Dr. Nelson was born in Amarillo, Texas, and later moved to Plano, Texas, to complete her high school career. She graduated with honors from Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. She then attended dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry and was accepted into an additional rigorous 3-year periodontal residency. She obtained her Master of Science in oral biology and her Certificate in Periodontics in 2012 from Baylor College of Dentistry as well. She opened Custom Periodontics in December 2012.

She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member in the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, Texas Society of Periodontist, Southwest Society of Periodontist, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association, and is a board member for her local Fort Worth District Dental Society. She has received numerous awards for excellence in clinical periodontology. She has been elected by her peers as Fort Worth’s top dentist.

Among her many hobbies, she enjoys philanthropy and is proud to call Fort Worth her home. She also enjoys spending time travelling with her son, Wyatt.

Dental Implants

If you long to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, Custom Periodontics is pleased to offer dental implants in Fort Worth, Texas. Dental implants are an incredibly long-lasting and natural looking way to regain your smile.

Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or all of the teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. This replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our periodontist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, complete denture, or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime.

All-On-4 Dental Implants

Custom Periodontics is thrilled to offer all-on-4 dental implants in Fort Worth, Texas. With this type of restoration, Dr. Shelby Nelson can place four implants on the top of your mouth, and four on the bottom, to restore your full smile. This is an excellent alternative to traditional dentures, as it is much more stable and comfortable. To learn more about all-on-4 dental implants, please give us a call at 817-738-2334 to schedule a consultation with our periodontist.

If you are looking for a stable, lasting solution for replacing multiple missing teeth, our periodontist may recommend implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures are very similar in form to traditional dentures; however, they are stabilized by dental implants. Very often denture wearers complain that dentures become loose and “float” around the mouth, limiting their ability to eat and speak comfortably. Implant dentures are a cost-effective solution, and in many cases, we can actually retrofit an existing denture with implants.

The first step in anchoring your denture with dental implants is the placement of the implants. The dental implants, which are similar in appearance to screws, are surgically inserted into the jawbone in order to securely anchor your denture. While the specific number of implants required will depend on your individual needs, most cases require 4-6 dental implants per denture. Once the implants have been placed and allowed sufficient healing time, your denture is attached on top. This provides your denture with exceptional stability. In fact, many patients report that their implant-retained dentures feel and function more like their natural teeth.

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