Children’s Dental Restorations

At The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City, there is more than one way to fix a child’s tooth. Whether there’s decay or a crack, our family dentistry has a restoration option. In this post, we look at three restoration procedures:

1. Dental Bonding

Bonding is used to repair chips, cracks, stains, and make teeth longer. It is also sometimes used to fill cavities. We apply a soft composite resin and mold it to the exact shape required. Then it’s hardened with a special curing light.

2. A Filling (Inlay or Onlay)

A traditional filling is shaped and molded after it is applied to the tooth. Because inlays and onlays are fabricated in a dental lab, they are typically called indirect fillings. Inlays are applied to just the center of the biting surface of a tooth and are usually smaller than onlays. An onlay restores one or more cusps of a tooth.

3. A Dental Crown

A crown is used to cover the entire visible portion of the tooth, restoring appearance, durability, and function. They are used for teeth that have had a root canal, teeth with severe decay, or the replacement tooth in a dental bridge. Crowns can be made of all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all ceramic, or all resin.

It’s critical to restore both primary and permanent teeth. If your child has a cavity or damaged tooth, don’t delay treatment.

At The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City, services include complete family and children’s dentistry. We also treat gum recession and other issues. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

Contact The Sugar House Dentist:

385-299-7840

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1955 S 1300 E Ste L2
Salt Lake City, Utah
84105

 

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