Fissure sealants are white, plastic coatings that are painted onto the biting surface of the back teeth. These biting surfaces are criss‐crossed with tiny hills (pits) and valleys (fissures), which provide a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. To prevent cavities in these pits and fissures you can cover them with a special composite varnish called fissure sealant, which has been shown to achieve a six‐fold reduction in caries development (compared to a tooth without fissure sealants).
The application of these fissure sealants are easy to do and children as young as 3 years of age are able to be comfortable with the procedure.
When a child is diagnosed with tooth decay, the decay must be removed and the tooth restored. Depending on the size of the defect, the treatment usually involves the placement of a filling. At Toothbeary we only use the newest materials such as Compomer or Composite (white filling material) and work with Rubber dam (an elastic piece of rubber stretched over the tooth during treatment to isolate the tooth from its environment – in particular from bacteria in the oral cavity), this will enhance the treatment quality.
Some cavities in children’s teeth are too large or too deep, and a simple filling will no longer be sufficiently effective. In these cases, a children’s crown can be used, which are pre‐made and designed to cover the entire tooth. These crowns can be white or silver and they are pre-
manufactured in different sizes and shapes and can be adjusted so they fit perfectly to your child’s tooth. The silver crowns are made of stainless steel and the white of zirconia ceramic. They are sufficiently enduring to typically last for the life of a baby’s (deciduous) tooth. A crown will protect the deciduous tooth and root, until it is naturally lost.
The first treatment decision in young patients with one or more badly decayed teeth is whether to retain or extract these teeth. In most cases primary teeth can be saved by performing a pulpotomy, a method which removes the infected nerve tissue in the crown of the tooth, while the nerve in the root of the tooth remains vital.
After a pulpotomy, the tooth will need some structural support and a tight cover that protects the tooth from bacteria. This is achieved by using a crown. These can be silver (stainless steel) or white (zirconia). Both types will be cemented onto the tooth and remain until the tooth will naturally exfoliate. They can be fitted in a single appointment as they are pre-manufactured and can be amended and shaped to ensure a tight fit.
Our philosophy is to save primary teeth whenever possible, but there are occasions when an extraction may be necessary.
If this is the case then your child should not participate in any physical activities for the rest of the day. Try to give him/her as much rest as possible but keep their head upright to avoid bleeding. Furthermore avoid hot food and drinks until the anaesthetic wears off and be careful that he/she does not chew his/her cheek or lip and does not rinse out the area for the first 24 hours.
The primary molars maintain the space for the permanent teeth. If a primary molar is lost prematurely, fixed or removable space maintainers can take over this important function.
Fixed space maintainer
A fixed space maintainer is made of non‐allergic stainless steel and permanently attached to the neighbouring teeth. Once the permanent tooth grows into the space, the maintainer will be removed.
Removable space maintainer
A removable space maintainer should be worn at least 14 hrs (mostly during the night). Following the extraction, an impression will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory. The removable space maintainer will be custom made and your child will be able to choose a colour. If desired, a false tooth can be added (aesthetic space maintainer).
Sometimes children lose more than just one of their teeth due to an accident, sickness or caries. If this creates a psychological problem a paediatric prostheses is a good option to help your child to regain the ability to chew, bite, and smile as normal.
To avoid long-term damage caused by sports injuries, it is important to wear a professionally made mouthguard during any sports activity that involves physical contact or moving objects, like cricket, hockey, football, American football, boxing and rugby. A mouthguard will decrease the risk of damaging / breaking teeth and reduce the danger of dislocating the jaw. They are rubber‐like and custom made to fit exactly over the teeth and gums. This ensures teeth are cushioned and protected.
Contact one of our childrens dentist to take care of your childs dental care. Our children dentists comes with many years of experience and will discuss with you the best possible solutions to maintain your childrens detal hygiene always in good health.
Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
Good dental care begins before a baby's first tooth appears. Just because you can't see the teeth doesn't mean they aren't there. Teeth actually begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth, your baby has 20 primary teeth, some of which are fully developed in the jaw.
Bright Smile Dental & Orthodontic Center,
Al Shafar Bldg 7,
Al Wasl Road,
Unit #105, Dubai - UAE,
PO Box 252189,
Tel : +971 4 344 9675
Fax: +971 4 344 9657
Our area is next to the famous city walk. It is the same building of 2XL Furniture, located between Life Pharmacy and Aswaq Supermarket, and opposite of Emarat Petrol Station.
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