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Nephi Smiles and Orthodontics

Adult & Family Dentistry - Nephi, UT

At Nephi Family & Pediatric Dentistry, most of your dental needs can be met in one place. We provide services for both families and children and offer a variety of treatments.

Our Treatments

The dentists and dental team's commitment at Nephi Smiles Family Dentistry is to provide you with the care you need for a healthy, happy smile that is free from pain.

Composite Bonding

Are you insecure about your smile because you have a tooth that is cracked, misshapen, or shorter than the others? If so, we offer a solution here at Nephi Smiles and Orthodontics that will bring back your confidence and beautify your smile!

Sometimes also known as composite build-up, Composite bonding will repair decayed, cracked, chipped, discolored, and misshapen teeth. It can also close the spaces between teeth, make teeth look longer, and protect a portion of the tooth’s root that is exposed from receding gums. This procedure can be conveniently completed in just one visit. It is a conservative solution that requires minimal removal of tooth enamel, and often without the need for anesthesia.

A tooth-colored material is carefully selected, molded and contoured to the ideal shape. The material is hardened by ultraviolet light, and then trimmed and polished to perfection. This is a quick, affordable option that can bring lasting improvement and increased self-esteem!


drawing of dental veneers being placedVeneers could be a great solution for you if you notice your teeth beginning to discolor, wear down, chip, or break. Dental veneers are wafer-thin porcelain coverings that fit over the surface of the front teeth. 

Dental veneers can help restore teeth that are misaligned, uneven, discolored, worn down, or broken. They can also be used to close unwanted spaces between front teeth. Veneers are color-matched to your other permanent teeth to look natural. It is a conservative, and long-lasting solution that can be more esthetic than dental bonding procedures. Esthetic consultations are free! Call our office to set up an appointment and see if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Dental Implants

3D rendering of a dental implant being placedAt Nephi Smiles and Orthodontics, we are proud to offer dental implants as a reliable way to restore a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Studies about implants have shown to outlast other options of replacing missing teeth, such as bridges and dentures.

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into your bone where a tooth is missing. After 3-6 months, the implant screw has bonded to the bone and is sturdy enough to have a crown placed on top of it. The crown is made in the lab to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth. The crown is attached to the implant either with a screw or dental cement.

Implants restore functionality and esthetics in a way few other treatments can. Dental implants are one of the safest and predictable procedures in dentistry. If you are missing teeth, give us a call to set up a free implant consultation to see if this great option might work for you!

Complete and Partial Dentures

Dentures are an option for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. Dentures are made of replacement teeth, which are set into a pink, gum-colored base that is designed to sit on your gums. Our doctors offer two main types of dentures:a rendering of dentures held in place by implants

  • Complete dentures—Complete dentures, or full dentures, are used to replace all of the teeth in an upper or lower dental arch. When all of the teeth have been lost or extracted, our dentist may recommend complete dentures to fully restore your smile.
  • Partial dentures—A partial denture is used to replace some missing teeth if there are still natural teeth remaining in the upper or lower jaw. The partial denture typically uses clasps, a thin framework, or a bridge to attach to the remaining teeth for stability. The partial fills the spaces from missing teeth and also prevents other teeth from moving.

Dental implants can be used for the newly made denture to snap onto. This is called an "implant-supported denture." If you would like to have an evaluation by our doctors for complete or partial dentures, make an appointment with our office.


drawing of a dental bridge being placedA dental bridge is used to replace a single missing tooth or a maximum of three missing teeth. It helps to restore the functionality, appearance, and health of your smile.

Traditional bridges usually involve creating a crown on either side of the gap to provide stability and hold the artificial tooth in place. If you are missing one or more teeth, contact us for a free consultation to determine the best option to better your smile!

Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

If you suffer from extreme tooth sensitivity or severe tooth pain, you may need a root canal procedure. Our dentists at Nephi Smiles want to provide you with the care you need for a healthy, happy smile that is free from pain.

rendering of a root canal being doneA root canal might be needed if decay or injury reaches deep into the tooth, past the enamel and dentin. If the dental pulp or nerve is affected you may experience tooth pain, especially when biting and chewing. To restore health to the tooth and relieve the pain, our dentists most often recommend a root canal treatment.

A root canal treatment involves eliminating the bacteria from the infected canal. The inflamed pulp is then removed and the area is cleaned and disinfected. The tooth is filled with a medicated material and the tooth is protected with a crown to give it the best chance of surviving long-term. A root canal procedure usually takes one or two visits to our office. If the tooth presents particular challenges and our doctors think would best be taken care of by a root canal specialist (endodontist), we will get you to the right place!


3D rendering of equipment being used to whiten teethAre you self-conscious about the color or shade of your teeth? Do you wish you could have a brighter, whiter smile? If so, professional teeth whitening is a great option for brightening your smile and revitalizing your overall appearance. Our doctors may recommend professional teeth whitening if your teeth have been discolored, darkened, or stained, or you are not happy with how they look.

At Nephi Smiles, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options. If you would like to achieve immediate, noticeable improvement in-office teeth whitening is perfect for you. We offer an in-office procedure that requires as little as one hour.

If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, and are interested in a whiter smile more gradually, we recommend take-home teeth whitening. Take-home teeth whitening allows you to whiten your teeth at your own pace.

Both in-office and take-home whitening services are safe and effective. If you have questions about whether or not whitening could be the right treatment for you, schedule a consultation visit at our office and our doctors will walk you through the options!


If a tooth is decayed or severely damaged, we will likely recommend a restoration called a crown. Sometimes referred to as a 'cap' a dental crown is used to completely cover the damaged tooth and restore its original shape, size, and structure. A crown is designed to encase the tooth starting at the gums. This returns the tooth to good health and functionality.

To ensure that your smile is beautiful and natural, each dental crown is custom-designed to match the look of your natural teeth,  In addition to being used to restore significantly damaged teeth, dental crowns are also used to:digital drawing of a crown being placed over a tooth

  • Complete a dental implant treatment
  • Strengthen a tooth that is cracked or weakened
  • Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Anchor and attach a dental bridge
  • Improve the functionality and appearance of a misshapen tooth

Our doctors will help you decide whether a crown is the right option for restoring your smile. Crowns can be made from various materials; we most often select a material called Zirconia when making crowns. It is similar to porcelain, is extremely strong and durable, and looks just like your natural tooth. You'll receive your permanent crown in two visits about 2 weeks apart.

Digital and 3D X-Rays

rendering of digital x-rays

At Nephi Smiles, we use digital sensors that instantly capture high-quality digital images of your teeth, bone, and other oral structures. With digital x-rays, we can detect and diagnose dental problems that can't be seen by examination alone. These may include:

  • bone loss
  • developmental abnormalities
  • tooth decay between teeth
  • cysts and abscesses
  • tumors
  • improper tooth root positions

We also offer the most impressive innovation in digital imaging-3D Cone Beam CT imaging, it uses less radiation exposure than traditional x-rays. This type of image gives a 3-dimensional reconstruction of the teeth and jaws, which allows us to diagnose conditions even more accurately.

Pediatric Dentistry

At Nephi Smiles and Orthodontics, Dr. Matthew Swan is a Pediatric Dental Specialist. He treats children with the highest, most specialized type of care. He prides himself on being patient, kind, and caring with every patient-especially children who are anxious or nervous about their trip to the dentist. He wants every child to leave the office knowing they were taken care of with kindness and their fears and concerns were heard.

For more detailed information on the various pediatric specialty services offered at the Nephi Smiles, including sedation treatment, visit our pediatric services page.


drawing of clear braces on teethAt Nephi Smiles and Orthodontics, our orthodontic specialists offer the full range of orthodontic treatments for children and adults, using cutting edge technology and the latest advances in the field.

Visit our Nephi Orthodontics website for more information.


Salem: 801-423-7969
Nephi: 435-580-5055


601 UT-198
Salem, UT 84653

54 N. Main Street
Nephi, UT 84648