Restorative Dentistry for Children – Arlington Heights, IL
Save Your Child’s Damaged Teeth
Almost everyone will experience dental damage, injury, or decay at some point during their lives – and unfortunately, for some it will happen much sooner. Whether it’s from a cavity or a sudden accident, your child could end up with a damaged or weakened tooth. Dr. Welke can restore their precious smiles with a customized restoration; he can also save teeth with infected or injured pulp from extraction by removing the problematic tissue. To set up an appointment when your child needs it most, call us today for restorative dentistry for children in Arlington Heights, IL.
Why Choose Arlington Heights Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry for Restorative Dentistry?
- Beautiful Tooth-Colored Fillings
- State of the Art Dental Technology
- Gorgeous Pediatric Dental Office with Amazing Service
After removing harmful bacteria from a cavity, we can repair the damage with a filling. We prefer to use tooth-colored fillings for a couple of different reasons. First, since a tooth-colored filling isn’t as noticeable as a metal filling, your child will be less likely to get unwanted attention from their peers. Second, the composite resin used for tooth-colored fillings can be placed without us having to make changes to the tooth itself, so your child will keep more of their natural enamel.
Dental crowns can be used to fix chips, cracks, and advanced tooth decay. We can place crowns on baby teeth as well as permanent teeth. Baby teeth might fall out eventually, but it’s still important to keep them healthy in the meantime, and they need to be protected so that they don’t come out of the mouth before they’re supposed to. A crown also helps ensure that your child can still chew their food correctly and that their speech will develop properly.
Pulpotomy is a procedure meant to save a tooth with decayed pulp. It can be performed as long as the infection is still confined to the crown part of the tooth. The decayed parts of the tooth are removed, and the part of the pulp located in the tooth’s crown is taken out. (The pulp in the roots below is left in place.) Afterwards, a dental crown can be placed on the tooth in order to protect it.