Ceramic ImplantsTitanium implants have been used for decades worldwide to replace missing teeth or to secure loose or ill-fitting dentures. Recently, ceramic, or non-metallic, implants have been approved by the US FDA.
Ceramic or zirconia implants are hypoallergenic and some people have allergies to metals of all types. Ceramic implants are a wonderful alternative.
One problem that frequently arises with titanium implants is one of esthetics. Patients with thin, translucent gums or those who are prone to gum recession (as are many aging people) may end up with the gray gums or titanium from conventional or mini implants showing around the margin of the crown. Since zirconia is non-metallic and white, it is much more natural looking than titanium. It’s a perfect base color that closely mimics what nature created in the first place.
Also, because zirconia does not conduct an electrical charge is a wonderful benefit, as opposed to metal implants. Bacterial growth on the surface of a zirconia implant is far less likely to adhere to the implant due to its non-conductivity, thus creating an oral environment that promotes much healthier gingival tissues.
If you’re considering an implant, consult with Dr. Shankland and his staff concerning maybe having him place a zirconia implant.
Preventive dentistry is a practice of maintaining your oral hygiene by caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It teach the patient how to prevent dental problems like cavities, gum disease, enamel wear etc.
Invisible orthodontic therapy is simple alternative to braces. Aligners are almost invisible and you can eat & clean your teeth normally.
Sedation dentistry means using the medication to help patient to get calm & relax during dental procedure. We can provide you with safe and effective sedation so that your appointment will be pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Restorative Dental Care
Restorative dentistry is the diagnosis and integrated management of diseases of oral health problems and restoring mouth to functional and aesthetic requirements of the individual.
Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. When a fracture or decayed tooth is removed, a dental implant is placed in the jawbone to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
Obstructive sleep apnea is snoring with quiet pauses in breathing ending in gasping, snoring or choking sounds. Have you or your spouse awakened suddenly in a panic, not being able to breathe? If this continues, the diagnosis may very well be obstructive sleep apnea.
TMD, commonly known as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint.
Facial pain is a pain disorder of the face. It is mostly experienced by patient to one side of the face and can be described as sharp, dull, crushing, aching or burning.
About Dr. Shankland
Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained in general dentistry, restorative dentistry, and the treatment of TMD (TMJ) and other facial pain disorders. He has been in practice since 1978 in Central Ohio.
Read more… about his education, training, and professional associations.
The staff at Dr. Shankland’s office in Westerville are dedicated to providing the best possible service to our patients. They are very knowledgeable in their fields, and most have been with him for many years.
Dr. Wesley Shankland
158-A Commerce Park Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Phone: 614 794 0033
Fax: 614 794 2291
Services : Preventative Dentistry | Restorative Dental Care | Invisible Orthodontics | Sedation Dentistry | Dental Implants | Mini Implants | Conventional Implants | Snoring / Sleep Apnea | TMD | Facial Pain | Botox | Juvederm