Primary teeth are typically small. At the same time, many children struggle to maintain a consistent and effective daily oral hygiene regimen. This increases the presence of plaque acids in their mouth which could lead to problems with tooth decay.
When a cavity develops on one of these small, yet important teeth it can spread quickly. If their routine dental checkup at Smile Wright Dental reveals a problem like this our dentist will help you understand your treatment options.
In a case where a significant amount of tooth enamel has been compromised by tooth decay, she might recommend a treatment plan that involves a dental crown restoration. Sometimes referred to as a dental cap, it will eventually replace the natural tooth enamel.
Once it has been installed over the healthy abutment within the tooth the dental crown will restore the tooth’s basic function in your child’s mouth. It will also preserve the root of the tooth until it naturally gives way to accommodate its permanent tooth counterpart.
If necessary Dr. Amber N. Wright might also provide you with some form of prescription fluoride supplement to help prevent new cavities from developing on your child’s teeth.
If you live in the area surrounding Springfield, Ohio, and your son or daughter is having a problem with one of their teeth, you should call 937-322-5437 to have it examined and treated by Dr. Amber N. Wright and her staff.