• Thank you so much for taking such good care of my dad. He was very pleased with his visit and said how comfortable you and your staff made him. I had no doubt it would be that way, but wanted you to know. Thanks!

    - Sue
  • I want you to know how much I appreciate your healing skills and expertise! Without your training and dedication many of us would continue in pain. Know that you are so appreciated for using your God given gifts! Thank you so much.

    - Diane
  • I want to thank all of you who have worked with me and my dental anxiety. As you could tell I have never had a patient or understanding dentist/staff to work with me. I really appreciate all you have done.

    - Anne
  • I recently had a lot of work done on my teeth and just want to say thank you for all the wonderful care I received. I felt no pain and was very comfortable the entire time. I really enjoyed the kind and patient attitudes of everyone as well as the atmosphere. I so appreciate you fixing my messed up mouth, doing such a great job and making me feel so comfortable!

    - Molly
  • I can't thank you enough. You have given me more than a smile. Your staff are the most professional that I have ever dealt with. You have a lot to be proud of. Thank you so much!

    - Jackie

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Decay is an epidemic in America and is largely preventable with proper home care, fluoride toothpaste, regular brushing and flossing, and professional dental cleanings. Unfortunately, even for those patients who are truly diligent in their home and professional dental care, decay sometimes sneaks in.

Diagnosing Decay

Decay is caused by bacteria. They feed on the food particles in our mouths – especially sugar and starchy foods. Bacteria create an acidic environment in your mouth that softens the enamel protecting your teeth.

Dr. Jessie Scott performs comprehensive oral exams for our patients and can detect some decay visually because it creates dark grooves or pits on your teeth. Some decay is hidden from view and dental x-rays are necessary for a proper diagnosis.

At Scott Family Dentistry, we use digital x-ray technology. It is ultra low in radiation and gives us high-resolution images for the fastest diagnoses possible. Routine dental x-rays are part of our preventive oral care routine and are the best way to treat destructive decay before it causes serious structural damage to your tooth.

Many patients wonder why they need x-rays if they are not experiencing dental pain. Decay rarely causes pain unless it is very advanced. By then, it could be too late to save your tooth or you may require root canal therapy.

Treating Dental Decay

Dr. Jessie Scott takes great care and pride in restoring the health of her patients’ teeth. Maintaining the health of your smile is important and so is the appearance! That is why we choose to provide our patients with tooth-colored fillings.

Composite resin fillings are made of a mixture of BPA-free plastic and glass particles. They come in a wide variety of shades to match your natural teeth. Dr. Scott can make even the simplest restorations a seamless part of your smile! 

While not all cavities require anesthetic, we will talk to you about this. Some patients are more comfortable having anesthetic while others want to avoid it, if possible. If you do require numbing, we use an innovative method of delivery that provides pain-free injections. The computerized delivery method is slow, eliminates discomfort, and provides precise anesthesia.

Next, Dr. Scott will remove all decay from your tooth and sterilize it before placing the perfect shade of composite material in your cavity, layer by layer. She will cure it with a special light and shape your restoration to precisely match the shape of your tooth. You'll be able to use your tooth normally right away.

Tooth-Colored Bonding

Composite resin is such a versatile material that we can use it to make small repairs to your teeth. Filling in chips, small gaps, and irregular areas of your tooth with composite can improve your smile dramatically!

Call Scott Family Dentistry Today!

We look forward to serving you. Our patients are like family, so we always give you the best care possible. Our warm and friendly staff makes your dental experience a positive one with their caring and compassionate approach to dentistry. Give us a call to schedule a dental exam!

Meet Dr. Scott
Dr. Jessie Scott grew up in Hawarden, Iowa, and frequently visited Yankton as a child while on family vacations. She fell in love with the area and the people and ultimately decided to make this her permanent home. Dr. Scott attended Winona State University in Winona, MN for her undergraduate degree in biology. She then went on to attend the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to achieve her Doctor of Dental Science degree.Dr. Scott is a current member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, and the South Dakota Dental Association. She is also Invisalign certified and certified to provide BOTOX Cosmetic.
  • Family Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Children's Dentistry
  • Implants
  • Adult Orthodontics
  • Emergency Dentistry
It is our goal to provide you with great dentistry and a warm, friendly, and professional place for you to receive your dental care. Welcome to Scott Family Dentistry!