repair little teeth
with composite fillings
Our Villa Park pediatric dentists are dedicated to building strong, beautiful smiles for your little ones, so we offer composite fillings to restore cavities. Composite fillings are tooth-colored, so when our dentists are done cleaning and filling your child’s tooth, they will be practically identical to the rest of the teeth. We are also happy to replace silver or restorative fillings! Call us today to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentists and get your child’s smile back on the right track.
Restore Your Child’s Smile
With White Zirconia Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are caps made out of durable materials that cover a damaged tooth. Dr. Leslie Butler will often recommend dental crowns as a way to support your little one’s damaged or decayed teeth without resorting to an extraction. In addition to stainless steel dental crowns, white zirconia crowns are now available as a method to restore and protect your child’s smile.
Categorized as a type of ceramic crown, zirconia crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a strong and durable material that requires less preparation of the tooth that is being treated than other materials. Although they are a relatively new technology, white zirconia crowns have been shown to perform just as well over a 5-year period as stainless steel crowns in a study published in the Journal of Dentistry.
Not only are zirconia crowns extremely durable and completely plaque-resistant, they possess a high rate of biocompatibility. This means that the placement of a zirconia crown is less likely to cause an adverse reaction or immune response than metal dental materials.
As well as their strength, durability, and biocompatibility, zirconia crowns can be placed in a single visit! With pre-fitted, standard sizes for children of all ages, we can find the perfect fit for your child’s crown and have it placed all in one go, without needing to bring your little one back and forth to the office for multiple appointments.
Overall, white zirconia crowns are a great option for many little smiles. Their opaque, white coloring is less noticeable than stainless steel crowns, and they are significantly harder to chip than their ceramic counterparts. Bring your child into our whimsical office today for a consultation, or give us a call at (714) 978-4274 to find out if white zirconia crowns are right for them.
relieve pain and restore health
with gentle tooth extractions
If your child’s tooth has become loose due to a dental injury, or if a tooth has become badly damaged by decay, our dentists may suggest an extraction. Extractions are a fairly common procedure, and during the treatment your child will receive localized anesthetic so they won’t feel any pain. If your child has a damaged tooth, give us a call today to go over restorative options.
keep your child's teeth white
with our take-home teeth whitening
The natural aging process along with the consumption of certain foods and drinks can make your child’s teeth dull and yellow. At Villa Park Pediatric Dentistry, we offer gentle, professional take-home whitening to keep your little one’s pearly whites bright. Our custom trays ensure that all of your child’s teeth are whitened evenly, and that bleaching agents don’t harm their gums. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.