Depending on your child’s situation, Dr. Alter may recommend one or more of the following procedures:
The process begins much like other dental treatments- with a consultation. You and your child will meet with Dr. Alter to get an understanding of their dental issues and challenges.
Dr. Alter and the team are here to restore your child’s smile/bite and improve their appearance with procedures such as veneers, root canals, dental crowns, and dental implants.
Many people believe veneers are only for adults- but the truth is, kids may qualify for them as well. The process is slightly different, but don’t be shocked if Dr. Alter recommends them for your child’s smile makeover. However, before any work is done, it’s important to understand more about veneers for kids and what you can expect.
A child’s first dental visit should occur after their first tooth comes in but before their first birthday. This is typically around 6 months old.
In most cases, veneers are only an option for kids over the age of 14 because by this time, they should have all of their permanent teeth. Even if your child is old enough for veneers, they may need to be replaced at least once before your child reaches adulthood.
Though veneers are helpful, they won’t fix all dental issues. If your child has a cavity, that will need to be addressed first. After the cavity is filled, a veneer may be used to strengthen and improve the appearance of the tooth.
Before recommending veneers, Dr. Alter will consider all viable solutions. The primary goal is to restore the damaged tooth and once that is achieved, a veneer may be considered to improve the aesthetics of your child’s smile.
While veneers will need to be replaced after some time, they are considered a permanent solution and therefore, are not typically placed on baby teeth.