While our goal is to always prevent cavities or decay in your child’s smile, they do occur. Our expert pediatric dentists will walk you through the various options for restorative dental treatment so that you will feel well-informed and confident about your child’s care plan.
Once the need for restorative dental care is discovered, we encourage receiving treatment as soon as possible so your child can get back to enjoying their wild smile pain-free. If cavities, decay, or a more serious oral health issue is left untreated, it could result in serious discomfort and health complications for your child. We aim to make your child’s treatment as quick and effective as possible so they will not have to miss school, sports, or playtime!
When does your child need restorative dental care? That’s a great question!
During your child’s appointment, we will thoroughly examine their teeth and gums to determine if there is any sign of a need for restorative treatment.
What do these signs look like?
Rest assured, we have treatment options to get your child’s smile back on track!
When a simple filling isn’t enough to repair your child’s cavity, a full tooth coverage restoration will be recommended.
You may be familiar with silver crowns. However, many parents prefer our Sprig Zirconia crowns! Sprig Zirconia crowns are more tooth-like in appearance. Made from a strong material called Zirconia, it is difficult to even tell that there is a crown on the baby tooth.
If your child has lost a baby tooth prematurely and the adult, or the permanent, tooth has not come in yet, we sometimes will place a space maintainer to hold that space needed for the adult tooth when necessary.
Sometimes, a baby tooth can be lost prematurely due to decay or an infection that requires it to be pulled out. Either way, the space created by the lost tooth needs to be maintained to prevent other teeth from shifting into the space.
As soon as the permanent tooth begins to erupt or appear in the gums, we ask that you bring your child in so our dentists can determine if it is the right time to remove the space maintainer.