Restorative Dental CareDr. Wesley Shankland and his staff provide excellent restorative services to repair your fractured or broken teeth, missing teeth, or cavities. Some of our services are: mercury-free fillings, crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and complete dentures.
Wishing you’d never have a cavity, fractured or broken tooth is ideal, but usually, not practical. Dr. Shankland and his staff will work hard with you to avoid dental problems, but if a problem does occur, Dr. Shankland can provide:
- Mercury-free fillings.
Dr. Shankland has been committed in 1979 not to place dental filling which contain mercury even though such restorations are still legal in the US. There are too many questions concerning how mercury from filling affects the human body that Dr. Shankland would rather not expose his patients or staff to this deadly metal. Besides, today, the composite (tooth-colored) restorative materials are excellent and last as long as mercury fillings and they don’t contain mercury.
Crowns, or commonly called caps, come in all varieties. Crowns are used when a large section of a tooth fractures or if a tooth contains a very large filling. Crowns can also be used to improve the esthetics or look of a patient’s smile. Crowns are also used on implants to restore normal function and esthetics.
Bridges are two or more crowns connected and are used to restore missing teeth so that you can chew effectively and comfortably. They are cemented in place and cared for just like natural teeth.
- Partial dentures.
Partial dentures are used to restore several missing teeth when a bridge or bridges are not used. These appliances are removable so that a patient can clean the remaining teeth effectively.
- Complete dentures.
Believe it or not, many people today require complete dentures and Dr. Shankland is very well trained in providing this service. Voted the top student in his class of 215 as the outstanding student in prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures) by his professors, Dr. Shankland takes great pride in providing dentures for those who need this service.
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