Springfield Dentistry specializes in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health, and helping you improve your appearance. When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve in a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Whether you're visiting us for a routine dental cleaning or you're ready for a life changing smile makeover with one of our many cosmetic dentistry options- including Invisalign®, Lumineers®, Implants and professional teeth whitening—Dr. Mark Klopenstine and Dr. Michael Baura, along with our team, will help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
A healthy mouth is important for a healthy body, and having an attractive smile can make a big difference in your life, no matter what age you are.
We empower you to make smart choices for your oral health and smile enhancements through individual consultations, personalized treatment plans, and easy and accommodating financing. Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.
We accept most dental insurances and are a preferred PPO provider for Cigna, Delta Dental, and Metlife! Call our office today to schedule your convenient appointment. We look forward to giving your family more reasons to smile.
Our beautiful new office conveniently located behind the Harris Teeter at Springfield Elementary and Middle Schools, we offer patients of all ages a new level of personalized care.
You can trust your smile with us.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are essential, preventive, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.
In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take X-rays using 50-70% less radiation versus conventional X-rays. Coupled with computer monitoring, digital x-ray technology allows us to enhance the images for better diagnosis of any dental concerns.
In our office, we are proud to offer 3D imaging. 3D X-rays are a compact, safer, faster version of a regular CAT scan or CT. In 3D dental x-rays, a cone shaped x-ray beam used in rotation, produces cross sectional images of bone and some soft tissues in varying degrees of detail depending on pre-determined level of resolution. Though there are many other imaging techniques, some more detailed, 3D imaging has the unique ability to offer clear images with limited patient exposure to radiation and provides only the necessary detail needed to make a proper diagnosis. This technology offers a unique Planmeca Ultra Low Dose™ imaging protocol, enabling imaging with an even lower effective patient dose than the traditional Panorex imaging.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Klopenstine can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today. Because composite fillings are tooth colored, they can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth, and are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible area of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. They are very durable, and will last many years, giving you a longlasting, beautiful smile.
No one forgets an incredible smile. Do you feel like you have the best smile possible? Do you feel confident and attractive when you smile and laugh?
If there are a few tiny imperfections keeping you from achieving a beautiful smile, come see us at Springfield Dentistry. Dr. Klopenstine has helped all kinds of patients create the smiles of their dreams, from home-makers to business men and women! He and his team deliver cosmetic dentistry that will undoubtedly give you the smile you've always wanted
Today, once you lose teeth you have more options than ever before: you can replace them with bridges, dentures or implants. Replacement is critical, because once a tooth is lost your remaining teeth move to fill the void and the chances that your jawbone will recede increase exponentially
Dental implants allow patients to regain fully functional and natural appearing smiles. Tooth loss is caused by tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma. Dental implants are an alternative to ordinary dental bridges or dentures to fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth.
Dental implants are innovative. Implant dentistry focuses on creating smiles that have the natural stability of real teeth. Tooth implant smiles look and feel authentic, and they maintain biological stimulation to prevent bone loss and that “sunken-in” appearance.
A tooth implant is a durable titanium cylinder that is surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone. After placement, the implant will fuse with the jawbone until it is fully integrated and becomes part of your body. Dental implants can be restored with dental crowns, dentures, or dental bridges.
Dental implants work just like real teeth with real roots! They stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from weakening and collapsing. Each tooth implant can sustain all of the bite force and ability of a natural tooth.
If you want to replace one or more missing teeth, ask us about implant dentistry. Dental implants are reliable enough to support bridges, dentures, or crowns.
Most healthy patients are candidates for dental implants. Dr. Klopenstine can tell you more after a screening and evaluation process.
Crooked teeth or a bad bite can affect your confidence and well being. Would you like for braces to be a comfortable experience without having to deal with wires, brackets or metal? Invisalign clear trays completely transform the standard braces experience. Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable, convenient, and fast-acting. They fit precisely over your teeth and shift your teeth gradually into their ideal position, creating a beautiful smile. Every few weeks, you will advance to your next set of aligners.
You wear them all day, removing them to eat and to brush and floss your teeth. They are smooth as not to irritate your gums or lips. You wear each set for two weeks and visit our office every four to six for periodic checkups.
Teeth whitening has become the number one aesthetic concern of most patients. When you have a set of stunning pearly whites, your quality of life and self-esteem will soar.
There are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home tooth whitening system that will whiten teeth dramatically. Since tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they will match the newly bleached teeth.
Tooth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea or wine.
Years of Experience
Dr. Mark Klopenstine
Dr. Mark Klopenstine completed his DDS degree at Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he made the Dean’s list, earned numerous awards, and was voted in the top of his class in pediatric dentistry by members of the IU dental school faculty.
Dr. Klopenstine was also selected for a highly regarded General Practice Residency in Charlotte, NC, during which he received additional training in general dentistry as well as more specific areas of dental treatment, including emergency care, dental implants, oral surgery, and dentistry for medically compromised patients. He is certified to provide Lumineers® and Invisalign® clear and removable braces.
In 2016, Dr. Klopenstine had the privilege of being named for Top Dentists in the Charlotte area. It is an honor to be voted for by his professional peers for this distinguished award. His warm personality and thoughtful chairside manner, as well as his commitment to excellence have earned him many positive reviews.
In 2009, Dr. Mark and his wife Lisa moved to the Fort Mill area. They have 3 children. When he is not caring for teeth, Dr. Mark enjoys spending time with his family, running, biking, and playing golf.
Dr. Michael Baura
Dr. Michael Baura is originally from Augusta, Georgia and graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Biological Science. He completed his DMD degree at the Medical University of Georgia’s College of Dental Medicine, where he graduated 12th in his class. While in dental school Dr. Baura was awarded the Department of General Dentistry Faculty Achievement Award which was voted on by the senior faculty members. Dr. Baura was also granted the service leadership award given out by the Academy of Dentistry International, and was a recipient of the Judson C. Hickey Scholarship. After graduating dental school Dr. Baura was accepted into the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the Charlie Norwood VA. During his residency Dr. Baura was trained extensively in dental implants, extraction of wisdom teeth, bone grafting, complex treatment planning, and IV sedation. Dr. Baura also participates in yearly dental mission trips to provide care to others. He recently led a team to Peru. He has also been to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Senegal, and went to Haiti in December.
Dr. Baura's mission is to provide the best quality dental care to his patients in a loving and compassionate manner. His motivation comes from Jesus Christ and wanting to treat others, as he wants to be treated. He strives to take the time to explain diagnoses and treatments in a way that you will understand. He wants to gain your trust through competence, compassion, and commitment to care for your dental needs.
Dr. Baura has been married for 5 years and has 3 children. Dr. Baura is currently in the process of adopting their 1 year old foster child who they brought home from the hospital at 2 days old. On his time off, Dr. Baura enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. He and his wife also enjoy going to yard sales and wood working.
452 Mercantile Place
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Monday 7:30AM – 4:30PM
Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 8:30AM - 4:30PM
We take lunch daily 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Friday 7:30AM – 1:00PM
"One of the best dental experiences I've had...and I've been to quite a few with ten moves in my life. The front office started the visit with a warm welcome, and Dr. Mark was very knowledgeable and friendly with my questions and concerns."
"After 10 years of living in the area I have finally found a Dentist office that I am extremely satisfied with and trust. Very friendly and highly rated dentist. Great office staff, very friendly and helpful. "
"I really enjoy coming to your office, more than any dentist I've ever seen. You guys are so friendly and warm. You take the time to educate me on different aspects of dental care, and I feel like I'm part of a DENTAL TEAM instead of just a patient. Thanks so much!"