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By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
August 06, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

If you struggle with a misaligned, crooked, or gapped smile, you may be wondering what your options for correcting your smile may be. Straightening your smile can be an easy process with Invisalign! Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek at Implant & General Dentistry in Cary, NC, can help you discover if Invisalign is the best option for straightening your smile!

How Invisalign Can Help Your Smile

When you’re dealing with alignment problems in your smile, it can actually make your smile harder to care for in the long run. Crooked teeth can make it hard to fully clean your gums and rid your smile of bacteria and plaque, which makes it easier for the build-up to happen and cause decay and damage to your smile. Straightening your smile with Invisalign from your dentists in Cary, NC, can help resolve this issue and make it easier to keep your smile clean and healthy.

Invisalign is made up of clear aligners that fit your smile and gently push your teeth into their proper positions. These clear aligners are custom made for your smile and you’ll have to switch to a new set every few weeks. You’ll also have to visit your dentist every six weeks to ensure that your smile is progressing as planned and so that your dentist can make any necessary adjustments.

Invisalign is fairly quick and can take anywhere from nine to fifteen months to complete, giving you the straightened smile you deserve in no time at all. Since Invisalign is practically invisible, no one will be able to tell that you’re straightening your smile, giving you a discreet experience that you can be excited about. You’ll wear your aligners daily, only taking them off to eat, drink, brush, and floss, making it easy to straighten your smile even in your sleep.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Give yourself the straight smile you deserve and make it easier to care for your teeth! Contact Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek at Implant & General Dentistry in Cary, NC, today to learn more about Invisalign and how it may benefit you. Call today at (919) 481-0330!

By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
April 22, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Services  

Cosmetic dentistry services from your dentists in Cary, NC, can enhance your smile. If you want a new smile, look no further than cosmetic dentistry! Your Cary, NC, doctors offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services to enhance your smile.

Cosmetic dentistry services are designed to give you a dazzling smile. No matter what aesthetic issues you have, there is a cosmetic dentistry procedure designed to hide them.

Let’s take a quick look at just a few of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures.

For a dull, yellow, aging smile, consider professional teeth whitening. With professional teeth whitening, you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades. Your amazing results can last for years too! Unlike some over-the-counter treatments that contain harsh chemicals, all materials and methods used in professional teeth whitening have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association.

To repair small chips, cracks, and tooth wear, consider cosmetic dental bonding. This versatile procedure can hide small imperfections and aesthetic issues by using composite, a unique, tooth-colored material. After a bonding treatment, your teeth will look new and whole again. Bonding is a completely painless procedure that doesn't require an anesthetic.

To give your smile a more uniform, even look, consider reshaping and recontouring. This procedure is often completed along with bonding, to ensure your smile looks uniform and beautiful.

To give you a celebrity-perfect smile, consider porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin laminates of exquisite, stain-resistant porcelain which are cemented to the front surfaces of your teeth. Veneers can hide both minor and major aesthetic problems and change the color, shape, and size of your teeth to make your smile more beautiful.

To view amazing before-and-after photos, please visit the Smile Gallery page on our website by clicking here.

Cosmetic dentistry procedures can give you the smile you deserve, and boost your self-confidence too! To find out more about cosmetic dentistry and what it can do for you and your smile, call your dentists in Cary, NC, at (919) 481-0330 today!

By Cary Dentists
February 16, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Preventive dentistry can protect against decay and gum disease.

When was the last time you visited the dentist? If it’s been more than six months, then you aren’t doing everything that you should keep your teeth and gums healthy. Here in Cary, NC our dentists Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek encourage their patients to fully understand the importance of preventive dentistry to support healthy teeth and gums. Our dental team loves to hear that patients are taking an active and vested interest in their oral health.

What is preventive dentistry?

You may be wondering what preventive dentistry entails. The preventive dentistry that our dental team offers includes,

  • Prophylactic dental cleanings
  • Oral cancer screenings (performed during your six-month checkups)
  • Dental X-rays (performed by our Cary, NC, family dentists once a year)
  • Dental sealants and fluoride treatment, which can reduce the risk of cavities

Of course, you also play a role in preventive dental care. Your at-home routine, habits, and lifestyle can either support healthy teeth or gums or lead to disease. Preventive dentistry that you can perform right in your own home includes,

  • Brushing twice a day for two minutes each time
  • Using fluoride toothpaste
  • Replacing your toothbrush head every 3-4 months
  • Flossing every day, ideally in the evening before brushing
  • Using an antimicrobial oral rinse
  • Avoiding or quitting smoking
  • Limiting alcohol consumption
  • Eliminating sugar and starches from your diet

What is the importance of preventive dentistry?

Wasn’t it Ben Franklin that said “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” This certainly rings true when it comes to caring for your smile. Here at our Cary, NC, dental practice, we would much rather provide your smile with the easy-care it needs now rather than treating a disease or other problems once they occur. Some of the benefits of preventive dentistry include,

  • Preventing decay, gum disease, and other dental problems from happening
  • Catching oral health problems early on when they can be reversed or easily treated
  • Saving time and money on unnecessary dental expenses that could have been avoided with preventive dentistry
  • Supporting good overall health, since oral health problems are linked to systemic and possibly serious health issues such as diabetes and heart disease

There are a host of benefits associated with preventive dentistry. If you need to schedule your next cleaning with our Cary, NC, dentists don’t hesitate to call us at (919) 481-0330. No matter how busy you are, we can work with you to find a time that fits your work or school schedule.

By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
January 04, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Services   Treatments  

Cosmetic dentistry is all about making positive changes to your smile through the right cosmetic dentistry procedures. Most people think that cosmetic dentistry is just about veneers or teeth whitening, but it actually includes other treatments that can help make your smile more radiant, boost your overall appearance, and even improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Here at Cary Implant and General Dentistry, your dentists Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek, can address aesthetic and functional dental concerns with cosmetic dentistry procedures.

Cosmetic Dentistry Problems We Treat

Your cosmetic dentists are highly capable of treating the following cosmetic and function dental concerns:

  • Crooked or misaligned teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Discolored or stained teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Missing teeth
  • Damaged teeth

It’s crucial to know that in certain situations, cosmetic issues can be related to underlying oral health issues. This means that before your dentist can perform any kind of cosmetic dentistry treatment, any underlying dental issues must be addressed to avoid compromising the success of your cosmetic dental treatments.

Which Cosmetic Dentistry Procedure is Right For You?

Here in Cary, NC, we offer the following cosmetic dentistry services and treatments:

  • Professional Teeth Whitening: This involves using bleach and/or a special light for lightening your teeth and banishing surface stains.
  • Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings: These are made of advanced, high-density plastics instead of metals to fill in cavities for more natural-looking results.
  • Dental Bonding: This can be used to repair chipped teeth, hiding stubborn stains, and building up too-small teeth, among others.
  • Porcelain Veneers: Made of ultra-slim porcelain pieces, these recreate the look of real teeth and effectively conceal all kinds of cosmetic imperfections in the front teeth.
  • Porcelain Crowns: These could be sculpted to mimic the look of real teeth while providing protection and durability to a damaged tooth. They’re also used with dental bridges and dental implants.
  • Orthodontics: Your dentist may recommend clear aligners like Invisalign or traditional braces with brackets and wires to correct your specific orthodontic issues.
  • Dental Implants: These replace the tooth roots or missing teeth and are commonly used with dental crowns and dentures.

These treatments can be used alone or combined together to enhance or completely overhaul your smile. Talk to your cosmetic dentist to determine the most appropriate cosmetic dentistry treatments that will suit your specific needs.

Speak to Us To Get Started On Your Smile Makeover Today

Call (919) 481-0330 to schedule a meeting here at Cary Implant and General Dentistry in Cary, NC, with your cosmetic dentistry professionals, Dr. Kirk Wilkie, Dr. Vic Turner, and Dr. Joey Pesicek.

By Cary Dentists | Implant and General Dentistry
October 07, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: root canal  

Root canal therapy is considered a major dental procedure, which means that pain and swelling are completely normal. It entails deep cleaning of the infected root canal’s interior, which could irritate the surrounding gums and nerves. Recovering from a root canal is immensely critical to the success of the procedure.

Following your procedure, your dentist in Cary Implant and General Dentistry in Cary, NC, Dr. Joey Pesicek, Dr. Vic Turner, or Dr. Kirk Wilkie, will provide you with specific instructions for your recovery.

Top Tips for a Safe and Easy Recovery

As the anesthesia used for numbing your mouth during root canal therapy wears off, expect to feel tenderness around the root canal site for several days. You will likewise experience some slight soreness in the jaw, which is no surprise because your mouth was open for a long time during the root canal. In most cases, people find relief from these symptoms with OTC pain and anti-inflammatory medications. Otherwise, your dentist can prescribe more potent prescription medications.

When to Visit Your Dentist

Besides the scheduled follow-up checkups with your dentist in Cary, NC, contact your dentist right away if you’re having any of these symptoms:

  • Visible swelling of the treated area and/or outside your mouth
  • Severe pressure or pain that persists for more than several days
  • An uneven bite
  • If applicable, the temporary dental filling or crown becomes loose or comes off
  • A return of the symptoms that you’ve already experienced before root canal therapy

For Questions, Concerns, or Advice on Root Canal Therapy, Speak to Us

Schedule a meeting with your dentists here at Cary Implant and General Dentistry in Cary, NC, Dr. Joey Pesicek, Dr. Vic Turner, or Dr. Kirk Wilkie, by calling (919) 481-0330.

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