Restore Your Child’s Smile With Miami Children’s Dentistry
Restorative dentistry is the process of addressing teeth that have become impacted by tooth decay or disease. The goal is to restore function and appearance and prevent further damage by the underlying concerns. Patients of any age can benefit from restorative dentistry, and even younger patients can experience lifelong results from it. Here at Miami Children’s Dentistry, we strive to ensure your child has a healthy, beautiful smile from their first tooth to maturity.
Pediatric Restoration Dentistry With Miami’s Children Team
There’s a common misconception that restoration dentistry isn’t necessary for younger patients. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ensuring the health and beauty of their adult smiles may depend on effective restoration dentistry in these patients. Our primary teeth play an essential role in developing and placement our adult teeth. Without them, our adult teeth may end up improperly spaced or out of alignment. These concerns may result in the need for expensive orthodontic treatment later in life. Some forms of restoration dentistry our office provides include:
- Composite Restorations – Also known as resin or white fillings, these restorations mimic the tooth’s natural color. Not only do these restorations address the physical damage to the tooth, but they can also be made to be nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.
- Stainless Steel Crowns – Also known as silver caps or metal crowns, these restorations generally cover the entirety of the tooth. This treatment provides durable resistance to bacteria that cause tooth decay. They are incredibly durable and long-lasting but lack the aesthetic invisibility of the composite restoration.
Composite fillings are typically used to restore primary or baby teeth. This technique is often used when only one or two dental surfaces require restoration. Stainless steel crowns are applied when the cavities are larger in children.
There are many reasons that a stainless steel crown may be used. As mentioned above, they typically are used when a cavity is too large for other approaches. Dr. Gabriela Asensi may also use it in cases where nerve treatment is necessary. Those children who are most susceptible to oral cavities will be good candidates for SSC’s.
Another point of consideration when selecting a type of restoration is the location of the treatment site. Even when large cavities are present in the anterior (front) teeth, we’ll lean strongly towards using composite restorations when possible.
Contact Miami Children’s Dentistry To Learn More
We encourage our patient families to reach out to us when they have questions or concerns. We’ll speak with you on the call to answer what questions we can to set your mind at ease. We can also arrange for a meeting with Dr. Gabriela Asensi so you can get expert advice first-hand. During the appointment, they’ll do a full exam and assess the state of your child’s oral health. Using the information they gather, they’ll suggest potential treatments and help you develop a plan. The sooner you start, the more effective and affordable your child’s dental restoration is likely to be.