Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
Prosthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is focused on restoring missing teeth and jaw structures. Therefore, patients with badly hurt and/or incomplete smiles can trust in Dr. Ryan’s expertise regarding dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, and other quality restorative solutions. In fact, Parkway Prosthodontics even features an in-house dental laboratory for added efficiency and outstanding value! If you’re ready to get started on the path towards your best smile, please contact us here in Jacksonville, FL.
In today’s world, dental implants are the premier solution for correcting tooth loss. Unlike traditional reconstructive services, implants actually recreate the entire structure of the natural teeth, ensuring oral health benefits in addition to seamless function and aesthetic value. As long as they’re cared for properly, implant-retained teeth can serve your smile well for decades or even the rest of your life.
ALL-ON-4 IMPLANT DENTURES
Patients who have suffered extreme tooth loss may believe that they’re unable to rebuild their smile with dental implants, but this isn’t true at all. All-On-4 is a state-of-the-art service that can rebuild an entire arch of the mouth with just four strategically placed implants. Better yet, Dr. Ryan can surgically place your implants and your new, attractive prosthetic in the same appointment – no waiting required.
FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION
When your dental needs are complex and overwhelming, Dr. Ryan is the ideal specialist to help you develop the right plan of action for restoring dental structure, oral function, and a confident smile. Our full mouth reconstruction plans are highly individualized and meant to address patient concerns from all angles, creating improvements that are truly built to last.
DENTAL CROWN & BRIDGE
When a tooth is badly injured, decayed, weakened, cosmetically imperfect, or missing altogether, a custom-made restoration is the best way to bring back your smile’s full potential. Dr. Ryan is a true expert at these types of services, and she will ensure that your new dental crown or bridge matches the desired shape, size, and color of your other natural teeth. The structure will also be highly durable and functional for long-term use.
Fillings are a common staple of dental care, as over 90% of the United States population will experience a cavity at one point or another in their lives. Our team is happy to offer tooth-colored composite resin as the material of choice, which has several valuable advantages when compared to traditional amalgam. Composite resin comes in a wide variety of lifelike shades that can be closely matched with your enamel. Its metal-free nature means that it won’t be overly sensitive to changes in temperature, and we can also sculpt it into much smaller fillings that won’t require healthy dental structure to be sacrificed.
DENTURES & PARTIAL DENTURES
Dentures are custom-made prosthetics that are designed to replace a large number of missing teeth. This reconstructive option is still preferred by patients who want to rebuild their smile quickly and affordably. Parkway Prosthodontics offers several types of dentures, including full models, partials, and implant-supported appliances.
Dr. Ryan will always do her best to help patients avoid the need for natural tooth extraction, but certain circumstances can make this process inevitable, such as the presence of advanced infection, severe decay, or a traumatic oral injury. We may also recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, which are the last adult teeth to emerge into the smile and can cause serious harm to your oral health and remaining dental structures because of a lack of available space.
We use the most modern techniques and tools available to ensure that our patients remain comfortable and calm throughout the extraction procedure. Thankfully, there’s no one better than a highly-trained prosthodontist like Dr. Ryan to help you start formulating a treatment plan for rebuilding the tooth or teeth (if needed) right away.
If you are experiencing significant pain or excessive sensitivity in a particular tooth, a dangerous infection may be raging beneath the enamel and dentin. Instead of requiring extraction, Dr. Ryan will strive to restore health to the tooth through root canal therapy. During this procedure, we will access the inner chamber and remove diseased pulp and nerves; your tooth will be thoroughly cleaned of harmful bacteria and then filled with a safe, biocompatible substitute. Finally, a custom-made crown will be placed over the treated tooth in order to protect it and rebuild its natural shape.