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Restorative Dental Services for Children in Vero Beach, FL

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Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides restorative dentistry for children in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Composite (White) Fillings

Many parents have concerns about the mercury in traditional silver fillings, but our practice uses safe composite fillings instead. Not only are these fillings free of mercury, but they also blend in with the rest of your child’s smile for a restoration that looks natural. Composite fillings are completed in a single visit to our office. Areas of decay are removed, and composite material is applied to strengthen the remaining tooth structure.

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Pulp Treatment (Pulpotomy/Pulpectomy/Baby Root Canal)

When the inner chamber or pulp of a primary tooth becomes infected or damaged, we perform a pulp treatment in order to save the tooth from extraction. The pulp is removed, the chamber is disinfected, and then a material called gutta percha is used to fill and seal the chamber to prevent future infection.

Dental Crowns

When a tooth has more decay or damage than can be repaired with a dental filling, we use dental crowns instead. The damaged or decayed tooth structure is removed, then a crown covers the remaining tooth to restore function and strength. 

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Tooth Extractions

If a tooth cannot be saved with restorative dentistry, we often need to extract it in order to restore overall oral health. Extractions are a simple in-office procedure that involves numbing the tooth and surrounding tissue, using an instrument called an elevator to loosen the tooth from the jaw, and then gently removing it with forceps.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Restorative Dentistry

Is it necessary to fill cavities in baby teeth?
If a tooth is about to fall out on its own anyway, there’s no need for a filling, but in all other circumstances, it is necessary to fill the cavities in baby teeth. Untreated cavities can cause pain, difficulty eating, and compromise the health of other teeth.
Can kids get porcelain crowns?
Yes, kids can get porcelain crowns. Most families opt for less expensive options when a crown is needed for a baby tooth, but porcelain is an excellent choice for an adult tooth that is visible when your child smiles because it’s one of the most realistic materials available for dental restorations.
Are baby root canals necessary?
An infected pulp can be extremely painful and even dangerous if left untreated. Our options are to perform a baby root canal or extract the tooth. If we extract the tooth, a space maintainer will likely be needed, which means another trip to our office and an added expense. This is why baby root canals are usually preferable.
What does a cavity look like?
Cavities can begin as white spots on the tooth, which is a sign that the tooth enamel is weakening. As a cavity progresses, it may look like a stain on the tooth surface. It will start to darken and become larger as time progresses. Eventually, you may notice a hole in the tooth.
Looking for a practice in the Floridas Treasure Coast area? Contact us at 772-569-4118 to schedule an appointment today!

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

Dental Partners of Vero Beach
3790 7th Terrace, Suite 201
Vero Beach, FL 32960
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