If your child needs restorative treatment in the form of a filling or crown, our doctors and their team will create a custom treatment plan for your child and review all options with you before treatment begins. We believe a conservative approach to children’s dentistry is usually the best course of action.

Fillings are placed in the tooth following decay removal to preserve natural tooth structure. Nowadays most fillings are made of a composite resin that is matched to your child’s natural tooth color. In some rare instances amalgam (silver) fillings may be used.

Crowns can be made of many different materials depending on where in your child’s mouth they are to be used. Stainless steel, resin, and zirconia are all durable choices and require very similar preparations.


Sometimes an area of decay is too large for a filling or the decay has compromised the whole side of a tooth, so there is not enough tooth structure to support a filling. If your child has an accident that results in a heavily damaged tooth or if your child is at high risk for developing cavities, our doctors may decide it’s best to preserve the entire remaining structure.

If you are concerned that your child needs a crown, our doctors and their team are happy to answer all your questions.

Distinctive Dental Concepts is a great place to make your primary dental care provider. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Dr. Conrad is personable and caring. Linda, my dental hygenist for years, is simply the best!
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pediatric restorative dentistry focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of dental issues in children, including restoring damaged or decayed teeth to maintain oral health.

Common reasons include dental caries (cavities), trauma or injury to teeth, developmental defects, and issues with tooth eruption.

Yes, early intervention and proper restorative care can positively influence a child’s long-term oral health by preventing further damage, maintaining proper tooth alignment, and establishing good oral hygiene habits.

Dental crowns and fillings are used to repair and restore teeth that have decayed, are damaged, or have undergone a dental procedure. They help protect the tooth and maintain proper oral health.