Jenkins & LeBlanc have extensive experience in dental restorations for tooth decay in children. If your child has tooth decay or a cavity, we take careful, preventive measures to ensure their smile grows into a healthy, beautiful one.
Common dental restorations for tooth decay in children include:
Fillings are a common treatment for cavities. To add a filling, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth with a drill. Then, a silvery alloy, gold, porcelain, or a composite resin fills the hole. All of these materials are completely safe for your child.
Crowns for Teeth
If a tooth has significant decay, it may require a crown rather than a filling. Your dentist removes the damaged portion of the tooth. And then, they fit it with a crown made of gold, porcelain, or porcelain fused to metal.
If the root or pulp of your child’s tooth is dead, your dentist will need to remove the nerve, tissue, and blood vessels, along with the decayed portion of the tooth. A sealing material will be used to fill in the roots of the tooth, and a crown may be required to cover the filling.
For more information about children’s dental health, read our free Guide to Growing Healthy Smiles.