Amber B. Johnson, DDS, Franklin, TN
Berry Farms Dental is a comprehensive dentistry services provider for your oral health. Dr. Amber Johnson diagnoses and treats patients for general dentistry services. She also coordinates services in cases where a specialist is required.
Please click on the services below to see more information about each dental service.
We offer composite fillings which are tooth colored. White fillings will blend in with your teeth, strengthen the tooth, and will not stain the teeth or gums like the older silver fillings.
A crown is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth, restoring its original shape and size. A crown may be needed to protect a weak tooth from breaking, to restore a severely worn tooth, or repair a tooth that has a significant amount of decay. We provide natural looking cosmetic crowns that restore both function and esthetics.
Root canal treatment treats the nerve (pulp) of the tooth. There are several factors which contribute to the need for a root canal: trauma, gum disease, or physical irritation from deep decay, deep cracks, or very large fillings. Dr. Johnson will remove the pulp and replace it with a rubber sealant material. The tooth will then be covered with a protective crown which will reinforce the tooth against future fractures. Several years ago, diseased or infected teeth had to be removed. In most cases today, however, this is no longer true. We believe in saving teeth rather than removing them. We make every effort to help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Dental implants can be an effective method to replace one tooth or several teeth. Each implant consists of a metal anchor placed in the bone which acts as the root of the tooth and an abutment that attaches to the implant that serves as the top portion of the tooth. A crown will then be fabricated and cemented to the implant. Implants can also support a bridge, partial denture, or a full denture.
Mini dental implants (around 2mm in diameter) enable Dr. Johnson to place implants with a minimally invasive method. Mini dental implants are a good option when you:
- can’t withstand the rigors of conventional implant surgery
- don’t have enough bone to allow for full-sized implants to be placed
- are seeking an option with a lower cost than traditional implant treatment
Mini-implants can be used to hold a full denture or a partial denture in place by allowing the denture or partial to snap to the mini implants. This will lock in the denture or partial denture so that it stays in place and does not move. In some cases, mini implants can also be used in the replacement of a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
View this video for more information on Mini-Implants – 3M Denture Attachment System
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Dentures make it easier to eat and speak than you could without teeth. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much. Dentures may even improve the look of your smile. When coming to our office, feel free to bring in pictures of your smile from your past or photos of teeth that you would like to have. Many people with dentures also choose to get mini implants to further stabilize their denture, enabling them to snap their denture into place for a more secure fit.
Removable partial dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth and usually consist of replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, Dr. Johnson will design a partial denture for you. A partial denture may have a metal framework and clasps that connect to your teeth, or they can have other connectors that are more natural looking. If you have a partial and choose to have mini implants placed, the partial can snap to the implants, providing a more secure fit. The implants will also allow you to have a partial without having the metal clasps around teeth, allowing for a more esthetic look and less stress on the remaining teeth.
In some cases, a tooth can no longer be saved and the tooth must be removed. In other cases, teeth are removed prior to orthodontic procedures. Wisdom teeth are also commonly extracted. If the tooth needing to be removed will later be replaced with an implant, bone can also be placed at the time of extraction. This will help to prepare the site for a future implant placement and in many cases will speed up the implant procedure. Dr. Johnson will talk with you about ways to make your tooth extraction experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Dr. Johnson understands that a lot of people fear the dentist, have had a bad dental experience, or have dental anxiety. For that reason, she takes the time to help put you at ease. She uses a two step prenumbing with a gel and an additional numbing spray before the injection. She also uses warmed anesthetic which helps cut out the traditional sting of the injection. She offers both laughing gas and oral conscious sedation for those who would like extra relaxation. Her goal is for you to be completely comfortable and at ease when you visit her at Berry Farms Dental.