Does your kid have so many dental problems you don’t know where to start? If your child needs major work done on their smile, Dentistry for Children can help with a full-mouth reconstruction. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Erik Rooklidge, along with our other expert children’s dentists, offers a variety of restorative options to rehabilitate your child’s mouth. Our team can:Full-Mouth Reconstruction at Dentistry for Children Read Transcript
We frequently have children come in with young children, probably two or three with mouths full of cavities where they're either in pain, staying up at night, but they're too anxious to get treatment done in the office awake. So in those kind of situations, we'll do, typically, we'll put them to sleep, get everything done in one visit, get rid of the decay. If there's any abscessed teeth, we'll be able to pull those out. If we do pull a tooth, we'll put in a space maintainer to maintain the space, and I've really seen that it, you know, can just dramatically improve their quality of life, you know? Sometimes we don't think of these baby teeth as being important, but they do play an important role for kids where they can, you know, of course not have pain, but to function properly. Even some kids—even speech can be affected by your teeth. So we see frequently—doing these bigger cases, if necessary, can really make the kids' lives a lot better.
- Restore your child’s confidence and self-esteem with a healthy, beautiful smile
- Make eating and talking easier and more comfortable
- Help your child avoid awkward social situations
- Give you peace of mind that your kiddo’s oral health is back on track
To ensure your child’s comfort and relieve pain, we will use anesthetic and can also offer dental sedation options. Call us today at either our Sandy, UT dentist office (801-871-3008) or our West Valley, UT dentist office (801-758-7119) to schedule a consultation. Give your child a beautiful smile!
Dental Implants Provide Several Options For Teeth Replacement
If your older child needs any teeth completely replaced, dental implants are a great option because they function as replacement tooth roots, literally fusing with the jawbone for a strong, sturdy hold.
Because our dentists have undergone extensive training, we are even able to extract a tooth and place your child’s dental implant in the same day! We will then restore their grin by attaching dental crowns or dental bridges to the implants.
Know Your Child’s Other Full-Mouth Reconstruction Options
A lot can go wrong with your teeth, even from a young age. Maybe your child chipped several teeth at once while playing sports without an athletic mouthguard. Or perhaps your kid has severe decay or involuntarily grinds their teeth at night while sleeping, resulting in a worn-down bite. No matter the cause, we can help!
To conceal and protect damaged teeth, we can provide same-day zirconia dental crowns. Our dentists use completely metal-free crowns made right in our office. You won’t have to return to have them placed!
If your child needs to replace one or multiple adjacent missing teeth but is not a good candidate for dental implants, we can attach a traditional dental bridge. It will complete their smile with one or more replacement teeth, secured on either end to their other teeth.