Routine Restorative Care

Pediatric Dentists in Hudsonville

The goal of restorative dentistry is to restore the function and appearance of your child’s permanent or baby teeth. During your child’s appointment, one of our Hudsonville, MI, pediatric dentists will thoroughly examine your child’s smile and use diagnostic methods like X-rays to catch issues early on. If our dentists find an area of concern, they’ll investigate further and call you back to the exam room to discuss dental restoration options.

Here’s what you need to know about the procedures we perform to save your child’s natural teeth.

Types of Routine Restorative Care

The type of treatment our dentists recommend will depend on how the tooth was hurt or damaged. For example, we may recommend a dental filling if your child has a small cavity. Likewise, a dental crown may be more suitable if we need to strengthen a tooth with a large crack or much more extensive decay.

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No matter your child’s situation, our pediatric dentists will explain everything in a way that’s easy for both you and your child to understand. We’ll run through every detail and answer questions, so you’re always informed of what needs to occur with your child’s smile.

Inside our office, we can restore teeth using:

  • Silver (metal amalgam) fillings
  • Tooth-colored (composite resin) fillings
  • Stainless steel dental crowns
  • Porcelain dental crowns
  • Root canal treatment for primary teeth
  • ICON (non-invasive treatment for white-spot lesions that can occur developmentally or following orthodontic treatment)

The Difference Between Silver & “White” Restorations

Parents and guardians often wonder what sets silver and white (tooth-colored) restorations apart and to be honest, it’s the same as it is with your adult teeth. There’s the more traditional approach that has proven its worth and there’s the new, more discreet option that blends in seamlessly. Despite appearances, both silver and natural-looking fillings and crowns are great at restoring teeth.

If your child has a cavity in a back tooth, they may not mind having a silver filling. For front and/or permanent adult teeth, our pediatric dentists often recommend white fillings made of composite resin. Composite fillings match the color of your child’s natural tooth enamel, so no one has to know they had a filling.

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We also offer silver and white dental crowns. Dental crowns restore teeth that are seriously injured or decayed.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Depending on what your child needs most, ourpediatric dentists in Hudsonville, MI, offer routine restorative care in the form of fillings, crowns, and more. To schedule an appointment with Hudsonville Dental Kids, call (616) 209-4039.

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