Restorative Dentistry - Dental Implants, Dentures, Orthodontics

Restorative Dental Services

Years of wear and tear, injury, or poor care can hurt the look and function of your teeth. Dr. Johnson can change your life through restorative dentistry. Contact your dental team, and rejuvenate your smile today!

Dental Implant Restoration

Are you missing teeth? Have you postponed getting a bridge or denture? Do you wear ill-fitting, loose dentures right now? Dr. Johnson wants to improve your quality of life with dental implants.

A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or an entire set of teeth. After a surgical grade titanium post is placed directly into the jawbone, the bone bonds to the post, forming a secure foundation for the attachment of a custom dental prosthetic. While typical dentures shift and require the use of denture adhesives to keep them in place, implants fit solidly, reducing the problems associated with traditional dentures such as gum sores, difficulty speaking and difficulty chewing.

Restorative Dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Implant Supported Dentures

You can replace an entire set of teeth with beautiful, natural-looking implants. Implant supported dentures distribute your biting pressure more like natural teeth than traditional dentures, stimulating the supportive structures of your teeth and preventing the bone and soft tissues from shrinking away. Ask Dr. Johnson or a member of his team if your smile could benefit from implant supported dentures.

Partial Dentures

A partial denture will provide you with a natural-looking way to restore your smile to its original beauty. A partial denture customized by Dr. Johnson will restore gaps in your smile due to missing teeth that cannot be corrected by a bridge. These partial dentures are removable and made from a synthetic material supported by lightweight metal that mimics your gum tissue and teeth to give you a brilliant new smile.

Crowns

You can erase years of wear and tear with crowns. Dr. Johnson uses a tooth-like crown made of gold or porcelain to restore your tooth after the decay has been removed. Crowns are also used to restore chipped teeth, broken teeth, gaps in teeth and other damage.

Orthodontics

Bridge

A bridge from Dr. Johnson literally “bridges the gap” in your smile. With a lifelike, functional bridge to correct your smile, your bite will be restored, alleviating your discomfort. After some preparation of the two neighboring teeth, Dr. Johnson will begin by creating crowns for them. He will then fuse a prosthetic tooth between the crowns to fill the gap. A semi-permanent dental restoration, bridges can only be removed by a dentist, so you can rest assured that it will be a lasting restoration to your oral health.

Orthodontics

Even if you have healthy teeth and gums, the way they fit within your mouth is another important aspect of your dental health. If your teeth are improperly positioned, you may suffer from an irregular bite. While everyone wants straight teeth for aesthetic reasons, there are major health concerns associated with your bite as well. Trust local dentist Mark Johnson DDS with finding an orthodontic solution for your smile.

Traditional Braces

Metal braces are less expensive than many of the newer technologies, and many dentists believe they are more effective at straightening teeth. Especially if you suffer from a significant bite problem, talk to local dentist Mark Johnson DDS about traditional braces and your other options for orthodontics treatment.

Invisalign®

You can straighten your teeth without metal braces, thanks to Invisalign®! Utilizing clear, removable aligners to incrementally straighten your teeth, Invisalign’s FDA-approved system has no uncomfortable wires or brackets, and there is no need to worry about food restrictions or problems with brushing or flossing because you remove the aligners when you eat and drink.

With the use of 3D computer imaging that maps out your entire treatment plan in advance, Dr. Johnson will allow you to see what your teeth will look like before you begin treatment. Then, using the imaging, a series of custom Invisalign® aligners will be created that will move your teeth incrementally. Every two weeks, you simply replace each aligner with the next aligner in the sequence. An average of nine-to-15 months later, your look will be transformed from your initial teeth position to a brilliant, straight smile. The best part is that most people will never even notice you are undergoing treatment!

Ask Dr. Johnson or a member of his team how you can have the straight teeth you’ve always wanted with Invisalign®!

Technology

Dr. Johnson and his team make use of the latest technological advances in dental equipment and techniques, ensuring you are satisfied with your visit.

New Patient Experience

Not only will this first assessment help us get to know you better, it will also allow the team to get a complete picture of your dental and overall health.

Afford Your Care

Helping to make your dental care financially comfortable and affordable is important and we proudly offer a variety of options.