You try as hard as you can to make sure your child is brushing and flossing their teeth like they’re supposed to, but we understand, it’s not always easy. When it comes to their oral health, you want to help them achieve a glowing, beautiful, healthy smile. But when problems arise like cavities and severe tooth decay, you want to wipe away the problem and get them back on track, right? At Sprout Dentistry for Kids, we can help by offering restorative dentistry for kids in McKinney! Offering pulp therapy, tooth-colored fillings, and metal-free crowns, your child can have a fully restored smile that will put them back on track to feeling better and returning to optimal oral health. Find out how we can help your child by calling our office to schedule an appointment.
The center of every tooth has what is called “the pulp.” This is nerve tissue that, when met with bacteria, can become excruciatingly painful. Cavities or cracks within the enamel of a tooth can result in severe toothaches that reach deep down to the pulp.
Should your child experience this level of pain, our dentists may suggest pulp therapy to stop the bacteria from spreading and alleviate the pain. This will also allow us to save the tooth from extraction. If left untreated, the bacteria can progress and lead to infection, which may require extraction. Your child will feel no pain during the procedure because we will numb the area before removing the infected pulp.
When a tooth is decayed or damaged to a point that a filling is no longer an option, you can bet the next course of action will be to place a metal-free dental crown over the damaged tooth. Made of zirconia, which is a ceramic-like substance, our crowns are 100% metal-free, and they are strong and durable. A dental crown will not only protect your child’s weakened tooth, but it will restore their visual appearance and offer full functionality. Your child won’t have to worry about the look of their smile because we’ll make sure the crown blends in with the rest of their natural teeth.
No matter how much your child brushes and flosses their teeth, cavities can still occur. Even with fluoride treatment and dental sealants, these pesky, dental annoyances can pop up and cause your child to need services offered by pediatric dentistry in McKinney. When this happens, a tooth-colored filling will most likely be the suggested method of treatment.
If you’re worried this restorative option will leave your child with a silver or gold piece of metal shining brightly in their mouth, there’s no need to worry. Nowadays, more and more dentists are choosing to treat patients with tooth-colored fillings. These are created using a composite resin that is matched to your child’s natural tooth color, enabling them to have a beautiful, seamless smile. The resin is BPA-free and 100% metal-free, so this great news for children who have allergies or sensitivities to metal!