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Do You Remove Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom Teeth Removal | Shank Dentistry

If you have a teenager, you are probably surprised at how quickly they have grown! 

By the time your child reaches their teenage years, they will likely have all of their permanent teeth, and it is time for a wisdom teeth evaluation to determine whether preemptively removing wisdom teeth is needed before they become symptomatic.

We perform most dental extraction procedures here in our Indianapolis dental office without the need for a referral to an oral surgeon. Our patients appreciate being able to have treatment in an office with a team they know and trust!

When Wisdom Teeth Become a Problem

Not all wisdom teeth require an extraction. We will take an x-ray of ...

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3 Common Oral Surgery Procedures

3 Common Oral Surgery Procedures | Shank Center for Dentistry

We offer oral surgery in our Indianapolis dental office because chances are good that many patients will need it at some point during their lives. Dr. Shank has additional training and experience in oral surgery, especially in three common ones that our patients need most often – wisdom teeth (and regular) extractions, dental implant placement, and bone grafting.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

It seems that most teenagers or college students end up going through wisdom tooth removal, except for the few lucky kids who either do not have wisdom teeth or who can keep them without them becoming symptomatic.

At Shank Dentistry, we have a secret weapon in our arsenal to make wisdom teeth ...

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Can You Benefit from Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Benefit from Teeth Whitening Treatment | Shank Center for Dentistry

Choosing to whiten your teeth is a highly personal decision based on your goals for your smile. While teeth whitening doesn't necessarily result in an improvement to your health, most people feel much better about their appearance with attractive white teeth.

Motivation to Take Care of Your Teeth

When patients complete teeth whitening, they often have a renewed dedication to taking great care of their teeth. When your smile looks great, chances are that you'll want to keep it that way! Many patients brush and floss more regularly to keep their gleaming white smiles looking fresh. Some patients use teeth whitening as a reward when they stop smoking.

Professional dental cleanings help keep ...

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5 Cosmetic Issues Best Fixed with Veneers

Cosmetic Issues Fixed with Veneers | Shank Center for Dentistry

A quick fix isn’t always possible, and beautiful dentistry takes a fair amount of planning. That being said, one treatment can address a number of cosmetic dental issues at once.

Porcelain veneers provide our patients with beautiful smiles using cosmetic dentistry in our Indianapolis, IN dental office.

Cosmetic Issues Fixed With Veneers

Deep or stubborn stains – Some stains will not yield to traditional teeth whitening methods, and as your other teeth become brighter, the stains may even stand out more. Porcelain veneers correct this problem with a simple solution – they cover stains completely.

Misalignment – While porcelain veneers do not correct misalignment of your teeth, they can correct the appearance of misalignment. ...

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3 Ways to Best Maintain Your Dental Implant

Ways to Best Maintain Your Dental Implant | Shank Center for Dentistry

Now that you have your brand new dental implant, protecting your new smile is likely your next priority. Dental implants are pretty easy to care for, making them a popular choice for many of our patients.

Three Ways to Protect Your Dental Implant

Keep your gums healthy – Periodontal disease is a killer of dental implants, especially in the advanced stages. If you are someone who has suffered from gum disease in the past, you probably realize that this is an ongoing battle.

We are here to help – We customize your dental cleanings to keep your dental implant, gums, and teeth healthy. If you have dental implants and are a patient in our ...

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No Insurance, No Problem - The SmileGuard Membership Club

The SmileGuard Membership Club | Shank Center for Dentistry

No Insurance?  No Problem!

Insuring your health has been a hot topic over the last few years.  Regardless of your political persuasion, whether you think the Affordable Care Act (AKA ObamaCare) is the greatest thing since sliced bread or a disaster of epic proportions, we can all agree that it has had a significant impact on our bank accounts and the way we handle our healthcare.  Now before you tune out I’m not going to get political here (though if you really want my political views, I’ll be happy to share them, but there’s not enough space on this blog to accommodate my rants or soapboxes).  Instead I’d like to share ...

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What Exactly Is A Dental Implant Anyway?

What Is a Dental Implant | Shank Center for Dentistry

So what exactly is an implant?  We get this question all the time (in one form or another).  Many times we see patients who want/need a tooth replaced, have heard that a dental implant is the way to go, but don’t really have any idea exactly what an implant is, or how we get from point A (no tooth) to point B (natural-looking functional tooth).  So here’s the explanation…what’s an implant and how do we get there.  Have questions?  Give us a call!  We’d be happy to sit down face-to-face and answer them for you!


What’s an implant?

             To put it quite simply, an implant is ...

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