Cosmetic Dentistry for Children
While Cosmetic Dentistry continues to gain momentum for adult patients, many are surprised to learn that it is an option for children as well. In fact, it is increasingly common, and has proved to be instrumental when performed in minimally invasive, semi-permanent procedures.
The idea behind Cosmetic Dentistry for children is to conserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. Therefore, the dentist must keep long-term implications in mind. To better understand, consider Tooth-Colored Composite Fillings. These fillings are a popular and natural-looking cosmetic option for children that require very little tooth preparation, when compared to silver amalgam. Not only do composite fillings maximize healthy tooth enamel, they allow dentists to take a conservative approach that looks better.
Another common cosmetic option for children is Braces. While braces help create beautiful, straight smiles, they also help children maintain good oral health. How? When teeth are straighter and in proper alignment, brushing and flossing is made easier.
Aside from Tooth-Colored Composite fillings and Braces, Dental Bonding, No-Prep Veneers, White Crowns, and even Teeth Whitening are a few cosmetic options for children. When teeth become decayed, Bonding provides a way for dentists to reshape teeth and restore their natural color. Often used with bonding, no-prep veneers are simply placed over existing teeth, and can be removed at any time. In addition, white crowns create a more pleasing appearance, as opposed to unsightly silver crowns. In regards to Teeth Whitening, it’s important to wait until the teenage years before considering this cosmetic option.
Cosmetic Dentistry can benefit children in several ways, and this type of dentistry is about more than aesthetics. While these options are sure to increase your child’s self-esteem, they also promote the importance of good oral health and better hygiene.
Dr. O. Sheehy and the friendly staff at Bayshore Dental Center places a high value on your child’s dental health. That’s why we strive to promote healthy habits at a young age. When it comes to Cosmetic Dentistry for your child, Dr. Sheehy can help you make the most informed decisions, while keeping your child’s oral health as top priority. For comfortable and convenient dentistry, call Bayshore Dental Center today.
Posted on behalf of Bayshore Dental Center