At Mark W. Johnson dental practice, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. In this FAQ, we’ll answer some commonly asked questions about Invisalign, periodontal care, crown and bridge, root canals, and cosmetic dentistry.


Q: What is Invisalign and how does it work?

A: Invisalign is a cutting-edge orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to gently and gradually straighten your teeth. These custom-made aligners are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for patients who want a more discreet orthodontic option.

Q: Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

A: While Invisalign is effective for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, it may not be the best choice for everyone. Schedule a consultation with our expert dental team to determine if Invisalign is the right treatment for you.

Periodontal Care

Q: What is periodontal care and why is it important?

A: Periodontal care is focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum diseases. Maintaining healthy gums is essential to your overall oral health because untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss and other serious complications.

Q: How often should I receive periodontal care?

A: The frequency of periodontal care depends on your individual needs and risk factors. It’s important to schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to maintain proper gum health and prevent gum disease.

Crown and Bridge

Q: What are dental crowns and bridges, and when are they needed?

A: Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices used to restore or replace damaged or missing teeth. Crowns are custom-made “caps” that cover damaged or weakened teeth to restore their function, shape, and appearance. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth by creating a bridge between adjacent healthy teeth or dental implants.

Q: How long do dental crowns and bridges last?

A: With proper care, dental crowns and bridges can last for many years. It’s important to practice good oral hygiene, attend regular dental check-ups, and avoid damaging habits like teeth grinding or chewing on hard objects.

Root Canals

Q: What is a root canal treatment, and why might I need one?

A: A root canal treatment is a dental procedure that involves removing infected or damaged tissue from inside a tooth. This treatment is necessary when tooth decay, a crack, or a traumatic injury allows bacteria to enter the tooth’s inner chamber, leading to inflammation and infection.

Q: Is a root canal painful?

A: With today’s advanced dental technology and anesthesia, root canal treatments are typically no more painful than getting a regular dental filling. Our team at Mark W. Johnson dental practice ensures your comfort throughout the procedure.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Q: What is cosmetic dentistry?

A: Cosmetic dentistry focuses on enhancing the appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. Some popular cosmetic dentistry procedures include teeth whitening, dental veneers, bonding, and tooth reshaping.

Q: Am I a candidate for cosmetic dentistry?

A: If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile due to issues like discolored, crooked, or damaged teeth, you may be a good candidate for cosmetic dentistry. The best way to determine if you’re a suitable candidate is to schedule a consultation with our dentist to discuss your concerns and desired outcome.

We hope this FAQ page has provided valuable insights into the dental services we offer. For more information, please give us a call today at 505-922-9511 and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Mark W. Johnson.