If your child has a cavity or a damaged tooth in Westchester, Dr. Mila Belgrade of Miles of Little Smiles is here to help. At our office, we specialize in restoring little smiles with treatments like fillings and root canal therapy. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for your child.
Restorative Dentistry Services We Offer Kids
Dr. Belgrade is an expert in pediatric restorative dentistry. We offer a full suite of restorative treatments for children, including composite (tooth-colored) fillings, dental crowns, and root canal therapy. Get more details about each treatment below.
Restore Your Child’s Cavities With Composite (Tooth-Colored) Fillings
Cavities are the #1 most common preventable childhood disease. Even with proper oral hygiene and care, there’s always a possibility that your little one may get a cavity. When this happens, the best option for restoring their teeth and removing the cavity is to choose a composite filling.
Dr. Belgrade will numb your child’s mouth, then remove the damaged tooth material with a dental drill. Then, she will replace it with a composite filling material that matches their teeth perfectly, and restore and reshape the tooth. This eliminates the cavity, and restores your little one’s smile!
At our office, Dr. Belgrade exclusively uses composite tooth-colored fillings instead of metal fillings. Composite fillings match the color of your child’s teeth, provide a durable hold, and require the removal of less enamel during treatment.
Repair Damaged Kid’s Teeth with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are often required to restore a tooth that has become seriously decayed or has broken due to oral trauma like a slip and fall. Crowns are shaped just like your child’s natural tooth and are intended to cover up the remaining enamel completely, protecting the tooth from further damage.
Dr. Belgrade will numb your child’s mouth and trim their tooth. Then, she will take impressions and images of their mouth, and send them to a dental lab. Your child will get a temporary crown to protect their newly-trimmed tooth. Then, in a few weeks, you will come back and your child’s permanent crown will be bonded to their tooth, completing the procedure.
Restore Infected Teeth with Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is used to treat infected permanent (adult) teeth. If your child’s tooth is cracked or damaged, the nerve and blood vessel-filled pulp below the tooth may become infected, causing pain and discomfort. Eventually, this will result in the death of the tooth without proper intervention. Root canal therapy is used to remove the infection and restore the tooth, preventing it from further deterioration.
This treatment involves removing damaged enamel with a dental drill, then opening up a small hole in the tooth, and removing the infected material with special dental tools. Then, Dr. Belgrade will disinfect the tooth, and restore it with a rubber-like material and a filling or a temporary dental crown. In some cases, your child may need to come back to have a permanent crown fitted.