Pediatric Restorative Dentistry – Worcester, MA

How We Make Dental Problems Disappear

Child receiving pediatric restorative dentistry

Listen, we understand that children and parenthood are complicated, so it’s perfectly normal if, despite your best efforts, your child develops a cavity or breaks a tooth. We won’t judge you or them at Kids' Smiles on Lincoln! We’ll simply evaluate the problem, talk to you about the ways we can fix it, and then…fix it! It’s just that simple, and we’ll only use the most natural-looking and durable materials to ensure the result lasts for years to come. Keep reading to learn more about pediatric restorative dentistry in our Worcester, MA dental office.

Why Choose Kids' Smiles on Lincoln for Pediatric Restorative Dentistry?

  • Team Led by Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
  • Custom, Lifelike Dental Restorations
  • Durable, Non-Toxic Materials

Dental Fillings

Animated smile with dental filling

For minor cavities, we can remove the decayed enamel and replace it with a tooth-colored composite resin. This material offers several advantages compared to traditional amalgam/silver fillings, chief among them being that it can be shaded to blend with the surrounding tooth. Plus, the resin allows us to preserve more of a child’s healthy enamel, and because it’s metal-free, there is less temperature sensitivity.

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Dental Crowns

Animated smile during dental crown placement

If a tooth is broken, mostly decayed, or weakened to the point that it might fracture, we can save it with a dental crown. Crowns are like tooth-shaped caps that we can fit directly over a tooth to restore its appearance and strength at the same time. We can provide crowns made from a variety of materials, including lifelike porcelain ones that look and function just like real enamel.

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Animated tooth showing how decay may lead to a pulpotomy

Inside every tooth is a collection of tissues known as the pulp. It contains a few blood vessels as well as a sensitive nerve, and when the outer layer of a tooth is damaged, the pulp can sometimes become infected. This can cause quite a lot of pain, but with a pulpotomy, we can put a stop to it and save the tooth at the same time. After numbing the child, we remove the infected pulp while keeping the rest in place, relieving the pain while allowing the tooth to keep functioning like normal.

Tooth Extractions

Metal clasp holding an extracted tooth

While tooth extractions are typically considered to be a last resort, we may recommend one for several reasons. If a tooth is damaged beyond repair, a baby tooth refuses to fall out on its own, or if more room is needed in the mouth so the teeth can be shifted with orthodontics, an extraction is usually the most direct and effective solution. Thankfully, our team knows how to make this procedure very comfortable thanks to our experience and use of sedation.

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