Children’s Dental Restorations

There is more than one way to fix a child’s tooth. Whether it’s decay or a crack, we have a restoration option.

Today’s message looks at three pediatric tooth restoration procedures we provide to repair a damaged tooth:

1. Dental Bonding

Bonding is used to correct chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer, and is also sometimes used to fill cavities. Your dentist applies a pliable composite resin and molds it to the exact shape needed. The resin is then hardened with a special curing light.

2. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)

A filling fixes a cavity and is shaped and molded to fit to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are created in a dental lab, they are often called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are usually smaller than onlays.

3. A Dental Crown

Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with severe decay, or the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Crowns can be made of all metal, porcelain fused to metal, all-ceramic, or all resin.

It’s critical to restore both primary and permanent teeth. If your child has a cavity or damaged tooth, don’t delay treatment.

For more specifics about any of these options, call Providence Dental at 702-852-2244.

 

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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Dental Crowns Solve Dental Dilemmas

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in Las VegasA dental crown is a strong, natural-looking permanent tooth restoration that covers the top of the damaged tooth. At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, we use dental crowns to solve a number of issues.

Crowns can remedy the following:

  • A fractured tooth with decay
  • A poorly-fitting existing crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost a significant amount of tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before we can attach the crown to your tooth, we prepare it. We may administer a local anesthetic so you won’t feel pain during the prepping.

We remove decay, if any, and shape the tooth to receive the crown. Then a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is placed on the tooth to guard it until you return to receive the permanent restoration. The patient needs to be cautious while wearing the temporary crown. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue. The patient should also refrain from eating extremely hard foods like nuts or sticky candy.

The mold of your teeth is sent to a dental lab where your crown is fabricated. Dental crowns are offered in three varieties: tooth-colored crowns made of resin or porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and solid metal crowns.

Each type has its pros and cons. We will choose the best material for your particular tooth.

At Providence Dental in North Las Vegas, we have successfully placed many crowns. We offer a wide range of services, including orthodontics. Schedule an appointment with us today.

Contact Providence Dental:

702-852-2244

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7181 N Hualapai Way Ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada
89166

 

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