With kids, accidents happen, and it can be nearly impossible to keep things clean. The same is true for your child’s smile. Whether due to a dental injury or decay, at some point, your child is likely to need a little extra help to keep their teeth healthy. In fact, 78% of children have at least one cavity before the age of 17. If your child’s smile needs repair, turn to our compassionate team at Happy Chompers Pediatric Dentistry for restorative dentistry in Katy. We can provide the care that will get their teeth back to full function and beauty. Don’t wait to improve your child’s smile—contact us for an appointment.
If your child experiences a broken or severely decayed tooth or even has a missing permanent tooth, we can rebuild what they’ve lost with strong, high-quality dental crowns or bridges. These custom restorations bring back the tooth’s structure, strength, and aesthetics. And, we offer white/zirconia crowns for baby teeth, unlike many other dental offices that treat children. As a result, your child can still have confidence in their smile after experiencing decay, damage, or tooth loss.
Rather than place an obvious, silvery blob on their tooth when your child gets a cavity, we use tooth-colored fillings instead, which are made of composite resin. This strong material bonds well with natural tooth enamel provides better protection from future decay and prevents sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Also, the composite resin can be shaded to match the rest of your child’s enamel for a flawless, seamless look.
The last thing that will help your child’s self-confidence is a metallic restoration attracting attention to a troubled tooth. That’s why we offer metal-free solutions here at Happy Chompers Pediatric Dentistry. Custom composite resin, porcelain, or zirconia restorations are just as durable as metal and certainly more subtle. The only people who will know that they have a restoration will be you, Dr. A, and your child. Everyone else will just see a beautiful, complete smile!
Sometimes, your child can feel self-conscious about flaws in their teeth. Did you know that the same material used for tooth-colored fillings can resolve cosmetic issues as well? If your child’s teeth have obvious chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration, composite resin can be applied and used to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The best part about this treatment is that it typically takes just one appointment, and the results can last for up to 10 years.
A common sign of youth is a bright smile, but if your child has stained or discolored teeth from medications, this can hurt their confidence, especially if normal oral care does not resolve the problem. At Happy Chompers Pediatric Dentistry, we use professional-grade Opalescence in-office teeth whitening. This fast, effective treatment helps our young patients overcome stubborn discoloration and gives them a smile that they’re proud to show off.
More to Explore