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Restoring Your Child’s Smile: A Guide to Dental Restorations

April 30, 2024

At the office of Stephen Remmers, we specialize in providing top-notch dental care for children. Our team is dedicated to ensuring every child enjoys a healthy and beautiful smile. We understand that children have unique needs when it comes to dental care, and we strive to make their visits comfortable, fun, and engaging. If your child develops a cavity or suffers an injury to a baby or permanent tooth, you can trust us to provide the skilled and compassionate care they need.

The Importance of Restorative Dentistry for Children

When tooth decay or injury compromises a tooth’s structural integrity, a restoration is often needed to rebuild its natural form and restore its strength and function. Our dentists have expertise in dental growth and development from infancy through adolescence, and we provide skilled care to restore baby and permanent teeth as necessary.

Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth, the size of a cavity, if the dental nerve is involved, or an infection is present, we will recommend the best course of action for your child’s health and overall well-being. While many times all that’s needed is a white filling, sometimes a crown, nerve treatment, or an extraction (with or without space maintenance) may be indicated.

Regardless of the situation, you can rest assured that your child’s smile is in the best possible hands at our office. Our skilled professional team will evaluate the involved tooth and discuss the most effective options to maintain the health and appearance of your child’s smile.

Why Restore Baby Teeth?

Contrary to popular belief, restoring a damaged baby tooth is crucial for your child’s overall oral health. Beyond helping them chew and speak properly, baby teeth also play an essential role in the future development of their smile. Acting as placeholders, this first set of primary teeth helps guide the permanent ones into their proper positions as they erupt into place. Because your child’s baby teeth are immediately susceptible to tooth decay, it’s essential from the moment they appear in the mouth that you start keeping their smile clean and healthy.

Your Child’s Comfort is Our Top Priority

We provide precise and gentle care, and we are sensitive to children’s needs. Our warm and friendly office and professional team do everything possible to ensure your child feels at ease and secure throughout each visit.

Of course, our primary goal is the prevention of dental disease, and we want to help your children establish a strong foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. While tooth decay represents the most common chronic childhood disease, it is almost entirely preventable! When it comes to oral health, good oral hygiene practices, a nutritious diet, routine checkups, and care go a long way toward keeping your child’s smile in tip-top shape.

Common Dental Restorations for Children

  • White Fillings: Made from tooth-colored composite materials, white fillings are used to repair cavities and small areas of decay.
  • Crowns: Used when a significant portion of the tooth is damaged or lost due to decay, injury, or wear, crowns help restore the tooth’s natural shape and function.
  • Nerve Treatment: If the dental nerve has been affected by decay or injury, a root canal treatment may be necessary to save the tooth.
  • Extractions (with or without space maintenance): In some cases, it may be necessary to remove a baby or permanent tooth. Depending on your child’s specific situation, space maintainers may be used to help guide the proper eruption of their permanent teeth.

Your Child's Journey Towards Optimal Oral Health Starts Here!

We invite you and your child to come in for a consultation, during which we will evaluate their oral health and discuss the best options to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Our dedicated staff is here to provide you with the information and support you need to make informed decisions about your child’s dental care.

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