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September 10, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Several Dental ImplantsYou've heard people mention dental implants and how much they've improved their smiles. You'd like to replace a missing tooth and wonder if you should investigate dental implants. The answer is yes! At Johnson & Trang Dental in Plymouth, MI dental implants fully restore smile strength, appearance and performance. How can a tooth replacement do all that? Read here about the benefits dental implants offer to people just like you.

Who needs a dental implant?

Millions of healthy adults across the country have benefited from dental implants. When a smile is damaged by decay, gum disease, accident or other problem, dental implants fully replace missing teeth. In addition to spanning smile gaps, implants from your Plymouth dentists, Dr. James Johnson or Dr. Flora Trang, actually increase the size and strength of the jaw bone, something conventional bridges and dentures cannot do.

Comprised of a titanium implant screw, or cylinder, a metal alloy extension post and porcelain crown, the single-tooth dental implant looks, feels and acts just as a real tooth does. Plus, when exercised by biting and chewing, the implant places pressure on the jaw bone and further enhances osseointegration.

Osseointegration is a natural process which bonds human bone to titanium, the key component in dental implants and many joint replacements, too. Conventional dentures and fixed bridges do not offer this amazing benefit because they only rest on gum surfaces and do not penetrate the jaw bone. As a result, tradition tooth replacements slip, irritate and frequently need replacing.

The other benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are a great option because:

  • Implants have a success rate of more than 97 percent as reported by the Institute for Dental implant Awareness.
  • Implants typically are a one-time replacement and last for decades.
  • Implants are versatile and may be used to support bridges, partials and fixed or removable full dentures.
  • They rarely fail as long as patients keep them clean and get routine check-ups and cleanings with their dentists.
  • They keep surrounding natural teeth in place, avoiding mobility, misalignment and more.

Learn more
From root to crown, there's nothing like a natural tooth. However, dental implants from Johnson and Trang Dental in Plymouth, MI definitely are the next best thing, improving your smile for decades. For your implant consultation, please call the office at (734) 455-4070.

By Johnson & Trang Dental
June 06, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you feel like your smile could benefit from a boost? Teeth whitening is a surefire way to ensure that your teeth become brighter, whiter, teeth whiteningand more beautiful. Find out more about teeth whitening and how it can improve your smile with Dr. James Johnson and Dr. Flora Trang at Johnson & Trang Dental in Plymouth, MI.

What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dental procedure which gives your teeth a brighter, whiter appearance. Though over-the-counter varieties of teeth whitening kits can provide some level of results with continued use over weeks or months, the results are not as quick as the type we offer here. We are able to create custom trays fitted directly to your teeth and offer a higher concentration of whitening gel so you see results quicker.

What can I expect during a teeth whitening procedure?
During your procedure, your dentist will take impressions of your upper and lower arch. This is a quick process and takes less than a half hour appointment. The custom trays are made in-house and will be ready to pick up along with your special concentration of whitening gel in one business day.

Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
A good candidate for teeth whitening does not have teeth decay or gum disease. Whitening procedures do not work on porcelain restorations like crowns or bridges, meaning that patients with visible restorations or veneers should alert their dentist so they can make the proper adjustments to avoid an uneven coloring.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Plymouth, MI
If you think you can benefit from professional teeth whitening, you should consult with your dentist to determine that this cosmetic procedure is right for you. Though your results are quick, they are not permanent. Most teeth whitening patients will use their trays once a year or so to maintain the whitened appearance of their teeth.

For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. James Johnson and Dr. Flora Trang at Johnson & Trang Dental in Plymouth, MI. Call (734) 455-4070 to schedule your appointment!

By Johnson & Trang Dental
February 16, 2018
Category: Dentist

Welcome to the Blog of Johnson & Trang Dental

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the Plymouth, MI area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Johnson & Trang Dental office with any dental questions or concerns.

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