’t wait – we provide after-hours emergency care when needed.
Dental crowns or caps that are custom built to fit over the tooth help to restore the look of your teeth and prevent further damage from occurring. Our Sioux Falls dental crown experts take this step when the tooth is too decayed or damaged for a filling to solve the issue. Crowns are also used to cosmetically improve the appearance of your teeth.
You don’t need to live with a gap in your teeth. 10th Street Dental can restore the look of your smile with a dental bridge. Dental bridges replace a missing tooth, or teeth, by placing dental crowns and bridging the missing teeth with artificial teeth that match your natural teeth. In addition to restoring the appearance of your smile, bridges can also allow you to eat, speak and chew as you normally would. Dental bridges are fixed in your mouth and remain in place permanently. You’ll never miss a gap in your smile!
We consider 3-D technology to be the “Standard of Care” when treatment planning for dental implants. We treat a wide spectrum of dental implant needs ranging from replacing a single tooth to stabilizing dentures, to full mouth reconstruction with crowns or dentures.
Dentures & Partials
Dentures & partials are designed to replace some, or all, of your teeth. They are removable and can restore your ability to talk and eat normally. Dentures will also help return the shape of your face to the way it looked before tooth loss. Visit with one of our Sioux Falls denture specialists to discuss what approach to replacing your teeth will work best for you.
We have a custom denture lab in our facility to make sure your custom denture fits your face and your smile.