General Dentistry

Stress-Free Dentistry

By recent estimates, dental anxiety affects approximately 36% of Americans. Fear keeps people from visiting the dentist, which only exacerbates their oral health issues in the long run. At Classic Smiles, we provide general dentistry services that meet professional quality standards and minimize patients’ anxiety. We use breathing exercises, soothing music, and other relaxation techniques to increase comfort as part of a stress-free dentistry experience.

General Dentistry Services

Exams & Cleanings

Regular dental exams are the foundation of oral health. In addition to giving your teeth a thorough cleaning, we identify any potential problems during the exam, which allows us to propose further treatment.

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When teeth are lost to disease or decay, replacing them becomes a priority. Dentures are a popular prosthodontic solution, partial or complete teeth replacements improving mastication, pronunciation, and aesthetics.

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When the structural integrity of a tooth is weakened, typically through decay or physical injury, dental fillings are a tried and true method of repairing the damage. Cavities are filled with amalgam or composite, the tooth’s functionality expertly restored.

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When tooth loss results in gaps opening between otherwise healthy teeth, dental bridges can restore that perfect smile. These prosthodontic replacements are anchored to the crowns covering adjacent teeth.

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Also known as dental caps, crowns are coverings fitted over a damaged or decayed tooth. Made of ceramics, porcelain, or metal alloy, they restore the tooth’s functionality and appearance.

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Are You a New Patient?

New patients are always welcome at Classic Smiles, as are returning patients and families. With our location near the University of Iowa, we’re easy to find and even easier to get to, whether you’re coming from home, work, or school!

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Client Reviews

Classic Smiles is a great dental office. Dr. Nowysz is knowledgeable, methodical, and willing to educate patients on the hows and whys of what she is doing. The entire staff is exceptionally nice, and they will even give you a call if there is a chance to see them earlier. Like many people, I do not love going to the dentist, but Classic Smiles makes it a nice experience.

Brian D.

I love this place! Dr. Nowysz works quickly and competently, keeping me informed of what she is doing and my choices in care while letting me know what she feels is best. I have had no problems whatsoever with the work she has done, although she has had to replace/repair a lot of old dental work by other dentists. I always feel comfortable with her caring and professional manner. The office is very pleasant. The office staff is very friendly, helpful and efficient.

Martha S.

Wonderful experience. I've had routine work like filings and even some cosmetic work, all of which turned out perfectly. Everyone in the office is so helpful and friendly.

Best of all, she's AMAZING with children. My 2-year-old loved her. She did everything perfectly and said just the right things to get my kid to cooperate and even have fun! It was incredible to see; I’m still in shock.

Mary G.

Good dentist, she redid some bridgework another dentist had done, helped me correct a bad habit with over-aggressive brushing that was causing damage to gums and has been my dentist for years now.  Highly recommended.

Nathan F.

Absolutely the best dentist in Iowa City, the best practice at which I’ve ever been a patient. Steph really knows her patients and really cares about us as people. Last fall, when my son had a serious after-hours emergency, she opened up her clinic to see us and managed to save his front tooth as a result.

We are the absolute LUCKIEST people to have Classic Smiles here in Iowa City.

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