As a prosthodontist, Dr. Kathryn Ryan has trained extensively in cosmetic dentistry so that she can ensure treatment results that are not only reliably durable for her patients, but beautifully lifelike as well. If you’re interested in refreshing your look and repairing lackluster teeth, please contact our Jacksonville, FL office to schedule a cosmetic consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve changes that not only meet your needs, but exceed your expectations as well.
Porcelain veneers are high-quality, ultra-thin restorations that are designed to fit over the visible surfaces of front teeth. This technique allows us to treat several dental flaws at once for patients in need, hiding their existing smile behind a new, flaw-free appearance that will stand out in the best way. The structure of porcelain veneers is always very resistant to staining, even more so than your natural enamel. You can look forward to enjoying these improvements for 10-15 years or even longer with the proper maintenance.
When your smile is in need of restorative work (like dental crowns, inlays, or onlays) to regain its full strength and confidence, rest assured that Dr. Ryan will prioritize aesthetics every step of the way. Our practice offers all-ceramic materials that are free of metal and exceedingly lifelike – in fact, they even reflect light just like tooth enamel. Their biocompatible nature is also very comfortable within the mouth and safe for patients who’ve struggled with sensitivities/allergies to dental metals in the past.
Small dental flaws, such as gaps between teeth or chips in the enamel, can still demand your attention every morning in the bathroom mirror. Thankfully, direct bonding is a simple and effective way to correct your smile’s shine. Dr. Ryan will use tooth-colored composite resin (the same material that creates tooth-colored fillings) and apply it directly to the requested tooth’s surface, sculpting it into a pleasingly lifelike shape. In most cases, this process only requires a single appointment of your time.
Stains, yellowing, and dark discoloration can all rob your teeth of their natural shine over the years, making it difficult to smile with complete confidence. At Parkway Prosthodontics, Dr. Ryan offers professional teeth whitening options that can improve their shade dramatically. If you prefer fast results, in-office Opalescence teeth whitening is completed in just one appointment. Alternatively, take-home kits can be used on a more flexible schedule and will create the same beautiful improvements over a few weeks of use.
If your natural gum line is noticeably unsymmetrical or excessive, aesthetic gum recontouring may be Dr. Ryan’s recommendation. She will use a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser to precisely sculpt the soft tissue, reveal beautiful dental structure that was unnecessarily hidden, and create a more pleasing overall appearance for your smile. This technology improves patient comfort and reduces unpleasant post-operative symptoms like oral bleeding and swelling as well.