Do you or a loved-one have one have a loose fitting partial or complete denture? Are you sick and tired of using creams and powders to try to hold your denture in place? Dr. Wesley Shankland, who practices in Westerville, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus in Central Ohio) may very well be able to help you.

Mini implants, or narrow diameter implants, are a wonderful way to secure dentures so that adhesives are not necessary. These implants are far less expensive and invasive than the normal or conventional implants. In most cases, mini implants can be used just like conventional implants. Dr. Wesley Shankland has had extensive training in placing mini implants and has been placing mini implants for quite some time and has had wonderful success.

Best of all, almost never are incisions needed. With conventional implants, an incision is needed to expose the bone. A hole is placed in the bone and the base of an implant is inserted into the bone, the tissue is sutured and the surgical site heals over the next 6 months. Dr. Shankland places these types of implants, but with mini implants, the denture or partial denture can be placed immediately placed on the implant or implants and used that very day!

Contact Dr. Wesley Shankland if you’d like to talk with him about mini implants. There is no charge for the consultation and if you’re a candidate for mini implants, you will be so pleased with the low cost and comfort of these wonderful implants. Dr. Shankland is one of only a few dentists in Central Ohio who are trained to place mini implants, so if you think you might be a candidate, make an appointment to see him in his Westerville office. You’ll be glad that you did. 614-794- 0033.