Monday, March 30, 2015

Why Dental Bonding is an Excellent Restoration for Kids

Dental Bonding
If your child has a decayed tooth, a chipped tooth, or another shape or crack issue, dental bonding can be an excellent restoration for kids. Our dental bonding is a type of composite resin specifically formulated to improve the appearance and imperfections of teeth. It is applied as a liquid to prepared teeth, shaped, and then gradually hardened with an ultraviolet light by our credentialed dentists.

Dental bonding is mainly suited for small cosmetic changes or fillings for teeth. When it comes to kids, many people assume that caring for baby teeth is not as important as caring for permanent adult teeth, but this is a misconception. If baby teeth face decay and fall out prematurely, it is harder for future teeth to develop properly. Improper baby teeth care could also lead to gum diseases. If your child still has baby teeth, it is tempting to get a cheaper option for fillings, like silver amalgam. Silver amalgam fillings are one of the least expensive options, but they require more space to fit on a tooth securely. This results in extra drilling to fit in around other teeth. When used for fillings, bonding does not require as much drilling or shaping. This makes bonding (tooth colored fillings) a better option for growing teeth or for kids who have aversions to drilling. It still requires some drilling but not nearly as much.

Kids are incredibly active, and, unfortunately, much of the time this leads to chipped or fractured teeth. We can apply a resilient bonding to fill in the vulnerable area. Dental bonding can be shaded to perfectly match your child's teeth so our bonding application will provide extremely natural looking results. If your child has sensitivity due to small chips, the bonding will also cover the sensitive dentin and nerve endings. Your child will be able to enjoy his or her favorite cold and hot treats again without pain. Simultaneously, discoloration, spacing, and gum recession are all problems that occur in children just like they can occur in adults. Dental bonding can be a great way to improve color, fill in spaces of all sizes, and enhance the shape of any child's teeth. The cosmetic and restorative properties of dental bonding are endless, making it a great choice for your children.
Our bonding procedures will completely turn around the problems occurring in your child's teeth. Since kids can be very sensitive to the opinions of other children, if they have any cosmetic teeth defects, they may feel like they don't fit in, but they can be too embarrassed to share these feelings with you. We can help your child feel more confident and secure with minimum procedure time. In our dental office, we are very kid friendly and kind. Your child will experience a quick and minimally invasive appointment with immediate, lasting results. You child's teeth will look completely natural after our work is done. Therefore, we encourage you to consider our dental bonding solutions for your child's oral needs.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

How Fillers in Chicago Are Used in Dental Care

Fillers in Chicago
Many people have heard of dermal fillers, but not many people know how fillers in Chicago are used in dental care. Dermal fillers are commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or facial skin sagging in areas that are suffering from lack of elasticity. Dermal fillers can also be used to improve the appearance of your smile. Dermal fillers in Chicago are used to restore the lack of volume in the skin when the area around your mouth and lips begins to sag. If this sagging and wrinkling occurs, it may have garish effects on how you appear or be a distraction from your beautiful teeth. In some cases, fillers are used in conjunction with other cosmetic dental procedures to produce an overall better appearance, but the process can also be implemented on its own. 

Dermal fillers in Chicago are used solely as a cosmetic treatment. They are placed by an injection into the skin that plumps the surrounding area. If your lips have also suffered sagging or thinness due to age, we can apply a specified dermal filler to your lips to increase augmentation. There are a few different types of fillers ranging from short term results to lasting results. The most common, however, is short-term. This filler therapy should be repeated on a regular basis to ensure lasting results. Permanent fillers are also available, but can be irreversible, and we do not use them in our office. Simultaneously, there are also a few different materials used in dermal fillers. When using fillers in Chicago, we only use the latest and best filler materials that are proven to produce beautiful results.

Before getting started, we will meet to discuss your exact wants and where you want to improve the look of your skin. We can the use fillers in Chicago with the full knowledge of how your facial muscles and skin work together to create a natural appearance. This knowledge allows us to create an undetectable injection site. We know exactly how to provide aesthetic relief for the slight pinch that the injection will produce. Many dermatologists are not familiar with the numbing process like an experienced dentist would be since we numb small areas on a daily basis. Because of this, the best location to receive your dermal fillers is the dentist's office. Here you will experience very little to zero discomfort.
After your dermal filler injection, you will notice immediate differences in your skin that will increase over the next few days. It is important to keep up with filler appointments to continue the natural and youthful look you have achieved. We often use this solution in combination with other cosmetic dentistry services like teeth whitening.  In this way, fillers can complete the transformation.  Simultaneously, the procedure is fast and easy so you can have this done on short notice.  You won't be disappointed with the youthful results you get. This process will give you an all-inclusive, gorgeous smile.