Quality family dentistry is our specialty at the practice of Timothy T Ryan DDS. We are proud to work with families in Oshkosh, WI and the surrounding areas, helping them achieve great dental health and smiles they can feel confident in. Our team provides a full array of dental services for patients of all ages, from children to the elderly. We will always listen to your needs and wants and help you achieve your unique goals for your smile!
Helping the Whole Family Achieve Beautiful, Healthy Smiles
- Dental Cleanings
- Same-Day CEREC Crowns
- Digital X-Rays
- Scaling & Root Planing
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Root Canals
- Dental Implants & Restorations
- TMJ/TMD Treatment
Even if you aren’t experiencing any problems with your dental health, it is essential that patients of all ages receive a cleaning twice a year. At these appointments, we will complete a thorough assessment of your dental hygiene. We gently remove any plaque, tartar or food build-up remaining on the teeth as well as check for any signs of developing tooth decay or gum disease. We will also complete an oral cancer screening. At the end of the cleaning, we provide individualized tips as to how you can improve your dental health and your at-home hygiene routine.
Same-Day CEREC Crowns
Cerec technology is a high-tech device used to design and manufacture Cerec tooth restorations-from fillings to crowns-using strong, tooth-colored ceramics for beautiful esthetics and on-site fabrication for fast, convenient appointment scheduling. The new bonding techniques allow us to retain a greater percentage of the natural tooth structure, creating a stronger, more permanent result. Using an optical impression obtained with a specialized digital camera and milling the restoration in-house, we are able to complete a beautiful non metal restoration in a single appointment.
Digital x-rays are a diagnostic tool we use at our practice to help you maintain your dental and oral health. X-rays allow us to find any issues that cannot be found during a visual exam, such as developing growths, jaw damage and impacted teeth. Digital radiography exposes the patient to a significantly reduced amount of radiation as compared to traditional radiography, and the digital images can be viewed immediately via a computer monitor. We are also able to easily save, store and transfer the images if needed.
Scaling & Root Planing
If you have chronic gum disease, ranging from more mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis, our hygienist can perform a scaling and root planing. During this procedure, we clean out the plaque, tartar and bacteria underneath the gum line. We then smooth out the roots, which allows the gums to securely attach to the teeth, helping prevent plaque and bacteria from collecting.
Dental sealants are used to prevent cavities from developing in children’s teeth. Sealants consist of a plastic coating that is placed on children’s back molars.
At our practice, we use tooth-colored composite resin fillings. These fillings are custom-colored to blend in perfectly with the shade of your smile, and because they require less removal of tooth materials, they help to maintain the original tooth more effectively.
Whether you are missing a single tooth or a whole row of teeth, dentures and partials are popular options for replacing the teeth and restoring confidence. Before creating your dentures, we will carefully measure the mouth, jaw and face to ensure that your dentures will fit comfortably in your mouth and will allow you to speak and chew properly.
If you have a more severe cavity that has reached the root of the tooth, we will need to perform a root canal. During a root canal, we will remove all of the infected pulp from the tooth and the root. Then, we thoroughly disinfect the tooth to eliminate any remaining bacteria and create a clean foundation for the tooth restoration. Generally, we restore teeth that underwent root canals with a crown.
At our practice, we make your comfort a priority, and we will strive to make this procedure as stress-free as possible.
If your tooth is broken beyond repair, an extraction is the best option. During this procedure, we remove the tooth and the root using local anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
After this procedure, we will then discuss your options for tooth replacement, which include a bridge, partial denture or dental implant. Replacing the tooth is very important, not only because this will maintain the aesthetics of your smile, but also because a gap in the smile can result in gum disease, jaw bone deterioration, teeth shifting, as well as difficulty speaking and chewing.
Dental Implants & Restorations
A dental implant is a long-term, unremovable solution to a missing tooth. It looks and functions just like a real tooth while maintaining the appearance of your smile and the health of the rest of your teeth, gums and bone. The dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw bone. This serves as the “root” of the new tooth. Over the course of a few months, the implant will fuse with the jawbone, proving a secure and stable foundation for the restoration.
To restore the implant, we use a same-day CEREC crown that is custom-created via computer design to blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
TMJ stands for temporomandibular joints. These are the joints that connect the jaw to the sides of the skull. TMD is a disorder of these joints. You may experience popping, clicking or pain in the jaw that results in limited jaw movement, headaches or earaches. At our practice, we can diagnose TMD and create an oral device that you wear in your sleep or throughout the day to provide pain relief.
Many patients find that they are hesitant to show their smile because their teeth are not as white as they would like them to be. At our practice, we offer an at-home treatment to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We take an impression to make a mold of the teeth in order to create custom-made whitening trays. We provide you with a whitening gel to fill the trays, and you will need to wear these trays for about 15 to 60 minutes a day for a week or two. This method is safer and more effective than any over-the-counter whitening solution and will greatly increase your confidence in your smile!
Porcelain veneers are a great option for dramatically changing the appearance of your smile. Veneers are thin but high-strength porcelain shells that are bonded onto the front of the teeth. These shells are custom-shaped and colored to provide the effect you are looking for. They can be used to change the shape or shade of the tooth, lengthen the tooth, or cover up a gap, chip or crack.
Dental bonding is a simple and inexpensive cosmetic treatment that can be used to change the appearance of the tooth. During this procedure, using a high-intensity light, we bond a tooth-colored resin to the existing teeth to fill in chips, gaps or cracks or to change the shade of the tooth.
A bridge is a device that is used to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. It consists of two crowns that are cemented onto the teeth on either side of the gap. These crowns are connected to an abutment tooth (or teeth) that is placed into the gap. A bridge is non-removable, unlike a denture, and it is a good option for patients who do not have sufficient jawbone to support a dental implant.