At Nelson & Bury Dentistry, we are committed to providing gentle dental care with honesty and integrity. You can count on our dentists and team to go the extra mile in helping you understand your oral health needs and treatment options and in helping you feel at ease while receiving treatment. We are committed to making your experience with us as pleasant as possible and to helping you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime. Call today to make your appointment with Dr. James Nelson, Dr. Matthew Bury and Dr. Mandy Nelson and learn more about complete dentistry in Rapid City, South Dakota!

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  • James S. Nelson, DDS

    Dr. James Nelson completed his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Black Hills State University before attending dental school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1986.

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  • Matthew D. Bury, DDS

    Dr. Matthew Bury grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. He obtained his undergraduate degree in human biology at the University of Montana in Missoula.

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  • Mandy Nelson, DMD

    Dr. Mandy Nelson grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology and pre-health professional studies as well as her dental school degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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  • Jarrett Jensen, DDS

    Dr. Jensen was born and raised in South Dakota. After graduating from Stevens Highschool, he went on to attend the University of Northern Iowa where he competed as an NCAA Division 1 athlete and earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology. Dr. Jensen completed his dental degree at Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE.

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  • "Very friendly people! They do a great job cleaning teeth and filling cavities. Great coffee bar! I would choose this dentistry again."
    Lydia K.
  • "Dr. Bury is amazing. I called this morning at 8:25 and they had me in a chair working on my tooth by 9:00. Staff is amazing and very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone!"
    Tony D.
  • "Great place to go for kind and quality service. I’ve gone here for 15 years and plan on staying with Nelson and Bury Dentistry for years to come. I am always pleased with the service and so will you!"
    Thomas H.
  • "The staff are always friendly! I have always hated dentists but always look forward to my appointment. I would recommend anyone to here. My boys love going too."
    Amber W.
  • "Amazing family environment with several hygienists to service the family. Professional and always service with a smile."
    Cynthia D.

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Periodontal Flap Surgery

    Periodontal flap surgery, also known as gum flap surgery, reduces periodontal pockets, which develop below the surface of your gum line in the advanced stages of gum disease. These pockets fill with bacteria, tartar, and plaque, and attack your gum and bone tissue. Periodontal pockets cannot be reached ...

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  • Periodontal Therapy Procedures

    Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis, is a bacterial infection that inflames the soft tissue around your teeth and becomes more severe if left untreated. Over time, gum disease will erode the bone that supports your teeth, leading to tooth mobility and loss. Depending on the ...

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  • Ultrasonic Cleanings

    Ultrasonic cleaning, also known as ultrasonic scaling, is an alternative to traditional manual methods of removing plaque from your teeth. An ultrasonic cleaning device operates by sending low ultrasonic vibrations in the unit’s hand-held wand, causing the tip to vibrate faster than the speed of sound. ...

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  • Oral Systemic Connection

    Your mouth is essentially the gateway to your body. Poor or good oral health has a direct impact on your systemic health, and if your systemic health is afflicted by disease, this in turn has an impact on your oral health. It’s vital to evaluate where your oral and systemic health stand, so that you ...

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