TK Dental Cosmetic Dentistry
Your smile is a big part of your identity and one of the most important aspects of your appearance. It’s one of the first things someone notices during initial meetings. A whiter, brighter smile helps to boost self-confidence and makes a more memorable impression. We are proud to offer our patients the latest and most advanced ZOOM technology on the market.
Your lifestyle and the aging process can stain and darken your teeth over time. Daily habits that contribute to stained teeth include drinking coffee, tea, soda, red wine and smoking. At TK Dental of Wayne, we understand that some of these habits are difficult to avoid and so we utilize effective techniques to restore the whiteness back to your unique smile.
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening your teeth; using a custom-made series of aligners, the progressive treatment approach is custom-tailored to your particular smile. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth.
Wearing these aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. We don’t believe that the only approach to attaining the straight smile you deserve is wearing bulky metal brackets with tightened wires. With Invisalign, you simply pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you’ve always wanted.
One of the main drawbacks to traditional teeth-straightening methods, is how self-conscious people get about wearing noticeable metal brackets on their teeth. The advantage of the Invisalign process for straightening teeth is that most people won’t even know you’re wearing them because of how clear and discreet they are.
It is well known that mercury is a toxic heavy metal which is detrimental to one’s health. However, there are still many people walking around with mercury-contained dental fillings. Commonly known as amalgam fillings, mercury-contained fillings are typically 50% mercury, joined with silver, copper and tin. Dentists have used amalgam to fill cavities since the 1800’s. Today, millions of Americans receive mercury fillings each year.
With the potential harmful side-effects of mercury being well known today, many are advised to switch to Resin – Composite (white). When those with amalgam fillings are brushing their teeth or chewing, hazardous mercury vapor is released. In general, significant levels of mercury exposure can permanently damage the brain and kidneys. This is why at TK Dental we highly advise our patients to switch to mercury-free fillings and have vast experience in safely replacing these fillings.
Aside from being a safe option, the resin composite fillings are more appealing since they blend in better with the natural color of your teeth. Additionally, composites require less removal of tooth structure since they bond to the tooth itself which allows one to maintain the original strength of the tooth.
Cosmetic veneers are a highly popular solution among dental patients because they highly mimic natural tooth appearance. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth. When properly placed, patients are very pleased with their new stain-resistant, healthy teeth appearance.
Cosmetic Veneers successfully address stained and discolored teeth, unsightly gaps, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, overlapping teeth, worn teeth, fractured teeth, and gummy smiles. Our cosmetic veneers will allow you to transform your smile into the ideal makeover you are seeking.
Bridges & Dentures
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth in an aesthetically pleasant way and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. The success of any bridge depends on its foundation of the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. TK Dental offers both complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are a great option for those whose natural teeth remain.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root which a periodontist places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or several teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
One’s confidence about their teeth affects how they feel about themselves, both personally and professionally. Many hide their smiles because of spaces from missing teeth, others have insecure dentures resulting in difficulties with chewing. At TK Dental, the dental implants which we install have such a natural look and feel that patients tend to forget they ever lost a tooth in the first place. With proper installment and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. Long-term studies continue to show improving success rates for implants and we do everything we can to ensure our patients are happy with theirs.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are most commonly performed when decay will likely damage or has already fully destroyed a tooth. The procedure involves removing the pulp from the center of the tooth and filling the pulp cavity to prevent the development of an infection that may spread to other teeth. Our onsite associate specializes in molar root canals.
Root canal treatment can be used to resolve many different types of nerve-related tooth ailments. For example, root canals are used when a tooth’s nerve tissue is acutely inflamed, dying or even fully dead.
Although each of these conditions seem to be different, what they all tend to have in common is that they involve (or will involve) a situation where the tooth’s nerve space contains contaminates that will ultimately leak out of the tooth’s root tip and persistently irritate (inflame) the tissues that surround it.
The purpose of the cleaning aspect of root canal therapy is to remove as many of these irritants (or items that will degrade into irritants) as possible. These items include bacteria, nerve tissue, bacterial toxins, and the organic debris left over from the breakdown of nerve tissue.