Cosmetic Dentistry Aurora, IL
If you are seeking a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kim provides a full array of cosmetic dental procedures. From teeth whitening to dental veneers, our aesthetic dental training allows us to help you achieve the smile you deserve.
Veneers – Aurora, IL
Porcelain veneers are thin laminates molded to the tooth for an exact fit. Veneers help restore damaged teeth, fill gaps between the teeth, and conceal discoloration. They can also lengthen short or worn-down teeth. Dental veneers match the color and shape of your teeth for natural results. Benefits of veneers include: increased confidence, stain resistance, improved appearance, and improved durability.
Invisalign – Aurora, IL
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment in which your teeth alignment is corrected through the use of smooth, clear, plastic aligners. If you are seeking orthodontics but do not want the metal on your mouth that comes with braces, you may be a candidate for Invisalign. You will receive a series of clear aligners that are designed to fit your teeth movement as your treatment progresses. Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible in addition to being removable—you can take out your aligners to eat or brush and floss your teeth.
Bridges – Aurora, IL
Bridges fill in the gap left by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge consists of a false tooth (or pontic) and two crowns for the teeth adjacent to the tooth gap. The two crowns are used to anchor the false tooth in the middle, allowing for a secure tooth replacement method. Bridges can help restore your smile and prevent surrounding teeth from drifting from their original positions.
Dentures – Aurora, IL
Patients who are missing multiple teeth may benefit from obtaining dentures. Dentures can help patients improve chewing ability, speaking ability, and the aesthetics of their teeth. There are two types of dentures: complete dentures dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in a single arch, whereas partial dentures replace some of the missing teeth in an arch. Patients may opt for removable or fixed partial dentures.
Implants – Aurora, IL
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution. A dental implant consists of a titanium screw, an abutment to which the artificial tooth is attached, and the crown. Implants appear and function like natural teeth, so you can eat and speak as you would with your natural teeth. Many patients report feeling that there is no difference between dental implants and their original teeth.
Crowns – Aurora, IL
A dental crown encapsulates the tooth to restore any damage or decay or improve its shape and size. Crowns act as protective shells for the tooth, encasing its visible portion. Although there are many types of materials from which crowns are made, porcelain and metal crowns are the most popular. Metal crowns are typically used for the molars, as they are able to better withstand chewing and biting. Porcelain crowns are typically used for the front teeth, as they are more visually appealing and can be matched to your natural tooth color.
Orthodontics – Aurora, IL
Whether you are a child or an adult, it is never too late to correct a crooked smile! Advances in orthodontic technology have made braces more discreet than ever. You can now obtain braces with clear brackets, and some types of braces don’t require rubber bands. Improving your smile with braces can increase your self-confidence. Additionally, braces can improve your oral health, as a proper bite prevents dental problems such as tooth grinding and TMD.
Teeth Whitening – Aurora, IL
Our teeth whitening treatment typically lasts several months to a year, depending on how well you care for your whitening teeth. Teeth whitening is a cost-effective way to dramatically improve your appearance. We provide in-office whitening and take-home kits for your convenience.
Lumibrite – Aurora, IL
Lumibrite Chairside Whitening is a relatively new teeth whitening option that your dentist may offer if he or she determines that it is the right whitening treatment for you. A gentle, safe and effective professional whitening method, Lumibrite Chairside Whitening produces whitening results in as little as 30 minutes of treatment time.
Implant-Supported Dentures – Aurora, IL
An implant-supported denture can replace all of the missing teeth in one arch at once. The implants fasten the dentures to the palate, allowing for increased stability. Usually, 6-8 dental implants are required for the upper jaw and 4 for the lower jaw. The dentures consist of metal framework that is screwed onto the implants with pink plastic and teeth. This allows for the simulation of natural teeth and gums. While it may need to be removed by Dr. Kim occasionally for maintenance, the prosthesis cannot be removed by the patient.