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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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