Restorative dentistry uses custom oral appliances to repair tooth enamel damage caused by general wear-and-tear, a blow to the mouth, or decay.
If your child has a cavity or chips a tooth after biting down on something hard, like a piece of ice, restorative dentistry can rehabilitate their smile and reduce the risk of complications.
At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry™, Dr. Purohit offers a wide range of restorative dentistry services, including:
A dental filling repairs damage to your child’s tooth enamel caused by a cavity. At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry™, Dr. Purohit offers mercury-free tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your child’s natural enamel. They do NOT contain any metal or toxins, making them safe for children and teens with allergies.
A dental crown is a synthetic cap that Dr. Purohit bonds on top of a baby or permanent tooth. If your child develops a deep cavity that can’t be repaired with a filling or they have a severely worn-down tooth, a crown can restore the tooth to its near-original shape and size, allowing them to bite and chew.
A space maintainer is an orthodontic appliance that Dr. Purohit bonds inside of your child’s mouth. The appliance makes room in your child’s upper or lower jaw for a permanent tooth to come in.
Only a qualified pediatric dentist, like Dr. Purohit, can determine if your child is a candidate for restorative dentistry. After a review of your child’s dental records, an oral exam, and a series of digital oral X-rays, Dr. Purohit can make treatment recommendations.
Dental restorations last as long as you take care of them and follow proper oral hygiene and dietary guidelines. To ensure your child’s restoration remains in optimal condition, encourage them to practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Purohit recommends they brush their teeth twice daily, floss nightly, and visit Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry™ every six months for professional teeth cleaning.
If your child needs restorative dentistry, make an appointment at Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry™ by calling the office today.