A Children's Dentist Can Provide Your Child with Natural-Looking Restorations

A Children's Dentist Can Provide Your Child with Natural-Looking Restorations

May 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a children's dentist office, we are focused on improving the health of our patients.  To do so, we need to see our patients on a regular basis. This is why we encourage parents to schedule a professional teeth cleaning twice a year. We can examine children during this time and remove any plaque or tartar that has builds up. The regular cleanings work to help prevent tooth decay and other forms of dental damage.

Additionally, it gives us the ability to notice if there are any existing problems and works to quickly correct them. We can usually treat tooth decay and other issues quickly if the size of the issue is relatively small. If it does spread and infection forms, the resulting treatment will be far more invasive. This makes early prevention critical and wise.

Types of restorations offered in our children's dentist office

Whenever possible, we try to use natural-looking dental restorations. With the availability of ceramic materials, this is a common practice.  Some of the restorations we provide include:

#1. Dental fillings

When a child suffers tooth decay, it is important to remove the decayed area of the tooth and then clean it. Afterward, we need to fill the cavity. For decades, silver or amalgam fillings were the most common but now we prefer to place tooth-colored fillings that blend in with the natural tooth. This makes it nearly impossible to tell that a child ever suffered from decay.

#2. Dental bonding

Cracking or chipping a tooth is all too common with children. Things like playground accidents or wrestling with a friend can easily lead to dental damage and, in this scenario, the best option is often to use dental bonding to restore the tooth. The bonding material can be placed and shaped prior to being hardened on the spot. Blending in with the natural tooth, bonding works well for an immediate restoration that looks natural.

#3. Dental crowns

When a tooth is severely damaged, a crown may be necessary to restore it. This happens most often when a child has suffered a serious infection. Also, things like accidents can cause a portion of the tooth to become chipped, leaving not enough of the natural tooth structure in place to use dental bonding or a dental filling.

Since a crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth entirely, it stabilizes the tooth and restores the strength and durability of it.

Schedule an appointment with a children's dentist

To ensure that your child's dental restoration is completed smoothly, call and schedule an appointment with our clinic. We treat children exclusively and are here to provide them with the dental care they need to recover from any dental pain, infection or trauma. Visiting our office is wise because of our focus on children. Since we work with them all the time, we know how to keep them comfortable during the entire appointment and restoration process.

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