Are you unhappy with the appearance of your smile? How long has it been bothering you? Many people spend years being unhappy about the appearance of their smile, but can’t seem to do anything about it.

If you are one of these people, we can talk through some of the issues that might be keeping you from getting the smile you desire.


If you’re afraid of the dentist, you’re not alone. Perhaps 80% of people have some level of anxiety about the dentist. Maybe you’re not so afraid of the dentist that you can’t make your regular dental checkups, but the thought of getting an optional dental procedure is paralyzing.

The good news is that we can help you overcome your anxiety to get the cosmetic dentistry you’ve wanted for so long. Dr. James B. Polley believes that every patient should be made to feel comfortable in our office. We’ve designed an office that welcomes and calms, and our staff is friendly, responsive, and understanding. You can’t truly understand the difference until you schedule a consultation, but we encourage you to give us a try and see if we aren’t different from any other dentist’s office you’ve ever been in.

But if anxiety is still a problem, we offer sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry can help you feel calm throughout your visit. It makes it easier to be comfortable for longer procedures, and it can even help you have positive dental experiences that may in time reduce or eliminate your anxiety.


Cost is an important factor for some people. But it’s important to understand that you have many options that can help you deal with the cost of cosmetic dentistry. We can consider options that may give similar results at a lower cost. We can also design a phased treatment plan for your smile makeover that spreads out treatment to make it more affordable. Or maybe we prioritize your biggest issues and fix them, reserving some for later.

Because the health and beauty of your smile overlap, there are many procedures that can have a cosmetic effect, but are covered by dental insurance. These aren’t cosmetic dentistry, per se, but they have a similar effect. You can also utilize flex spending for these procedures and may be able to take tax credits to pay back some of the cost.

We also offer financing to help you afford cosmetic dentistry. The terms are quite reasonable, and include no-interest plans. We can help you apply, and approval is usually quick.

Google Says  . . .

It’s good that you search for information about procedures you are considering. You want to be an informed patient. In fact, it’s possible you found this blog through a Google search, so good for you! But there are many reasons why you shouldn’t let Dr. Google keep you from getting cosmetic dentistry.

It’s possible you’re misunderstanding the information you’re seeing. You might think a page describes your situation, but it may not apply. We’re happy to look at the information you’re seeing and discuss the merits of it and how it relates to your treatment (or doesn’t).

It’s also possible you came across some mistaken or outdated information. There’s a lot of that on the Internet.

It’s good to get a second opinion before committing to cosmetic dentistry. But it’s best to get it from a real dentist and not a search engine. If you don’t know where to get a good second opinion, we can refer you to several dentists who will look over your case and give an independent assessment.

Too Busy

We understand: life seems so hectic now. But ask yourself: is it likely to be less hectic next month? The month after that? You might be postponing cosmetic dentistry until you’ve got a break in your schedule. If that break is actually on your calendar, this might be reasonable, but the truth is that many people have that break pencilled in on “someday.”

The problem is that it’s always today, never someday. Unless you make a commitment for a specific day, the day you’re likely to get your smile makeover is “never.”

So if you are tired of constantly being unhappy about your smile, the day to do something about it is today. Please call (702) 873-0324 for an appointment with Las Vegas cosmetic dentist Dr. James B. Polley.