When you are doing your best to look after your child’s teeth, it can sometimes be stressful knowing what to do, knowing what is best for them. Consulting their pediatric dentist is always going to be the best way to start, but even so it is helpful to have a good understanding of the many options available to you and your child before you get in touch. One particularly common and useful solution in many cases of children’s dentistry is the dental sealant. These structures are particularly effective in helping to prevent your child’s teeth from decaying. Let’s have a look in a little more detail at what sealants are, and when they can help.
A dental sealant is a thin coating which is painted on the surface of the teeth. Commonly used on back teeth, it can also be used on any tooth where it is required. As it dries, it becomes a hard shield which then works to protect the grooves and fissures in the teeth from attracting the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Clearly, this can be especially useful for any young child, particularly if it has been shown that there is a likelihood of them experiencing decay early on in life. Having the kind of protective and preventative measure that dental sealants 75080 provide is always a good thing for their oral health.
Sealants are useful primarily because even the best brushing, flossing, and mouth washing routines are not perfect. Children are especially unlikely to be able to brush thoroughly enough to remove all of the food particles and plaque, so having sealants can really help to establish some strong oral health in your child. Clearly, the use of dental sealants 75080 can give your child a better start to their oral life.
You might well be wondering about the process of applying dental sealants. It can be useful to know, so that you can explain it to your child before you come in for the procedure itself. Firstly, the teeth in question are cleaned thoroughly by a hygienist. Then each tooth is dried, and cotton is used to keep it dry. An acid solution is then applied to the teeth, which helps the sealant to bond more easily. Then after a rinsing and drying of the teeth, sealant is painted onto the enamel, upon which is hardens quickly.
Sealants can protect the teeth for about ten years, so this is a cost-effective long-term solution which is well worth considering. However, it is important to ensure that your child’s sealants are checked regularly, as they do need taking care of. If necessary, we can arrange for replacements to be made.
If you think your child might benefit from some dental sealants, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We will be delighted to offer you and your child friendly professional advice and a lasting service which you will be glad of.
The Enlighten teeth whitening system is a quick, easy, effective way to brighten your smile up to 10 shades. For your convenience, the Enlighten product line offers both in-office and at-home whitening treatments, so you can choose the option that best suits your needs. To learn more about this amazing teeth whitening option, contact our practice today.
For the added convenience of our patients, we can provide a kit that will enable them to undergo their teeth whitening treatments at home. We will furnish our patients with a set of specially molded, clear dental trays that are inserted over the upper and lower teeth. A cleaning solution is placed in the trays while you wear them. The trays can be worn at night or on the weekends. In seven to 10 days, you will see your teeth up to eight shades whiter.
For quality teeth whitening, contact our office and discover that brighter, beautiful smile today.
Porcelain veneers use thin shells of porcelain that are bonded onto the front of your teeth to restore them to their original luster. Porcelain veneers can mask the appearance of chipped or stained teeth, while also straightening teeth that are slightly crooked or misaligned.
Porcelain veneers create a smooth, polished appearance and can be color-matched to your other teeth. They will look natural and feel natural. In addition, porcelain veneers will resist the staining or discoloring that is caused by the consumption of such products as tobacco, tea, coffee, and red wine.
For more detailed information on the types of veneers we offer, please visit our porcelain veneers page
As part of our commitment to amalgam-free dentistry, North Richardson Dentistry Associates provides high quality porcelain crowns for our patients with severely damaged teeth. A crown is a restorative measure utilised when an insufficient amount of tooth remains to hold a filling.
Prior to the placement of a porcelain crown, we will remove the damaged portion of your tooth and reshape the remaining area to properly receive your new crown. An adhesive is then used to securely fit your crown to your tooth.
The ceramic used for your crown can be matched to your natural tooth color. When the procedure is complete, your new porcelain crown will look and feel like a natural fixture of your teeth.
North Richardson Dentistry Associates can provide you with quality dental bridges if you are missing one or more teeth. Missing teeth can begin a general weakening of the jaw structure as teeth begin to shift and compensate for the ensuing gap.
Our dental bridges are created to look as natural as possible. We use only the finest ceramic materials to create replacement fixtures that look and feel like real teeth. Your dental bridge will be anchored by two invisible crowns, not a wire as is often the case in many bridge placements. When further supported by our superior dental implants, you can trust in the strength and stability of your new dental bridge while marveling at how well they mirror the natural appearance of the rest of your teeth.
Using computer-imaging technology, we are able to create your dentures one tooth at a time. We begin by designing a digital portrait of what you can expect the finished product to look like. We endeavor to ensure that the process is painstakingly precise.
From the photographs, we shift to the design and creation of your dentures. We fashion each tooth to fit in its place as precisely and naturally as possible. In the end, you will be astonished by a set of dentures that will look very much like real teeth.