19301 Winmeade Dr., Suite 202 Leesburg, VA 20176

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Bringing children to the dentist can be difficult. Many of them are afraid of the pain or discomfort they associate with the dentist. At SmileCity Pediatric Dentistry, we want to provide gentle and effective care for your children’s dental needs. One approach we embrace is minimally invasive dentistry. With this method, we can preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible while still treating dental issues. Dr. Mark and Dr. SK strive to make your children as comfortable and healthy as possible. 

Minimally Invasive Dentistry in Leesburg, VA

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

Through minimally invasive procedures, we can keep more of the tooth’s natural structure. Rather than using invasive techniques like drilling or removing large portions of the tooth, we use innovative treatments and procedures. These are less traumatic to the teeth and surrounding tissues. As a result, your child will experience less pain and discomfort. Minimizing the amount of tooth structure we remove helps to maintain the structure and integrity of the tooth. Additionally, it helps reduce the need for more extensive treatments. It is a patient-friendly approach for healthy smiles!

Minimally invasive techniques are often quicker and more comfortable for children. They can minimize anxiety and discomfort during dental visits. Dr. Mark and Dr. SK are committed to providing gentle and effective care for our young patients. We believe minimally invasive dentistry is key to healthy smiles that last a lifetime.

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a treatment that helps prevent and arrest tooth decay without drilling or injections. It consists of silver, fluoride, and ammonia. When we apply it to the affected tooth, it helps to strengthen the tooth structure and stop the progression of decay. SDF is particularly beneficial for young children or those with dental anxiety. This is because it is quick, painless, and non-invasive. Our team uses SDF as part of our commitment to providing gentle and effective dental care for children.

Hall Crowns

Hall crowns are a type of stainless steel dental crown. They are an excellent option for restoring severely decayed or damaged baby teeth. We use these pre-made metal crowns to cover the entire tooth. As a result, they will provide protection and support while preserving more of the natural tooth as possible. Hall crowns are a durable, cost-effective option for children who may not tolerate extensive procedures. Our team places Hall crowns with precision and care, creating optimal results for our young patients. 

Space Maintainers

We use space maintainers to preserve the space left by a prematurely lost baby tooth until the permanent tooth erupts. They help prevent the neighboring teeth from shifting into the empty space. Otherwise, your child may develop misalignment and orthodontic issues later on. We custom-make space maintainers to fit each child’s mouth comfortably. They are available in different designs, including fixed and removable options.

Dr. Mark and Dr. SK specialize in properly placing and maintaining space maintainers to make sure your child has the right alignment and dental development. Our pediatric dental practice serves Leesburg, Lansdowne, Ashburn, and surrounding communities.