Posts for: March, 2020

By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
March 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bridges   dental crowns  

Crowns and bridges can do so many things for your smile. Together, they restore your smile by securely anchoring artificial teeth in place. With your smile restored, they also help restore biting and chewing functions and reduce strain on surrounding teeth. Dr. Jerry Johnson is your Pasadena dentist for crowns and bridges.

How Crowns and Bridges Work

Crowns and bridges make it possible to fill the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth with artificial ones. The bridge contains artificial teeth called pontics for filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. Crowns are protective caps that fit over existing teeth or implants and can be used to anchor a dental bridge in place. A crown is positioned at each end of the bridge. The crowns fit over an existing tooth on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place.

Benefits of Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges restore your smile by eliminating the gaps caused by missing teeth. And since bridges are secured with crowns, they offer the benefit of remaining securely in place and you do not have to worry about it slipping out of place when eating or speaking as you might with a denture.

Several other benefits result from filling the gaps in your smile with crowns and bridges. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can endure added strain and become worn down faster. Further, gaps from missing teeth can alter the way you speak by causing the tongue to slip into the gaps when speaking. In addition to restoring your smile, filling in the gaps with crowns and bridges can address all of these concerns.

Crowns and bridges can restore your smile and resolve many of the problems associated with having missing teeth, such as alleviating the increased strain on surrounding teeth. To find out if crowns and bridges are the right option for restoring your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson, your Pasadena dentist, by calling the office at (626) 798-7896. In addition to serving the Pasadena area, Dr. Johnson also serves Altadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, and the San Gabriel Valley.


By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
March 06, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

A dental implant offers more than a new tooth. Discover the benefits of this treatment.

Are you interested in receiving dental implants? Many adults who are looking to replace missing teeth turn to our Pasadena, CA, dentist, Dr. Jerry Johnson, for this treatment for a number of reasons. Here are just some of the unique benefits that dental implants offer:

A lifelong restoration

One of the biggest factors that goes into determining the best tooth replacement option for a patient is the longevity of a false tooth. The implant itself is made from titanium, an incredibly strong and long-lasting metal. This means that once the implant is placed and the restoration is complete, a patient could end up having this tooth for the rest of their life without ever needing to replace it.

A durable tooth that mimics natural teeth

You’re going to be hard-pressed to find another tooth replacement option that comes as close to real teeth as a dental implant. After all, once the post is placed into the jawbone, it naturally fuses together with bone and tissue, effectively replacing the absent tooth roots. This is the success behind implants and why they last so long.

Prevent bone loss

One of the major issues associated with tooth loss is that jawbone deterioration isn’t far behind. Once teeth fall out or are extracted, the jawbone no longer receives the stimulation that it needs from each tooth root. As a result, the bone begins to lose density. Significant bone loss can occur in just the first year of tooth loss, which is why patients missing one or more permanent teeth should turn to our Pasadena, CA, dentist for consultation and treatment as soon as possible. The implant will stimulate the jawbone in the same way as real tooth roots, preventing the bone from breaking down.

Interested? Give us a call

Do you have questions about dental implants? Want to find out if you are a good candidate for this popular restoration? Our Pasadena, CA, general dentist and his team can answer all of your questions and determine if implants are right for you. Schedule a consultation with us by calling (626) 798-7896.




 

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