We help our patients be proactive about maintaining healthy teeth. But sometimes, even the most diligent dental hygiene might not protect your child from cracking a tooth on a kernel of popcorn at the movies.
View our “before” and “after” dental treatment photos below to see how we’ve helped many of our patients overcome cavities, advanced tooth decay, fractured teeth or other issues. We restore your young one’s teeth so they can smile with confidence again!
Brushing your infant’s teeth
Your infant or young child’s teeth may be brushed by supporting the head on your arm or on a flat surface.
How cavities form
Histological slides of how cavities form and advance in grooves on the biting surfaces of teeth. Cavities in the grooves are much larger than what is seen on the surface. A huge cavity may be hidden underneath a small surface one.
Deep grooves on the teeth may be protected from developing cavities by placing sealants on them. Sealants are white filling materials that flow into the grooves.
Cavities on front baby teeth
Cavities on front baby teeth may progress rapidly when left untreated. The speed of advancement is even faster for the back teeth.
Composite crowns may be used to fix front baby teeth before they cause infections and discomfort for children. Here you could see before treatment and immediately after composite crowns are placed.
Radiographs demonstrating presence of cavities between the teeth: early stages to advanced stages with infection of lower left tooth.
Cavities between teeth
Cavities between the teeth may be fixed by using silver fillings.
Cavities may be fixed by using white fillings.
Large cavities on the back teeth
Large cavities on the back teeth, which are structurally compromised, may be restored with stainless steel crowns. Defective teeth may be restored with stainless steel crowns as interim restorations.
Premature tooth loss
When a baby tooth is lost prematurely the space may need to be maintained for the permanent tooth. Here are some examples of space maintainers: Band and loop, Lingual Arch, Upper Nance, and Distal Shoe
Excessive openbite and constriction of the upper jaw
Habits such as thumb-sucking, excessive use of soothers, tongue thrust, and mouth-breathing may lead to excessive openbite and constriction of the upper jaw, requiring orthodontic intervention.
Spaces between teeth are generally due to small teeth for the size of the jaw. These spaces may be closed by bonding or veneers in order to improve esthetics of smile.
Trauma to primary or permanent teeth may result in fractures. These fractures may be restored by using white fillings that are bonded to tooth structure.