Restorative Dentistry – Inver Grove Heights, MN
Fantastic Ways to Rebuild Your Child’s Smile
There’s no such thing as “too young to get cavities.” As soon as your child’s teeth break through the gums, they’ll be exposed to the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Cavities come in different sizes, and the kind of treatment they’ll need depends on how severe they are. No matter what the situation is, though, Mighty Molars Pediatric Dental is here to save your child’s smile! Give us a call to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry in Inver Grove Heights, MN as soon as you think your little one’s teeth are in trouble.
Why Choose Mighty Molars Pediatric Dental for Restorative Dentistry?
- Various Tooth-Saving Services in One Place
- Friendly Neighborhood Pediatric Dentist
- Conservative Care Used Whenever Possible
Silver Diamine Fluoride
We can stop tooth decay right in its tracks thanks to a liquid solution called silver diamine fluoride. It combines the tooth-strengthening properties of fluoride with the bacteria-fighting properties of silver. As a result, it can stop the bacteria causing the decay from growing, and it can prevent the damage from spreading any further. If you have a child who wouldn’t be able to tolerate regular dental drilling, silver diamine fluoride can be a great alternate choice!
Children are still learning good oral hygiene, so the best thing we can do to help them avoid cavities in the meantime is give their teeth some extra protection. We can place dental sealants over your little one’s molars and premolars, closing off the various nooks and crannies from bacteria and food particles that might get trapped in them. Sealants don’t completely eliminate the risk of cavities, but they can make your child’s smile a whole lot safer while they’re becoming expert brushers!
Toothaches are never fun, especially when they’re caused by an infection of the dental pulp (soft tissue inside a tooth). Call us immediately if your child has tooth pain that can’t be explained; we’ll need to check their pulp immediately to see if it needs to be treated. With pulp therapy, we remove either part of the pulp or the entire pulp to stop the infection from spreading any further. Afterward, we can restore your child’s tooth with a crown.
Metal-Free Dental Crowns
When a tooth is too badly damaged for a filling, a crown can be used to fix it instead. We can make crowns out of tooth-colored zirconia, a material that blends in with the teeth while also giving them the strength and protection they’ll need to handle the daily rigors of biting and chewing. When a metal-free crown is shaded properly, it becomes virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, so your child can smile freely even after having dental work done.
Once the decay has been removed from your child’s tooth, we just need to fill in the cavity that’s left behind. Instead of giving your child a metal filling that could leave them feeling embarrassed about smiling in front of others in the future, we can use a tooth-colored composite resin! Tooth-colored fillings aren’t just more attractive; they’re also better for your child’s teeth because minimal enamel has to be removed to accommodate them.
Stainless Steel Dental Crowns
Even though baby teeth will eventually fall out on their own, they still need to be repaired if they’ve been damaged; after all, if they come out too soon, it can cause problems with your child’s dental development. We usually recommend stainless steel crowns for baby teeth that are significantly decayed or damaged. Thanks to their durability, stainless steel crowns should normally last until the tooth is ready to come out naturally.