Orland Dental and Wellness is able to offer individuals with cracks or gaps in their teeth, dental bonding and white fillings as the most effective answer to restoring your smile. Dental bonding is non-invasive and quite simple to complete.
After matching your teeth to a shade guide to match your bonding treatment to your current tooth color, Dr. Kim will begin the bonding process. He will first roughen the surface of the affected tooth. The tooth will then be coated lightly with a conditioning liquid. This liquid will help the bonding material adhere to the tooth. Once your tooth is prepared, Dr. Kim will simply apply the tooth-colored putty and mold it to the proper shape and size. The material is then hardened with an ultraviolet light. The final step is polishing the area to give you a fresh, vibrant smile.
Receiving a white filling is a similar procedure. The first step is deciding what type of filling you want. Dr. Kim will present you with options and guide you to the right one. A local anesthetic is often utilized for these procedures to numb your tooth and the area around it. Dr. Kim will then drill out the area to remove the decay. A composite resin is used on the affected tooth or teeth. It is molded and sculpted over an adhesive gel that is placed on the tooth. After the resin has been applied an ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, which is then polished to give you a perfect smile!
Dental bonding and white fillings are great solutions for you if your teeth are chipped or have large gaps. Realigning your teeth through these procedures is a great way to avoid possible periodontal problems that can lead to tooth loss. When teeth have large gaps, they tend to drift and when teeth drift they become harder to brush.
For more information about bonding and white filling, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Wook Kim by calling 708-460-6666.