Strengthening & Preserving Vulnerable Smiles

Young girl pointing at her smile after restorative dentistry for kids in Prosper

Our goal at Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry is to preserve your child’s smile at all costs, ensuring they have a functional set of teeth that they can enjoy well into the future. With our tooth-colored, durable dental crowns and fillings, we can protect and strengthen vulnerable teeth to preserve them. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for restorative dentistry for kids in Prosper, or if you find that your child needs emergency dental assistance, we can plan a same-day visit.

Why Choose Little Penguin Pediatric Dentistry for Kid’s Restorative Dental Care?

  • High-Quality & Durable Dental Crowns
  • State-of-the-Art, Fun-Themed Practice
  • Expert Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dental Crowns

Dental crown resting on a finger

Dental crowns are small, cap-like structures that are designed to fit over the biting surface of teeth to provide them with additional strength and support. Dr. Peng offers durable zirconia crowns, natural-looking composite crowns as well as resilient stainless steel crowns, depending on your child’s needs, location of the tooth, size of the cavity, and child's behavior. Both of these materials are designed to withstand the daily wear-and-tear of eating and speaking, all while protecting teeth that have previously been treated or damaged. We typically recommend these restorations after pulp therapy or root canal treatment as well as for more severely damaged teeth.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Illustrated tooth with a barely noticeable filling

Cavities are one of the most common oral health problems that impact children, as they’re still learning how to properly brush and floss their pearly whites. Fortunately, when decay strikes, we can repair it with natural-looking tooth-colored fillings. Using composite resin, which is a custom-shaded, biocompatible material, we can fill in the eroded portion of a tooth and seal it off from bacteria and other threats. This is a highly effective intervention for cavities, preventing them from growing into infections.

Pulp and Root Canal Treatment

When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp and nerve tissue and cause pain, infection, and abscess. It is best to prevent this scenario by treating the inflamed nerve with either a pulpotomy or pulpectomy, also known as a “baby root canal.” If the infected nerve tissue is not treated, infection, pain and swelling can result. During treatment, the dentist will remove the inflamed tissue and a medicament is placed in the interior of the tooth. Finally, the tooth is covered by a crown to strengthen and seal the tooth.

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