If your child feels self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth, consider cosmetic dentistry. At McNutt Pediatric Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, Timothy McNutt Sr., DDS, and the team provide various cosmetic dentistry services on-site, including composite fillings and restorations like zirconia crowns. Dr. McNutt uses a combination of conservative and advanced restorative techniques to ensure his work blends in with your child’s smile. To schedule an appointment, book online, or call the office today.

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What is cosmetic dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry improves the physical appearance of your child’s teeth, gums, and smile. It utilizes restorations like crowns and bridges to address damage and decay while restoring your child’s self-esteem.

What are some common types of cosmetic dentistry?

At McNutt Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. McNutt and the team offer several types of cosmetic dentistry, including:

Composite fillings

Composite fillings are thin layers of resin used to address tooth decay. By filling a cavity in a tooth, it’s possible to prevent further damage while restoring your child’s chewing and biting abilities.

Dr. McNutt applies the composite solution directly to your child’s tooth. It’s a quick, outpatient procedure that eliminates cavities while easing toothaches and sensitivity.

Zirconia crowns

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps used to repair a damaged or decaying tooth. Zirconia is incredibly sturdy and long-lasting but mimics the color and light-reflecting properties of your child’s natural tooth enamel. Once placed, a zirconia crown can last for 10-15 years on average.

Dental bridges

If your child loses a permanent tooth, Dr. McNutt might recommend a dental bridge. A dental bridge is an oral prosthetic that fills a gap in your child’s smile. There are several types of bridges, but all feature an artificial tooth and a supportive framework. Dr. McNutt bonds the framework to the two healthy teeth on either side of the gap.

Dental bonding

If your child chips or cracks a tooth, Dr. McNutt might recommend dental bonding. Dental bonding uses a composite resin material to strengthen and fortify your child’s tooth. The resin material looks similar to tooth enamel, ensuring it blends in with your child’s smile.

Is cosmetic dentistry right for my child?

Only a qualified dentist like Dr. McNutt can determine if cosmetic dentistry is right for your child. Following a comprehensive oral exam, a review of their oral health history, and a discussion of your child’s goals for treatment, Dr. McNutt can develop a care plan that aligns with their individual needs.

Dr. McNutt’s work is aesthetically pleasing. His years of training and expertise ensure positive, long-lasting outcomes.

To learn more about pediatric cosmetic dentistry, schedule an appointment at McNutt Pediatric Dentistry. Book online or call the office today.