We offer general pediatric dentistry, focusing exclusively on children to protect their precious smiles.More Info
Children can be pretty accident prone. Whether playing sports or swinging from the playground equipment, they get into lots of situations where they might incur a dental injury. If your child’s tooth is knocked out, what can you do? Dr. Paulson and the staff at Casper Children’s Dental in Casper, Wyoming can fit your child for a pedi-partial for tooth replacement.
If your child loses a tooth, it can affect his or her appearance, speech, eating ability, nutrition, and oral development. Premature loss of a baby tooth can cause long-term developmental problems and lead to the need for orthodontic treatment down the road. A pedi-partial consists of prosthetic replacement teeth that can fit into the gaps left by lost teeth to protect the smile and provide optimal function. Additionally, the pedi-partial for tooth replacement will be secured to prevent problems that can come with removable tooth replacement. You don’t want your child losing his or her pedi-partial by leaving it on the school lunchroom tray!
Your child’s mouth isn’t done growing yet, which is why we highly recommend that you seek help from a pediatric dentist if he or she loses one or more teeth. We can provide tooth replacement and keep an eye on development, changing the tooth replacement as your child grows and his or her smile changes. It may be tempting to leave the space empty until the adult tooth comes in or until your child’s mouth is done developing, but this empty gap can allow the remaining teeth to drift into different positions, contributing to crooked, crowded, or spaced teeth.
Casper Children’s Dental helps families in Casper, Gillette, Evansville, Glenrock, Douglas, and surrounding Wyoming communities have access to a wide range of pediatric dentistry treatments provided by specialists who understand the unique nature of children’s dental care. Don’t let an accident do long-term damage to your child’s smile. Contact us to make an appointment as soon as possible if your child has lost a tooth.