Four Flags Family Dentistry Procedures

At Four Flags Family Dentistry we have the experience and technology to give you the very best dental care in a friendly, caring atmosphere. Contact us with any questions on our procedures, or call us for an appointment to discuss your specific needs. 
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Dental Checkups.
The Four Flags Family Dentistry team provides regular dental checkup examinations and regular dental cleanings to remove plaque, tartar and cavities in your teeth. In some cases, X-rays may be needed to determine if the depth of a given cavity or to diagnose more serious conditions that might cause oral diseases. Next, your gums will be checked with a special tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth, as well as checking for swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer in the
Tooth Extractions
Doctor Flewelling completes Tooth Extractions which involve the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone at times when there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In some cases, a very loose tooth also will also require extraction if it can't be saved, even when bone grafting replacement surgery has been indicated.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Doctor Flewelling utilizes technological advancements in Cosmetic Dentistry procedures and advanced tooth-colored dental materials that deliver natural-looking teeth have resulted in long lasting cosmetic dental treatments that are far more durable than in years past.
Dental Cleaning
Doctor Flewelling recommends a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year, as this is interval has been found to be ideal for improving your oral health. This type of professional dental cleaning reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of daily brushing and flossing, giving Dr. Flewelling early opportunities to prevent cavities and other forms of oral diseases.
Dental Implants
Doctor Flewelling likens dental implants to artificial tooth roots. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. A connector is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth, allowing the new dental implant teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
Dental Emergencies
Doctor Flewelling provides a full range of support for dental emergencies such as injuries to the teeth or gums, as these can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental emergency can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment at later date, so Doctor Flewelling strongly recommends contacting the Four Flags Family Dentistry offices any time you encounter a dental emergency.
Dental Scaling
Dental Scaling is important procedure performed to help patients with gum disease and excessive plaque buildup. While a standard cleaning will address the surface of the tooth, scaling goes much deeper. This is a type of dental cleaning reaches below the gumline to remove plaque buildup which is often referred to as a deep cleaning. This treatment goes beyond the general cleaning that you receive with your regular checkup.
Dental Cleaning
Doctor Flewelling recommends a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year, as this is interval has been found to be ideal for improving your oral health. This type of professional dental cleaning reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of daily brushing and flossing, giving Dr. Flewelling early opportunities to prevent cavities and other forms of oral diseases.
Dental Fillings
It’s very important to avoid structural damage can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma through use of dental fillings, as these can be used to repair damage to the structural integrity of a tooth or teeth. Doctor Flewelling begins by preparing the tooth or teeth for restoration using filling materials such as gold, amalgam, composite resin (white filling material) or porcelain.
Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy performed by Doctor Flewelling involves the removal of infected pulp tissue within the root chamber of the tooth. The hollowed-out tooth is filled with an antibacterial filling, and the tooth is “capped” with a crown for protection.
Teeth Whitening
Teeth may be stained or discolored for a variety of reasons, and while there are a wide number of at-home whitening products, few can equal the quality professional teeth whitening performed by Doctor Flewelling. While there can be minor side effects from teeth whitening, the results make teeth whitening procedures more than worthwhile.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns & bridges by Doctor Flewelling can replace missing teeth, or missing parts of the tooth structure.
Dental Aligners
Dental Aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made mouthpieces that slip over the teeth in order gradually realign the position of teeth. Doctor Flewelling is versed in this technology and notes that clear or "invisible" aligners may or may not be a solution for serious alignment issues, as there are many firms now producing clear aligners, each with relative strengths and weaknesses in terms of outcome. In all event, Dr. Flewelling will recommend the optimal solution.
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Four Flags Family Dentistry is convenient and local serving Michiana from their offices at 24 N. St. Joe Ave., Suite E-2 

Niles, MI 49120

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please call 269-683-4180 with any questions or to make an appointment. 

Dental Implants

Doctor Flewelling likens dental implants to artificial tooth roots. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone and become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. A connector is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth, allowing the new dental implant teeth to feel, look and function naturally.