Rebecca Testa Pediatric Dentistry

Restorative Treatment

Restorative Treatment in Flossmoor

At our dental practice, we specialize in providing comprehensive Restoration Treatment for your child’s dental needs. From tooth-colored Composite Fillings to durable Amalgam Fillings, supportive Crowns, and effective Pulp Therapy, our expert team ensures top-notch care, preserving your child’s natural smile with precision and compassion. Schedule an appointment today and experience the difference of our Restoration Treatment services.

At our dental practice, we specialize in providing comprehensive Restoration Treatment for your child’s dental needs. From tooth-colored Composite Fillings to durable Amalgam Fillings, supportive Crowns, and effective Pulp Therapy, our expert team ensures top-notch care, preserving your child’s natural smile with precision and compassion. Schedule an appointment today and experience the difference of our Restoration Treatment services.

White/Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are made of tooth colored material that restore the teeth’s natural beauty. They can be matched very closely to your child’s natural tooth color making them virtually indistinguishable from non-restored teeth. Composite fillings are the preferred option for front teeth, but they may be recommended for specific sites on molars as well. The composites we use have proven to be extremely durable and stain resistant.

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Amalgam Fillings

Silver fillings may be recommended for your child. They are known for their strength and durability. The doctors will determine the best filling material for your child, and it will depend on the location and position of the tooth needing treatment.

Crown

A crown is used to restore a tooth to its normal shape and size as well as to strengthen it. It may be required to support a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure. A tooth that has been treated with pulp therapy will require a crown to provide strength and support to the tooth. Typically, stainless steel crowns are used on primary teeth. Recommendations will be discussed in detail during the examination/consultation appointment.

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Pulp Therapy

When decay in a tooth gets very large, the pulp (or nerve) of the tooth may become involved leading to tooth sensitivity, pain, or infection. In order to preserve your child’s tooth, the doctors may need to remove all (a pulpectomy) or a portion of the nerve (a pulpotomy) in order provide relief for your child.
A successful pulp therapy relieves sensitivity and pain, while protecting the natural tooth until it naturally falls out. Due to the extent of the damage created by the decay, a stainless steel crown is often placed in order to restore the tooth to its original strength.