Pediatric restorative dentistry offers a variety of dental crown options, including silver stainless steel and white crowns. Silver-plated stainless steel crowns are an economical choice for children who have an infected or broken primary molar, often due to trauma. Kids are particularly prone to tooth decay because they usually consume more sugary foods and drinks than adults and don't brush and floss as thoroughly. However, teeth can still deteriorate even if you limit your child's sugar intake and teach them proper oral hygiene.
Dental sealants provide an effective way of preventing cavities. Sealants come in the form of a thin layer of plastic that covers the back teeth. If a baby tooth is lost due to illness or injury, adjacent teeth may shift out of place. This change can cause permanent teeth to become crooked or misaligned.
Temporary space maintainers will keep the baby teeth in the correct position until the permanent teeth come out. Composite fillings (“white fillings”) are tooth-colored fillings made from composite materials and glass ionomers that are used to restore areas of a tooth after decay has been removed. Careful case selection is essential for ensuring the long-term success of dental restorations. The goal is to return the decayed tooth to its normal (or even improved) aesthetics, form, and function.
We don't treat patients with amalgams (traditional silver fillings) in our office. Pulpotomy with stainless steel (silver) crowns or root canals for baby teeth. Fillings are the most common restorative option. The dentist will remove the decay from the tooth and fill the hole with a silver (amalgam) or white (composite resin material) filling.
An early filling prevents the cavity from getting bigger and reaching the nerve of the tooth, which can cause pain. Pulpotomy with stainless steel (silver) crowns or root canals for baby teeth, as well as tooth extractions and space maintainers, may also be necessary. Everyone has different oral health needs. Some people only need preventive dental care, such as cleanings and exams, while others require more extensive dental treatment, such as root canal therapy or oral surgery.
Restorative dentistry works to physically restore and rejuvenate the structure and function of sick or damaged teeth. There are many types of restorations, such as crowns, fillings, bridges, implants, and dental inlays or onlays.