JOHN OLSEN, DDS, MAGD, DICOI
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FRANKLIN, WI 53132
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By Franklin Dental
February 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you have a few empty spaces in your smile? Dental implants, the latest tooth restoration option, can fill those gaps and improve your dental implantsappearance. Franklin, WI, dentist Dr. John Olsen of Franklin Dental explains how dental implants work and shares some benefits.

Implants become a permanent addition to your smile

Dental implants are the first restoration option that rebuilds your entire missing tooth. Implants consist of tiny titanium posts that are inserted into openings made in your jawbone. Once in place, they soon fuse to the bone. This process, called osseointegration is the most essential part of the implant process. Without it, the implant wouldn't be able to support the dental crown placed on top of it.

The crown is the visible part of your tooth that you use for chewing. It's created using an impression of your mouth as a guide to ensure that the tooth looks completely natural. As a result, no one will ever know that your tooth is artificial.

Implants offer benefits that no other restoration options do

Bridges are often used to replace one or missing teeth, but the restoration option can weaken the teeth that support the bridge. Dentures are used to replace a large section of teeth or all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. They tend to slip if they don't fit well, which can cause painful gum irritation. Wearing dentures decreases your biting power because the restorations only rest on your gums.

Dental implants don't affect nearby teeth at all and are designed to fit the gap in your smile perfectly. They're a good solution if you've lost one tooth and an even better one if you've lost all of your teeth. Because implant-supported dentures are attached to your jawbone, unlike dentures, they offer excellent stability and don't decrease your biting power. You can eat the hard foods you've been avoiding for years if you choose this option.

Jawbone resorption, a condition that occurs when your jawbone begins to shrink, is a common problem after the loss of a tooth. Without the constant pressure provided by your roots, the bone may begin to weaken. Eventually, this can cause the loosening or loss of other teeth and even change your appearance if your facial muscles begin to sag. Dental implants stimulate your jawbone and prevent these changes.

Are you ready to find out if dental implants are the best choice for you? Call Franklin, WI, dentist Dr. John Olsen of Franklin Dental at (414) 425-7050 to schedule your appointment.

By Franklin Dental
August 14, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out why your dentist may have recommended that you get a dental crown.dental crowns

Dental crowns are a rather popular restoration, so perhaps you already know a little bit about them and their purpose. Perhaps our Franklin, WI, dentist, Dr. John Olsen, just told you that you could benefit from getting a dental crown and you’ve come here to learn more about it. Whatever the case might be, finding out more about the dental services we offer may come in handy in the future should you need restorative dentistry.

Here are some reasons why someone may need to get a dental crown:

To Restore a Tooth

Whether your tooth was fractured during a sports injury or decay has caused your tooth to weaken, there are many situations in which a dental crown will be used to revive the tooth and improve its strength. A damaged tooth is weak and prone to further damage if left untreated. By getting a dental crown from your Franklin general dentist, you can ensure that the tooth is strong and remains stable.

Also, if you undergo root canal therapy (an endodontic procedure in which we remove an infected or irritated dental pulp), most of the time we will also want to place a dental crown over the treated tooth to preserve it.

To Enhance Your Appearance

A tooth-colored crown is designed to look just like a real tooth, so it should come as no surprise that some people may choose to get these tooth-shaped caps in order to improve their appearance. Maybe you were born with a malformed tooth or unsightly internal discolorations have made your otherwise beautiful smile look unattractive. If this is the case, a dental crown can be placed over the tooth to alter and enhance the tooth’s shape, length or color.

To Replace Missing Teeth

If you are missing a tooth or a couple teeth in a row then you may be considering a dental bridge or a dental implant to restore your smile. If this is the case then you’ll also need to get a dental crown. Not only are crowns used to cover a dental implant but they are also placed over teeth to support a dental bridge.

Whether you have questions about getting dental crowns in Franklin, WI, or you just need to schedule your routine appointment, don’t hesitate to call Franklin Dental today. We are here to meet all of your needs.

By Franklin Dental
August 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

How your dentist in Franklin, Wisconsin can restore your smile

Dental crowns are the perfect solution to restore teeth that are badly damaged, broken or severely decayed. A dental crown holds your dental crownstooth together, providing a protective shield against strong biting forces. In contrast, a large filling can actually separate sections of tooth structure, literally cutting your tooth in half, making it more prone to breakage.

Dr. John Olsen at Franklin Dental in Franklin, Wisconsin wants you to know dental crowns can also replace existing unsightly, large metal fillings, providing you with better protection and increased biting strength.

You may need a crown if you have teeth that are:

  • Badly broken, damaged or decayed
  • Badly discolored or heavily stained
  • Restored with unsightly old crowns that don’t match your other teeth
  • Restored with large, unsightly metal fillings

A dental crown is much stronger than a large filling because it covers the entire chewing surface of your tooth, providing a protective suit of armor, resistant to breakage. Dental crowns don’t just provide increased strength. They can also make your smile more beautiful. Dental crowns can look completely natural, just like your existing teeth. You want people to notice your smile, not your fillings!

Your dentist in Franklin, Wisconsin offers a full range of materials for your new dental crown. Consider:

  • Pure gold, if you want biting strength and you like the appearance of gold
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal, if you want both strength and beauty; these crowns are suitable for any area of your mouth.
  • Pure porcelain, if you want the most natural-looking crown; porcelain reflects light, just like your natural teeth.

Dental crowns usually require two appointments; the first appointment to prepare your tooth, and the second appointment to permanently cement your new crown. If you want to protect your smile, dental crowns are the go-to solution to create both strong and beautiful teeth. Dental crowns are an investment in your smile, so visit the expert. Call Dr. John Olsen at Franklin Dental in Franklin, Wisconsin. Find out how you can benefit from dental crowns by calling today!



Dr. John Olsen

Dr. John Olsen

For over 24 years, Dr. John has been successfully restoring the smiles and improving the lives of people in the Milwaukee area with his expert knowledge and attention to detail.

Dr. John strives for excellence and holds a number of impressive titles including:

  • Diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

  • Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) & Regional Director

  • Induction into the International College of Dentists

  • Certified with American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)

     

He frequently is invited to speak and teach workshops around the country to help spread his expert knowledge in the dental fields. Additionally, he regularly attends trainings and workshops to continue his own education.

 

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