Johnson Family Dentistry provides the following services:
A dental implant is a titanium post that naturally fuses together with the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth’s roots. Once the implant and jawbone become fully integrated this restore is permanent. From there, this metal post can support a simple dental crown (if you are replacing one tooth), a bridge or even a full set of dentures.
Regular cleanings are key for great oral health. To keep your mouth feeling clean and looking beautiful, visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and check up. A dental hygienist can remove the tartar that cannot be removed by routine dental care at home.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown is a type of dental restoration that entirely covers or “caps” a damaged tooth. A dentist may recommend a crown to help strengthen a tooth that has a large filling, to restore a tooth that has broken or protect a weak tooth from breaking, to cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment. A crown is also used to cover a dental implant. A tooth that is discolored or badly shaped can be covered with a crown to improve its appearance.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made by creating a crown for the teeth on either side of the space of the missing tooth, then attaching an artificial tooth to the crowns. The bridge is then cemented to the teeth to restore the missing tooth.
A filling is a treatment to restore function and integrity to a tooth damaged by decay. To complete a filling, a dentist first removes the decay from the tooth, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
A root canal is a treatment to save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The most common reasons for needing a root canal are – a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or an injury to the tooth. The procedure involves the removal of the pulp (nerve tissue and blood vessels), cleaning and decontaminating the pulp chamber and tooth root(s) with small files and irrigating solution, and then sealing the canals. If left untreated, the infection can form an abscess. An abscess can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and cause pain.
Brushing and flossing everyday is a great way to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. But if your teeth are still not as white as you would like, a tooth whitening treatment would be an effective way to lighten the color of your teeth. Teeth whitening is a simple process and can usually be done within three to four weeks. A dentist will take an impression and make you a custom fit mouthpiece. At home over the next weeks you will regularly apply the whitening product for 30 to 60 minutes at a time until your teeth are the shade desired.