Restorative Dentistry at Great Grins for KIDS
Pediatric Dentist - Oregon City, OR
Here at Great Grins for KIDS - Oregon City in Oregon City, OR we understand how important it is to have teeth that are healthy and stable. We also understand how hard it can be to get your kids to take care of their teeth. Which is why we offer restorative dental services, to help fix mistakes that have occurred in your kid's mouth. We leverage all the most effective and proven dental technology to keep their smile looking and functioning great!
Kids love sweets because their tongues are significantly more sensitive to sugar than the tongue of an adult. It's also easier for kids to forget about brushing and flossing, which means cavities are much more likely in kids than adults. We use composite fillings to repair your kid's teeth, which means no one will ever be able to tell that your kids have had a filling placed. Composite fillings are smaller and preserve more of the tooth than their amalgam counterparts. Read More About Fillings
Tooth Pulps & Root Canals
Permanent teeth are alive an contain blood vessels and biological material at their core called pulp. If a bacterial infection (a cavity) reaches into the pulp of the tooth, it puts the tooth at serious risk of being lost entirely. Fortunately, we can save teeth that have a deep infection with a root canal. Root canal therapy aims to remove all signs of decay from the tooth as well as the pulp of the tooth. We will place an inert substance called gutta-percha inside the tooth and cap it with a crown that looks and functions just like a real tooth. Read More About Root Canals
Sometimes a tooth must be removed to give the mouth a fighting chance at continued health. If a tooth suffers severe physical trauma or decay, the potential for infections can skyrocket. We perform tooth extractions to remove damaged teeth that pose a health risk to the rest of the mouth. It is important to consider tooth replacement whenever a tooth is removed, especially in children who will need the functionality of their teeth for many years to come. Read More About Extractions
Teeth Whitening (Bleaching)
There are lots of reasons that people end up needing teeth whitening, usually to make their teeth appear less stained, and more uniform in coloration. Teeth whitening can help to fix issues like fluorosis, which is a condition defined by over-exposure to fluoride. We offer professional teeth whitening solutions to our patients who would like their smiles to look more beautiful and white. These kits work faster and are less of a hassle than over-the-counter kits. Read More About Teeth Whitening
Partial Dentures (Flippers)
People don't usually associate dental appliances like partial dentures with little kids, but the reality of it is, kids quite often need these appliances to maintain a healthy mouth. Many children lose teeth naturally or by accident well before the adult teeth are ready to come in and start being useful. As a result, they need a partial denture to save the space for the adult teeth and help them eat and speak correctly. Read More About Partial Dentures
Pediatric Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are coverings that protect the whole surface of your tooth. You can think of them as "shells" that wrap around your tooth and strengthen it while also working to extend its life beyond what a procedure like a dental filling would be able to do. These crowns are often made out of porcelain, however, as we will see in just a bit, there are a variety of options when it comes to dental crowns. You and your dentist can pick the perfect option to suit your needs and your oral health goals. Read More About Crowns
If you have any questions about the restorative procedures we offer your family or are ready to schedule your child's appointment, please give us a call at 971-470-0045.