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Esthetic Bonding

At Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry, our experienced pediatric dentists can provide esthetic bonding to treat a variety of dental conditions.

What is esthetic bonding?

Esthetic bonding is a composite resin material placed in a layer onto prepared teeth to treat imperfections on visible teeth. Once placed and smoothed into place with a natural appearance, the bonding material is hardened using UV light to complete the bonding process.

Esthetic bonding for kids is a treatment limited to the outermost layer of the tooth and therefore a pain-free cosmetic dentistry option. Most procedures can be completed in only 15 to 30 minutes and do not require sedation dentistry.

When is esthetic bonding used in pediatric dentistry?

At our Houston pediatric dental clinics, our dentists may recommend esthetic bonding in the case of certain dental conditions. Some conditions that may be treated with esthetic bonding include:

  • malformed or mal shaped teeth

  • fractured or chipped teeth

  • old fillings

  • brown spots or severe staining

For example, if your child chips a tooth during a sporting event or while playing, esthetic bonding may be the right treatment.

Is esthetic bonding safe for kids?

Yes. Esthetic bonding with composite resins at Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry is a safe and effective cosmetic dentistry treatment for children and teenagers.

If you have questions about esthetic bonding or if your child has visible cracks, chips or severe staining in one or more teeth, book an appointment at Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry today. Our experienced and board-certified pediatric dentists can provide a thorough evaluation and expert recommendations for the best treatment options to restore the function and appearance of your child's smile.

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Teeth Whitening

At Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry, take-home custom bleaching trays are offered for teenagers to brighten their smiles and inspire confidence.

What options are available for teeth whitening for teenagers?

While there are a variety of over-the-counter teeth whitening options, custom, take-home teeth whitening or bleaching trays are the recommended and most effective option for teenagers who would like to achieve a noticeably brighter, whiter smile. 

Is teeth whitening safe for teenagers?

Yes. Teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic dentistry treatment option for teenagers when done correctly and under the recommendation and supervision of your teenager's dentist. Most dentists recommend waiting until a teenager has all their permanent teeth in healthy condition before receiving teeth whitening treatments. Teeth whitening is also not recommended if the teeth have thin enamel, infection or decay.

If your teenager is interested in teeth whitening, consult your dentist at Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry before selecting any treatment option.


Cosmetic Treatments and Dental Trauma

At Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry, we understand that accidents happen and oftentimes teeth suffer collateral damage. Dental trauma and damage may occur for many reasons including falls, sports, bike accidents and more. Accidents involving dental trauma can leave your child with a chipped, fractured or displaced tooth. In many cases, the damage to the tooth is merely cosmetic and can be treated with cosmetic dentistry procedures once your dentist has the opportunity to perform a thorough dental examination and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Treatment options may include:

  • Esthetic Bonding

  • Veneers

  • Fillings

  • Partials

  • Crowns

If your child has experienced dental trauma with cosmetic damage, book an appointment at Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry today. Our pediatric dentists in Houston can restore your child's tooth and the appearance of their sweet smile with customized cosmetic treatment options.

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Pediatric Partials

At Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry, our dentists can offer a semi-permanent prosthetic solution for prematurely missing teeth in young children.

What are pediatric partials?

Pediatric Partials are essentially artificial teeth or oral appliances used to replace missing primary teeth in children. Pedi-partials are custom made primarily from an acrylic material and are securely attached to existing teeth to restore the normal function and appearance of your child's smile.

Why are pediatric partials helpful?

When a toddler or young child prematurely loses teeth, regardless of the cause, a pediatric partial may need to be used for both preventative as well as cosmetic care until the permanent teeth erupt. The prosthetic teeth help prevent the shifting of the remaining teeth, which can potentially save your child (and your wallet!) from future orthodontic treatment due to misaligned teeth or bite issues. In addition, replacing the missing teeth with durable pediatric partials can help your child feel more confident and also enjoy normal habits such as eating and talking without difficulty.

How do I know if my child needs pediatric partials?

If your child has lost any of their primary teeth prematurely, then you should consult with a pediatric dentist at any of our Houston dental clinics to determine the right treatment plan and tooth replacement options.

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Zirconia Crowns

White zirconia dental crowns are available for children at all four Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry office locations.

What are zirconia white dental crowns?

Zirconia white dental crowns are a durable and natural-looking alternative to stainless steel crowns used in restorative and cosmetic pediatric dentistry.

Why would my child need a zirconia crown?


Your child may need a dental crown if they are experiencing any of the following conditions:

  • broken, damaged or chipped teeth

  • malformed teeth

  • severe decay

What are the benefits of zirconia white crowns over stainless steel crowns?

White crowns have the appearance of natural teeth and offer exceptional durability, essentially impervious to chipping or breaking down. In addition, zirconia crowns do not discolor or stain. Finally, white zirconia dental crowns offer the added benefit of being biocompatible as well as plaque and decay resistant.

If your child is in need of a dental crown in Houston, book an appointment at any of our four pediatric dental clinics today. Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry provides comprehensive, compassionate dental care and can help you make informed decisions about the right treatment for your child's dental condition.


Non-Invasive White Spot Treatment

At Greater Houston Pediatric Dentistry, we can successfully treat white spot lesions on permanent teeth, including severe cases when the lesion has turned yellow or brown. White spot lesions are not only unattractive but also indicate a risk to the child's dental health and should be treated as soon as possible.

What are white spot lesions?

White spot lesions occur or appear when the enamel of a tooth or portions of the tooth enamel demineralizes.

White spot lesions can be caused by several issues:

  • dental fluorosis, which can happen when children consume excessive amounts of fluoride or are overexposed to fluoride during the formation of permanent teeth

  • orthodontics

  • hypoplastic teeth 

How are white spot lesions treated?

White spot lesions can be treated at our Houston pediatric dental clinics by any of our experienced or board-certified pediatric dentists. We use the latest in dental technology and materials to replace the demineralized enamel and restore the strength and appearance of the affected tooth.


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