Just like adults, children’s teeth can sustain damage. Deep decay, fractures, and cracks can all compromise the integrity of little teeth. Without protection, they may feel sensitive and run the risk of continued damage.
Healthy teeth are essential to maintaining a healthy diet at all ages, and it is hard enough to get your children to eat their vegetables without the additional challenge of a painful tooth!
Benefits of a Healthy, Beautiful Smile
Children are conscious of their appearance, too. Maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile can give them the added confidence they need to throw their hands in the air during class to deliver a correct answer. That is why, at The Little Tooth Company Pediatric Dentistry, we provide children with tooth-colored crowns when they need a restoration.
Zirconia Tooth-Colored Crowns
If a small chip occurs, we can sometimes repair it with a tooth-colored composite filling. If the tooth sustains significant damage or a molar tooth has been damaged, your child could benefit from a dental crown to provide extra support. Crowns not only seal teeth to keep out bacteria and food but also absorb some of the force from chewing.
Zirconia crowns match your child’s tooth color so that it does not cause flaws in their appearance. Other benefits include:
- Strength and durability
- Custom-designed sizes to fit any tooth
- Seamless appearance
We prepare the tooth, removing any damaged areas and decay. Next, Dr. Jay will prepare the crown for a proper fit and comfortable bite. He will cement the crown to your child’s tooth, creating an airtight seal that keeps out food and bacteria.
Parents are often concerned about their children experiencing pain during dental procedures. Dr. Jay is extremely gentle and will apply topical anesthetic to the area prior to delivering the anesthetic injection so that your child feels completely comfortable. We truly make the experience a positive one. Getting their new tooth will be exciting for them, and once treatment is complete, we give them our office treasure chest to choose a fun prize.
Why Should We Save Damaged Baby Teeth?
Baby teeth may seem disposable, but they actually have an important function! Primary teeth provide guidance for permanent teeth and keep the other teeth from shifting. Premature tooth loss can cause problems with their bite and require a space maintainer to ensure that enough room is reserved for their secondary teeth.
Contact Our Southington, CT Dental Office to Schedule
If you suspect your child has a cracked tooth, decay, or any other dental condition, give us a call. We look forward to restoring your child's health. Our fun, friendly team will make each dental appointment a positive experience that keeps your child smiling.
We welcome new patients from toddlers to teens to join our dental family.