Dentist Serving Elk Ridge, UT | Swan Smiles & Orthodontics
Skip Navigation Website Accessibility
Swan Smiles and Orthodontics

Dental Care near Elk Ridge, UT

At Swan Family & Pediatric Dentistry, most of your dental needs can be met in one place. Many dentists focus on specific areas of treatment, but we provide services for both families and children.

Our Treatments

Our dentists and dental team at Swan Smiles Family Dentistry are committed to providing 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 Swan Smiles and Orthodontics that will bring back your confidence and beautify your smile!

Composite bonding, sometimes also known as composite build-up, 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 conveniently be completed in just one visit. This is a conservative solution that requires minimal removal of tooth enamel, often without the need for anesthesia. A carefully selected, tooth-colored material is molded and contoured to the ideal shape. The material is hardened by ultraviolet light, and then trimmed and polished to perfection. This option is quick, affordable, and can bring lasting improvement and increased self-esteem!


drawing of dental veneers being placed, in Elk Ridge, UTIf you notice your teeth beginning to discolor, wear down, chip, or break, dental veneers could be a great solution for you! Dental veneers are thin porcelain coverings that fit over the front teeth. They are wafer-thin, custom-made shells that cover the surface and change a tooth's length, size, shape, or color.

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

Dental Implants

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

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

Implants restore functionality and esthetics in a way few other treatments can. Their durability and longevity are unmatched. If you're 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 another option for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. Dentures are made of prosthetic (or false) 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 a dental arch. When all of the teeth in the upper, lower, or both arches have been lost or extracted, our dentist may recommend complete dentures to fully restore your smile.
  • Partial dentures—Also simply referred to as a "partial," a partial denture is used to replace some missing teeth when there are still natural teeth remaining. The partial denture typically uses clasps or a thin framework to attach to the remaining teeth for stability.

One way to increase the effectiveness and functionality of a denture is to place a series of dental implants that the newly made denture can snap onto. This is called an "implant-supported denture." If you'd like your new denture teeth to feel and act as similar to real teeth as possible, we recommend an evaluation to see if you are a good candidate for implants!


drawing of a dental bridge being placedA dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and restore the functionality, appearance, and health of your smile. Dental bridges are typically used to replace a single missing tooth or a few teeth that are missing in a row (usually a maximum of three teeth).

A traditional bridge is made of a prosthetic (artificial) tooth and two dental crowns on either side. Our doctor places the crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap to provide stability to the artificial tooth to hold it in place. If you are missing one or more teeth, contact us for a free consultation to determine the best option to replace it!

Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Our dentists at Swan Smiles and Orthodontics are committed to providing you with the care you need for a healthy, happy smile that is free from pain. If you suffer from severe tooth pain or extreme tooth sensitivity, you may need a procedure called a root canal.

rendering of a root canal being doneA tooth may need a root canal if decay or injury reaches deep into the tooth, past the protective enamel and dentin. If the dental pulp, or nerve, becomes affected, you may experience serious tooth pain, especially when biting down and chewing. In order to restore the health of the tooth and relieve your pain, we most often recommend root canal treatment.

This treatment involves removing the affected nerve tissue from inside the tooth. After removing all of this tissue, the nerve canal system is disinfected and shaped to allow a good canal filling. 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. In most cases, our doctors can complete a root canal in one or two visits to our office. If the tooth presents particular challenges that we 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, our professional teeth whitening services may be just what you need to get the smile of your dreams. Professional teeth whitening is a great option for brightening your smile and revitalizing your overall appearance.

At Swan Smiles and Orthodontics, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options. In-office teeth whitening is perfect if you'd like to achieve immediate, noticeable improvement. We offer an in-office procedure that requires as little as one hour at our office.

If you are interested in achieving a whiter smile more gradually, or if you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we may 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.

Our doctors may recommend professional teeth whitening if your teeth have been discolored, darkened, or stained and you’re not happy with how they look. 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 severely damaged or decayed, we will likely recommend a restoration called a crown. A dental crown is used to completely cover the damaged tooth and restore its original shape, size, and structure. Sometimes referred to as a "cap", the crown is designed to encase the tooth starting at the gums. This returns the tooth to good health and functionality.

Each dental crown is custom-designed to match the look of your natural teeth, ensuring that your smile looks beautiful and natural. In addition to being used to restore significantly damaged teeth, dental crowns can also be used to:digital drawing of a crown being placed over a tooth

  • Complete a dental implant treatment
  • Strengthen a tooth that is cracked or otherwise 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 a number of 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 just two visits about 2 weeks apart.

Digital and 3D X-Rays

rendering of digital x-raysAt Swan Smiles and Orthodontics, we use digital sensors to instantly capture high-quality digital images of your teeth, bone, and other oral structures. With these digital x-rays, we can detect and diagnose dental problems that can't be seen by clinical examination alone. These may include bone loss, developmental abnormalities, tooth decay between teeth, cysts and abscesses, tumors, improper tooth root positions, and more.

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

Pediatric Dentistry

At Swan Smiles and Orthodontics, Dr. Matthew Swan is a Pediatric Dental Specialist, having completed 2 years of extra training. Because of this, he is able to treat children with the highest, most specialized type of care. He prides himself on being patient, kind, and caring with every patient—especially those 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 Swan Smiles, including sedation treatment, visit our pediatric services page.


drawing of clear braces on teethAt Swan 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 Swan 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