Dr. Michael Shannon is a prosthodontic specialist. Prosthodontics is one of the official seven specialties recognized by the American Dental Association, and deals with the replacement of missing teeth and missing tooth structure.
Dr. Shannon’s specialties include: TMJ, dentures and partials, and dental implants. Symptoms of TMJ can include: pain in the face, cheek and temple area; tired or stiff jaws; headaches; difficulty chewing; pain in the ears or in the front of the ears; ringing in the ears; and jaws locking open or closed.
Dr. Shannon makes custom fabricated, highly aesthetic dentures and partials utilizing a unique method called a functional impression. The benefit of the functional impression technique is a more accurate and comfortable fit of the denture while it is actually working inside the mouth.