We focus on your Oral Health and early detection of dental disease!
Golden words: "prevention is better than cure". Evidence from plenty of studies links oral health/oral bacteria to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy complications and some carcinomas! We are very strong on prevention and early diagnosis and that comes from years of experience and continuing education.
As your dental home , we address oral health for all ages.
Family Dentistry isn't exactly a class or series of classes you take in Dental school, it is a mindset. It is also a choice!
Families and Individuals are encouraged to make their own choice, but more so we encourage you and hope that you would consider Springhill Dental & Orthodontics to be your family's trusted Dental team.
We treat all ages, from all walks of life.
As a family dentist, we do our best to understand you and your family’s dental background. We can even identify patterns, genetics, and barriers to care that run in your family, and this helps us to treat and accommodate each family member with the best in Oral Care. We schedule your appointments keeping your family and work schedules in mind and can keep the whole family healthy!
Our Services also include - below:
Emergency Dental Care
Gum Disease & Periodontics Treatment
If you have a dental emergency during business hours, please call us.
Or send us a note to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
For after hours or weekend emergencies, call us.
Our phone lines are always open!
Think Bleeding and sensitive gums: Gum disease can sneak up on people because the early stages often are not accompanied by pain. The earliest signs of inflammation of gums include bleeding, sensitivity and can progress to bone loss. This bone loss can be accompanied by one or more loose teeth, and may require surgery if left untreated. It is important to address Periodontal disease very early!
Numerous studies have linked periodontal disease to additional issues: stroke, diabetes and heart problems. Routine dentist visits and good dental hygiene habits are excellent ways to help avert this disease which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Deep Cleaning or Periodontal treatment
Removing plaque and tartar along below the gum line are part of your dental deep cleaning. Unlike regular dental cleaning, deep cleaning is very extensive and industrious. Special techniques and instruments are used to clean bacteria and their by products from roots of teeth and below the gums
Braces mean a beautiful smile and results in improved self esteem. But braces also help prevent and alleviate long-term dental problems. Crowded or crooked teeth are difficult to clean and maintain - this can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. Altered jaw alignment and misaligned teeth can cause abnormal wear of your teeth, difficult to chew efficiently, and can cause excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports your teeth. Braces can make adjustments which achieve a better smile while also make it easier to floss and maintain oral health.
Dr. Flynn is a General Dentist, with advanced training in Orthodontics and able to offer complete Orthodontic therapy, in addition to family Dentistry. With our experience, if you have crowded teeth, under bite, or overbite, or just want a better smile, we have the experience and versatility to offer optimal solutions for Invisible /clear Braces and traditional Metal Braces*
*Type of braces will depend on clinical complexity and diagnosis
As part of our routine exams, we also evaluate for the need for Orthodontic care. We correct misalignment with both Metal Braces and Invisible Braces and other appliance therapies.
We offer a modern solution to straighten your teeth - Invisible braces. These are custom made to fit your mouth.
Why Clear Braces? Sometimes teeth are in an irregular position from when they first come in, and sometimes they move later in life. Clear braces - sometimes referred to as invisible braces such as Invisalign clearcorrect etc allow us to treat various orthodontic irregularities and achieve a beautiful smile, without compromising any aesthetics
A Veneer is thin, custom-made, tooth colored shell designed to cover front surface of chipped or worn , malformed or/and heavily stained teeth. Porcelain veneers aim to correct these imperfections with a small amount of enamel ( outer layer of tooth) removed from your teeth to accommodate the veneer shell. Veneers are great way to go for a smile makeover!
Composite (white) fillings, along with silver/amalgam fillings, are widely used to replace tooth structure lost due to decay, fracture etc. Typically composite fillings are best for fillings which are visible in a patients smile. Silver amalgam fillings are more often found in the back of the mouth - they are quite durable and have been a solution for cavities for over 100 years. Composite fillings are more aesthetic and require less tooth structure to be prepared to accommodate the filling material. There are advantages and disadvantages to these types of fillings - please discuss with your Dentist as we want the optimal filling for you and your smile
Teeth whitening is a top cosmetic procedure being performed these days in the world of dentistry. At our office, we offer both in-house and take-home whitening systems to brighten teeth that are discolored or stained and offer it to patients with optimum oral health. Both methods are quite effective. Please inquire to see which option best fits your needs.
Quickly becoming treatment of choice to replace missing teeth, dental implants are titanium or highly bio-compatible materials that replace missing teeth. They can replace single or multiple teeth or can be used to anchor dentures to the jaw bones.
When teeth are missing, it can have a domino effect. Surrounding and opposing teeth can move into those gaps, and alter the normal relationship of jaw and biting surfaces. It becomes costlier and harder to bring the chewing ability back to normal. Dental implants are one of the best options to replace those missing teeth as soon as tooth loss occurs.
Bone grafts are recommended to replace lost bone during/after tooth removal to achieve optimal results. This prepares the tooth site to receive implants, and give ideal contour to get bridges and partials. Bone grafts delay future bone loss under dentures and improve fit of dentures. Reduction in quality and quantity of bone can compromise functional and aesthetic outcomes for implants and other procedures - such as bridges or dentures. We will discuss your options with you to make the best decision.
Let's get you back the function of your teeth and prevent future decay.
Crowns are often the best choice for highly decayed,fractured or weak teeth. Fillings can only replace lost tooth structure to a limit. To prevent further tooth loss or fractures, crowns are sometimes the treatment of choice. We have different options available including Porcelain crowns that can look and feel as good as your natural tooth. Crown is a custom tooth-shaped 'cap' placed over the tooth to restore the tooth's shape and size; the bonded porcelain provides strength and is also custom made and shade-matched for tooth color.
Bridges or Fixed Partials replace 1-2 missing teeth by getting support from adjacent teeth. Ask your dentist about fixed versus removable partials, as each have their indications and pros and cons.
Root canals are performed when the nerve or pulp of the tooth becomes infected and inflamed due to dental decay or trauma. During the procedure the infected nerve is removed, and with extreme care and disinfection, the Dentist seals up the tooth to protect against further damage. Root canals have been saving teeth for many years and have a high success rate.
Tooth extractions are performed when the tooth is no longer salvageable example deep decay, loose teeth, fractures, for orthodontic reasons or in case of infections.
Proper preventative dental care now can prevent future dental problems. Practicing good preventive oral health translates to better whole body health .
At every appointment, as a part of your exam, you will be screened for not just gum and tooth health, also for oral cancers and sleep apnea.
Examinations are a window into one's oral and overall health. When your mouth is healthy, there is a good chance the rest of your body is also healthy. The American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits to maintain optimal oral health. Six months is a general guideline that most dental patients are recommended to follow, yet there can be exceptions for more or less frequent visits to help assist you in maintaining top oral health.
Preventative Professional Teeth Cleaning:
This treatment involves polishing the teeth to control bacteria both on the teeth and just beneath the gum line. A prophy is typically performed twice per year, or every six months, to maintain healthy gums