When you require a crown, bridge, or denture, you'll love to hear that all of our restorations are created right here in the great state of Arkansas. We work with nearby labs who use the very best materials and create your beautiful, natural-looking restorations with skill and pride.
As we continue to use the latest advancements in dentistry, our X-rays have gone digital. This means there is 75% less radiation exposure than conventional X-ray methods and no waiting time for images to develop. After placing a digital sensor in your mouth, we can immediately view your X-rays on our computer screen. We can also take a panoramic view of your mouth in just one shot. As there is no developing process of images, there are no environmentally harmful chemicals used in the process.
Dr. Shearer and his team work together with you for your best dental care. With the intra-oral camera, patients can see the interior of their mouth and focus in on the problem areas. This miniature video camera makes it possible for doctor and patient to discuss treatment plans to make sound decisions with the right options of care for you.
Today, patients often seek relief from pain without the use of drugs. As
you may have seen on Good Morning America or in People
magazine, the NTI™ oral appliance is providing that relief through
alternative means. This FDA-approved device works by relieving the tension
in the scalp and adjacent muscles. It relieves headaches and prevents the
onset of them as well. The results of clinical testing show that an 82%
majority of patients have achieved 77% less migraine or tension pain. Best
of all, it works quickly and is very affordable. We can provide a new
quality of life with this easy-to-use device. Please be sure to ask us how
we can help.
We are proud to announce that Springhill Dental now uses 3-D cone beam CT digital imaging technology. This is like a three-dimensional X-ray that is incredibly accurate, takes much less time than traditional X-rays, and does all this with much less radiation exposure. A great advantage of using ultra cone beam images for diagnosis and evaluation of treatment options is the Dr. Shearer's ability to clearly see the patient’s anatomy in 3-D, instead of flat, two-dimensional images. This allows for greater precision in all dental treatment, especially implant placement and oral surgeries.
The use of a protective
mouthguard can save you from the trauma of losing teeth. The ones sold in stores
do not protect well, and often the improper fit impedes breathing during
exertion. We create mouthguards for athletes that will protect against injury or
loss to your teeth and give the right fit for easy breathing.
The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports: Acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shot-putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling.
The dental laser has made monumental changes in many dental procedures that make it much easier for patients. It may be hard to imagine, but you can have your next filling placed without a shot or any drilling. This removes much of the fear some patients have from needles and drilling, and overall, it makes treatment much more comfortable for all patients. There are other benefits to this amazing technology. This laser won't cause any microcracking of a tooth. This minimizes the chance of decay setting in around the filling and the need for a root canal or crown in the future. The laser also sterilizes the tooth when the decay is being removed, so the tooth is ready to receive a filling. We are very pleased to offer this great advancement in dental treatment to all our patients.
Nothing beats an easier, more comfortable dental visit. If you have questions about the latest dental technology, give us a call today at (501) 955-0155.