If your child develops a cavity or chips a permanent tooth, restorative dentistry can stop the infection from spreading and prevent further damage. At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry, board-certified pediatric dentist Priya Purohit, DDS, MSD, offers various types of dental restorations, including crowns, fillings, and space maintainers. To make an appointment for your child, call the office in Nashville, Tennessee, or book online today.
Restorative dentistry uses custom oral appliances to repair tooth enamel damage caused by general wear-and-tear, a blow to the mouth, or decay.
If your child has a cavity or chips a tooth after biting down on something hard, like a piece of ice, restorative dentistry can rehabilitate their smile and reduce the risk of complications.
At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Purohit offers a wide range of restorative dentistry services, including:
A dental filling repairs damage to your child’s tooth enamel caused by a cavity. At Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry, Dr. Purohit offers mercury-free tooth-colored fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings blend in with your child’s natural enamel. They don’t contain any metal or toxins, making them safe for children and teens with allergies.
A dental crown is a synthetic cap that Dr. Purohit bonds on top of a baby or permanent tooth. If your child develops a deep cavity that can’t be repaired with a filling or they have a severely worn-down tooth, a crown can restore the tooth to its near-original shape and size, allowing them to bite and chew.
A space maintainer is an orthodontic appliance that Dr. Purohit bonds inside of your child’s mouth. The appliance makes room in your child’s upper or lower jaw for a permanent tooth to come in.
If your child loses a permanent tooth due to trauma or extractions, Dr. Purohit might recommend a dental bridge. A bridge has an artificial tooth that fills the gap in your child’s smile. It’s held in place with two dental crowns bonded to your child’s abutment teeth on either side of the gap.
Only a qualified pediatric dentist, like Dr. Purohit, can determine if your child is a candidate for restorative dentistry. After a review of your child’s dental records, an oral exam, and a series of digital oral X-rays, Dr. Purohit can make treatment recommendations.
Dental restorations can last five-15 years*. To ensure your child’s restoration remains in optimal condition, encourage them to practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Purohit recommends they brush their teeth twice daily, floss regularly, and visit Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry every six months for professional teeth cleaning.
If your child needs restorative dentistry, make an appointment at Little Harpeth Children’s Dentistry by calling the office or booking online today.
*Individual results may vary.