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!
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.
If you need a filling for a cavity, or if you are embarrassed about your smile because of dark, metal amalgam fillings on your back teeth, you may be interested in tooth-colored fillings. A tooth-colored filling is a special, tooth-colored resin that is strong and virtually invisible. Tooth-colored fillings offer several advantages to you compared to traditional silver fillings. First, Dr. Aaron or Dr. Kristi Johnson will blend composite shades and shapes that match your original teeth nearly perfectly. Then, the resin bond will actually serve to support the remaining tooth structure, preventing breakage, and creating a seal that provides insulation against temperature changes and leaking. You may even want to replace all of your old fillings, broadening and brightening your smile in the process!
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.
If you have pain when chewing or temperature sensitivity, ask Drs. Aaron and Kristi Johnson if crowns are for you.
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.
I AM MISSING A TOOTH. HOW CAN IT BE REPLACED?
By replacing missing teeth either with a bridge or implant, you will alleviate the problems associated with missing a tooth and will give your smile back its beautiful, full appearance. A bridge is one solution for replacing a tooth. By using neighboring teeth as the supportive structure, your dentist at Johnson Dental places a porcelain restoration into the vacant space, restoring the functionality and look of your smile. A dental implant is also an excellent solution. Dental implants involve the placement of a titanium post directly into the jawbone. Once the post has integrated with the bone, it can act as a new, solid support for a natural looking, porcelain restoration. Implants can replace a single tooth, or an entire set of teeth, offering more function and permanence than traditional dentures. Johnson Dental offers placement of both implant abutments and porcelain crowns that attach to the abutments.
Root Canal Therapy
Damage to the nerve tissue inside of a tooth sometimes requires a root canal procedure. Despite the tales you may have heard regarding the procedure, most root canals are comfortable – especially compared to the pain and discomfort you may be feeling before having the procedure done. Your dentist at Johnson Dental takes advantage of advances in technology and dental techniques that make root canal procedures more effective, while also taking less time.
A root canal involves removing the soft tissue within the tooth (the pulp) when it has become infected and inflamed. Your dentist gently cleans the infected tissue out of the root canals of the tooth (this is where the procedure gets its name) and fills the void with an inert material. Then, the tooth is properly restored with the placement of a permanent filling to seal off the root canal system. Finally, a crown is fabricated to additionally seal off the root canal system and to protect the weakened remaining tooth structure.
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.
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.
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.
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