At Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX, we have several options to fix broken or decayed teeth. One of the most common restorations, even in pediatric dentistry, is dental bonding.
Dental bonding can be either cosmetic or restorative, and it can cover inconsistencies and rebuild entire missing portions of a patient’s smile. It provides both structure and protection for the tooth in question, as well as any neighboring teeth or gum tissue that might be affected by the issue.
Unfortunately, kids are not always exempt from this procedure. Sometimes, with a hectic diet of candy and sugary foods, a child’s mouth can deteriorate. This can cause chipping or cracking, even at a young age.
Though teeth are meant to fall out at a given time, it doesn’t mean your child shouldn’t have a healthy oral biome their whole life. Dental issues can affect surrounding gum tissue and cause periodontal disease, or move teeth around and cause alignment issues. So, even if those teeth are “going to fall out anyway,” it’s still not advisable to let your child off the hook.
Enter dental bonding, which restores the original size and shape to the tooth. It is usually a simple procedure and is performed with minor sedation, which means it is perfectly suitable for younger patients. Even better; the material is a composite that perfectly mimics natural enamel, so your child should feel no difference between their new, bonded tooth surface and their original teeth.
At Smile Center for Kids in Sunland and Edgemere TX, we offer comprehensive pediatric dentistry, including cracked tooth repair. We serve patients in El Paso, Anthony, Socorro, Horizon City, and Canutillo. Contact us today!