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  • Tooth-Colored Fillings: No More Silver

    If a tooth gets a cavity for some reason, a filling is needed. However, there are a couple different types of fillings that exist, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Robert W. Johnson DMD, MAGD chooses to use a filling that is tooth-colored over “silver fillings,” but for what reason?

    The number one reason is that silver fillings are 50% mercury. A silver filling, also known as an amalgam (uh-mal-guhm), is made up of a mixture of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. The main reason amalgams are called silver fillings is their silver-like appearance. Although these fillings have been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients, research is starting to indicate that these fillings, due to the mercury in them, may not be safe.

    The other main reason for using tooth-colored fillings over amalgams is that tooth-colored fillings look more natural. Something silver-looking will stand out much more in your mouth than something white would!

    For these reasons, Robert W. Johnson DMD has decided to only use tooth-colored fillings in his dental office. He is always concerned about his patient’s health and safety. After all, when it comes to a patient’s well-being, no doctor should ever take chances! If you need to have a filling done, come visit our dental office in Dawson, Georgia today to see about getting it done without mercury!

  • The Wand: Are you Dental Phobic?

    Although lots of patients are afraid of the dentist, there is really no need for this. With modern sedation dentistry and the excellent training of modern dentists like Robert W. Johnson DMD, fillings, dental implants and other dental procedures have become virtually painless. In addition, there is now a tool called the Wand that allows advanced dental procedures to be completely painless.

    This new tool, the Wand, is a computer-powered high-efficiency low-pain dental tool. As one of the most widespread modern tools in the field of dentistry, Robert W. Johnson DMD has decided to use this tool as well. Its advantages include: it’s painless, it’s safe, and it’s targeted. That means that it has ability to anesthetize just one tooth. Older sedation methods required the dentist to numb up a whole section of the mouth, causing a great annoyance during and after the operation. But now with the Wand, those days are gone.

    Here in Dawson, Georgia, we use the most modern sedation technology to provide the most painless procedures possible, all of which Robert W. Johnson DMD approves of. The Wand especially provides painless dental operations to our patients. Come visit us today so that Robert W. Johnson DMD can fix your dental problems without pain!

  • Porcelain Crowns & Veneers

    When teeth whitening or fillings are not enough to do the job, there are always crowns and veneers. Robert W. Johnson often uses porcelain crowns and veneers to do these procedures. Porcelain is strong, durable, and long-lasting, often lasting a lifetime. Whenever Robert W. Johnson DMD needs to do a veneer or crown, he always uses custom-made ones that are designed especially for your teeth. You will always leave with a brighter smile than when you came. But what is a veneer? Or a crown?

    A veneer is a thin porcelain covering that is placed over the visible front of the teeth. First, a tiny amount of tooth is removed. After this, the veneer is placed over the tooth which then attaches and will then behave like it is a real tooth. Veneers are used for strengthening weak teeth, fixing gaps between teeth, or fixing chipped or broken teeth. Like veneers, crowns are used to fix broken teeth. However, they replace the entire visible part of the tooth. As a result, Robert W. Johnson DMD uses them to replace missing teeth too.

    If you need a crown or veneer, come visit Robert W. Johnson DMD in Dawson, Georgia for your dental procedure. Our staff is friendly, and we make sure that you enjoy your visit. As long as you take care of your teeth, porcelain crowns and veneers may be a perfect choice for you.