1. Restorations

When a child is diagnosed with tooth decay, the decay has to be removed and the tooth restored.

Modern materials include glass ionomer cement, compomers or composites as fillings in children’s teeth. We will help you to decide on the restoration material best for your child.

Characteristics of a glass ionomer restoration:

  • Light whitish/yellow in colour
  • Softer compared to composite restorations, may wear down quicker than other materials, not recommended for large fillings
  • Recommended for teeth that are difficult to isolate because of its decreased moisture sensitivity

Composite and Compomer restorations:

  • Tooth- coloured
  • Has a high loading capacity… High durability
  • Polishable… smoother compared to glass ionomer restorations

Rubber Dam (The Raincoat)

Our practice philosophy emphasizes the optimal treatment for your child under the best circumstances possible. That’s why rubber dam (our raincoat) is also used in our practice. The rubber dam is an elastic piece of rubber that is stretched over the teeth during treatment. This way the teeth can be isolated and kept as dry as possible, the best moisture control on market. Moisture control is especially important for the higher quality fillings in compomer or composite.

Advantages of Rubber Dam for the patient:

  • It appears as if the treatment procedure is outside the mouth
  • Problem-free breathing and swallowing throughout treatment for the child
  • No defensive reaction against instruments and no choking sensations
  • Protection for the tongue and other soft-tissue structures
  • Reduced perception of bad-tasting active substances
  • Easier to keep the mouth open for a long time due to the elastic tension of the rubber