Rowlett, TX Restorative Dentistry Repairs Dental Damage
Dental problems happen to nearly all of us at one point or another, even the youngest members of our families. When your child is struggling with an injured or decayed tooth, don’t hesitate to bring them in to Rowlett Dental Kids! With over 20 years of experience caring for kids, Dr. Tera Pollock is uniquely qualified to help them feel calm and right at home as she repairs valuable smiles with quality restorative solutions. Meanwhile, parents can conveniently visit Rowlett Dental Associates in the very same building for an appointment of their own. Contact our Rowlett, TX practice today to schedule a visit.
Instead of traditional amalgam materials, Dr. Pollock is proud to offer high-quality composite resin for tooth-colored fillings here in Rowlett! With this superior method, cavities in little smiles can be treated effectively, comfortably, and seamlessly for the benefit of our young patients.
At Rowlett Dental Kids, we do everything in our power to help patients from Garland, Rockwall, Sunnyvale and surrounding areas maintain strong, happy smiles. Some parents are surprised to learn that in some cases, this means removing one or more teeth. There are multiple reasons why Dr. Pollock may recommend a tooth extraction, including the following:
- A baby tooth is highly infected and cannot be saved.
- One or more baby teeth are experiencing delayed exfoliation (a delay in the natural loss of baby teeth) and need to be professionally removed from the mouth to make room for adult teeth.
- Orthodontic treatment is needed and one or more teeth must be removed to create the proper amount of room in the mouth.
- A baby tooth has been traumatically injured and cannot be saved.
Whatever the situation is, your son or daughter can rest assured that we will handle their extraction procedure as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Sedation dentistry is available for added relaxation, if necessary.
Zirconia Dental Crowns
When a single tooth has become too damaged or decayed for a tooth-colored filling to treat, a customized dental crown is the next best option for restoring your child’s valuable dental structure in a long-lasting fashion. Dr. Pollock primarily offers high-quality zirconia materials for a beautifully lifelike appearance that helps her patients smile with confidence, as well as safe, biocompatible results and plenty of comfort and much-needed durability within the mouth. In some cases, zirconia crowns may not be an option; however, stainless steel crowns almost always work!
Stainless Steel Crowns
Your child’s baby teeth may not last forever, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. In fact, they’re crucial in helping children learn how to speak and chew food properly as they grow. Their placement is also vital because they guide permanent teeth into the right positioning, reducing the chances of orthodontic treatment being necessary later in life. That’s why maintaining baby teeth until they fall out naturally is so important – and why severe tooth decay is a real problem. If your child has a baby tooth that’s too damaged for a filling to treat, a stainless steel crown might be Dr. Pollock’s recommended solution.
Stainless steel crowns have several advantages. They’re both strong and affordable, and they provide plenty of comfortable protection for your child’s struggling tooth. They also reduce the chances of retreatment over the years. When it’s time for the baby tooth to fall out, the stainless steel crown will come with it!