If your child chipped a tooth in an accident, or if your teen is interested in a confidence boost with cosmetic dentistry, we can help!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Kits
Shaping & Contouring
Cosmetic dentistry isn’t just for adults. Kids and teens can also benefit from cosmetic treatment. Antibiotics can leave your child’s teeth stained, and minor accidents can cause teeth to chip or break. Cosmetic dental treatments will restore your child’s carefree, confident smile.
No child has the same cosmetic needs. That’s why Dr. Knight will discuss your child’s needs and preferences to develop a personalized treatment plan.
As an experienced pediatric dentist, Dr. Knight will provide your child with a smile that they feel confident about. He'll also ensure that results are long-lasting and contribute to a healthy smile.
Issues like stains, gaps, and crooked or uneven teeth can negatively impact your child’s self-esteem. But cosmetic dentistry can help restore their confidence!
Over time, stains can build up on your kid’s teeth. Sugary drinks, like soda, or tannin-rich foods, like berries, can contribute to stains and yellowing. If your child or teen is asking for a brighter smile, we offer take-home whitening kits that can help them regain confidence. Dr. Knight will take impressions and create a set of custom trays for enhanced comfort and effectiveness. After a few weeks of treatment, your child will notice a brighter, whiter smile.
Dental bonding is a great option for restoring adult teeth that are uneven, slightly crooked, or have minor damage, such as a small chip. Treatment involves the application of a dental resin directly to your child’s tooth. Dr. Knight sculpts the resin into the proper shape, then hardens it with a blue light. Dr. Knight will trim it and shape the resin until it looks and feels just like part of your child’s natural tooth. The procedure is totally non-invasive and usually takes only 30-60 minutes per tooth.
Enameloplasty is also sometimes called “shaping and contouring.” This procedure involves gently buffing away a small amount of enamel from the teeth to reshape them, and is usually used for uneven teeth. Enameloplasty is often recommended alongside dental bonding to reshape your child’s smile and provide better aesthetic results.
According to the American Dental Association, patients should visit the dentist every six months. This ensures that all surfaces of your teeth are cleaned and any harmful substances are removed from between your teeth and under your gums. Book an appointment today for preventive care to maintain a healthy, strong smile for years to come.
Cavities can often go undetected because the beginning stages of tooth decay are often difficult to notice. For this reason, preventive care is critical to address cavities before they become bigger, painful, more costly issues. Signs of larger cavities include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, and visible holes or pits in your teeth. If you notice any of these signs or if you would like to schedule a preventive appointment, give us a call today at (414) 236-5885
The earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is characterized by inflamed gums that bleed when you brush or floss. Other signs of periodontal disease include a receding gum line or teeth that appear longer, bad breath that won’t go away, pain when chewing, and swollen gums. If you notice any of these symptoms, give us a call to discuss your options for treatment!