Tooth-colored fillings are stronger than metal amalgam, so they withstand the pressures of chewing and grinding—they’re built to last! They’re also more resistant to temperature changes, so they won’t expand, contract, and break like metal amalgam fillings did. Today’s fillings are color-matched to blend in seamlessly with your child’s natural teeth, so no one will ever know they’ve had a cavity filled—and we won’t tell if you won’t!
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap, secured over a tooth that’s been damaged by disease, decay, or injury. A crown can restore a tooth to its full, healthy condition so your little one can get back to being a kid! We use stainless steel to ensure our crowns are strong, durable, and cost effective to protect whatever natural tooth they have left.
Crowns do require some removal of healthy tooth structure to make room for the crown and ensure the strongest bond, so we will be sure to explore all our restorative options before resorting to a crown. However, a crown can protect any healthy tooth that remains, so we can prevent tooth loss or extraction and the need for extensive dental work like orthodontics later. We use a topical anesthetic to numb the area before the injection, so they won’t feel a thing!
We know root canals have earned a bad rap over the years, but with modern advancements in techniques and technology, today, they’re usually no more uncomfortable than having a cavity filled. We use a topical anesthetic to make sure they don’t feel the injection or anything after.
A root canal involves making a small access hole in the tooth, through which we will use specialized tools to carefully remove the infection from inside the tooth. Once the infection is removed, we will sterilize and fill the chamber to prevent further infection and seal the tooth with a crown to restore it to its full, healthy condition. See, that wasn’t so bad!
If your little one is anxious or fearful, or has trouble receiving care for any reason, we also have sedation options available to make their experience as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry for kids or you’re ready to schedule a visit with your Odenton pediatric dentists, Drs. Kenny and Sarrah Zamora at Bayside Kids Dental, give us a call today or request an appointment easily online!
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