Dental Cleanings

Dr. Ryback performs all routine dental cleanings by himself, in order for him to get first hand knowledge of the patient's current dental status and familiarize the patient with the doctor in a relaxed appointment.   Professional cleaning can remove mineralized plaque that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, particularly in areas that are difficult to reach. It is recommended you go in for a cleaning once every six months.

Exams & X-rays

Routine dental exams are important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Additionally, they can help to avoid the financial costs associated with large treatment plans later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends twice yearly checkups for people of all ages. At this frequency, most problems can be caught while they remain in an early stage.

How it's done
The dentist first examines your mouth visually, using dental equipment such as mouth mirrors, dental picks, and high intensity lights. They will look for cracked and decayed teeth, as well as review other important items such as:


  • Medical history review: The dentist will assess how any new medical conditions or illnesses may affect your dental health.

  • Examination of tooth decay: Your mouth will be checked for cracked or decayed teeth.

  • Oral cancer screening: The face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums will be checked for any signs of oral cancer.

  • Gum disease evaluation: Your gums and bone around the teeth will be checked for any evidence of periodontal disease.

  • Examination of existing restorations: Current fillings, crowns, and other restorations are made sure to be in good order.

Additionally, your dentist will take diagnostic x-rays to reveal any other hidden problems, especially in the areas below the gums. Bitewing x-rays are typically taken every 12 months, and a full set taken every five to six years.  He employs digital x-rays, which show up on a chairside computer screen, eliminating time it would take to develop a conventional x-ray, and unnecessary radiation to the patient.


Dr Ryback recommends sealants, a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure used by dentists to prevent tooth decay.  According to the NIH, "children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in, before decay attacks the teeth". This is a great, affordable way to prevent the pain and sensitivity associated decay, and prevent from spending money on fillings later!


Composite Fillings

When treating a cavity, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth and fill it with another substance. This procedure is called a filling. There are multiple options for the material to be used in the filling, the most common of which are composite fillings and, in rare instances,  amalgam fillings.

A composite filling is also known as a tooth colored filling, since the material used in the filling can be closely matched to the color of your teeth. Composite fillings provide good durability for small to medium cavities, and the procedure typically involves removing less of a tooth than you would during an amalgam filling. They are also particularly well suited for treating front or highly visible teeth because of their natural look.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is treatment used to repair and save a tooth that has been infected due to a deep cavity or cracked tooth. The treatment involves removing the pulp and the nerves of the tooth, and cleaning the infected area. A tooth's pulp and nerve is not vital to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has fully emerged from the gums. If the treatment is not performed, pus builds up at the root tip and the infection of the pulp can spread to the surrounding bone. This results in pain and swelling, and your tooth would likely have to be removed.

What are the signs that a root canal is needed?

  • Severe tooth pain while chewing

  • Your tooth pain wakes you up at night

  • Teeth that are highly sensitive to hot or cold, with the sensitivity lingering for some time.

  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth

  • Swollen gums in the area of the infected tooth

Root canal therapy has a high rate of success any many teeth undergoing the procedure can be saved to last a lifetime. In most cases, a custom tooth colored crown is placed to restore your tooth to normal function.

Traditional Crown, Veneers, Bridges, and Dentures

Whether you need to restore broken teeth, or are looking for a great and affordable cosmetic dentist, Dr Ryback has the experience and tools to exceed dental needs!

Teeth with cracks, fractures or extensive decay that cannot be saved with a filling can typically be saved with a custom made crown.

Missing or extracted teeth can be replaced non-invasively with a custom bridge to"fills the gap".

If numerous teeth are missing from the upper or lower jaw, Dr Ryback may recommend replacing them with a dentures.

Dr. Ryback pays great attention to matching the shape, color, and overall appearance of the tooth or teeth being restored to create a seamless and functional smile. Dr Ryback has partnered with only the best local labs to custom make each crown, bridge, and denture, ensuring that quality is never compromised.

Implant Restorations

Dental implants are becoming an increasingly popular method for replacing missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone in a relatively painless procedure, where they serve as the roots of the missing tooth. This procedure is performed at Implantwide, a surgical center in Schaumburg, IL. After a healing period of 3-5 months, an abutment and crown/dentures are attached to the implant to complete the desired or prescribed restoration.


Advantages of dental implants

  • Implants are extremely natural looking

  • Fusion of the implants into your jaw make them very stable and comfortable compared to traditional dentures

  • They last a lifetime


Types of implants

  • Root form implant: This is the most common type of implant where the screw is shaped like the root of a tooth.

  • Plate Form Implant: A plate form implant has a flat and long shape and is better suited for a narrow jawbone.

  • Subperiosteal Implants: In some cases where there is not enough bone width or height for the root form or plate form implant, a subperiosteal implant may be prescribed. This type of implant is designed to sit on top of the bone but under the gums.

Oral Surgery & Extractions

A dental extraction is most commonly required if one of your teeth is damaged beyond practical repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include:

  • Severe tooth decay or infection

  • Advanced gum disease may required a tooth to be pulled so it doesn’t affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of your mouth

  • A tooth may be extracted if it is blocking other teeth from coming in

  • To create room for the teeth that are being moved into place during orthodontics

What to expect
Your dentist will first administer anesthetic to numb the area and reduce discomfort. During the extraction, you will feel the pressure of the tooth being removed, but will not feel any pain. Typically, the dentist is able to remove your tooth within a matter of minutes.


Dr. Ryback performs most extractions himself, eliminating the need for a referral.  The only time he would refer to an oral surgeon are those instances in which the tooth is an impacted third molar (i.e., wisdom tooth).

Invisalign® & ClearCorrect®

Invisalign® and ClearCorrect® are both high tech treatments used to straighten teeth without traditional metal braces. They are also referred to by many as Invisible Braces, Clear Braces, Adult Braces, Adult Orthodontics.  Each uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets, and have been proven effective in clinical research and orthodontic practices nationwide.


A few great advantages include:

  • Eating without limitations of traditional brackets

  • The opportunity to show off your smile, while making it even better! Most people won't even know you're wearing aligners!

  • No metal involved, so every picture you smile for will still be just as flattering


How Do They Work?

Each set of custom aligners is worn for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As each aligner is replaced with the next in the series, teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position Dr. Ryback has prescribed. You may need to check in with Dr. Ryback once every 6 weeks to ensure that your Invisalign® of ClearCorrect® orthodontic treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.


Dr Ryback is competitively priced, with fees starting as low as $2,500. Keep in mind, most insurance companies will pay a portion of this fee.  Stop in for a consult, and allow Dr Ryback help you and your loved ones find their confidence through the gift of a beautiful, radiant smile.

Teeth Whitening

Whether you are looking to whiten the shade of your smile over the span of a couple of hours or a couple of days, Dr Ryback has exactly what you are looking for!

For those looking to whiten over the span of a few days, Dr Ryback makes custom trays to accompany the clinical strength whitening gel he recommends. 

He also offers The ZOOM! professional whitening system for patients who wish to see an average improvement of 8 shades whiter in about an hour and a half.  The procedure begins with Dr Ryback covering the gums and lips leaving the teeth exposed.  The ZOOM! clinician then applies the proprietary ZOOM! whitening gel designed to be used with a specialty light, gently penetrating the teeth and breaking up stains and discolorations.

Make an Appointment Today!

Dr Ryback is highly skilled, and ready to help you achieve and maintain the smile you have always dreamed of.  Call today at (847)842-1026 to schedule an appointment, or ask any questions!

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