A youthful, attractive face has defined contours. Skin is firm, free of severe laxity and wrinkles. While it may seem curious at first, we at Dentistry by Shane Nelson, DDS hold the keys to unlocking that young, vibrant visage: Fountain of Youth® Dentures.

The difference is in the design

There are more than 700 dentists in the Kansas City area. When searching for a “dentist near me in Overland Park,” we understand that you have a lot of options. However, Dr. Nelson is among the select few dentists that are certified to offer FOY® Dentures. In fact, he has additional training in the FOY® technique as a “Level 2 Provider.” Why does all of this matter?

Conventionally, traditional dentures are designed to sit on the bone in your jaws. When they are designed, the dentist tries to place the teeth that make up the denture in the most stable position possible. Traditional dentures also are not designed to replicate the natural height of your teeth. This combination of inadequate height and imprecise placement results in a number of undesirable consequences. These drawbacks include:

  • Poor fit
  • Discomfort due to dentures sliding around
  • Deterioration of bone (the jaw doesn’t get the stimulation it needs from teeth to stay strong)
  • Premature aging; lack of adequate bony support promotes skin laxity and hollows

Actual Patient Results

Before and After Image of Fountain of Youth® Dentures Near Me Overland Park Area

Fountain of Youth® dentures are different. They are designed in a way that the teeth are placed in their optimal, natural positions. The natural height of the teeth is also retained. Dr. Nelson arrives at these well-fitting, precision dentures by doing things like making impressions (models) of your mouth when your muscles are in motion. This makes sense, right? Your dentures will support healthy chewing, speech, and other functions. So, why not take the impression that is used to guide the fabrication of the denture when your mouth is moving? Conventional dentures rely on models or molds of your mouth made when the muscles are at rest.

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Using the principles of neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Nelson can also pinpoint the best height of your new teeth. This differs from person to person. The muscles developed around and conformed to the full height of your teeth. This height has left an imprint behind on your muscles. We can use specialized technologies to determine the best, highly personalized height for your dentures.

Seize the benefits!

Attractive form follows optimal function. FOY® dentures fit precisely. In turn, they promote healthy bones. As bone is restored or maintained, you maintain your youthful facial contours and smooth skin. Who says you need cosmetic facial surgery to add back years of a youthful appearance. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park
Dr. Shane Nelson is a leading dentist in Overland Park. He opened his private practice in January 2002 and has been serving the community for over two decades. Having pursued several courses in cosmetic, holistic, biomimetic, gneuromuscular, and laser dentistry, he shares his expertise with dentists from all over the world as a clinical instructor. Dr. Nelson is a SMART certified dentist and is one of the six accredited dentists in the entire state of Kansas.

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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!