Restorative Pediatric Dentistry for Young Patients in San Luis Obispo, CA
As part of our commitment to comprehensive dentistry, our team at Coastal Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer a range of today’s best restorative services. After all, children are just as susceptible to cavities and broken teeth as adults are—if not more so. Thankfully, it is possible to reclaim good oral health and well-being again.
If your child needs restorative help, we encourage you to make an appointment with us as soon as possible. Seeing your little one as soon as possible is the best way to prevent any issue from becoming more serious. During your child’s visit with us, Dr. Forester will complete a full oral exam to determine your child’s needs. If we need to, we can take X-rays for an even more detailed understanding of your child’s health needs. Afterward, we’ll discuss our findings with you and explain what treatments we recommend.
Our restorative services include:
For a long time, metal fillings were the best solution for treating cavities. That’s not the case today. With composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, young patients can receive more discreet care for cavities. Tooth-colored fillings are also a more conservative option because they support the natural structure of teeth in a way that metal fillings don’t. If your son or daughter needs to have a filling placed, let us talk with you more about the benefits of treatment with tooth-colored fillings.
Resin Infiltration (ICON)
Within the last 5 years we have had amazing technological advances in the way we look at treating cavities. It used to be the case that when an early cavity had started the only thing to do was to fix it with a filling or crown or just wait until it was a bigger hole. With resin infiltration we are able to stabilize the early decay by placing a resin sealant into the area and sealing it off from further progression. This very non-invasive process requires no removal of tooth structure and no anesthetic. It is also useful in cosmetic treatment of the front teeth that have white spots present.
In the past, children's dental crowns have been made from stainless steel and other metals. While those same crowns can still provide an acceptable level of care, we have entered the next generation of all-ceramic crowns! All-ceramic crowns are durable and have an appearance that closely resembles that of natural enamel. While this option has only been available for the last few years, Dr. Forester has had extensive experience preparing and placing these crowns. As opposed to many adult crowns, our San Luis Obispo office can complete a full crown procedure within your child's regular restorative appointment. When it’s complete, your child can look forward to improved appearance and functionality.
Baby Root Canals (Pulpotomies or Pulpectomies)
A root canal is a special service designed to help patients who have developed an infected tooth. Treatment can be completed in one comfortable visit to our San Luis Obispo office and will result in better health and wellbeing for your son or daughter. Is your child experiencing a toothache or sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks? Let us complete an exam to look for signs of an infection.
Schedule a Restorative Consultation with Your San Luis Obispo Pediatric Dentist
Call Coastal Pediatric Dentistry to schedule a restorative consultation with Dr. Forester.