Care for Little Smiles
Compassionate Children’s Dental Care
At NexGen Dentistry, we care for kids of all ages in National City. Dr. Yavari is an experienced family dentist, and our team is always here to ensure your little one’s smile stays healthy and strong. Learn more below, or contact us now for a consultation.
Renew Your Child’s Smile
Restorative Dentistry for Kids
We offer a wide variety of restorative dental treatments for kids of all ages. Dr. Yavari is an experienced family dentist, and is always here to help your child get the care they need. Learn more about our restorative treatments below.
Filling-Free Cavity Treatment
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is made of a blend of ammonia, fluoride, water, and silver. When applied to a cavity, it destroys the bacteria and hardens soft enamel to halt the progression of the cavity. SDF is ideal for baby teeth, since you can treat cavities without fillings, and keep the baby tooth healthy until it falls out naturally. However, SDF does stain the tooth black, so it’s not used to restore permanent teeth.
Repair Damaged Teeth
Stainless Steel & Composite Crowns
We offer both stainless steel and composite crowns for repairing decayed and damaged teeth. Stainless steel is strong and durable, and holds up well to the forces of chewing. It’s preferred for rear teeth such as molars, since the material is stronger. And though the treated tooth will have a silver appearance, this is not a big deal in the rear teeth.
Composite crowns are made of dental resin. They are less durable than stainless steel crowns, but have a much more natural appearance, so they’re ideal for restoring your child’s front teeth.
Treatment for Missing Teeth
Space maintainers are placed in the gap where a missing baby tooth used to be, and they preserve the space between the teeth to ensure proper oral development. Losing a baby tooth early can cause teeth shifting and other issues that may affect the eruption of permanent teeth, so it’s highly recommended that your child should get space maintainers if they’ve lost one or more baby teeth prematurely.
Easing Dental Fears
Oral Conscious Sedation and General Anesthesia
We offer oral conscious sedation options for kids at our office to help them feel safe and comfortable. General anesthesia is also available, which will render them completely unconscious and ensure that they feel absolutely no fear, pain, or discomfort during their treatment. Contact us to learn more about your options.
Treat Tongue & Lip Ties
Frenectomies are used to treat Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs) like tongue ties and lip ties, which can interfere with speech, feeding, and more. Using laser tools, Dr. Yavari can gently, painlessly, and quickly snip tongue and lip ties with a frenectomy, restoring your child’s oral range of motion in just a single appointment.
Restore Decayed Teeth
Also known as a “baby root canal,” a pulpotomy is used to clean and restore an infected baby tooth. The tooth is opened up, cleaned, and disinfected, then a healing dressing is applied and the tooth is covered with a filling or a crown. This eliminates the infection, restores the tooth, and ensures it will remain strong and healthy.