RESTORATIVE TREATMENTS IN HOUSTON, TX

RESTORATIVE TREATMENTS IN HOUSTON, TX

Although primary teeth are only around for a short time, they will be replaced by permanent teeth. In many cases, restorative dentistry is the best option to preserve a child’s good oral health.

The first set of teeth are very important for several reasons. They not only help your child chew food and speak clearly, they aid in the proper eruption of permanent adult teeth. They form a path and serve as placeholders for the second round.

Some primary teeth should remain in place until a child reaches age 12 or older. Tooth decay, gum infection, dental trauma, and poor health are just a few problems that can lead to early tooth loss.

At Greenway Pediatric Dentistry we perform multiple types of dental restorations. They are needed depending on the severity of the dental damage and they include:

  • Composite Restoration (White Filling): A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
  • Zirconia Crowns: This is the top of the line for durability, safety, and aesthetic appeal. A zirconia crown is made of an advanced ceramic material that makes for a natural-looking and undetectable restoration.
  • Stainless Steel Crowns: Primarily used for the chewing surfaces of back teeth, stainless steel crowns can withstand the most pressure. Also, due to the level of durability and shiny metal appearance, they are often reserved for the molars.

Like any infection, untreated decay can spread. A decayed baby tooth can infect the underlying adult tooth. Fortunately, Greenway Pediatric Dentistry uses advanced technology and the latest dental techniques to comfortably restore your child’s teeth and help maintain good oral health for life.

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