Dentistry for Children
By J. Brent Gorrell on November 28, 2013
Your child’s gap-toothed grin is something that is considered cute when they are still little; however, as many children grow up, these dental deficiencies become a source of embarrassment and insecurity and will not go away without dental intervention. Fortunately for Mountain View patients, dentistry procedures are designed to help create a healthy and beautiful smile for your child. At the cosmetic dentistry practice of J. Brent Gorrell, DDS, general, restorative, and orthodontic treatments are available to improve the health and appearance of children’s smiles.
The Importance of a Beautiful Smile
There are many parents that think of cosmetic dentistry services as aesthetic-enhancing, non-essential procedures that are reserved for adults. However, children sometimes requires cosmetic treatments as well. In cases of broken or chipped teeth, which commonly occur in children as a result of falls or sports-related accidents, porcelain crowns or cosmetic dental bonding can be performed to provide your child with a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem that is vital to their development during their most formative years. Many parents also seek out orthodontic care for their children once the permanent teeth come in; the use of Invisalign® or braces can bring the teeth into proper alignment, improving both the health and appearance of patients’ smiles. with the importance of these procedures can be overstated;, they can help spare children from taunting and bullying about the appearance of the teeth.
A dental crown is a treatment that addresses a number of dental problems; it can cover a discolored tooth, lengthen a misshaped tooth, hold a bridge in place, and support a decayed, damaged or cracked tooth. A dental crown can make talking, eating and speaking more comfortable for a child, greatly improving his or her overall quality of life.
Braces and Invisalign®
Teeth that are crooked or gapped can be treated with braces or Invisalign®. Dentist commonly treat children with misaligned. From a social standpoint, braces are more often seen among children and their peers, which is why it might be a good option to have treatment done while your child is young. Some children may even be good candidates for Invisalign®, which is a much more discreet option of straightening the teeth.
Tooth Break Repair
Kids are known to play rough at times, and as a result, sometimes suffer from traumatic breaks to their teeth. If your child’s smile has been marred by an accident, they may be a candidate for bonding, which involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin to mask discoloration and fractures, and fill in chips. If the break is extremely severe, your dentist may suggest full dental crowns.
Learn More about Dentistry for Children
If your child desires an enhanced smile, contact the offices of Dr. Gorrell today. The experienced staff is on hand to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with a personalized consultation to determine if treatment is necessary to improve the health or appearance of your child’s smile. Dr. Gorrell offers professional services, and understands the oral health needs of children.
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