Restorative DentistryCoral Springs, FL

Our Coral Springs, FL team’s ultimate goal is to see your child grow up with a beautiful, healthy smile, but we understand that some obstacles may present themselves along the way. Somewhere between an energetic childhood filled with sports and activities and the teenage appetite for salty and sweet snacks, dental problems can arise. Fortunately, trauma and tooth decay don’t have to mean the end of your child’s perfect smile. 

Restorative dentistry at Children’s Dentistry of Coral Springs can help your child get back on the path to having a healthy mouth.

White Fillings​

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are one of the most common forms of restorative dentistry that we provide. The tooth-colored fillings are used to fill cavities, repair broken teeth, and preserve the health and function of the tooth for the future. White fillings are ideal for children since they blend in well with the natural color of their teeth—leaving absolutely no evidence of any dental work performed. 

The process of applying a filling is as follows: 

  • The affected area is first numbed with a local anesthetic to keep your child comfortable. 
  • The decayed part of the tooth is then removed, and the area is thoroughly cleaned. 
  • The filling material is then applied to the tooth in a putty-like consistency which allows our team to mold and shape the material to perfectly fit the tooth. 
  • The area is then cured with a special light that hardens the filling in place. 
  • Finally, we will polish and refine the filling to blend in with the natural shape of your child’s tooth.

Once this process is complete, your child’s tooth will be restored to its original strength and structure.

Stainless-Steel Crowns (Silver Caps)

For damage that can not be addressed by a filling, stainless-steel crowns can be used to restore the function of a damaged tooth and keep it protected from further harm. A stainless-steel crown is placed over the top of a tooth that has been severely weakened and can no longer withstand the pressure of biting or chewing. The crown acts as a protective shield, allowing your child to resume normal activities without worrying about injuring their tooth. 

The process of applying a crown is as follows: 

  • The affected area is first numbed with a local anesthetic to keep your child comfortable. 
  • From there, our team will remove any decayed portion of the tooth. A root canal may be needed as well.
  • We will then prepare the tooth by reshaping it to make room for the crown. 
  • An impression of the tooth is then taken and sent to a dental lab where the crown is custom-made to fit your child’s mouth. 
  • In the meantime, our team will place a temporary crown over the affected tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. 
  • Finally, the permanent crown is placed over the existing structure of your child’s tooth and secured with a special adhesive. 

Our stainless-steel crowns may be suitable for the preservation of primary teeth. If a permanent tooth requires a crown, a white crown is recommended.​

Pediatric White Crowns

​For permanent and primary teeth that require a crown, children have the option of having a white crown placed. Identical in strength, function, and performance to our stainless steel restoration, white crowns also provide a natural and blendable appearance, making them ideal for children who want to keep their smiles looking their best.

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