While our office emphasizes prevention first and foremost, sometimes restorative dentistry (fillings) is necessary to preserve your child’s smile! Teeth with cavities should be treated promptly in order to prevent them from infecting other teeth, or becoming so decayed that they require extraction. Extraction is a last resort, and leads to new problems, like the need to replace the tooth! Keep your child’s checkups regular and monitor their home dental care habits and diet daily to reduce the need for restorative care.
The Wand® Painless Injections
The Wand® is a computer-controlled local anesthetic injection system that helps conquer fear, pain and anxiety, making it ideal for our patients! It doesn’t look or feel like a syringe, so your child doesn’t need to fear a needle during their visit.
Tooth Colored Fillings
Treatment for cavities in children depends on how severe the decay is, as well as your child’s age and risk of future cavities.
At Kids First, we try to avoid filling your child’s tooth. However, sometimes it is the best way to treat your child’s dental decay. We most commonly use tooth-colored fillings, which are both extremely aesthetic.
The procedure involves removing the decay, and replacing it with a filling matched to your child’s tooth color. This effectively restores the functionality and appearance of the tooth.
Our office believes with frequent dental cleanings and early diagnosis we can offer patients less invasive procedures, while recommending preventative dentistry services first.
Zirconia Dental Crowns
At Kids First, we use zirconia white crowns, to help enhance your child’s smile and dental health. Dental crowns for your child’s baby teeth are tooth-shaped coverings cemented to the tooth in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and function. Your child’s doctor may recommend a crown for your child if his or her tooth has a large cavity, was broken or chipped due to trauma, or if the tooth hasn’t developed correctly.