October 10, 2014
If you are weighing your options for replacing a missing or damaged tooth, dental implants are a great place to start. Unlike partials and dentures, dental implants are permanent and unmovable so you don’t have to worry about daily cleaning and maintenance. Unlike dental bridges and crowns, dental implants will not affect the surrounding healthy teeth in your mouth. Dental implants also have the added benefit of replacing the root of your missing tooth, which helps you to maintain strong and healthy gums and prevent the movement or misalignment of neighboring teeth. Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today. They are experts in both preventative and restorative dentistry. Their experienced and compassionate dentistry proudly serves patients throughout Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano and surrounding communities.
The dental implant process is very simple. A dental implant is a small titanium rod that is surgically implanted in the gums to replace the root of your missing tooth. Once the rod is placed, a prosthetic tooth that blends perfectly with your other teeth is attached to replace the missing tooth. Through the healing process, the bones in your jaw will grow around the implant, permanently securing it in your mouth.
Mini- Dental Implants
If the traditional dental implants described above aren’t a viable option for you, Dr. Ryan also offers mini-dental implants (MDI). These are tiny titanium implant posts that eliminate bone grafting, require no surgery and can be placed in one visit. The MDI fits firmly into a retaining mechanism in your gums to hold an attached denture in place.
Dental Implants in Allen, TX
The first, and most important step towards restoring your smile with dental implants, is to find an experienced but caring dentist. You can rest assured that your smile is in good hands with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group. You can make an appointment with Ryan Dental Group for a dental implant consultation today. Ryan Dental Group proudly serves Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano and surrounding areas.
September 10, 2014
At Ryan Dental Group, we understand that a dentist’s office is not necessarily someone’s favorite place in the world to be. Many people suffer from a fear of the dentist, and they may not know what to do. Though the fear may be mind for some, for others, it can be debilitating, causing them to avoid seeking dental treatment, no matter how badly they may need it. Because Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan understand the dental needs and fears of their patients, they are able to offer sedation dentistry at their Allen, TX dental office.
We are able to offer our patients a few choices when it comes to sedation dentistry. The first is oral conscious sedation. With this, all our patients have to do is take a prescribed pill before their appointment, and you will remain awake throughout your dental appointment. You will feel extremely relaxed and will experience no pain. Another option is IV sedation, which means we will administer the sedation intravenously. Both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation are for our patients that experience high levels of anxiety when visiting a dentist, and we will be able to customize your sedation depending on your nervousness. With IV sedation, we will be able to monitor your heart rate, breathing, and other vitals as you are getting your dental work done. With these forms of sedation, you will have to have a loved one drive you home after your appointment, as the effects of the sedation will still be in your system.
The most common form of sedation is nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas. This involves breathing the sedative through a nasal mask, causing you to feel euphoria and warmth. You will remain conscious throughout the appointment, and the side effects dissipate after the mask is removed. You will be able to drive yourself home after your appointment, and your smile will be in better health!
If you are curious as to how Drs. Ryan are able to help you overcome your dental fears with sedation dentistry, contact our office today!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We’re happy to see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.
January 31, 2014
Dental anxiety is a very real condition that patients around the world struggle with. Thankfully, those who have put off or avoided care because of anxiety can relax and get the important help they need with sedation dentistry. This powerful service is changing lives by taking the fear out of dental appointments. Imagine going to your next appointment and feeling a soothing sense of peace and relaxation instead of the nervousness you often feel.
- Nitrous Oxide
- Oral Conscious
All three forms of sedation dentistry can help, but each one works for slightly different levels of anxiety.
Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, is breathed in through a mask. It works quickly on mild to moderate anxiety and wears off soon after the mask has been removed.
Oral conscious sedation works using a prescription sedative and easily takes care of patients with moderate anxiety. It can also be combined with nitrous oxide for more comprehensive care.
Intravenous sedation, or IV sedation, is administered through a tube and provides Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan with the most control over your feelings of relaxation. That’s why it’s commonly used for patients with moderate to severe anxiety, or patients who are receiving multiple services in one appointment. For both oral conscious sedation and IV sedation, patients will need to have a friend or family member at the appointment to drive them home.
Do you want to learn more about sedation dentistry? Call Ryan Dental Group today for an appointment. Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan will be happy to talk to you about your sedation dentistry options, and any of our Allen office’s great dental services. We happily serve patients from Lucas, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, Parker, and other nearby communities.