– RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY –
If a tooth is damaged, we work to restore the tooth structure.
Composite fillings are used to preserve teeth that are decayed. At Young Smiles, our goal is to treat decay before the onset of infection and additional complications. Pain may be the initial symptom of tooth decay. To apply the composite filling, we have to first remove the decayed area from the tooth and apply the filling as a protective barrier to the tooth. This prevents further decay.
Dental Crowns and Veneers
There are times when we have to restore strength to your child’s teeth. We can renew your child’s smile by applying either a crown or a veneer when necessary. Dental crowns can be used to protect a weak tooth, seal a cracked tooth, cover a damaged tooth, restore a worn-down tooth, or cover a tooth that has lost its color.
At times, the tooth root (pulp) becomes infected. When this happens, we perform a treatment called a pulpotomy. During this procedure, the damaged pulp is removed from the tooth root, and infection is removed from the root. We may need to apply a crown after the procedure is complete.
Sometimes, the only available option is tooth removal. Circumstances that may warrant tooth removal include 1) over-crowding 2) small mouth 3) tooth entrapment beneath bones or gums and 4) severe decay or infection
We may have to make space along the jawline to allow room for new teeth to grow. We use custom-made “space maintainers” to create gaps for missing teeth to grow in with ease.
Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a casual sports participant, we recommend a mouth guard to protect your teeth during both friendly and competitive play. Mouth guards are also useful for our young patients that grind their teeth while they sleep, as well as to reduce the symptoms of TMJ. Mouth guards are tailor-made to fit your child’s mouth and may be made of either soft or hard materials.
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