dental Filings Sioux Falls

Mercury-Free Dental Fillings In Sioux Falls

Mercury makes up 50% of a silver filling. There is silver in a silver filling but only about 35%. The mercury that is present in filling does release mercury vapor when it’s brushed, chewed on, or heated up by hot food and drink. Mercury-filling particles that go into our waste lines are filtered out by a special trap that we nestled into the line. We did this because the EPA has determined that amalgam/mercury fillings are harmful to the environment and should not combine with our sewer water.

Dental Fillings To Restore Your Smile

We offer several mercury-free dental fillings in Sioux Falls to our patients. The most popular is a BPA-free composite resin. Composite or resin fillings are done directly like a silver filling and have been shown to last about as long ( even longer with good technique). They are white, so they blend in with the surrounding tooth color and are hardly noticeable. They are bonded to the tooth structure and have a similar expansion/contraction rate to teeth. The Mercury in silver feelings causes excessive expansion and contraction leading to fractured teeth. We also occasionally recommend a glass ionomer because it can be kinder to the tooth’s pulp and works better at or below the gum line. The other popular option for patients who want to be metal free is porcelain. Porcelain is a strong option and is the most appealing. Porcelain restorations can not be made directly in the mouth, so they do need a bit more accuracy in work either with our in-office CAD/CAM equipment or from a dental lab.

Gold is still the gold standard but has obvious challenges in terms of aesthetics, and it isn’t metal free.

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Casey Hanna
Casey Hanna
I’m new to the area and was in need of a new dentist and I am so happy I found them. I was nervous about finding a new dentist because I have been going to the same dentist since I was a little kid but I am so happy I did. My hygienist was so nice and didn’t shame me for not flossing but instead gave me tips and tricks for making my oral care routine more effective. Dr. Nicole and her staff staff are truly amazing, kind, professional, and make you feel so welcomed in their office.
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Aug 24, 2022
Amy Kubal
Amy Kubal
I have been seeing Dr. Nicole for ten years and I have never had a better dentist. The staff is always so great and everyone knows my name - they're like family. I don't "hate" going to the dentist because this team makes it painless and enjoyable (if going to the dentist can be...) experience every single time.
(5)
Jun 20, 2022
Cross_bridge
Cross_bridge
I had not been to the dentist for a long time and decided to give them a shot. The staff were friendly but I felt like I was being up-sold on things. Not the vibe I want from a health care provider. They did a deep clean and filled 4 cavities. I have great insurance but it was still very expensive. Now here’s the part that made me take the time to write a review on here: During my follow up appointment, about 1 month after the cavities were filled, they told me I had 2 more cavities that needed to be filled. I was suspicious because of the up-selling so I went to another dentist for a second opinion. They said I didn’t have any more cavities. These people were about to drill holes in my perfectly good teeth just to charge me more. This goes beyond bad business practices into the realm of disgusting dishonesty. Completely unethical.
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Aug 12, 2022
Teri Everson
Teri Everson
I have been going to designer dentistry for about five years and have had nothing but great experiences there. I will be losing my dental insurance at the end of the month and I was in today for a cleaning. They found some thing that needed to be fixed and rather than make an appointment after my insurance was gone they fit me in the same day. They are also pain-free. Would highly recommend them to everyone.
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Mar 17, 2022
Joaquin Mattel
Joaquin Mattel
Went in because I had some wisdom tooth pain. The dentists seem to be in a rush, and at the same time were not very knowledgeable of what they were doing. They gave me a disinfecting mouthwash as they thought it would get rid of the pain, but nothing. 2 weeks in and I still have the same amount of pain. Not sure if they know what they are doing. I was hoping I would get prescribed some amoxicillin or something to cope with the pain but no. They also told me they will call me and email to follow up and give me a contact to have my wisdom teeth removed. It's been 2 weeks and nothing has happened. Wasted my time, and money.
(1)
Jul 25, 2022

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Our practice accepts most major insurance plans. Our team is knowledgeable about dental insurance, too, so we're happy to file and track your claims for you to ensure that you're getting the most out of your benefits. We just ask that you bring your insurance card to each appointment, so we can make sure your information is as up-to-date as possible.

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Designer Dentistry & Smiles

6100 W. 41st St. Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Monday - 9AM-5:30PM
Tuesday - 7:30AM-4:30PM
Wednesday - 7:30AM-4PM
Thursday - 7:30AM-4PM
Friday To Sunday - Closed