Get Help for Damaged Teeth
Children’s Restorative Dentistry
If your child has a cavity or their tooth has been damaged by an accident, you need to get help in National City right away. Dr. Yavari is here to help with expert children’s restorative dentistry. Learn more about your options for restoring your child’s smile below, or by calling us for an appointment now.
Relieve Pain and Discomfort
Benefits of Restorative Dentistry for Kids
First and foremost, children’s restorative dentistry provides your child with relief from pain and discomfort. A cavity, infected tooth, or damaged tooth can cause a lot of pain and sensitivity, and interfere with your child’s day-to-day life. With restorative care, they can get permanent relief.
Not only does this restore the natural function of your child’s teeth, but it also helps preserve the cosmetic appearance of their smile. Losing a baby tooth early or having a damaged adult tooth can make your child feel self-conscious about how they look, so proper restorative care is essential for keeping their smile bright.
Finally, you’ll have peace of mind. After your child’s smile is restored, you’ll know that their teeth are healthy, and that they won’t have to worry about any further complications affecting their smile.
Restore Decayed Teeth
Fillings are the best way to restore minor-to-moderate cavities in baby teeth and adult teeth. At NexGen Dentistry, we prefer to use composite fillings to treat kids. Composite fillings are made from a blend of dental resin and crushed glass. They can be matched to the color of your child’s teeth, providing a restoration that looks and feels natural.
In addition, they have a tighter hold and require the removal of less enamel compared to traditional metal amalgam fillings. For these reasons, we recommend composite fillings to treat most cavities at NexGen Dentistry.
Protect Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses that are intended to treat seriously damaged and decayed teeth. The underlying tooth is cleaned and trimmed, then a custom-made crown is cemented into place, restoring the natural appearance and function of your child’s smile.
Typically, crowns are required for deep cavities, treating broken or cracked teeth, and for restoring teeth after a root canal or pulpotomy. If you suspect your child has major tooth damage, a crown in National City from Dr. Yavari may be just what they need.
Treat Infected Teeth
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is used to treat infected adult teeth. This process involves cleaning and opening up the tooth, removing most or all of the pulp, disinfecting the tooth, and replacing the pulp with an inert rubber-like material. Then, the tooth is capped with a crown or treated with a filling.
With a root canal, you can restore an adult tooth that has become infected due to an untreated cavity or an oral injury that has broken or cracked the enamel. If you think that one of your child’s adult teeth may be infected, contact us right away to get the emergency root canal treatment they need.