Dr.John Johnson, DDS :

Dr. John W. Johnson Graduated from The Ohio State School of Dentistry in 1984. A lifetime resident of Ohio, John was raised in Yellow Springs and has practiced in Central Ohio since graduating from dental school. His education has not stopped there, Dr. Johnson is a continuous student and spends a tremendous amount of time each year to stay on top of the latest advances in dentistry, so he can better serve you.

John and his wife Deborah, live on their organic working farm outside of Mt. Vernon, raising grass-fed beef, free-range chickens, Belgian draft horses, dogs and cats.

You will be seen by Dr. Johnson personally at every visit. His personal goal is not to be the typical office that makes you wait, he understands your time is valuable, and that is why we schedule by appointment only.

Once you’ve experienced sedation dentistry with Dr. Johnson, you’ll probably never be afraid to go to the dentist again. You’ll be sedated just enough to be unaware of the treatment, as if you were relaxing. You’ll wake up refreshed, with little or no memory of what was accomplished.

Dr Johnson has Advanced Training in:

  • Biological Compatible Dentistry (Mercury Free, Silver Free, Amalgam Free Fillings)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Full Mouth Reconstruction
  • Dental Implants: Ceramic vs. Titanium
  • A Holistic approach to treating gums/Periodontal Disease

Memberships :

  • Accredited Member of International Academy Of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
  • Charter Member of The International Association Of Mercury Free Dentists
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
  • Institute Of Natural Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Academy of Ceramic Implantology.

Dental Implants :

Dr. Johnson is the only dentist in Ohio performing ceramic implants

Dental Implants are an artificial replacement, used to replace a missing tooth or teeth.  By replacing missing tooth roots, implants offer more than an enhancement, providing patients with the strength and durability required to eat all the foods they love, without struggling to chew.  To determine if Implants are right for you, a consultation with Dr Johnson is needed. Dr Johnson will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. Digital  x-rays are needed to ensure that sufficient bone structure exists for placing the Implant(s) and to determine exact location where the Implant should be placed. For the patient who is concerned about metals, we are able to offer Ceramic Implants (Z-Systems).  At this time, Dr John Johnson is one of the few Dentists in the state of Ohio performing the Ceramic Implants. Please call and schedule an appointment to discuss these options.

Dental implant treatment is bringing back joy and quality of life to millions of dental patients around the world.

Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement :

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but a missing tooth or teeth can contribute to neighboring teeth tipping, crowding, or extruding; ruining a good bite, ultimately ending in other teeth being lost, or damaged.

Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth. Dental implants should always be discussed as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. As the success rate of dental implants has climbed to nearly 100% many in the dental profession consider implants more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment.

What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are made of ceramic or titanium. Ceramic Implants are made from Zirconium.  Ceramic Dental implants are substitutes for the roots of missing teeth. Ceramic Dental Implants support Crowns and Fixed bridge work. They can act as an anchors for a  complete set of replacement teeth: Supporting and stabilizing a Complete Denture; or supporting a set or fixed Crown and Bridge prosthetic teeth. Removable Partial Dentures can also supported and anchored to Ceramic implants. Dental implants can even replace Teeth that have been lost to gum disease (see gum disease section).

Benefits of Dental Implants :

With the exception of your natural teeth, nothing looks more natural than an implant-ceramic dental implants are white not dark grey like tianium implants.

  • Dental implants are aesthetically pleasing.
  • Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
  • Dental implants prevent bone and gum tissue loss that can happen with regular bridges.
  • Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement system available today.
  • Dental implants preserve the jawbone, which can prevent premature aging and that “sunken-in” look.
  • Dental implants are tooth saving.Meaning neighboring teeth do not need to be drilled of filed down in creating a fixed bridge prosthesis to replace a missing tooth or teeth.
  • Dental implants never develop decay.
  • Dental implants never require root canals.
  • Successful dental implants provide as strong a bite as a natural healthy tooth.
  • They are highly reliable.
  • More than nine out of ten implants last longer than 15 years.
  • Implants will allow you to eat the food you desire without having to worry about wobbles or clicks and using glues or adhesives.
  • There is no age limit to those who can receive dental implants; in fact we have successfully placed dental implants in patients ranging in age from 16 –95 years. Research has shown similar success.

Current Statistics Related To Implants :

  • 2 million implants are placed annually.
  • 44 million Americans have at least one quadrant with missing teeth in the posterior.
  • By the year 2020, there will be 61 million denture wearers.
  • 28% of denture wearers are taking medications for GI disorders.
  • 7% of denture wearers don’t wear their denture.
  • Annually, $200,000,000 is spent on dental adhesives.
Q What are the advantages of Dental Implants?

Replacing a lost tooth is vital to maintaining the overall health and function of the surrounding teeth. It helps avoid tooth movement and loss of structure. It is necessary to avoid loss of bone from the jaw in that area. Dental implants are an effective means of counteracting these problems. Dental implants are also very strong and provide a feel as close to a natural tooth as can be currently achieved. Further,
implants reduce the impact of the lost tooth on surrounding teeth, as traditional bridge structures often require filing down of the two adjacent teeth to hold the bridge in place with crowns. Implanting avoids such alterations to the surrounding teeth when replacing a lost tooth.
Dental implants, when replacing dentures, provide even more benefits. Dentures are notorious for slipping at the worst possible moments. Poorly fitting dentures can even affect diet, restricting food selections to easily chewed foods. Implants eliminate the possibility of slipping or pinching, and allow food of almost all types to be eaten. In short, dental implants are the closest way to surgically restore a natural tooth to its original condition.

Q Am I a candidate for Dental Implants?

Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. We can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.

There are three basic uses for Dental Implants:
1. As an artificial root for a single tooth replacement
2. As anchors for a fixed or removable denture to replace multiple teeth
3. As anchors for a full bridge or full denture to replace all of your teeth instead of a regular removable denture that is supported by gum tissue.

Q Are there different kinds of implants?

There are many shapes, sizes and brands of implants available.  We prefer to place Ceramic Dental Implants, and currently placing Z-System Dental Implants. In the future I will be adding the   Swiss Dental Solutions implant line. We prefer to do dentistry that is metal free. We place Titanium Implants when a patient requires restorative solutions that can only be solved with a titanium implant, but this is very rare.

Q Do I have enough bone?

It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. We will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed.

Q What are Ceramic Implants – Z-System?

An all-ceramic dental crown over an all-ceramic dental implant looks and functions very much like the missing tooth did. Ceramic implants provide metal-free restoration, eliminating concerns of allergies and biocompatibility issues with the immune system. The term ceramics applies to a wide range of materials that, when compared to traditionally used metal implants, are harder and have higher temperature resistance, strength, lower density and excellent resistance to corrosion. These properties make ceramics invaluable for use in the oral environment where high temperature, corrosion and constant abrasion is ever present. Owing to its biocompatibility, low density and ability to withstand abuse, ceramics have a place in the world of dental implants. The zirconium implant is of the highest quality material and the best choice for dental implantation, and the preference of holistic dentists everywhere. These qualities include;

Biocompatibility: zirconium is an inert material with very low allergic potential Strength: The strength of the zirconia dental implant is exceptional compared to other metal implants

Strength: The strength of the zirconia dental implant is exceptional compared to other metal implants

Metal-free: no corrosion, no galvanism effect, no metallic taste, no electronic disturbances

Studies have shown that ceramic dental implants are excellent for making it possible for the bone to grow right up to the implant surface allowing the implant to be held securely in place by the bone. This process typically takes six months to completely heal before the restorative crown can be placed.

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