Dental Services

If you are looking for a specific procedure that we do routinely,  you have found the right page.  Below is a list of some of our most common procedures.  Within each category we have also included multiple images of work we have done.  After having looked through the categories, if you have further questions please feel free to call or schedule a visit so we can help you find a solution to your dental needs.   

 

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A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.

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Losing one's teeth can be a frightening situation.  We built this page to help our patients better understand their treatment options when dealing with the complete or partial loss of their teeth.  If after having reviewed the following information you still have questions or want to discuss your specific situation, please call and make an appointment.

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Adult Cosmetic Braces or "Short Term Ortho" is a treatment option for non-growing patients who want a great smile but are unwilling to undergo years of comprehensive orthodontics or extensive and sometimes aggressive restorative work (crowns and veneers).

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Accidents do happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving a tooth and losing a tooth. Suffering from a severe tooth ache can be a frustrating, scary and extremely painful experience. With a quick visit to our dental office in Sandy, Utah we will be able to discover the cause of your pain, and give you options to resolve the problem quickly and as comfortably as possible. Call 801-676-1234

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If you are in the Salt Lake City valley and you need a tooth extracted, you have found the right place. We will tell you exactly what it will cost, and not pressure you into work that you don’t want. While most of our time is spent working to save teeth, there are times in which a tooth is damaged beyond repair and must be removed. We take special care in removing teeth in the least traumatic manner possible.

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CEREC is one of the most cutting-edge innovations in dentistry today. Dr. Johansen was one of the first dentists in the Salt Lake Valley to employ this technology. CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. With this technology Dr. Johansen can repair damaged teeth in a single appointment using a bonded porcelain restoration.

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Cosmetic dentistry is generally used to refer to any dental work that improves the appearance of teeth, gums and/or bite. It primarily focuses on improvement dental aesthetics in color, position, shape, size, alignment and overall smile appearance.

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Oral sedation dentistry is a safe and easy way to reduce or eliminate dental fear and anxiety.  It is truly as easy as taking a pill. Unlike General Anesthesia where the patient is completely unconscious and unable to respond, patients under Oral Sedation are able to respond to conversations and breathe on their own. Many patients report little or no memory of the procedure and say they felt as if they were snoozing while the work was being done.   

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With options such as bonding, veneers, porcelain crowns, and teeth whitening it may be difficult to know which procedure would best serve you and your cosmetic desires. We have found one to be superior. If you want your teeth to look their best then Deep Bleaching is the most predictable and effective solution you can find.

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Invisalign is the clear and simple alternative to braces. It’s a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually straighten your teeth as you wear them, each aligner moving your teeth just a little bit at a time.

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Lingual Braces which are the invisible way to enhance your smile! In-Ovation L MTM brackets are very small and are placed on the tongue side or back of your teeth, which keeps them hidden from view during the entire treatment process. Treatment is very quick, most cases finish in less than 16 weeks!

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If you snore loudly, you know of the social implications of your problem. It's bad enough when your spouse can't sleep in the same room with you, but when your travel companions stop inviting you places because they can't get a decent night's sleep, it may be time for you to do something about it.

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Do you ever wake up from a night's sleep with sore teeth and jaws? You could be grinding your teeth. Grinding your teeth is known as bruxism. This rhythmic clenching of the jaws and grinding of the teeth may develop at any age. Teeth grinding is usually done unconsciously in your sleep, but it can also occur when you are awake. Dr. Johansen can fit you with a occlusal appliance or bite guard to reduce jaw muscle pain and protect your teeth and joints.

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Magnification has been a centerpiece in Dr. Johansen's practice for many years. He is part of a very small group of general dentists in the country who use a surgical operating microscope. Much of what is done in modern dentistry is very precise work requiring significant levels of magnification. These levels of magnification are only attainable with a microscope.

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Dr. Johansen is one of the first dentists in the Salt Lake Valley to provide a procedure known as "hydroabrasion" this is a procedure in which some cavities can be prepared without a drill and at times without the need for local anesthesia. Not a procedure that can be performed for every cavity. But when the situation is appropriate, hydroabrasion is amazingly quick and painless way in which we can repair teeth.

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We use dental photography on a daily basis at our office. We do this in order to explain why treatment is necessary and help our patients understand their various treatment options. Being able to see problems and have them explained with a photograph has dramatically increased our patient's understanding of their dental needs.

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