Restorative Dentistry in Del Mar, CA

Restorative Dentistry

White Spot Removal (Icon Infiltration)

White spotting of teeth can be due to many reasons, but white spots on front teeth can cause great cosmetic concern. At Sunny Smiles, we offer a non-invasive approach to fading away or removing these white spots without the need to drill into teeth. This approach is an alternative to traditional methods that often require reducing the natural tooth structure before restoring it with dental materials.

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Sunny Smiles Kids uses tooth-colored fillings made of composite resins. Composite resins can restore teeth to a healthy state and are a popular alternative to silver or amalgam fillings. As white fillings have become more attractive and the dangers of amalgam fillings have become more publicized, more and more parents are having their children’s cavities filled with natural-looking tooth-colored fillings.

Pediatric Ceramic Crowns

Pediatric crowns at Sunny Smiles Kids are a long-lasting solution for decayed or damaged teeth. Our crowns are made of high-grade monolithic zirconia ceramic, nine times stronger than natural tooth enamel. As a result, a custom-fitted crown is designed to look, function, and feel like a natural tooth.

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Dental Nerve Therapy (Pulpotomy, Pulpectomy)

Dental nerve therapy is used to correct dental pulp disorders, the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. In the past, teeth with infected nerves generally had to be extracted. Dental nerve therapy is a treatment approach that promotes the continued proper development of your child’s jaw bone by preserving their natural teeth and function to chew properly.

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Space Maintainers

If your child loses a baby tooth early, the child’s other teeth could shift and begin to fill the vacant space. When your child’s permanent teeth emerge, there’s not enough room for them. The result is crooked or crowded teeth and difficulties with chewing or speaking. To prevent that, a space maintainer is placed to hold the spot left by the lost tooth until the permanent tooth emerges. Later, as the permanent tooth emerges, the appliance is removed.

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Tooth Extractions

Your child may need to have teeth extracted due to cavities or orthodontic reasons. At Sunny Smiles Kids Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our specialists are highly skilled in pediatric dental surgery and make every effort to provide a positive experience for your child. Our doctors offer many options for pain management for children who need a dental extraction. Depending upon the age and health of your child, treatment recommendations presented, and parental preferences, dental extraction can be done with the use of local anesthesia alone or in conjunction with a form of sedation.

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