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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about Parkway Prosthodontics, Dr. Kathryn Ryan, the wide variety of services we provide, or what options are available for your unique smile? Thankfully, our team has plenty of answers to offer you. Below, you’ll find some of our most popular FAQs and all the important information associated with them. If you’re still left wondering about something even after scouring the rest of the page, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly here in Jacksonville, FL.

What is a prosthodontist and what types of services do they offer?

Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that’s specifically devoted to the art of restoring and replacing dental structures like teeth and the jawbone. You can rely on a prosthodontist to provide high-quality services like porcelain veneers, dentures, bridges, crowns, dental implants, and complex full mouth reconstruction.

How is Dr. Kathryn Ryan different from other prosthodontists?

Dr. Ryan completed a three-year residency program in Prosthodontics at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, earning her Master’s in Prosthodontics in 2010. She also was a surgical implant fellow in the Graduate Prosthodontic program at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. In this program, she not only became very skilled in oral surgery techniques like dental implant placement, but she also taught dental students about dental implants and other restorative concepts. In fact, she continues to serve as a guest faculty member at the school, regularly lecturing and working with the prosthodontic residents. Her dedication to this specialty truly goes above and beyond!

What is the best way to replace missing teeth?

In most cases, Dr. Ryan will strongly recommend dental implants as the premier reconstructive solution. Implants replicate the entire structure of the natural tooth, improving health and function as well as aesthetics; their longevity is also unmatched, lasting for decades or even the rest of the patient’s life. Our practice is home to several state-of-the-art implant options that can be matched to each patient’s unique needs, including implant-retained prosthetics and All On 4.

Of course, no treatment plan can be the right fit for every patient in need. Dr. Ryan will be happy to review all available options with you in detail during your initial consultation so that we can discover the ideal path.

What is a full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction isn’t a specific service – it’s actually a personalized treatment plan that incorporates any number of restorative and cosmetic-minded procedures in order to fully revitalize a patient’s oral health. Dr. Ryan’s expertise enables her to guide patients through even the most complex journeys, resulting in a complete, confident smile that’s finally regained its full potential.

Can you help me improve the appearance of my smile?

Of course. Parkway Prosthodontics is home to several cosmetic services that can erase visual smile flaws and create stunning improvements for your teeth. Possible options include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, metal-free restorative work, and more.

Can dentists really treat sleep apnea?

Yes! If you are a victim of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a trained dentist like Dr. Ryan can prescribe customized oral appliance therapy in order to clear the airway and help patients rest easier.

What are my payment options?

Our team is happy to accept many major dental insurances and payment plans through CareCredit. We want to help make your care as affordable as possible! To learn more, please visit our new patients page.