Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of wear and tear during your life. Sometimes injury, disease, or decay will dull or damage your smile, making you self conscious about the way you look. You may also experience pain or discomfort during your everyday activities, such as eating or speaking. State-of-the-art, restorative dentistry can give you the healing you deserve. In the gentle care of the Johnson Dental team, you can experience healing today!
Dental Implants Northfield MN
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore a single tooth or several teeth. Dental implants involve the placement of a surgical grade titanium post directly into your jawbone by one of the doctors' trusted specialists. As the bone bonds to the post, it forms a secure foundation for the attachment of a crown or a prosthetic tooth that is custom created for you. Dental implants are sometimes used instead of bridges to maintain the integrity of the teeth on either side of the gap. You can also replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants. For more information about having dental implants in Northfield MN contact Johnson Dental today.
While typical dentures shift and often require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implant-supported dentures fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores. The implants stabilize the denture and help keep them from dislodging when speaking and chewing. Since your chewing force is partially transferred down into the jawbone by the implant, is stimulates the bone, preventing both bone loss and the soft tissue from shrinking away.
Your confidence fades and appearance transforms after tooth loss. With dentures, you can return to your confident, normal life even after the loss of your teeth. Offering only the most advanced, removable dentures to best fit you, Johnson Dental will guide you every step of the way. Our team creates custom dentures made especially for you and helps you select the shade and shape of your new teeth. You walk away with great fitting dentures that look just like real teeth, and smiling is just the beginning.
Partial dentures are used if you have several teeth missing that cannot be corrected with a bridge. A partial denture is created to replace those teeth. The partial denture is removable and is designed to fit comfortably and to blend in with any remaining teeth. This type of denture is made from a synthetic material that is supported with a lightweight metal. It mimics your gum tissue and teeth to create a natural looking smile while still remaining functional. The partial is important once the teeth have been removed to preserve the bone and to keep existing teeth from tilting and growing in towards the gaps.
Sometimes gum disease, injury, decay, or simply wear results in the loss of a tooth. A missing tooth or teeth can create significant problems for your dental health if not corrected. Over time, your bite pressure may shift to other parts of your mouth to compensate for an inability to chew efficiently in the area of the missing tooth. Neighboring teeth may begin to move about, moving into the area and resulting in discomfort, pain, and more problems down the road. Bridges made of porcelain "bridge the gap" in your smile. Drs. Aaron and Kristi Johnson can create a lifelike, functional bridge to correct your smile, restore your bite, and alleviate your discomfort. A bridge utilizes the teeth on both sides of the gap as its supportive structure. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, crowns are created for them. Then, a natural-looking porcelain tooth is fused between the crowns to fill the area of missing tooth and to recreate your beautiful, new smile.
Crowns - Porcelain and Gold
Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime. Teeth may show this wear in a variety of ways, including discoloration, chipping, and cracking. After some tooth preparation, crowns are specifically fitted over your natural tooth structure, restoring functionality and enhancing the appearance of your smile.
All-porcelain crowns restore your teeth and smile to look brilliant once again. All-porcelain crowns are shaped and shaded to match your teeth flawlessly, and to feel as genuine as your natural teeth. This type of crown is the most natural looking crown available. Along with the traditional laboratory- created all-porcelain crowns, Johnson Dental offers you CEREC® porcelain restorations, which only take a single visit to complete.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are also available to restore and protect damaged teeth. Crowns made this way have a metal base that is coated on the outside, with porcelain that is shaded to match your surrounding teeth. The benefit of this type of crown is that it requires less tooth structure removal than all-porcelain crowns, while still looking like very natural.
You may also elect to have an all-gold crown customized to fit your smile. The gold alloy used in making all-gold crowns has ideal properties for dental restorations. The alloy is easily workable, allowing for a precise fit to your natural tooth structure. It is also very durable (resistant to chipping and cracking), and it will not create abnormal wear on your other natural teeth that contact it when you speak or chew.
If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Drs. Aaron and Kristi Johnson if crowns are for you.
You may suffer from headaches, a popping jaw when you open or close your mouth, and pain in your jaw joints and muscles. TMD or Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is a condition many people suffer from, but the good news is…it can be treated. Based on the severity of your condition, we can recommend a course of treatment that will help alleviate your pain and make your day-to-day activities more pleasant. Ask Drs. Aaron and Kristi Johnson if you might benefit from this treatment.