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6502B Steubenville Pike Pittsburgh, PA 15205 - (412) 200-2614

Children's Dentistry

Children's Dentistry at the Pittsburgh Dental Spa

Cleanings

By the time your child is 6 months old, your doctor should assess the likelihood of your child having future dental problems. This may include a dental exam of the mother and her dental history, because the condition of her teeth can often predict possible problems with her child's teeth. If the doctor thinks your child will have dental problems, be sure your child sees a dentist by his or her first birthday or 6 months after the first primary teeth appear, whichever comes first. After your first visit, schedule regular visits every 6 months or as your dentist recommends.

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Sealants

If needed, your dentist will put a sealant on the chewing surface of your back teeth to help prevent cavities. Sealants keep food and bacteria from getting stuck in the rough chewing surfaces or grooves of your teeth, and they protect your teeth from plaque.

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Fillings

A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.

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Crowns

Large cavities, fractures, and chips can leave your teeth weak and vulnerable. If left unprotected, your teeth have a greater risk of fracturing whenever you bite or chew. Fortunately, you don't have to pull entire teeth or stick to an all-liquid diet. When you come to the Pittsburgh Dental Spa in Pittsburgh, PA, our dentist can fit you with beautiful, strong dental crowns that look and feel like natural teeth.

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Space Maintainers

If your child loses a baby tooth early through decay or injury, the child's other teeth could shift and begin to fill the vacant space. When your child's permanent teeth emerge, there's not enough room for them. The result is crooked or crowded teeth and difficulties with chewing or speaking.

To prevent that, your dentist inserts a space maintainer to hold the spot left by the lost tooth until the permanent tooth emerges. The space maintainer might be a band or a temporary crown attached to one side of the vacant space. Later, as the permanent tooth emerges, your dentist removes the device. And presto! Your child is ready for a lifetime of smiles.

Reviews from real patients:

Dr. Runco and staff are extremely nice and very understanding / patient. They do exceptional work. This place makes going to the dentist easier especially if you have had a previous experience with a dentist that has caused a fear of going to the dentist. I was so nervous before I had my work done but they made me feel extremely comfortable and safe.

Rachel Marie

Pittsburgh Dental Spa
6502B Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 200-2614

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