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Restorative Dentistry to Restore Your Child’s Smile
Tooth decay, cavities, tooth loss, misaligned teeth and jaw, and other dental problems can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for your kid, which can steal their beautiful smile and confidence. Luckily, with restorative dentistry, it is possible to treat and repair the affected teeth. At Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a wide range of restorative dental services, which are designed to restore your child’s vibrant smile.
Importance of Restorative Dentistry for Kids
While dental problems that affect kids usually occur on the baby teeth, they can grow to become serious problems that affect the permanent teeth. Therefore, allowing damaged baby teeth to go untreated in the hope that they will fall off and be replaced by a new set of teeth might not work. Restorative pediatric dental care is thus very important in preventing the occurrence of future dental problems that can cost much money in treatment. It also allows your child to have a happy childhood, and later, adulthood – dental problems can cause stressful and embarrassing experiences while growing up.
Types of Restorative Dental Treatments
Some of the restorative dental care services that we can offer your child include:
Dental crowns are restorative dental devices that cover the teeth, thus fixing a dental problem, while at the same time, preventing further damage to the teeth. Dental crowns treatments are a great choice if your child is suffering from problems such as tooth decay, cavities, or broken, fractured, chipped, or cracked teeth. They are also very useful in preventing teeth damage due to excessive grinding. Some dental crowns are available in a natural tooth-like color, which makes them useful for fixing cosmetic issues such as stained teeth.
If your child is suffering from a tooth infection, the infection can spread to the pulp (the soft inner part of the tooth) where it can cause considerable damage that leads to tooth loss. Even worse is that the infection can spread to the gums and jaws if it is left untreated. To prevent this, we offer pulpotomy, a root canal treatment procedure for kids, that repairs the damaged tooth by removing the infected pulp.
Treating tooth decay requires removing the decaying parts of the teeth to get rid of an infection. However, while this helps to stop the problem, it does not protect the teeth from future decay. Also, when the decay is deep, removing the damaged part can weaken the structure of the tooth. Fortunately, we can help to restore the damaged tooth to its former glory using dental fillings. These fillings fill up the area of the damaged tooth that has been removed, preventing further infection of other parts. They also help to make the tooth stronger, thus preventing further damage through breaking.
Sometimes, when considerable damage has been done to your child’s tooth, extracting it can be the only option. In such a case, the extraction helps to prevent the spread of the damage to other teeth. The extracted tooth can then be replaced by permanent teeth – if your child is still in the baby teeth stage - or using other replacement options such as dental implants.
Damaged or missing teeth can turn your child’s life upside down. Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry can, however, help to fix these dental problems with restorative dentistry. Call us today at 470-876-8883 for more information on the restorative dental treatments we offer. Remember, taking care of your child's teeth starts from their very first visit, where they will receive their initial exam and digital x-rays, so make sure you call us to schedule their first visit with us as well.