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3250 E Battlefield Street
Springfield, MO 65804

Office: 417-882-3335


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Dr. Howard Shayne | Ceramic Dental Implant Dentist In Springfield, MO

Meet your exclusive Springfield-based
ceramic implant expert

Dr. Howard Shayne

We are Dr. ML Shayne and Dr. Howard Shayne (known around the office as Dr. ML and Dr. H). We opened Fox Grape Family Dentistry more than 25 years ago with the goal of creating a practice that catered to whole families — from children to grandparents — in a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

We think one of the greatest joys of being a dentist is turning a fearful dental patient into a confident one that actively seeks out dental care. We find happiness in watching young patients grow before our eyes, and building relationships with all patients has been an important part of our practice.

After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry, we taught together at a dental school while working at separate private practices. Originally, we wanted to stay in education, but during a vacation to Springfield to visit a cousin, we fell in love with the area and soon found a great location to open a practice of our own.

Because of our love for learning, we always take it upon ourselves to go above and beyond professional requirements when furthering our education in the dental field. We are constantly looking to gain new knowledge in dentistry and use new technologies to make dental services easier for our patients.

We are still so excited to be a part of the Springfield community after all these years, and we look forward to meeting you and exceeding your expectations.

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Z-Systems Ceramic Implants
Exclusively in Springfield from Dr. Howard Shayne

The Only FDA Approved 100 % Metal Free Implants, Superior to Titanium Implants in Many Areas:

More natural.

Bones and gums integrate better with zirconium oxide ceramics.


Z-SYSTEMS implants are metal-free, biocompatible, conduct neither heat nor electrical energy, and cause no irritation to the immune system.

More sustainable.

Less plaque accretion than on titanium. This reduces the risk of perimplantitis as well as cardiovascular diseases and strokes.


Ceramic is much stronger than titanium.

More aesthetic.

Thanks to the white material, no gray shadows are visible even with thin or receding gums.

More visible.

Ceramic implants are opaque to X-rays, and easier to recognize in critical situations.

What Is A Dental Implant?

Ceramic Dental Implant Screw Diagram

The implant body or post is the portion of the implant that is inserted into the jawbone. The implant body integrates with the jawbone and becomes the anchor for the new tooth.

Ceramic Dental Implant Abutment Diagram

The implant abutment is the portion of the dental implant inside the crown. Sometimes the abutment is created with the implant body as one piece. Other times, it is separate and attached to the implant with a screw. The abutment shapes the gum tissue and supports the crown.

Ceramic Dental Implant Crown Diagram

The dental implant crown is the portion of the dental implant you see, but if done correctly, no one can tell it is not a natural tooth. The crown is bonded or cemented to the implant abutment and is commonly made of a ceramic or zirconia material because of its naturally white color and strength.

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Patients Love Dr. Howard Shayne
and Their Ceramic Implants