If you have white spots on one or more teeth, Dr. Swati Agarwal may recommend resin infiltration in San Francisco, California. The white spots on the teeth, which are called post-orthodontic white spots, are caused by the tooth’s exposure to bacteria from the plaque accumulation on the tooth and around brackets. Resin infiltration is the latest non-invasive technology available at our office. This treatment treats post-orthodontic white spots by repairing and reinforcing dental enamel.
When treating your teeth, our dentist will first remove a thin layer of the remineralized enamel that covers the white-spot lesions. This will allow the resin to enter the lesion freely. The tooth or teeth will be thoroughly dried. Resin is then applied to the area in small increments. The tooth will be cleaned of excess material and the teeth are flossed to prevent the teeth from bonding together. Next, the resin is cured using a special light. More resin is placed, using the same steps. To finish the treatment, the surface of the tooth or teeth are finished and polished.
We invite you to contact our dental office today at 415-362-5315 to learn more about dental infiltration and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.