Restorative Dentistry

Why Might My Child Need Restorative Care?

If your child has a damaged tooth or another serious oral health issue, they may need restorative dentistry. The most common reason for restorative care is tooth decay (cavities). Cavities typically require treatment with a dental filling or a crown. Restorative care is also sometimes necessary to treat teeth that have been chipped or damaged by dental trauma, like a slip and fall or another accident. The sooner your child gets treatment, the better, so get in touch and schedule a consultation at Treehouse Children's Dentistry today.

What To Expect From Treatment

Every situation is different. But if you’re wondering what will happen when you bring your child in to see the team at Treehouse Children's Dentistry for restorative care, we’ve got you covered. Read on, and learn more about the basics.

Oral Exam And Diagnosis

First, you’ll bring your child in for an oral exam and diagnosis from their dentist. Our team will get to the bottom of the issue, and make sure they understand the extent of your child’s tooth damage or other oral health condition.

Scheduling Treatment

In some cases, we may provide emergency care. But if your child’s issue is not an emergency that requires immediate treatment, they will typically be treated at a separately scheduled appointment after their initial oral exam is over.

Tooth Prep And Sedation

At your child’s next appointment, their dentist will begin by cleaning and numbing the treatment area, if necessary. We also offer sedation dentistry. This is a great option if your child is feeling nervous or uncomfortable about their treatment. With sedation, they can relax and get the care they need without feeling anxious.

Get The Care They Need

We offer a wide variety of treatments at our office, from simple fillings to pulpotomies, tooth extractions, and more. No matter what the issue may be, we’re here to help.


Depending on their treatment, your child may need to come back for a follow-up with their dentist. Make sure to come to all follow-ups so that their dentist can track their recovery and make sure everything looks great!

Preventing Further Damage

Most of the time, issues that require restorative treatment can be avoided. Our dentists can help. From preventive dentistry like fluoride or dental sealants to prevent cavities, to mouth guards for protecting your child during sports, we’ll make sure their teeth and gums are protected from future damage.

Common Restorative Procedures

At our office, we always practice conservative dentistry. This means we’ll always recommend the least-invasive, simplest, and most affordable treatment that’s right for your little one. Some of our restorative procedures include:

Dental Fillings
Composite Dental Fillings

Once decay is removed from a tooth, a filling (or crown) is necessary to prevent infection and restore tooth function. Our composite dental fillings match the shade of your child’s tooth and protect them from further cavities.

Stainless Steel
Children's Dental
Stainless Steel Children's Dental Crowns

Stainless steel dental crowns are specially made for tiny teeth to restore those that have been too damaged by decay or injury to be repaired with a simple filling.

Tooth Colored Crowns
Tooth Colored Crowns

EZCrown white zirconia children crowns restore damage and are designed to look and function just like natural teeth.

Space Maintainers
Space Maintainers

Space maintainers can keep your child’s teeth from shifting, so their smiles can continue to grow and develop as they should.


A tongue or lip tie can prevent both mother and baby from breastfeeding comfortably, limit the amount of nutrition a baby receives, and/or affect a child’s speech. Frenectomies can help eliminate the tongue or lip tie that is causing discomfort.


If your child is suffering from a toothache, they may need a pulpotomy, which is a baby root canal. Our team will be able to get your child out of pain and restore their dental health so they can get back to laughing and smiling quickly.


Pulling your child’s tooth is always the dentist’s last resort when restoring their smile. Our compassionate team is here to make your child’s extraction as painless as possible, so they can get back to thriving health.


With sedation options, we can ensure your child stays comfortable and relaxed during their visit, so every trip to the dentist is a positive experience.

Let’s Get Your Child Scheduled

Let’s Get Your Child Scheduled