Rancho Santa Margarita
Children's Restorative dentist

Don’t Brush Off Preventive Care!

At Willow Pediatric Dentistry, our goal is always to keep your child’s mouth healthy through preventive dentistry and education. Don’t wait until your child has a toothache to come visit Dr. Sam! Preventive care like dental sealants and fluoride treatments can help prevent dental issues altogether and keep little teeth strong and healthy. Call today to schedule a checkup and preventive appointment for your child!

girl smiling getting teeth examined

The Benefits of Pediatric Restorative Dentistry

We offer high-quality, metal-free fillings and crowns for children of all ages
Dr. Sam focuses on restoring both the function and aesthetics of your child’s smile
Getting treatment right away is the best way to prevent further complications and keep your child’s mouth healthy
With our gentle approach and sedation available, we keep your child comfortable throughout their entire restorative procedure

What Is Restorative Dentistry?

Restorative dentistry involves using specialized dental materials to restore damaged teeth. For children and teens, this usually means using fillings to repair teeth that have been affected by tooth decay. However, other treatments like dental crowns may be used to treat teeth with extensive decay, or to repair a tooth that has been damaged by oral trauma. At our office in Rancho Santa Margarita, we offer fillings for both primary and permanent teeth, as well as tooth-colored dental crowns when a filling is not sufficient.

Does My Child Need a Filling?

Tooth decay is extremely common in children. Even with proper oral care, there’s a chance your child may develop a cavity. If they do, it’s important to get treatment with a dental filling as soon as you can because if a cavity is left untreated, it will only get worse and cause more trouble.
  
The best way to know if your child needs a filling is to come in for an appointment every six months. During routine appointments, we will look for signs of tooth decay and determine if a filling is necessary to restore your child’s mouth.

What Are Zirconia Crowns for Primary Teeth?

While many dentists use stainless steel crowns to restore primary (baby) teeth, Dr. Sam uses zirconia crowns. Zirconia is a tooth-like ceramic material that is extremely strong and durable, and looks just like a natural tooth. By using zirconia restorations for primary teeth, we ensure that your child’s enamel is protected and that their tooth isn’t discolored or gray.

How Does Restoring My Child’s Smile Early Affect Confidence?

No matter how old you are, your smile affects your confidence and emotional well-being. If your child has a dental issue, the pain can interfere with their daily life and the appearance of dental damage can shake their confidence. Getting proper treatment for your child’s oral health issues as early as possible will ensure that they enjoy their smile and that they remain healthy. Brushing off dental care will only make oral issues worse, so come in for an appointment at Willow Pediatric Dentistry as soon as you notice a problem!

Get in Touch to Book a Visit!

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Visit us at:

22032 El Paseo, Suite 215
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

See us on:

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-5pm