What happens when a child develops a painful cavity, or a tooth is cracked or chipped following an injury? Action is needed to prevent the damaged tooth from becoming decayed or infected. Our team can offer lifelike results with a biocompatible material. At your Frisco, TX, children’s dental practice, we employ composite resin for lifelike fillings and durable repair.
Composite resin is a unique material that is safe for kids of all ages. Since it contains no metal, it doesn’t change shape with time and temperature, allowing the restoration to last longer and provide greater protection for the teeth. The material is also biocompatible and bonds with the tooth, lasting for years to come. For a more lifelike appearance, our team will shade the material to ensure it blends with the tooth and the rest of your smile as a whole.
If your child has a cavity, then we need to place dental fillings to prevent the risk of infection and premature tooth loss, a major factor in the onset of dental misalignment. Our team will start by numbing the tooth and removing all decay. We then clean the teeth and apply the composite resin to the tooth. As we cure this material beneath a light, we will sculpt and mold the tooth to ensure not only a lifelike appearance, but a properly balanced bite too. In one visit, we offer relief from toothaches and prevent the onset of a dental infection. We also polish the tooth to ensure a brighter appearance too!
We could use the composite resin material in a bonding procedure too. The process is mostly the same as a filling, but we may also etch the surfaces before we apply the material to the tooth. Dental bonding can repair cracked or chipped teeth, addressing dental injuries to prevent complications for little smiles. We can also reshape malformed teeth, improve bite balance, and lengthen teeth worn down by teeth grinding. This can offer both restorative and cosmetic benefits for little smiles.
Now that a new year is here, why not put your new dental benefits to good use? Schedule a visit now for your little one so we can address any issues that need attention, such as tooth decay, and help them enjoy good oral health and a smile that shines. We suggest a checkup and cleaning every six months, and now is a great time for the first visit of 2024.
SPEAK WITH YOUR FRISCO, TX, DENTIST ABOUT RESTORING LITTLE SMILES
We want to offer treatment for little smiles that only take one visit! Every child deserves a smile that is strong, healthy, and looks beautiful too. To learn more about repairing or restoring little smiles, call Healthy Smiles Children’s Dentistry at (214) 436-4774.