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Comfortable, Customized,  Affordable Dentures with a Dental Specialist

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR DENTURES?

Dentures may be the right restorative solution for patients who are looking for affordability, convenience, and speed of repair. These types of prosthetics don’t have roots like natural teeth, and they won’t be anchored in any way to your mouth. Instead, dentures simply rest on top of the soft tissue and can be removed whenever the patient desires.

 

Although finding the right denture can be a challenge for some patients, Dr. Ryan is an experienced prosthodontic specialist who can design the ideal prosthetic for your mouth. The final result will look beautifully natural and feel very comfortable when worn. Please contact us here in Jacksonville to schedule a consultation. We’ll evaluate your oral health and help you to find the best tooth replacement solution for your unique needs.

TRADITIONAL DENTURE
Traditional Dentures
No Attachment for Stability
Can be removed.
IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURE
Implant Retained Dentures
Snaps-in-Place
Can be removed.
IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURE
Screw Retained Dentures
Screw Retained
Can not be removed.

WHAT ARE FULL DENTURES?

There are two major types of traditional dentures: complete and partial. Complete (or full) dentures are necessary when a patient has lost all of the natural teeth along an arch of the mouth. On the other hand, partial dentures fill in spaces along the arch and allow natural teeth to stay safely in place.

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Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are crafted only after all remaining teeth have been removed from the desired arch and the patient's gum tissue has fully healed. This healing process typically takes at least 4-6 weeks. Immediate dentures, in contrast, are created in advance of the tooth extraction and soft tissue healing process, allowing them to be provided to the patient right away. This ensures that patients won't have to spend any time without the teeth they need.

As a leading prosthodontist, Dr. Kathryn Ryan specializes in the fitting and creation of these dentures. Her expertise ensures that each patient receives the most appropriate and comfortable solution for their dental needs. Whether you require a full set of teeth or need to fill in gaps with partial dentures, Dr. Ryan provides personalized care to help you restore your smile. Dentures play a crucial role in maintaining oral function and aesthetics, and with Dr. Ryan's professional guidance, patients can achieve the best possible outcomes.

Full Dentures

WHAT ARE PARTIAL DENTURES?

Understanding Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are an effective solution for individuals who have lost some, but not all, of their natural teeth. Unlike complete dentures, which replace an entire arch of teeth, partial dentures fill in gaps along the arch, helping to maintain the alignment of remaining natural teeth. These appliances are designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, providing a natural and functional replacement.

Benefits of Partial Dentures

  • Improved Functionality: Partials restore your ability to chew and speak properly, which may be compromised by missing teeth.

  • Aesthetic Enhancement: By filling in gaps, partial dentures help to maintain the natural look of your smile.

  • Prevent Shifting: They keep your remaining natural teeth in place, preventing them from shifting into empty spaces.

 

Types of Partial Dentures

Partial dentures come in various designs and materials, tailored to meet individual needs and preferences. Options include removable and fixed (permanent) partial dentures, each with its own set of advantages.

Expertise in Partial Dentures

As a highly skilled prosthodontist in Jacksonville, Dr. Kathryn Ryan specializes in the creation and fitting of partial dentures. With a deep understanding of dental prosthetics, Dr. Ryan ensures that each partial denture is customized to provide optimal comfort and functionality. Her practice focuses on delivering personalized care, ensuring that every patient receives a solution that meets their unique dental needs.

Why Choose Dr. Kathryn Ryan?

  • Expert Prosthodontist: With extensive training and experience, Dr. Ryan is adept at crafting dentures that fit perfectly and look natural.

  • Patient-Centered Approach: Dr. Ryan prioritizes patient comfort and satisfaction, offering compassionate care and attention to detail.

  • Comprehensive Care: From the initial consultation to the final fitting, Dr. Ryan and her team provide comprehensive support and guidance.

 

If you're considering partial dentures in Jacksonville, trust Dr. Kathryn Ryan to deliver exceptional results. Schedule a consultation today to explore your options and restore your smile with confidence.

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WHAT IS AN IMPLANT RETAINED DENTURE?

Sometimes referred to as Snap-On Dentures, implant-retained dentures use small posts to replace the roots of missing teeth. These implant posts can be used to support either partials or full dentures, closely mimicking the natural function of your smile. This innovative approach offers a secure and stable solution for those who have lost multiple teeth.

Types of Implant-Retained Dentures

Fixed Implant Dentures: Fixed implant dentures are securely attached by our prosthodontist, Dr. Kathryn Ryan. These dentures need to be removed by a dentist for maintenance. You can brush your fixed implant-supported replacement teeth just like regular teeth, making them a convenient and long-lasting tooth replacement option.

Removable Overdentures: Overdentures offer a combination of the benefits of fixed implant dentures and removable dentures. They are snapped into place over dental implants but can be easily removed by patients at home. This allows for ease of cleaning and added comfort during sleep.

Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

  • Stability and Comfort: Unlike traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures do not slip or shift in your mouth, providing a more comfortable fit.

  • Natural Function and Appearance: They closely mimic the natural function of your teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

  • Improved Oral Health: Implant posts stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining the structure of your face.

 

Expert Care in Jacksonville

As a leading prosthodontist in Jacksonville, Dr. Kathryn Ryan specializes in the placement and maintenance of implant-retained dentures. With her extensive training and experience, Dr. Ryan ensures that each implant-retained denture is tailored to meet the unique needs of her patients. Her practice is dedicated to providing high-quality dental care that enhances both the function and aesthetics of your smile.

If you're considering dentures or looking for a more stable and natural-feeling alternative to traditional dentures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kathryn Ryan in Jacksonville. Discover how implant-retained dentures can transform your smile and improve your quality of life.

Implat Retained Dentures

IMPLANT RETAINED VS. IMPLANT SUPPORTED 

IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURES (SNAP-ON DENTURES)

Implant-retained dentures, also known as snap-on dentures, are an excellent alternative to conventional dentures for patients needing to replace many teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures require fewer dental implants—typically two to six—to restore an entire arch of teeth, functioning similarly to natural teeth. The reduced number of implants makes this option more affordable and less invasive compared to implant-supported dentures. Implant-retained dentures improve speech and eating comfort but still need to be removed at night for cleaning.

Implant-retained dentures are ideal for those comfortable with removing and cleaning their dentures nightly or those who can avoid very sticky and chewy foods. They offer a balanced solution, providing functional benefits while considering cost.

 

IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES

Implant-supported dentures provide the most natural denture solution. While similar to implant-retained dentures in that the denture teeth are a single unit, implant-supported dentures are permanently fixed to the implants, making them non-removable for cleaning. These dentures cannot dislodge and can withstand the full force of a bite, offering a more stable and durable option.

However, implant-supported dentures usually require a higher number of dental implants, making the procedure more invasive and costly. Additional procedures, such as bone and soft tissue regeneration, may also be necessary to achieve a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Implant-supported dentures are worn continuously, even at night, making them suitable for individuals with TMJ or sleep apnea. These dentures are designed to accommodate these conditions without exacerbating them. They are an excellent option for those who prefer not to have removable dentures and are willing to invest in a more expensive solution.

IMPLANT-RETAINED DENTURE
Implant Retained Denture
IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURE
Implant Supported Denture

If you’re ready to learn more about implant dentures, contact us at Parkway Prosthodontics in Jacksonville, FL. We make your visit as seamless as possible by providing new patient forms. Dr. Kathryn Ryan is one of the top implant dentists in the North Florida area.

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ARE SNAP-IN DENTURES THE SAME AS ALL-ON-4?

Snap-in dentures and the All-on-4 method are often confused due to their similarities in using dental implants to support dentures. Both procedures involve multiple visits, sometimes to various doctors, and require months of healing. Patients typically need to wear temporary teeth during the treatment process. Despite these similarities, they are not the same.

Snap-In Dentures

Snap-in dentures, also known as implant-retained or snap-on dentures, use dental implants to secure the denture in place. This type of denture is removable by the patient for cleaning and maintenance. Typically, two to six implants are used to anchor the denture, making it a more cost-effective and less invasive solution than the All-on-4 method.

While snap-in dentures provide improved stability over traditional dentures, they do require regular removal and cleaning. This daily maintenance can be seen as a drawback for some patients, but the reduced cost and simplicity of the procedure make snap-in dentures an appealing option for many.

All-on-4

The All-on-4 method offers a more permanent solution. In this procedure, a fixed bridge supports a full arch of teeth on four strategically placed titanium implants. The key difference is that All-on-4 dentures are permanently attached and cannot be removed by the patient. This method provides a more stable and low-maintenance solution compared to snap-in dentures.

With All-on-4, the teeth function and feel more like natural teeth. Patients care for their All-on-4 dentures as they would their natural teeth, with regular brushing and dental check-ups. This solution is ideal for those seeking a long-term, durable option that offers the highest level of stability and comfort.

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WHAT DENTURE OPTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

In order to help you find the right denture option, you’ll need to visit us for a consultation appointment. We’ll review your smile, walk you through all of your treatment options, and partner with you to create a plan to fully repair the form and function of your smile.

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