Welcome to our Riverton, Utah Dentist Office
Young Family Dental Riverton
Our Riverton dental clinic opened in 2013 to serve the rapidly growing southwest part of Salt Lake County. We are proud to offer the same exceptional service and care to patients in Riverton, UT as we have been providing for patients throughout Salt Lake and Utah counties since Dr. Wayne Young opened Young Family Dental in 1972. Today, our skilled dentists carry on the family tradition of personalized care, convenience and affordability for every family.
Conveniently located at the corner of 12600 South and Bangerter Highway, our Riverton dentists are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 8 a.m. to noon the second and fourth Saturday each month.
Come see us for all your dental needs in Riverton, including:
Having your teeth cleaned every six months is essential for maintaining healthy teeth. Dental hygiene — the practice of taking care of your mouth with regular at-home care and getting professional cleanings two times a year — can help prevent bacteria and plaque from building up and damaging your teeth.
To prevent tooth decay, regular brushing and flossing should be practiced daily.
When you combine these with professional oral care, most common dental issues can be prevented. Tooth decay is the result of bacteria growing inside teeth due to food particles left on or in between the teeth by poor oral hygiene habits. Here’s how tooth decay happens:
- Plaque — a sticky substance — builds up on teeth.
- If it’s not cleaned properly, plaque hardens into tartar.
- Tartar on your teeth creates the perfect place for bacteria to grow.
- Bacteria causes inflammation and gum disease, which gets worse over time.
Regular dental care is a must for anyone who wants to maintain good oral health. Brush and floss every day, have your teeth cleaned by a dentist six months after the last visit, and call your family dentist any time you notice an issue or problem.
Neglecting dental hygiene can result in tooth decay, periodontal disease, gum disease, infections and many other conditions. The best thing for your dental health is to practice proper oral care that includes brushing teeth daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day.
When it’s time for your regular checkup, come visit one of our five convenient Young Family Dental clinics in Orem, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, Riverton or West Jordan to get a cleaning. In the meantime, keep practicing good dental hygiene to protect your teeth and gums.
When you’re looking for a cosmetic dentist that truly cares, and understands your needs, you want to contact Young Family Dental. We offer a full range of cosmetic dentistry services in Riverton Utah and we can help bring out the best version of yourself for the world to see. We love helping our patients feel confident and beautiful, all with a smile.
For those who are looking for the most gentle cosmetic dentistry services in Riverton Utah area, Young Family Dental offers one of the best options available to you today. We offer an unparalleled selection of dental methods that cater to both your needs and desires as well as our own professional standards. With five convenient locations in Riverton, West Jordan, Orem, Saratoga Springs and American Fork, Young Family Dental is the right choice for anyone looking to improve their dental health as well as change their smile.
We have over 40 years of combined experience and we specialize in cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening and more. We are dedicated to giving our patients not just a beautiful smile but also
If you are experiencing pain and swelling around the base of your tooth, this can indicate the tooth root is infected or inflamed. These infections may be caused by a cracked or chipped tooth, a deep cavity or other serious tooth injury.
Rather than extracting the tooth, root canal therapy may be able to save your natural tooth and eliminate the pain. During the procedure, the tooth roots are removed and the canals are cleaned and disinfected and then the tooth is permanently sealed.
Root canals are common treatments that restore tooth health, eliminate pain and preserve the tooth preventing the need for an implant or bridge.
Root Canal Therapy can provide the following benefits:
- Eliminate pain from swelling or infection
- Prevent further spreading of the problem
- Restore tooth health
- Preserve the natural tooth
The dentists and dental team at Young Family Dental work hard to ensure that all root canal procedures are as comfortable and painless as possible. Because an infected tooth is a serious condition, we encourage anyone suffering with an infected tooth or gums to contact any of our five Utah dental offices in Riverton, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, West Jordan, or Orem. We would love to have the opportunity to show you what dentures and partials can do for you.
Proper Root Canal Therapy is valuable for health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental, we love taking care of our customers. Trust our 48 years of experience!
Wisdom teeth, or third molars, typically erupt or break through between ages 17-25. For some people this poses no problems. However, for many people they can become problematic.
If there is not enough room for wisdom teeth in the mouth, they may become misaligned or impacted (stuck in the gums and jaw). That unfortunately can lead to several serious issues, including the following dental problems:
- Damage to the adjacent teeth
- Damage to the jawbone
- Damage to the nerves
- Tooth decay
- Periodontal disease
- Swelling and stiffness
Rather than wait for potential problems, many patients opt to have them removed by a dentist.
We invite anyone who may be currently suffering from wisdom tooth pain or otherwise considering removal of wisdom teeth to call any of our five Utah dental offices in Riverton, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, West Jordan, or Orem today to learn more about wisdom teeth extraction or to schedule a personal consultation with one of our dentists. Our team has performed wisdom teeth extraction for thousands of patients and we are highly experienced and effective in this treatment.
Proper Wisdom Teeth Extraction is valuable for health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental in Riverton UT, we love taking care of our customers. Trust our 48 years of experience!
White Dental Fillings for Restorative & Cosmetic Dental Needs in Riverton
White fillings are just as effective as silver (amalgam) fillings for treating tooth decay, and are available at Young Family Dental in Riverton for both restorative and cosmetic reasons. We offer two types of white fillings:
- In-office white composite fillings — best for treating minor tooth decay and small cavities
- Laboratory-fabricated porcelain inlays or onlays — recommended when you have more extensive damage or decay, or if you need a more durable filling
Both types of white fillings are designed to blend seamlessly with the natural appearance of your teeth and are effective at restoring the health and function of teeth after decay or damage. While they have many benefits, white fillings are usually more expensive than amalgam fillings, so we also offer amalgam fillings for those who prefer or need a more affordable option. Our family dentists can discuss all this information during your visit to help you compare the two options and understand the advantages and disadvantages of each.
To learn more about the benefits of white fillings and find out if they are a good option for treating your dental decay or cavities, schedule an appointment today! Our dentists will provide information on all our treatment options and help you get a personalized plan that works for you.
At Young Family Dental, we believe infant and pediatric dentistry is important. It is essential to begin good dental habits during childhood because tooth decay can advance rapidly in small children. We recommend that children see a dentist for the first time at age two.
Our gentle, friendly dentists will check for signs of tooth decay and any other dental problems. The sooner cavities or other dental troubles are discovered, the more effectively and painlessly they can be treated.
Infant Dental Care
Milk, juice, and other sweetened liquids leave residue on children’s gums, which can result in early tooth decay. To prevent this, it is best to avoid putting children to bed with a bottle or sippy cup. For healthy baby teeth, our infant and pediatric dentistry specialists suggest the following infant dentistry practices:
- Clean a baby’s teeth at least twice a day using a damp, soft cloth or a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Do not dip a child’s pacifier in sugar or honey
- Stop nursing and clean a baby’s teeth when they fall asleep
- Do not let a child use a sippy cup or bottle as a pacifier
- Do not put a child to bed with a bottle of milk or juice
- Teach children to use a cup at an early age and plan to stop using a bottle by the age of 12-14 months
- Read, sing, or rock a child to sleep in place of continuous feeding
- Beginning at the age of six months, use a fluoride supplement to help keep a child’s teeth strong
Proper Infant and Pediatric Dentistry is valuable for everyone’s health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental, we love taking care of our customers.
We invite you to call our Riverton Utah dental office today to learn more about our team, insurance we accept and any dental needs you or your child may have.
Dental Veneers can cover many smile imperfections including chipped, discolored or misaligned teeth.
They are wafer-thin shells that are bonded to existing teeth giving a beautiful, white and natural appearance.
Our custom dental veneers can correct:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Cracked or worn teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps between teeth
Dr. Christopher Young and the other skilled Riverton dentists at Young Family Dental can show you how Porcelain Veneers can create your perfect smile.
Our talented dentists can place Porcelain Veneers in as little as two visits to any Young Family Dental office. If you would like to learn more about porcelain veneers average cost and how they can enhance your smile, we welcome you to contact our Utah dental office in Riverton to schedule a personal consultation with any of our dentists.
Proper Porcelain Veneers is valuable for everyone’s health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental, we love taking care of our customers. Trust our 48 years of experience!
Missing teeth can lead to a whole host of issues, like difficulty chewing and speaking or increased risk for gum disease. They can also cause sagging in the lips and cheeks further causing embarrassment or lack of confidence.
Dentures are removable dental appliances used to replace missing teeth. There are two types: complete dentures and partial dentures.
- Complete dentures are used to replace all of the upper and/or lower teeth.
- A partial denture is used to replace multiple missing teeth when some natural teeth remain.
For those who have lost one or more teeth, it is important to get a denture in order to prevent future problems. Dentures also help maintain dental hygiene and appearance.
Our custom dentures and partials can provide the following benefits:
- Restore and enhance your smile
- Prevent further teeth shifting and loss
- Help with confidence and happiness
- Help with eating
Young Family Dental creates the best looking dentures. Choosing a dentist for your dentures is an important decision to make but at Young Family Dental, we will do everything possible to ensure that you feel comfortable with your selection. We want you to have great looking teeth and the confidence that comes along with it!
To learn more about the newest types of dentures and partials or to schedule a personal consultation with one of our dentists, we invite you to call our Riverton dental office today. We would love to have the opportunity to show you what dentures and partials can do for you.
Proper Dentures and Partials are valuable for health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental, we love taking care of our customers.
Forget the fuss and hassle of dentures. Implants are secure and custom fit allowing you all the benefits and convenience of real, beautiful teeth.
Because dental implants replace both the root and crown of the missing tooth, they are exceptionally sturdy. They are permanently attached to restore the function and beauty of your mouth and smile.
Our custom dental implant procedure may be any of the following:
- Full upper or lower arch
- Partial arch replacement
- Dental bridge
- Dental crown
Dr. Christopher Young, and the other skilled dentists at Young Family Dental will help you determine which type of restoration is best for you. At Young Family Dental, we will ensure that your dental implants look natural and aesthetic.
To learn more about dental implants pros and cons or to schedule a personal consultation with one of our dentists, we invite you to call or visit any of our five Utah dental offices in Riverton, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, West Jordan or Orem.
Proper Dental Implants are valuable for everyone’s health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental, we love taking care of our customers.
A growing number of patients and doctors prefer clear aligners to traditional metal bracket and wire braces. You can have straight teeth without a mouth full of metal!
ClearCorrect™ Orthodontics invisible braces are clear braces for teeth and are the perfect solution. ClearCorrect™ dental treatment straightens teeth with a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves teeth a little bit until there is a straight, beautiful smile left that anyone can show with confidence.
ClearCorrect™ Orthodontics can correct several problems including:
- Misaligned teeth
- Overcrowded teeth
- Gapped teeth
- Bite problems (overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite)
Our dentists will create a unique treatment plan to help anyone achieve the straight, attractive smile they desire. For more information on ClearCorrect Orthodontics invisible braces, please contact our dental office in Riverton UT for more information. Our dental team can provide information about ClearCorrect Orthodontics or schedule a complimentary consultation for anyone with one of our talented dentists.
Proper ClearCorrect Orthodontics is valuable for everyone’s health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental, we love taking care of our customers.
Do people see your discolored teeth or do you hide them completely due to embarrassment?
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so make sure your smile is bright and attractive! Professional teeth whitening is a simple, effective way to ensure that your smile is vibrant and beautiful. Good teeth directly influence self-confidence.
Often people feel self-conscious about their teeth and are reluctant to smile. Studies show that many individuals believe that the health and appearance of their teeth directly influence their quality of life. Some people even cover their mouths or look down when they laugh or meet new people because they lack confidence in the appearance of their teeth.
Having healthy teeth and a nice smile can help prevent such unpleasant feelings while often creating self-confidence and possibly even a higher quality of life.
Over time, teeth can become stained or discolored due to a number of causes, such as:
- Tobacco use
- Consumption of certain foods and drinks, such as tea, coffee, wine, and soda
- The natural aging process
If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, please call or visit any of our Utah dental offices in Riverton, American Fork, Saratoga Springs, or Orem to schedule a personal consultation with any of our dentists. We love seeing the added confidence people feel after smile makeovers and we can help decide what dental procedures would work best to optimize your oral health and improve your smile!
Proper Teeth Whitening is valuable for health and well-being, and at Young Family Dental, we love taking care of our customers.
Benefits of Smile Makeovers
Smile makeovers are highly individualized and typically provide a range of benefits including:
- Confidence: One of the biggest reasons people want to improve their smiles is to have more confidence. If you avoid social situations, always make sure your mouth is closed when you take a picture or you don’t want to go on a date or out to dinner with friends because you’re worried about what people might think of your smile, a makeover is a great way to restore confidence.
- First impressions: Almost half (48%) of Americans say that an attractive smile is the thing they are most likely to remember after first meeting someone. If you worry about going to job interviews or out on a first date because you’re concerned that your smile isn’t something you want people to remember, a makeover can help you make that great first impression.
- Comprehensive and streamlined treatment: When you need multiple procedures to improve your smile or address your dental concerns, a smile makeover is the best way to streamline it so the treatment is done as quickly as possible, in the right order and you can avoid wasting both time and money.
- Health benefits: A beautiful smile is not the only reason you may want a smile makeover. It can also improve your overall oral health by correcting bite misalignment and reducing the risk of decay.
Call our Riverton dental office today to talk to a cosmetic dentist about whether a smile makeover is a right choice for you. We provide a personalized assessment during the consultation to help you make the best choice and get the smile you always wanted. We love seeing the added confidence people get after smile makeovers!
Dental emergencies can arise at any time. Do not procrastinate; schedule an appointment with Young Family Dental in Riverton right away to receive the best help for your dental emergency.
A Dental Emergency May Include:
- A knocked-out tooth
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Objects caught between the teeth
- An extruded (partially dislodged) tooth
- Lost dental crown
- Soft-tissue injury (tongue, cheeks, gums, lips)
- Lost filling
Anyone experiencing one of the above or having any other type of dental emergency should contact Young Family Dental as soon as possible (or call 911 if a severe or life-threatening injury) to deal with the situation. In many cases, the sooner treatment is performed the higher the chances will be for a recovery to optimal oral health for any individual experiencing a dental emergency.
We have five convenient Utah County locations in Riverton, Orem, American Fork, and Saratoga Springs to accommodate any dental emergency needs. Our dentists and dental team are dedicated to providing exceptional emergency dental care, no matter when it is needed.
We treat every patient just like a member of our own family, offering the highest level of service and personalized treatment. We begin with a consultation to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses all your needs and answers all your questions. We rely on tried-and-true dental treatments that have provided great oral care for many years, but we also stay up to date on the latest innovations and technologies so we can give you the care you deserve.
Call us today to schedule an appointment at our Riverton dental clinic, and find out how we put your oral health and happiness first.
I go here because I don’t have dental insurance and I love using their in-house insurance plan. It’s affordable and keeps me going to the dentist regularly, getting my needed teeth cleanings and x-rays at an affordable price. I feel like the staff is honest which is important to me. Corisa is the best hygienist! She’s gentle and I always feel good and clean after my appointments! 😁Jessica Top 7/12/2021
Jacqueline was so fabulous and made me feel at ease. I have extreme dental anxiety and she was amazing in calming me and helping me. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend.Amy March 4/22/2021
I like that I got to meet Dr. Young this time and Alyssa did a great job cleaning and polishing my teeth. They are very friendly and knowledgeable about teeth and insurance. I recommend them highly.Janet Francis Short 6/28/2021
Today I needed an urgent extraction due infection and being in a lot of pain. Chris the owner came in on his day off to extract all of my wisdom teeth. He was so fast and all of the staff was so friendly and professional. Thank you so much for this great service!Amber Sheesley 5/01/2021
I am giving Young Family Dental in West Jordan 5 stars because of the wonderful service I received. It began from the moment I walked through the door. The girls at the front desk welcomed me right away and I was almost immediately called back. I was nervous due to it being my first visit and I hate going to the dentist but everyone was very friendly and really put me at ease. They took x-rays which was quick and painless as was the actual dental exam. They answered all my questions and never made me feel like a bother. The whole process took approximately 30 minutes and I was out the door with a smile on my face. THANK YOU! Young Family Dental. I will definitely be returning for any future dental needs!Misha Foreman 6/25/2021
Monica was great. Kind, gentle and informative. This was my first visit and I will for sure be back.Rachelle Ross 5/20/2021
My hygienist Devin was so awesome! She clarified whether you should floss before brushing or after (It may have been an argument between my husband and I 😁). I have liked every dentist I've seen here. And the staff is so great. Come check them out for your pearly whites. 😁Jessi Tueller 5/10/2021
I am a CNA writing this review for one of my residents who is a patient at young family dental. James says there are no words for how awesome the staff is and that he is amazed at how quick the process of getting dentures was. He highly recommends young family dental to anyone who is looking for a friendly, skilled dentist, who makes you feel at ease when you have to get dental work done. (He also would like me to point out that there are good looking ladies behind the front desk and that their smiles could light up a room)Rhiannon Delgado 5/06/2021
We LOVE the entire office. Devin the hygienist is so good at her job that it feels like a spa appointment when you get your teethe cleaned. The office staff is so friendly and helpful. Our out of town company had an emergency and the whole office and staff went out of their way to fit her in and make her comfortable. We are so glad we found this office.Verlynn Cook 7/09/2021
I shopped around for the best price on a crown, they were by far the best price! Their staff has been wonderful! I got a cleaning from Devin the hygienist and it was great.Kimberly Pack 7/02/2021
Staff is nice, and the doctor was quick. I'd recommend them to my friends and family for sure! Dr Park was professional and explained a couple of things to me and I really appreciate that.Brian Wood 6/30/2021
They squeezed me in last minute and didn't even have to wait. The staff was so kind and friendly. They went above and beyond to get my wisdom teeth extracted same day due to an infection and lots of pain. Thank you for your amazing service! Will definitely be returning and bringing my daughter as well.Amber Sheesley 5/01/2021
I got a cleaning done today with Monica the hygienist. She had a light hand and was super nice! She gave me a couple tips to keep my hygiene great . I appreciate her giving me tips on how to floss better as well! Will be coming back in 6 months with her for sure!Alex lemus 5/20/2021
I recently went in to get a annual cleaning done and had such a seamlessly smooth visit. I was quickly added to the schedule and had no wait time when I arrived. Devin did my cleaning and helped made sure I was comfortable and relaxed the whole time. She went above and beyond to get me in and out and have the proper follow up care. Great for adults and teenagers who aren’t the biggest fans of visiting dentists.Logan Peal 4/10/2021
Very nice and professional place. Everyone is so nice. Assistant Stacy is professional in what she does and takes her time to explain things to you. Dr.Loeser is the same very professional and takes his time for you. I would recommend going to young family dental.Gina Singleton 5/21/2021