Pediatric Restorative Dentistry – Coppell, TX
Conservative Treatment, Excellent Care
In our office, we diagnose and treat dental disease (cavities) keeping your child’s best interest in mind. We provide parents with a comprehensive explanation of their child’s dental needs and give them the best possible treatment options. We are conservative, compassionate and with our excellent clinical skills and caring manner, your child will actually enjoy coming to the office for a filling!
Why Choose Melissa Rozas, DDS & Associates for Restorative Dentistry?
- Compassionate Dental Team
- Years of Clinical Experience and Advanced Training
Tooth-Colored (Resin) Fillings
We may recommend a white “tooth-colored” or resin filling be used to restore your child’s tooth, if your child has dental decay and the lesion is small. Resin fillings are bonded to your child’s tooth after the affected enamel/dentin is removed. It is important that your child avoid sticky candies that would fracture or pull out the filling. We also recommend that these fillings be checked at your child’s regular exam to make sure there is no recurrent decay forming around the margins.
Stainless Steel Dental Crowns
Teeth that are weak or severely damaged need more than just a filling to recover the tooth’s form, strength, and function. That’s when we use a stainless steel dental crowns to cover and restore the top portion of the tooth. Primary teeth are much smaller and cannot hold large fillings, so a crown may be recommended. Some crowns used on the back teeth are stainless steel so that they can hold up to chewing forces. If a crown is recommended for the front teeth, it may be stainless steel or stainless steel with a white resin facing.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Silver Diamine Fluoride is fluoride solution indicated in the use of incipient (small) carious lesions or cavities. It can be used in a child to help arrest the cavity process until the child is able to have the tooth restored. The application process is simple and does not involve the need for an injection or drilling on the tooth. If your child needs SDF, our dentists will give you some information on this product and procedure.
Pulp Therapy (Root Canals)
Children that have a decay cavity or carious lesion may require a pulpotomy. This procedure involves removal of the pulpal tissue within the crown of the tooth. Typically, the tooth is crowned with a stainless-steel crown once the pulpotomy is completed.