Doctor children’s tooth dental treatment

Doctor children's tooth dental treatment

Our information on dental treatment


Materials for milk teeth

glass ionomer cement

As an alternative to amalgam, these so-called “cements” are fully paid for by the statutory health insurance companies. Glass ionomer cements have a yellowish, light color. They are much softer and, especially in the posterior region, are not as resilient as plastic fillings.

Plastics (compomer / composite)

Compomers or composites are tooth-colored, plastic filling materials which, after being introduced into the cavity (the "cavity", which it is after
after the caries has been removed, the tooth should be cured) with a small LED lamp.

Composites or compomers are available in many shades of color. There are particularly bright colors for milk teeth, so that later it is no longer possible to tell where "Karius and Baktus were active". With a special bonding agent, the filling in the is thorough
cleaned tooth inserted and hardened with our "magic lamp". This creates an absolutely tight seal of the cavity.

Plastic fillings are more resilient than glass ionomer cement fillings, so they have a longer shelf life.

The beautiful white filling can be polished very smooth and can last a milk tooth life. The statutory health insurance companies do not fully cover the costs.


This mercury-containing metal alloy has been used in dentistry for over 100 years. The costs are determined by the legal
Health insurance companies covered.

Amalgam is not recommended for pediatric dentistry due to the possible health effects of mercury (when placing and removing the filling). We therefore do not use it in our practice.

Gold and ceramic inlays

This complex and expensive denture is not used in pediatric dentistry.


Replacement for missing milk teeth

Milk teeth are important placeholders for the future, permanent teeth. If it is no longer possible to get a cariously destroyed milk tooth, a tooth gap will result from the premature loss of the tooth. So that this gap in the posterior region does not narrow, we manufacture placeholders. There are removable placeholders as braces or fixed. We would be happy to advise you which placeholder is best suited for your child.


Nerve inflammation in the milk tooth

Milk teeth have a relatively large tooth nerve compared to permanent teeth. Therefore caries bacteria in milk teeth can quickly lead to inflammation of the nerve tissue.

In the worst case, the inflammation can penetrate through the nerve canal into the surrounding bone tissue and cause an abscess. Such teeth can then no longer be preserved because they also endanger the underlying tooth germs of the permanent teeth.

To avoid this, root canal treatment often has to be carried out on severely destroyed milk teeth. The infected nerve tissue is partially removed (pulpotomy / vital amputation), and the tooth can then be restored with a restorative filling and a children’s crown.

However, if the entire nerve is inflamed, the entire nerve tissue must be cleared out (pulpectomy). The nerve canal then becomes
closed with a resorbable filling material that can be dissolved by the body. Then the children’s crown is also used here.

children crowns

Knight’s tooth or princess crown

If a deciduous tooth is destroyed by caries so much that it can no longer be filled with a plastic filling, there is the option of maintaining the deciduous tooth with a steel crown.

These silver-colored, prefabricated children’s crowns are available in different sizes for the molars. First is the carious tooth
thoroughly cleaned and usually endodontically pretreated with a root filling. Then he gets a restorative filling and is ground so that you can provide the baby tooth with a child’s crown.

The children are usually very proud when they can bite again with their "knight’s tooth" or the new "princess crown". The milk tooth with crown is a healthy and important placeholder for the subsequent, permanent tooth. When the tooth starts to wobble, the tooth stump including the steel crown is simply pushed out by the subsequent, permanent tooth.

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