Posts for category: Oral Health

By Johnson Dental
July 09, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental places dental implants for patients missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause problems with chewing and speaking, and over time other teeth in the area will shift so it's best to have them replaced. Implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth because they are strong and match your smile. Keep reading about the benefits of dental implants and come see us in Onalaska, WI, if you are missing teeth.

Implants match your smile

The ceramic crowns used with dental implants are custom-made to blend in perfectly with your smile. You may wear a temporary tooth cap during the initial healing period after the surgery. This won't match your smile perfectly but is only temporary until your beautiful new custom crown is ready.

Implants are strong

Your new crown will be beautiful, but that's not what gives the implant its strength. During minor surgery, the screw-like titanium post is implanted in your jaw bone, and you heal for a period of several weeks. At this time a process called osseointegration takes place, and your jaw bone actually fuses to the implant. The crown will sit on top of the implant like a cap to replace the tooth. After you are healed, you have a final appointment at our Onalaska, WI, practice and your permanent crown is placed.

Implants are easy to care for

To take great care of your dental implants, you need to keep up a great oral hygiene routine at home and schedule regular dental visits. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Schedule teeth cleaning appointments twice a year so you have cleanings and exams regularly. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect the new crown from damage. With proper care, your new crown can last 10 to 15 years.

At Johnson Dental, we love to see smiles transformed by dental implants. If you have missing teeth, Dr. Todd Johnson can help restore your smile with a dental implant. Contact us for an appointment in Onalaska, WI, at (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
January 19, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Crowns   Bridges  

What Crowns And Bridges Can Do For Your Smile.

Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience, whether the culprit is trauma or decay it can still catch us by surprise. But thanks to dental crowns your dentist can help restore your smile, and may even be able to prevent an extraction. They look like your natural teeth and are made of strong materials like ceramic and various metals which makes them more than apt for the job. To learn more about dental crowns get contact Dr. Todd Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI.

Protecting Your Teeth

A tooth can become damaged in a number of ways, and your dentist may use a dental crown in order to protect it from further damage and to restore its appearance and function.

In cases when decay is responsible, when the infection has progressed into the pulp of your tooth, a root canal can become necessary. Not only to halt the infection from reaching your jaw, and beyond, but also to save the tooth. The procedure requires that a large portion of the top of the tooth to be removed which necessitates that it be protected with a dental crown.

Restoring Your Smile

Teeth can't always be saved, and in order to keep the remaining teeth from shifting, and of course to restore your full smile, a dental bridge can help.

A bridge uses the healthy teeth adjacent to the missing one as support for the crown which will replace it.

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Onalaska, WI

Dental crowns and bridges can protect your teeth and keep them for longer, and they can also help restore your smile if you happen to be missing one, or more. Come into the office to find out how your dentist can help address your concerns, make an appointment today with Dr. Johnson of Johnson Dental in Onalaska, WI, by dialing (608) 788-3852.

Dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement option for several reasons. Some advantages include being durable, long-lasting, and secure. Dental implants anchor artificial teeth in place almost as securely as roots hold natural teeth. Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, though. Dr. Todd Johnson, the skilled dentist at Johnson Dental in Onalaska, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants hold artificial teeth in place similarly to how roots anchor natural teeth. A dental implant is actually a small metal post that looks similar to a screw. The post is placed directly in the bone in the jaw area, which is what makes dental implants so secure.

Over the course of a few months, the bone and metal post naturally fuse together. Once fused, the dental implant is ready to securely anchor an artificial tooth in place. When replacing a single tooth, a crown can be placed over the dental implant in the space where the tooth is missing. When replacing several teeth, more than one implant can be used to hold either a bridge or an implant-supported overdenture in place.

To be a candidate for dental implants, a patient must have a sufficient amount of bone. If there is not enough bone in the jaw area, there is no way to securely place the implant. X-ray images can be used to determine if you have enough bone to be a candidate for dental implants.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants have many advantages that make them the best permanent tooth replacement option. The fact that they are permanent is a major advantage. Additionally, dental implants are also extremely secure since they are placed directly in the jawbone. Another reason dental implants are the best permanent tooth replacement option is that they are made from hypoallergenic metal that is well tolerated by even patients with metal sensitivities.

Being versatile is another advantage that makes dental implants the best method for restoring your smile. They can be used with crowns, bridges, or implant-supported overdentures to replace a single tooth or many. Further, by filling in the gaps caused by missing teeth, dental implants help diminish or reverse the negative side effects associated with tooth loss. Visit our office in Onalaska to learn why dental implants are the right choice for restoring your smile.

There are many reasons why dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson to begin the process of restoring your smile with dental implants. Call Johnson Dental in Onalaska at (608) 788-3852.

By Johnson Dental
January 08, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist have the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.Teeth Whitening

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. You dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.

Contact Your Johnson Dental Dentist Today!

You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.



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1202 County Rd PH 
Onalaska, WI 54650
608-788-3852
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