Restorative Dentistry

Children deserve the best dental care possible. On some occasions that means the use of restorative dentistry. Restorative treatment can be used to help repair or prevent damage to teeth, protect and preserve tooth structure, and ensure proper function of teeth. In other cases, restorative dentistry can be used for aesthetic purposes, and also to make maintaining proper oral hygiene easier! Restoring children’s baby teeth can also help ensure for proper growth and development of permanent teeth.

There are a variety of treatment options available in pediatric restorative dentistry for the residents of Framingham, Southborough, Ashland, Wayland, Natick, Marlborough, Hopkinton, Holliston, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Himelhoch will discuss the best treatment option to meet the needs of your child.

Fillings:

If your child has a cavity and requires a filling, there are a few different options available. Most restorations Dr. Himelhoch places are white fillings, also known as composites. Composites are more esthetically pleasing than silver fillings and are better for the environment. Due to their tooth-colored appearance, composite resin fillings are almost always the best option for front teeth.for use on front teeth. In extreme cases, when there is not enough of the tooth left to repair, a crown may be the best option. Dr. Himelhoch will discuss all options available, as well as make recommendations based on your child’s needs.