Ozone: Naturally healing oral wounds since the 1930s, available at your holistic dentist’s office

Dentists Using Ozone Therapy Near Me Overland Park KS Area

Ozone is a remarkable and versatile therapeutic option. In our dental universe, ozone may be used for diverse applications, from eradicating harmful oral bacteria as part of a hygiene program to building up tooth enamel to ease painful sensitivity. But one of the ozone’s most compelling benefits is its well-documented capacity to heal wounds. At Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS, we may use ozonated water, gas, or oils to encourage reattachment or regeneration of healthy tissues. Dr. Nelson is accustomed to being a leader in Overland Park and throughout the state of Kansas when it comes to dentists using holistic and biomimetic … Continue reading

How Fountain of Youth® dentures live up to their name: Better fit, greater comfort, unparalleled aesthetics

Fountain of Youth Dentures Near Me Overland Park KS Area

You have likely seen the reference to “GNM” dentistry on this website. GNM refers to “gneuromuscular,” a term advanced by Dr. Clayton Chan. The term is derived from “gnathology,” the relationship between teeth and jaw function when you bite down. It is also derived from “neuromuscular,” a reference to how the nerves and muscles function within this interconnected system.  Fountain of Youth® dentures live up to their name, as a youthful alternative to conventional tooth replacement, by accounting for the interconnected nature of the tissues that make up your mouth, face, and jaws. As a qualified provider of FOY®, Dentistry by … Continue reading

A holistic dental provider in more than name only: The importance of mercury-free and mercury-safe dentistry

SMART Certified Dentist in Overland Park KS Area

As a holistic dental practice in Overland Park, Kansas, Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS, is dedicated to the health of your “whole self.” Due to the interconnected nature of the oral cavity and the rest of your body, maintaining the health of your mouth supports your overall health and wellbeing. However, some traditional dental materials and techniques are detrimental to systemic health. Notably, dental amalgam fillings present challenges to good health and quality of life. Due to these concerns, our dentist does not place these silver-colored fillings. Additionally, he is SMART Certified. So, our office both refrains from using amalgam fillings and is trained and … Continue reading

A Guide to Gneuromuscular (GNM) Dentistry for the Treatment of TMJ Symptoms, an Array of Related Conditions

TMJ Treatment in Kansas City KS Area

As a Kansas City area provider of GNM dentistry, Dr. Shane Nelson understands how the muscles, tissues, joints, and nerves are interconnected and how, when one part of that system is deficient, it can affect the whole. In turn, he appreciates and addresses the vast array of conditions that can occur alongside TMJ Dysfunction or Disorders (TMJDs), and the potentially life-altering complications that can arise when these conditions and symptoms go untreated. Understanding TMJDs and Treatment Options Disorders of the TMJs are most commonly characterized as disordered function associated with the joints that connect the jaw to the skull. When … Continue reading

Preserve Failing Teeth, Build Up Bone for Implants with Versatile Grafting Process

Regenerative Bone Grafting in Kansas City KS Area

At the Kansas City area office of Dr. Shane Nelson in Overland Park, we make every effort to preserve natural teeth. While tooth replacement methods have improved considerably in modern times, natural and healthy teeth remain superior in form and function. Dr. Nelson uses advanced, biomimetic, and holistic principles, techniques, and technologies to restore the structure of the teeth and “save” a failing, decayed, or diseased tooth. In fact, regenerative bone grafting presents a surprisingly straightforward option to build up the supportive tissues in the jaw. Here is how it (largely) works: Donor bone tissue is harvested. Donor sources include … Continue reading

KöR Lifts the Most Stubborn Stains and Whitens Teeth Without the Pain and Risk

KoR Teeth Whitening in Kansas City KS Area

The over-the-counter products that promise to whiten teeth often fail to live up to their claims. Likewise, they may produce uneven or lackluster results and damage surrounding oral tissues. Other professional treatments can also produce disappointing results, excessive sensitivity, and irritation, partly due to their use of heat-generating lasers and light-based devices. These devices are designed to accelerate the “whitening action” for patients who opt for “power” or in-office teeth whitening. Fortunately, patients can get stunning results without the risk at the Kansas City area office of Dr. Shane Nelson in Overland Park. KöR Teeth Whitening System KöR is a … Continue reading

In Rare Company: Our Office is One of Four in Kansas to be SMART-Certified … What That Means, Why It Matters

Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique in Overland Park KS Area

There are almost 1,000 general dentists in the state of Kansas. While Dr. Shane Nelson appreciates the comprehensive services offered by other general dentists, he is one of only four dentists in the state who are certified by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) as a SMART dentist. What does that mean? “SMART” stands for:  Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique  As a SMART-certified office, Dentistry by Shane Nelson in Overland Park has demonstrated that we have the equipment, supplies, procedures, processes, and other precautions to safely and responsibly remove amalgam fillings. What are amalgam fillings? You may know them as “silver” … Continue reading

Dentures May Help You Feel Younger, Live Longer

Dentures May Help You Feel Younger, Live Longer

Not all of us feel as old as we are. There are a lot of factors that contribute to our perception of age, what scientists refer to as our “subjective age.” Dentures influence many of them, and, as a result, they may actually help you live longer, too. How the Right Dentures Can Help You Feel Younger Dentures can have a significant impact on how young or how old you feel. Culturally, just getting dentures can make you feel older, but not all dentures have the same effect. Some dentures enhance the sense of feeling old. Others can help you … Continue reading

The biomimetic dentist office in Overland Park supports the long-term health, beauty of your smile

Professional Biomimetic Dentist Office Near Me In Overland Park

At Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS, your safety, health, comfort, and experience at our dentist office in Overland Park is paramount. We are proud that patients feel like they are valued, extended members of our “family,” and that they 110% trust their health and well-being to us. Principles such as biomimetic dentistry are at the heart of who we are and what we do, and they facilitate utmost comfort and satisfaction with our treatments and services.  Biomimetic dentistry  “Bio” refers to the study of life sciences, while “mimetic” means “mimicry” or “imitation.” So, biomimetic dentistry “mimics or imitates nature”; for … Continue reading

Smile confidently with cosmetic dentistry services, the holistic and biomimetic way, in Overland Park

The Best Cosmetic Dentistry Services near me in Overland Park

Cosmetic dentistry is powerful; we see first-hand how patients walk taller and exude greater confidence following treatment at our office in Overland Park.  At Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS, we are privileged to facilitate these transformations in smiles and self-confidence. However, as a holistic and biological practitioner, Dr. Nelson takes cosmetic dental services to the next level. Our natural and comprehensive principles support treatments as conservative, safe, precise, gentle, and long-lasting as they are stunning and lifelike in their appearance. Enhanced or rebuilt teeth and tissues completed at our practice are indistinguishable in how they feel, look, and function from … Continue reading

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What a discovery! Dr Nelson is very likely the best dentist you will ever find. His tools and techniques are state of the art, he's highly skilled and Dr Nelson is one of the nicest people I have ever met. I have struggled with my smile ever since another dentist botched a procedure years ago. Dr Nelson has restored my faith in dentistry and is actively working on giving me the best smile I have ever had. VERY highly recommended!