In addition to mini implants and Zirconia implants, Dr. Shankland is really excited about introducing OsteoReady implants into his selection of implants. Like mini implants, OsteoReady implants are minimally invasive meaning no incisions or sutures are usually required. However, unlike mini implants, OsteoReady implants are larger and generally anchor the implant deeper and more stable than mini implants.
Being minimally invasive, there’s very little healing time and little post-operative discomfort. Most patients require only Ibuprofen if they require any pain medication at all.
OsteoReady implant can be used to replace single teeth, to secure a removable partial denture or a complete denture. Once placed, the top of the implant and its crown can be place in only four months.
Being shorter than conventional implants, OsteoReady implants can be safely used when the inferior alveolar nerve might be an issue with conventional implants or if a lifting of the maxillary sinus may have been recommended.
Dr. Shankland is very excited about this hybrid (combination of a mini implant with a conventional implant) implant. He and his staff have successfully placed many OsteoReady implants and if you might need an implant, make an appointment for a free consultation to see if an OsteoReady implant might be right for you.
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Maintaining your oral health is important to your overall health and wellness. Regular preventative visits will keep your teeth clean and gums healthy. Gum disease and cavities are much easier to treat in the early stages, and can be detected at your preventative visits.
Restorative dentists use devices such as dentures, crowns, bridges, onlays, inlays and also dental implants to restore your teeth and their proper functioning. Teeth can be damaged or lost by cavities, gum disease, or accidents. Restorative dentistry restores your teeth and their proper function. Our office offers crowns, inlays, onlays, tooth-colored fillings, bridges, and implants to restore the function and beauty of your teeth.
Do you or someone in your family snore? Do you wake up suddenly in a panic, feeling as if you can't catch your breath? The diagnosis may be sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can lead to other disease processes in your body and should be treated. Dr. Shankland can evaluate your breathing problems and make recommendations for the best treatment options.
TMD, commonly know as TMJ, are a group of musculoskeletal disorders that involve the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Wesley Shankland is highly trained to treat these disorders. Some of the more common symptoms are: clenching; pain in the face; headaches; clicking, popping, or grating sounds; or jaws that get stuck
Facial pain is often caused by the following disorders: temporal tendonitis, Ernest Syndrome, occipital neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux), NICO (Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis). Dr.Wesley Shankland has been successfully diagnosing and treating people with these disorders for many years, and is respected as an expert in this field