Thursday, November 26, 2015
Save Your Child’s Smile: Methods of Pediatric Restorative Dentistry
Pediatric cosmetic dentistry continuously presents a challenge for many dentists. Several factors have to be taken into consideration when treating young patients, and they may include behavioral issues, the patient’s ability to tolerate the treatment and the level of understanding the necessity of the dental therapy. Severely decayed primary dentition is still a prevalent issue in pediatric dentistry, whether in practices located in San Diego or elsewhere in the state. Despite the use of fluoridated water and extensive patient education, many children and young adolescents experience childhood caries. Because of great advances in research and technology, pediatric dentistry can now successfully correct dental discrepancies and maintain patient’s oral health. Full coverage restorations are now available allowing the young patients to regain their ability to speak and eat comfortably.