If your child requires restorative dental treatment, we offer the latest and most-advanced dental restorations. We also strive to provide the most comfortable environment for you and your child, including sedation options and nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
Dental fillings replace the portion of the tooth that is removed with the cavity and protects the tooth from further damage, especially fracture of the tooth. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we offer tooth-colored fillings and other pediatric dental treatments that are aesthetically pleasing and match the rest of the tooth.
Natural Tooth-Colored Fillings
Natural or tooth colored fillings are composite resins, and are the most popular fillings used in dental work due to their aesthetic appeal. Although amalgam fillings are still used, most people prefer to have dental fillings that match their natural teeth, especially with the emphasis on a healthy, white smile. Our pediatric dentist can help your child keep their naturally colored teeth with the use of composite resins that are durable and can be matched to their teeth.
Although composite resins are durable, no filling will last a lifetime. The best option is not to need fillings for your children by adhering to stringent dental hygiene practices at home and regular dental checkups and cleanings. Excellent dental care can prevent the need for fillings and keep your child’s own teeth intact.
At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we are committed to helping you and your family avoid the need for dental fillings. However, when you need a filling, we do offer natural or tooth-colored fillings that will help maintain a white, beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chong for pediatric dental fillings.
For teeth that have more extensive or multiple cavities, crowns are one of the best restorations that can protect the entire tooth. While a filling will repair a small area of a tooth, a crown is a cap that covers the entire tooth. This can strengthen a weak tooth that has extensive damage or even be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of a tooth that is discolored or otherwise unattractive. Crowns can be placed on primary teeth or permanent teeth. Although primary teeth will eventually be replaced, a crown can be beneficial over extraction for several reasons. It helps keep the correct spacing in the mouth for tooth growth, can help with chewing and improve a child’s appearance.
White and Silver Crowns
Crowns can be made from different materials and come in both white and silver colors. There are pros and cons to the different materials, including a difference in strength, appearance and cost. We offer white, tooth-colored options for front teeth and some posterior teeth to give them a natural tooth appearance. Silver crowns, for posterior molars in the back of the mouth, are made of stainless-steel metal, which offer excellent strength, protection, and durability. Our pediatric dentist can discuss the options in crowns we offer and which will best fit your child’s needs and your budget.
For more information on crowns, insurance coverage and other dental services we offer, contact us today or call to speak with one of our friendly staff members at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry.
In some cases and for varying reasons, extractions may be necessary or recommended. Extractions are the complete removal of teeth. We offer extractions for most baby teeth and in some cases orthodontic extractions for adult teeth. If your child may require an extraction, please contact our office. If your child is anxious, not to worry! At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for your child and offer sedation options including nitrous oxide (laughing gas).
Space Maintainers for Children
As part of our pediatric dentistry treatments for children who have had teeth extracted, we offer a variety of space maintenance treatments. Space maintainers hold the position of your child’s remaining teeth and prevent them from shifting. This ‘saves’ the space for the adult permanent tooth that we are waiting to grow in. They may also help guide future adult teeth into the correct position. Space maintainers may help prevent future orthodontic issues from developing due to the early loss of baby teeth.