Teeth Fillings & Dental Crowns
Prevention is the key to avoiding a cavity, fillings, and crowns but if your child already has a cavity, don’t worry! Our pediatric dentists are experts in treating kids and we want the treatment to be a comfortable, positive experience. We offer tooth-colored fillings and crowns, so no one will ever know there was a cavity.
Pediatric Dental Fillings
Dental fillings are a standard and very effective treatment for tooth decay. The filling can be the traditional silver or tooth colored. A filling can also build up a worn-down or broken tooth to improve the smile’s appearance. In addition, dental fillers can be used to support a tooth that has a large cavity.
Kids love coming to Front Row Pediatric because our pediatric dentists make it fun, comfortable, and anxiety free. Schedule your next appointment!
Dental Crown Procedure
Pediatric dental crowns provide a long-term solution for kids with very large cavities. Rather than extracting a baby tooth too early and needing early orthodontic procedures, a crown can be a cost-effective solution to save space for the permanent teeth. In addition, families visit Front Row for crown treatments because it’s an excellent option for restoring smiles by treating dental issues such as tooth decay and broken teeth.
Toothaches and Cavity Treatment
Filling a tooth and repairing a cavity requires dental treatment as soon as possible to avoid toothaches and space loss. Cavities are especially urgent in children still waiting for permanent teeth since the baby teeth hold space and assist normal eruption of the permanent teeth.
There are many causes of tooth pain aside from cavities. Other causes of tooth pain are:
- Infections in the root canal of the tooth
- Trauma to the tooth, like a chip or sports-related injury.
- Poor oral hygiene because the gums are swollen
It’s essential to contact us when there is tooth pain so we can diagnose exactly what the cause is and treat it effectively.
4 Things To Expect When Your Child Receives a Dental Filling
- Your child’s dentist will explain the process in detail and ensure safety throughout the procedure.
- An anesthetic on a q-tip will be used to ensure that the child feels comfortable for the numbing.
- Your child may also experience a cold sensation as the numbing material is injected, but this is normal and should only last a few seconds.
- The pediatric dentist will likely advise you to avoid any hard or crunchy foods and have a soft diet, as the tooth may be sensitive for a few days.
Dr. Milo from Front Row Pediatric Dentistry answers a common question: What exactly are fillings?