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Dr. Ryan

Affordable Dental Crowns & Bridges

Top Dental Specialist in Jacksonville, FL

As a prosthodontist, Dr. Kathryn Ryan’s skills in crafting custom-made dental crowns, bridges, and other restorative solutions is second to none. If you’re struggling with injured or entirely missing teeth, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment here in Jacksonville, FL.

WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?

A dental crown is a highly durable restoration designed to match the natural size, color, and shape of your teeth. Dental crowns serve both functional and aesthetic purposes, providing a versatile solution for various dental issues. At Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Kathryn Ryan, a skilled prosthodontist, frequently recommends dental crowns to rebuild damaged teeth and enhance the overall appearance of a patient’s smile.

Uses of Dental Crowns

Here are some common applications for dental crowns:

  • Replacing Large Fillings: When a tooth has a large filling but insufficient healthy tooth structure, a crown can provide the necessary strength and stability.

  • Protecting Weakened Teeth: Crowns protect teeth at high risk of fracturing, ensuring they remain intact and functional.

  • Covering Dental Implants: A crown is used to cover and complete a dental implant, restoring the tooth’s appearance and function.

  • Post-Root Canal Therapy: After a tooth undergoes root canal therapy, a crown is often placed to restore its strength and prevent future damage.

  • Attaching Dental Bridges: Crowns are used to anchor dental bridges, ensuring they stay securely in place and blend seamlessly with natural teeth.

 

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns offer numerous benefits, making them a popular choice for restorative dental treatments:

  • Durability: Crowns are made from strong, long-lasting materials that withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing and speaking.

  • Aesthetics: Custom-made to match the size, color, and shape of your natural teeth, crowns provide a seamless and natural-looking restoration.

  • Functionality: By restoring damaged or missing teeth, crowns help maintain proper bite alignment and improve overall oral function.

  • Protection: Crowns protect vulnerable teeth from further damage and decay, preserving your natural teeth for as long as possible.

 

Why Choose Parkway Prosthodontics?

At Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Kathryn Ryan, a dedicated dental specialist, provides expert care in dental crown placement. Here’s why patients choose Parkway Prosthodontics:

  • Expertise in Prosthodontics: Dr. Ryan’s extensive training and experience in prosthodontics ensure that patients receive the highest quality care and precise restorations.

  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Dr. Ryan takes the time to understand each patient’s unique needs and goals, offering tailored solutions for optimal results.

  • Comprehensive Care: From the initial consultation to the final placement, Dr. Ryan and her team provide thorough care and support, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience.

 

If you need a dental crown or want to learn more about this versatile restorative solution, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kathryn Ryan at Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL. Discover how dental crowns can enhance your smile’s health, function, and beauty with expert care from a trusted prosthodontist.

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WHAT IS A DENTAL BRIDGE?

A dental bridge is a restorative dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth, effectively "bridging" the gap created by the missing teeth. Dental bridges are custom-made to match the natural size, color, and shape of your teeth, providing a seamless and functional restoration. At Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Kathryn Ryan, a highly skilled prosthodontist, specializes in creating and placing dental bridges to help patients restore their smiles and improve their oral health.

Uses of Dental Bridges

Here are some common applications for dental bridges:

  • Replacing Missing Teeth: Bridges fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, restoring the appearance and function of your smile.

  • Preventing Tooth Shifting: By filling the space, bridges prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of position, which can lead to bite problems and other dental issues.

  • Maintaining Facial Structure: Missing teeth can cause the facial structure to collapse over time. Bridges help maintain the natural shape of your face.

  • Improving Chewing and Speaking: Bridges restore the ability to chew and speak properly, functions that can be compromised by missing teeth.

  • Enhancing Aesthetics: Custom-made to match your natural teeth, bridges provide a natural-looking solution to tooth loss, enhancing your smile's appearance.

 

Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges come in various types, each suited to different needs and conditions:

  • Traditional Bridges: These bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) anchored by dental crowns on the adjacent natural teeth or implants.

  • Cantilever Bridges: Used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.

  • Maryland Bridges: Also known as resin-bonded bridges, these use a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of adjacent teeth.

  • Implant-Supported Bridges: Instead of being supported by natural teeth, these bridges are anchored to dental implants, offering enhanced stability and strength.

 

Benefits of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer numerous benefits, making them a popular choice for tooth replacement:

  • Durability: Made from strong materials, bridges can withstand daily wear and tear, providing a long-lasting solution.

  • Aesthetics: Custom-designed to match the natural look of your teeth, bridges blend seamlessly with your smile.

  • Functionality: Bridges restore proper bite alignment and improve overall oral function, making chewing and speaking easier.

  • Protection: By filling gaps, bridges prevent other teeth from shifting and help maintain your oral health.

Types of Dental Bridges

HOW ARE DENTAL BRIDGES PLACED?

Conventional and cantilever bridges will require Dr. Ryan to reshape natural teeth that are adjacent to the gap. Dental crowns will then be secured over these teeth and attached to the bridge’s artificial teeth, holding them steadily in place for a lifelike result. Alternatively, resin-bonded bridges are typically only used to recreate front teeth, and they won’t require as much alteration of existing teeth. Dr. Ryan strongly recommends implant-supported bridges as the superior option since they require no reshaping of natural teeth and will instead attach to placed implants on either side of the gap.

WHY DO I NEED TO REBUILD DAMAGED/MISSING TEETH?

Rebuilding damaged or missing teeth is essential for maintaining not only the aesthetics of your smile but also your overall oral health. At Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL, Dr. Kathryn Ryan, a skilled prosthodontist, and her team are dedicated to providing high-quality restorative solutions to help you regain a healthy and functional smile.

Health Problems from Damaged or Missing Teeth

When your smile isn’t at its best, several health problems can arise, including:

  • Misaligned Bite: Damaged or missing teeth can cause your bite to become misaligned, leading to TMJ disorder and chronic facial pain.

  • Increased Risk of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease: Gaps left by missing teeth can become traps for food and bacteria, increasing the risk of tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease.

  • Speech Impediments: Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak clearly, leading to speech impediments.

  • Tooth Shifting: When a tooth is missing, the remaining teeth may shift significantly out of position, causing adverse cosmetic and functional results.

 

Benefits of Rebuilding Teeth

Rebuilding damaged or missing teeth provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Restored Functionality: Replacing missing teeth restores your ability to chew and speak properly.

  • Improved Aesthetics: Restorative solutions help you regain a natural-looking and confident smile.

  • Prevention of Further Issues: Addressing gaps and damage helps prevent further dental problems, such as decay and misalignment.

  • Enhanced Oral Health: Properly aligned and complete teeth contribute to better overall oral health and hygiene.

 

Quality Restorative Solutions at Parkway Prosthodontics

At Parkway Prosthodontics, our team’s goal is to help you regain the healthy and thriving teeth you need with quality restorative solutions. We offer a range of treatments to rebuild damaged or missing teeth, tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences.

  • Dental Crowns: Highly durable restorations designed to match the natural size, color, and shape of your teeth, used to rebuild damaged teeth and improve aesthetics.

  • Dental Bridges: Custom-made appliances that replace one or more missing teeth, preventing tooth shifting and restoring proper bite alignment.

  • Implant-Retained Dentures: Secure dentures supported by dental implants, offering a more stable and functional solution than traditional dentures.

  • All-on-4 Implants: A permanent solution that uses four strategically placed implants to support a full arch of teeth, providing a natural look and feel.

 

Why Choose Dr. Kathryn Ryan?

  • Expertise in Prosthodontics: With extensive training and experience, Dr. Ryan ensures precise and high-quality restorations.

  • Personalized Treatment Plans: Dr. Ryan takes the time to understand your unique needs, offering customized solutions for optimal results.

  • Comprehensive Care: From initial consultation to final placement, Dr. Ryan and her team provide thorough care and support, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience.

If you're experiencing issues with damaged or missing teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kathryn Ryan at Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL. Let our expert team help you restore your smile’s health, function, and beauty with high-quality restorative care.

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