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Pedo-Partial Dental Restorations

Kids & Family Dentistry

Pedo-Partial Dental Restorations

Pedo-Partial Dental Restorations in Livingston and Harrison, NJ

Pedo-partial restorations can be an effective way of restoring damaged primary teeth in children and teenagers. Whether it’s from decay, trauma, or other factors, these restorations provide a durable and long-lasting solution that can improve both the function and aesthetics of your child’s smile.

What are Pedo-Partial Restorations?

Pedo-partials, or partial dentures, are removable dental prostheses that pediatric dentists use to replace missing teeth in children. These fake teeth are designed to be worn temporarily until the child’s adult teeth come in. They can also be customized to match the color of the child’s teeth. These restorations consist of artificial teeth attached to a plastic or metal framework that fits around the remaining natural teeth.

Why Use Pedo-Partials?

There are several reasons why a child may need a pedo-partial dental restoration to restore their oral health.

  • Decayed Baby Teeth: Tooth decay is a common dental problem in children. When a tooth is severely decayed, it may need to be extracted. A pedo-partial dental restoration can replace the missing tooth and restore the child’s ability to chew and speak properly.
  • Premature Tooth Loss: If a child’s baby teeth have fallen out too early, the dentist may recommend artificial teeth as a way to preserve the tooth structure and avoid the need for orthodontic care later down the line.
  • Broken Teeth or Knocked-Out Teeth: Accidents or injuries can result in the loss of a child’s tooth. A pedo-partial dental restoration can replace the missing tooth and restore the child’s smile.
  • Genetics: Some children may be born without certain teeth or may have teeth that do not develop properly. A pedo-partial dental restoration can replace missing or underdeveloped teeth and improve the child’s bite and appearance.

Importance of Restoring Baby Teeth

If a baby tooth is missing too early, the surrounding teeth may shift into the space left by the missing tooth. This can cause bite problems, crowding, and other dental issues. It can also impact the development of the permanent teeth, leading to orthodontic problems later on.

Restoring missing baby teeth with pedo-partial dental restorations can help prevent these issues and support a child’s overall oral health and development. The restoration can also help the child chew and speak properly, which can positively impact their nutrition and communication skills.

PEDIATRIC CROWNS

As an alternative children’s dental restoration we also offer children’s dental crowns. Some parents think that all pediatric crowns are metal but this is no longer the case. Kids and Family dentistry is proud to offer NuSmile BioFlx crowns. These crowns are natural tooth colored. They are biocompatible, flexible, and durable, just like a high quality adult crown, but perfectly sized for a child.  

PEDIATRIC root canal

Another restoration option we offer for a baby tooth is a pulpotomy or pulpectomy, sometimes referred to as a baby tooth root canal. This procedure can help to clear an infection and save a damaged or decayed tooth.


Contact Kid’s and Family Dentistry for Pedo-Partials in New Jersey

If you’re in need of pedo-partials for your child, look no further than Kid’s and Family Dentistry. Our experienced team of dental professionals are dedicated to providing quality dental care to our young patients, ensuring that their teeth stay healthy and strong as they grow. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child’s pedo-partial needs.