There is more than one way to fix a child’s tooth. Whether it’s decay or a crack, we have a restoration option at Beveridge Dental in San Jose.
This post looks at three pediatric tooth restoration procedures to repair a damaged tooth:
1. Dental Bonding
Bonding, technically known as direct composite veneers, is used to fix chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. A pliable composite resin is applied and molded to the shape needed. The resin is hardened with a special curing light.
2. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)
A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are produced in a dental lab, they are commonly called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth (not to a cusp or point) and are frequently smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.
3. A Dental Crown
A crown replaces the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, stability, and function. Crowns are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with acute decay, or the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Crowns can be made of all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.
With a good dental health routine at home, these can all be avoided. At Beveridge Dental in San Jose we offer pediatric dentistry. Patients from Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Willow Glen also come to us for complete family dentistry, and much more. Call to schedule your next checkup today!
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