Dental Fillings and Crowns at Rockford Pediatric Dentistry
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children first visit the dentist by 12 months of age, or even as early as the eruption of their first tooth. Early visits to the pediatric dentist help children become acclimated to and less nervous in the dental environment. Regular checkups every six months allow us to diagnose and treat decay while it is small, however our greatest goal is to prevent decay altogether.
Dental Restorations for Children
Despite our best efforts, dental cavities remain the most common chronic childhood illness. If left untreated, cavities can cause discomfort, difficulty eating, pain, and infection. In order to avoid this, we recommend removing cavities and restoring teeth with fillings and crowns whenever possible.
A dental filling is made of a white composite resin that matches the color of your child’s tooth. This is appropriate for smaller cavities, or for restoring cavities on the front teeth of a child’s smile. Crowns, on the other hand, cover the entire surface of a tooth, and are a more durable option for fixing cavities that are large and span multiple surfaces of a tooth. Choosing between a dental filling or a crown is a decision that the pediatric dentist makes based off of the size, shape, and depth of a cavity. Both options can help restore a tooth to its original function, so your child can eat, drink, and speak without discomfort.
Rockford Pediatric Dentistry
At Rockford Pediatric Dentistry, our goal is to provide a safe, positive, and happy dental experience for your family. We want your children to be excited to come visit us, and eager to keep their mouths healthy and strong at home. As mothers ourselves, we treat all of our patients as if they were our own children. We understand how important it is to treat your family with compassion, the most up to date dental technologies, and the highest standard of care. We strive to earn your trust and provide high quality dentistry for your family. Call today to make Rockford Pediatric Dentistry your new dental home.