Comprehensive Dental Services in Bloomington, IN

Dental Services Steven E. Lynn D.D.S.

The family dentist office of Steven E. Lynn is proud to treat patients in a warm and welcoming environment. We offer many services such as teeth cleaning, fillings, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and dentures, and we recently became certified in an alternative technique to tissue grafting. Dr Lynn has been practicing since 1975 and welcomes patients to ask any questions they may have regarding their dental treatment.

Services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Optisleep

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder that causes snoring and breathing pauses during sleep. These breathing pauses may occur 30 times or more an hour. As a result, the quality of sleep suffers, making patients tired during the day. On top of that, life partners are often suffering too as loud and persistent snoring can keep him or her awake and take a toll on his or her well-being.

    Symptoms

    The most obvious sign of obstructive sleep apnea is chronic, loud, and ongoing snoring. There is usually, too, persistent sleepiness during the day, including while at work or driving. This may cause the sufferer to doze off during periods of inactivity. Other symptoms include morning headaches, waking frequently throughout night, difficulty concentrating and remembering, psychological problems such as depression or mood changes, and sore throat or dry mouth upon waking.

    My office is pleased to certified and trained in this exciting and non-invasive treatment for OSA. We offer the latest in technology and want to provide you the opportunity for a restful nights sleep. The treatment is sometimes covered by your medical insurance but if not it is relatively inexpensive as compared to a cumbersome and uncomfortable C-Pap machine.
  • Routine Teeth Cleaning
    It is suggested that patients should be seen for a dental cleaning and routine exam every 6 months or as recommended by Dr. Lynn. During the cleaning, plaque and calculus will be removed from your teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile. Sometimes, x-rays need to be taken to help detect possible cavities in between teeth that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
    We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services that allow our patients to achieve the smile they have always dreamed about. We are able to reshape your teeth in a variety of ways; including the use of veneers or bonding, natural-looking tooth-colored fillings, and teeth whitening.
  • Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique
    Steven E. Lynn, DDS is proud to offer an alternative to traditional tissue grafting, the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique! Dr. Lynn is 1 of only 1500 dentists Worldwide that have been certified to preform this procedure. This new procedure offers a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession. The procedure is usually completed in 1-2 hours and provides a quicker recovery compared to the traditional method.
    During your appointment, Dr. Lynn uses a small needle to make a small hole in the gum tissue. The tissue is then loosened and moved over the receded part of the tooth. Patients experience minimal post-operative symptoms including pain, swelling, and bleeding. Typically they will recover in a few days. Play the video below to learn more about the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.
  • Teeth Whitening
    Soon after starting treatment at our office for teeth whitening, you will start to see a whiter and brighter smile With our whitening services the effects of coffee, smoking, tea, and other causes for tooth discoloration, will slowly disappear leaving a beautiful white smile. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Lynn to see if you're a candidate for teeth whitening.
  • Cosmetic Restorations (White Bonded Fillings)
    If you dislike the look that old silver restorations give your mouth, white fillings are the perfect solution! Your old silver restorations will be replaced with tooth colored fillings, resulting in a smile you can be proud to show off. White fillings are also bonded to the natural tooth structure increasing the overall strength of the tooth, unlike silver (amalgam) fillings that have no bonding properties.
  • Crowns and Bridges
    Crowns are necessary when a tooth is severely damaged or has suffered from advanced decay and cannot be fixed with bonded filling material. Crowns cover the remaining tooth and restore its function, strength, and esthetics. Several crown material options are available and our dentists will discuss these on an individual basis depending on the area of the mouth that needs to be restored.
    Bridges can be utilized when tooth loss occurs due to gum disease, decay, or injury. The loss of the tooth can create greater problems for your dental health if it is not corrected. The teeth next to the missing tooth (or teeth) can begin to move and result in pain, discomfort, and can look unsightly. With bridges, Dr. Lynn will close any gaps in your mouth. The bridge looks and acts just like natural teeth, is permanently cemented, and helps to maintain the position of the rest of your teeth.
  • Sedation Dentistry
    For patients who become anxious during a visit to the dentist, the office of Steven E. Lynn, D.D.S. is proud to offer sedation dentistry as a solution to help every patient receive the dental care they need. We offer a range of sedative techniques that include nitrous oxide, local anesthesia, and conscious monitored sedation. When the procedure is over the patient will wake up feeling comfortable and at ease with their dental work completed. Sedation dentistry is perfect for those with high anxiety about receiving dental work, or even those with diminished mental capacity. The dentist is able to do the work needed, and the patient doesn't feel any anxiety and leaves with a beautiful smile.
  • Dental Implants
    If you happen to be missing one or more teeth, dental implants could be the perfect solution for you! Dental implants are natural-looking and are permanently anchored into the patient's jawbone and, unlike traditional bridges, no preparation of adjacent teeth is required.
    It is important to replace missing teeth, because if left with spaces, your teeth can shift and cause a variety of other dental problems. Dr. Lynn has extensive experience in treatment planning and designing implant solutions that are custom tailored for each individual patient. When your dental implants are placed, your jaw will bond and attach to the implant making them very strong and functional. Dr. Lynn is the only area dentist to be certified in both the surgical and restorative phases of dental implants. Our implants are guaranteed for life!
  • Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)
    Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.
    When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
  • Dental Emergencies
    Dental emergencies can be very frightening and often painful. Prompt treatment is generally required to alleviate pain and ensure the patient's oral and overall health. If you're dealing with a dental emergency, call us immediately at 812-323-8112 and we will schedule you in as soon as possible. Should you call during after hours, our voicemail message will instruct you on how to contact us.
  • For more information about any of our services or treatments, feel free to contact us (link to contact page) today. We look forward to the opportunity to help you with all of your dental needs.