Family Dentistry

Family Dentist in Metropolis, Illinois

At the office of John Shelton DMD, we are committed to providing quality dental services for families in the greater Metropolis area. We proudly serve patients of all ages, whether their smiles are developing or need restorative care. Dr. Shelton treats children, parents, and seniors alike, offering compassionate care as he helps them achieve their ideal smiles.

To schedule an appointment with our family dentist, call John Shelton Dentistry today!

Working with Young Smiles

While treating our younger patients, we help them establish healthy habits early on, which supports long-term well-being. Dr. Shelton and his team work well with kids, treating them with the same kindness he would with his own children.  Parents are an important part of the children’s dental experience as well, as they provide a comfortable environment for their kids; inviting parents back during cleanings helps our young patients relax and grow accustomed to the dental environment. 

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We perform comprehensive exams and cleanings and can provide nitrous oxide for those who need help relaxing. While we educate patients of all ages on prevention, we understand that restorative care is necessary and are prepared to address a variety of different dental problems. As young patients are equally at risk of developing cavities, we work to prevent decay by applying sealants that prevent debris from accumulates in the grooves of hard-to-brush teeth. For patients who have cavities, we provide fillings to help preserve their smiles.

Dr. Shelton collaborates with a network of trusted specialists to cover all your child’s dental healthcare needs. Kids in need of orthodontic consultations can visit our office for care. We develop an effective treatment plan that will help your child develop and retain a uniform smile. For older patients who can commit to the responsibility of removable braces, we offer ClearCorrect, a discreet alternative to traditional braces.

Preserving Healthy Smiles for Seniors

Picture of healthy smiles for seniors and children | Family Dentistry in Metropolis, Illinois

We offer a variety of restorative measures that senior patients and enjoy healthy dental function. We reline dentures in-office during a single appointment so you won’t have to go too long without your teeth. Dr. Shelton and his team utilize state-of-the-art technology, including intraoral cameras and digital x-rays, which enables the development of effective treatment plans. 

We also provide dental implants for patients interested in permanently replacing their missing teeth. The titanium dental implant posts serve as your new tooth roots and provide a strong foundation for dental restorations that include single crowns, bridges, and overdentures. We are also able to retrofit your existing dentures to be supported by implants. 

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

At John Shelton Dentistry, we offer patients comprehensive care to preserve or restore their smiles. Whether you’d like to prevent cavities in your child’s smile, have dental implants placed, or simply need an exam and cleaning, our team is ready to serve you. Call our Metropolis family dentist today to schedule a consultation!

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