Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening your teeth; using a custom-made series of aligners, 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. They will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place.
The advantage of the Invisalign process is that most people won’t even know you’re wearing them because of how clear and discreet they are versus noticeable metal brackets on traditional braces.
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.
With the potential harmful side-effects of mercury, many are advised to switch to Resin – Composite (white) fillings which are a safer option, and more appealing since they blend with the natural color of your teeth. Additionally, composites require less removal of tooth structure.
A crown, or dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. A crown may be needed when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth, large failing restoration, post root canal treatment, implant restoration. They are typically bonded to the tooth by dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials: ceramic, zirconia, metal, etc. Only dentist can determine the best option for individual case. Crowns are used to improve the strength, appearance and cosmetics of teeth.
Dental Bridges & Dentures
A bridge is a fixed prosthesis that replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth in an aesthetically pleasant way. It can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. 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 is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants are an ideal option to replace one or several lost 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 we use have a natural look and feel. With proper installment and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.
Cosmetic veneers are a highly popular solution to improve the shape, color, or misalignment of your teeth. Veneers are thin stain-resistant, porcelain shells which are placed on the front of your teeth. They are a great option for those who wish to address stained or discolored teeth, unsightly gaps, chipped teeth, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, overlapping teeth, worn teeth, fractured teeth, and gummy smiles.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are most commonly performed when decay has spread deep into the tooth. The procedure involves removing the nerve and decayed tissue from the affected tooth. Then the clean canal is filled with a filler and the tooth is ready for restoration.
Root canal treatment can be used to resolve many different types of nerve-related tooth ailments. They also help prevent dangerous infections from occurring.
Cosmetic bonding is a fast non-invasive cosmetic improvement of misaligned or chipped teeth. Thin layer of composite material bonds to the tooth.
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.