Dr. Johnson on restorative dentistry
We’re able to restore missing and damaged teeth in a number of ways, whether it be implants, bridges, crowns, fillings, all types of aspects of dentistry that most of us are familiar with and keeping that very simplified. I take my approach to be an artist and a health provider, and so we want that really nice smile and we want the dentistry to disappear though so that no one knows you had it, that no one notices that you had that missing tooth and that we’ve accomplished that for you. That’s really my goal, and that’s what I get the most fulfillment out of, is making patients happy.
Well, it’s important that we restore damaged and missing teeth, for example, because things will deteriorate over time even further. Not only is it more costly as time goes if we don’t tend to things, but we end up doing a lot more treatment. I find that a lot of the patients that put treatment off are patients that don’t want to be in the dental chair, and they end up being in the chair longer and more often. So we do encourage that success in dentistry, meaning that we have that comprehensive look at their health and that we encourage them to move forward with things that are needed so that they don’t have other issues later that are more costly and more invasive.