If your child has cavities that need treatment, we offer a wide range of options. No matter what treatment your child receives, our goal is to ensure your child's teeth remain healthy and functional. All our doctors are trained to do their best to keep your child comfortable and guide them through treatment.
A composite (tooth colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
Crowns (White or Silver):
A crown is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Crowns can be in silver, made out of stainless steel or white, made out of zirconia / porcelain. You and your dentist can discuss what option is best for your child.
Pulpotomy (nerve treatment):
If a cavity reaches the nerve of the tooth, the child can experience pain. Therefore, if a cavity has extended deeply into the tooth a nerve treatment would be indicated. It is our goal to preserve the baby teeth if possible to help your child's overall dental development.
Dental extractions are necessary if a child’s tooth has been severely damaged from trauma, dental decay, infection, or for orthodontic purposes. We try our best to preserve baby teeth, if possible, but sometimes removal of baby teeth is the better option. In some cases, a space maintainer may be necessary after an extraction to prevent shifting of the adjacent teeth.
If your child is concerned with the shape or color of their teeth, we can discuss multiple cosmetic options. Dental bonding uses tooth-colored composite resin to replace missing tooth structure to hide minor defects like chips, discoloration, tooth size discrepancy, or irregular spacing. Teeth whitening can improve the color of the teeth. Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive restorative technique that can improve the appearance of “white-spot lesions” or other abnormalities of the enamel.