Tooth loss is a problem that millions of American adults experience every year. Several reasons can result in this unfortunate outcome, including the presence of advanced periodontal (gum) disease, serious oral injuries, or tooth decay. Traditionally, the only options available for reconstruction were traditional dentures and bridges. Thankfully, Dr. Kathryn Ryan is happy to offer a much-improved alternative here in Jacksonville, FL: dental implants. To schedule an implant consultation, please contact Parkway Prosthodontics today.
A dental implant is a titanium, screw-like cylinder. The secret behind the success of the implants is that while dentures and bridges are designed to recreate the white crown of the tooth, implants are designed to replace the root hidden underneath the jawbone. Dr. Ryan will surgically insert it into your jawbone, where it will work as an anchor that supports your eventual restoration. We will also attach an abutment, which connects the restoration to the implant and won’t be visible above the gum line. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Ryan specializes in the custom design and placement of implant restorations. The final result will be so lifelike that virtually no one should notice that the implant-retained tooth or teeth is not natural.
“Immediate loading” has become standard protocol over time when treating a patient who has lost all of their natural teeth. This means that new “teeth” will be placed over one-piece implants within 48 hours. This procedure is non-invasive and virtually painless!
Patients who select Immediate Implants will only need to attend one or two office visits here in Jacksonville, FL to prepare. Dr. Ryan will fit the implants precisely into the jawbone, allowing them to become wholly functional and stable right away.
Unsure if you can afford dental implants? Talk to our team about arranging a payment plan. We want as many of our patients as possible to be able to take advantage of Immediate Implants.