Our pediatric dentists offer several common treatment options to fix problem teeth.

Whether your child needs a filling to fix a cavity or a heavily-decayed tooth extracted, our gentle dentists can help!

Fillings

white and silver fillings at Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry of NEPA

White fillings, also known as tooth colored fillings, are used to fix cavities. They also help to prevent further tooth damage caused be heavy decay. With white fillings, no one will be able to notice that he or she has a filling; whereas silver fillings are more noticeable.

It doesn’t matter how old or young your child is – if your child has a cavity, he or she can benefit from silver or white fillings. In addition, if your child has a cracked or broken tooth, a filling might be the best option.

At our office, we offer both silver fillings and white fillings. Depending on your child’s case, one of our dentists will determine which is the best treatment option.

Crowns

Our dentists typically use dental crowns to provide extra strength and stability to a weak tooth. Such a tooth becomes weakened due to heavy decay. When a filling is not a good option, a crown is another suitable option.

Also, if the heavily decayed tooth becomes broken or cracked, we may suggest a crown. This treatment option would take the place of getting the tooth removed, and will allow us to preserve as much of the tooth as possible.

Silver or white crowns can be suitable, long-term options for your children or teens, as they are cemented securely to the tooth.

Extractions

If the damaged tooth is too heavily decayed and cannot be fixed with a filling or crown, then an extraction might be necessary. This is the last option, however, because our dentists believe in conservative dentistry – saving as much of the natural tooth as possible, whenever possible.

If your child needs a tooth removed, we offer sedation dentistry to make him or her feel as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Feel free to speak with our team members and doctors to see which treatment option is the best for your child’s oral health.