What is Restorative Dentistry?
Restorative dentistry implies prevention and treating diseases of the teeth to revive or retrieve them to their best health. Repair or replacement of decayed or defective teeth also comes under Restorative Dentistry.
Composite Restorations (White Fillings):
Also called resin, a composite restoration is a tooth-colored restoration that helps to restore a damaged or fractured tooth. The best part about this restoration is, it appears natural and can be polished easily to look like an original tooth.
When Do We Use Composite Fillings?
For primary or baby teeth, our pediatric dentist use composite fillings that are tiny in size and position them on just one or two surfaces of the teeth. In the case of baby teeth with large cavities, our Pediatric Dentist in Spanaway recommends using a stainless steel crown. But for adult teeth, we apply composite only if there is considerable tooth structure loss.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are also called preformed metal crowns or silver caps. They are generally full-coverage crowns that shield your kid’s tooth from the attack of disease-causing bacteria. The best part about stainless steel crowns is that they are the finest restorations and have exceptional durability and longevity. The only drawback is that they are not aesthetic and appear silver in color.
When Do We Use Stainless Steel Crown?
Stainless steel crowns are used for plenty of reasons. We usually prefer using SSCs when a cavity is too big for composite or amalgam restorations. We also utilize it after nerve treatment. In simple terms, stainless steel crowns are the perfect choice for kids who are easily affected by oral caries.
Does My Child Need Stainless Steel Crowns On Anterior (Front) Teeth?
No, they don’t! We understand the aesthetic demands of parents and our little patients too. For front teeth affected by decay, we provide many other aesthetic options. These chiefly include composite fillings and tooth-colored dental crowns.
Our Parent Reviews
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