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Children’s Cosmetic Dentistry – When is it Necessary

Many adults undergo cosmetic dental treatments to help improve their smiles, such as professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. However, cosmetic dentistry for kids is far less common. In many situations, cosmetic procedures are elective. Therefore, when we think of children, whose smiles are still developing, we might find it hard to imagine a situation in which they would need a cosmetic dental procedure.

However, the fact is that certain procedures and treatments, like braces or even dental bonding, can provide oral health benefits to young patients who might not even have all of their permanent teeth yet.

Most cosmetic dental procedures for children are minimally invasive and offer solutions to dental health issues which require intervention. Below you will find some examples of cosmetic dental procedures that are commonly beneficial to children.

  1. Chipped/Cracked/Broken Tooth

If a tooth has been chipped or fractured, it may lead to other dental problems, such as a soft tissue injury or even tooth loss. Typically, dental bonding is a minimally invasive solution that can restore a tooth’s durability and protect your child’s smile.

  1. Tooth Colored Fillings

Dental fillings are used to treat cavities and prevent them from progressing while protecting the tooth’s structure. Most dentists, including pediatric dentists, will use tooth colored fillings in order to match the natural color of teeth. These types of fillings are much more common than silver (amalgam) or gold fillings, and are easily concealed.

  1. Braces

Cosmetic dentistry solutions for kids include braces and other orthodontic treatments, such as Invisalign. These are used to realign teeth and fix issues such as crooked, gapping, overcrowded, or overlapping teeth.

Braces or Invisalign will help improve the appearance of a patient’s smile, but also make it much easier to clean teeth and therefore, help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, etc.

Cosmetic Dental Care for Infants, Adolescents, & Toddlers – A Dentist Near Tinley Park

Cosmetic dental procedures can provide numerous restorative benefits to kids who have dental health issues or are insecure about their smile. Occasionally, cosmetic dentistry can even provide emergency solutions to children who suffer dental injuries.

Learn more about the services we offer at Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry when you give us a call today at (708) 448-6700.

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What Our Patients Say
Dr. Neal is the best! From the first time I took my son to see him I've never had any complaints. The staff is so friendly and the office is so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry

Elva Ortiz-Espinoza

This place is awesome! We have been going here for 3 years now and they are amazing with my daughter. She loves going to the dentist!

Jessica Noble

We were recently in the Chicago area visiting family when my 5 yr old son chipped a tooth while playing with his cousins. My sister-in-law called Chicago Kidds (her kid's dentist) to see if they could see my son on short notice. Not only did they squeeze him in on what appeared to be a very busy day, the staff was very friendly and they did a great job fixing the tooth. Thanks Chicago Kidds, you guys are awesome!

Dan H.

Best children’s dentist in the southern suburbs! They are patient and kind with the kids, explaining their procedures every step of the way. Office staff are super friendly. Sanitization and distance procedures are currently in place. My kids actually like going to the dentist.

Margarita W

What an awesome experience! They were highly recommended by numerous friends and they definitely lived up to it. The staff was so great with my kids. I am so happy that we found them. Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The doctor was great too! We'll be back!

Heather W

Fantastic experience from the minute we walked in! They made my kids feel at ease and everyone was extremely friendly. The staff walked my kids through everything. Very child friendly atmosphere. I cant say enough great things about this dentist!!!

Karen K

Dr. Neal is the best! From the first time I took my son to see him I've never had any complaints. The staff is so friendly and the office is so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend Chicago KiDDS Pediatric Dentistry

Elva Ortiz-Espinoza

This place is awesome! We have been going here for 3 years now and they are amazing with my daughter. She loves going to the dentist!

Jessica Noble

We were recently in the Chicago area visiting family when my 5 yr old son chipped a tooth while playing with his cousins. My sister-in-law called Chicago Kidds (her kid's dentist) to see if they could see my son on short notice. Not only did they squeeze him in on what appeared to be a very busy day, the staff was very friendly and they did a great job fixing the tooth. Thanks Chicago Kidds, you guys are awesome!

Dan H.

Best children’s dentist in the southern suburbs! They are patient and kind with the kids, explaining their procedures every step of the way. Office staff are super friendly. Sanitization and distance procedures are currently in place. My kids actually like going to the dentist.

Margarita W

What an awesome experience! They were highly recommended by numerous friends and they definitely lived up to it. The staff was so great with my kids. I am so happy that we found them. Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The doctor was great too! We'll be back!

Heather W

Fantastic experience from the minute we walked in! They made my kids feel at ease and everyone was extremely friendly. The staff walked my kids through everything. Very child friendly atmosphere. I cant say enough great things about this dentist!!!

Karen K