Restorative Dentistry is the Prevention and the Treatment of diseases of the teeth in order to restore or bring them back to their best health. It includes the repair or replacement of damaged or defective teeth. Whether your child experienced a dental injury, developed a cavity, or has an esthetic or functional dental concern,our Doctors can effectively restore teeth to ensure a healthy smile and a beautiful appearance.
What’s right for your child?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
- The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
Before your child’s treatment begins, your doctor will discuss all options and recommend the best filling and treatment for your child’s particular case. It may be helpful to understand the different types of dental fillings: Some dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, as well as on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.
Preformed metal crowns (also known as Stainless Steel Crowns) are indicated for the restoration of primary and permanent teeth with extensive caries, cervical decalcification, and /or developmental defects (hypoplasia,hypocalcification) when failure of other available restorative materials is likely. Sometimes, there is an option of a cosmetic pediatric crown. Both our doctors are trained in the placement of these crowns.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is a liquid medication that has proven efficacy as a secondary preventive agent (arrest of carious lesions). Both our doctors and the staff are trained are trained in the application of the SDF.