Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry
Sara Bukhari, DDS
Pediatric Dentistry located in Phoenix, AZ
If your child loses or damages a tooth or develops a cavity, restorative dentistry can prevent further issues and restore their smile. At Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry, Sara Bukhari, DDS, and the team offer several restorative solutions, including composite fillings and crowns. To make an appointment for your child at the practice in Phoenix, Arizona, call the office to speak with a team member or use the online booking tool today.
Restorative Dentistry Q&A
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry uses oral restorations like crowns, fillings, and dental bonding to repair damaged or decaying teeth. By taking steps to prevent additional damage, it’s possible to preserve your child’s natural tooth and prevent the need for extraction.
Restorative dentistry provides the added benefit of good oral health. For example, by replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge, it’s possible to lower the risk of more serious problems like gum recession, loose teeth, and bone loss.
What are the types of restorative dentistry?
The Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry team offers several types of restorative dentistry, and sedation is available for children who experience dental anxiety, have difficulty sitting still, or a sensitive gag reflex.
Restorative dentistry options include:
Crowns are synthetic caps that restore a damaged or decaying baby or permanent tooth to its near-original size, strength, and appearance. Once bonded in place, a crown covers the entire portion of the tooth above the gumline, allowing your child to chew and bite confidently.
Bridges are dental restorations that fill a gap in your child’s smile. The bridge is held in place with one or two crowns that the team bonds to your child’s abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap).
Composite or tooth-colored fillings repair tooth damage caused by decay. Fillings can restore a baby or permanent tooth. Composite resin mimics the color and light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel and is much safer than traditional metal or silver fillings. With good oral hygiene, fillings often last 5-10 years or more.
If your child chips or fractures a tooth, the team might recommend dental bonding. Dental bonding uses composite resin to repair minor damage to a tooth. It’s durable, long-lasting, and mimics the color and appearance of your child’s tooth enamel.
Will restorative dentistry benefit my child?
To determine if restorative dentistry is right for your child, the team conducts an oral exam and reviews their dental health history. Then, they take a series of digital X-rays to assess the damage or decay affecting your child’s tooth.
After gathering the necessary information, the team makes treatment recommendations. They develop a custom care plan that aligns with your child’s needs.
To learn more about restorative dentistry, make an appointment for your child at Kids Klub Pediatric Dentistry by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.