Monarch Dental Care provides specialized dental care to many families. Our patients come from around the block as well as surrounding counties to experience the warm, personal care we provide. We offer the latest and best dental treatment to our patients.
Some of the SERVICES provided by our clinic are:
Check Ups & Cleanings
Your child’s adventure to a beautiful smile will always begin with a fun-filled checkup and cleaning. As part of your child’s regular dental check-ups we’ll use a disclosing agent that shows your child where he/she is missing while brushing, help educate them about proper oral hygiene and the three B’s (Brush Before Bed), and teach them about eating a healthy diet. Appropriate dental x-rays are taken to check for tooth-decay and possible periodontal problems. Your child’s bite will be closely monitored at each visit, and interceptive strategies will be recommended when needed. Also, the eruption of your child’s teeth will be assessed to ensure their proper alignment in the dental arch.
Molars are covered with grooves and crevices that are hard to keep clean. When plaque and bacteria accumulate in these crevices, it can lead to dental decay and cavities. We can help prevent cavities in these teeth with dental sealants, which are thin plastic coatings that bond into the pits and fissures of these teeth preventing the adherence of plaque and bacteria.
Silver Diamine Fluoride
SDF is a powerful new tool many pediatric and geriatric dentists have been using to arrest tooth decay. SDF has been clinically proven to slow the growth of certain types of cavities; but has one glaring side effect, it turns the area of the decay completely black. It is an effective treatment in slowing the rate of tooth decay and is most beneficial in delaying dental treatment in very young children (under the age of 3) who may have a high caries experience from a nighttime bottle habit and/or malformed teeth.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring salt and has proven effectiveness in cavity prevention when added to toothpaste, applied topically, or ingested as a supplement. It incorporates into the crystalline structure of the tooth’s enamel and creates a stronger structure, making the tooth more resistant to bacterial attack. 6-month concentrated fluoride treatments have been proven to prevent cavities and are covered by most dental insurance providers.
Customize your young athlete’s grill with our selection of custom-made mouthguards. Whether your child excels on the grass, hardwood, mats, or ice we can make them a mouthguard that will not only fit well and protect their teeth but will keep them looking like a savage.
Long Lasting Dental Restorations
The primary goal of treating caries in baby teeth is long-term durability of the restoration. The amalgam (metal) restorations are indicated in the primary molars because these types of restorations have proven to cause less sensitivity, are more comfortable, and have a higher success rate than white fillings.
Interim Therapeutic Restorations
Sometimes very young children (1-4 years) can have a few small dental cavities that are a result of improper enamel formation or a nighttime bottle habit. These lesions are small enough to be restored in mom or dad’s lap without the need for local anesthesia . The procedure includes quickly removes the surface layer of the lesion and places a tooth-colored filling material that continually releases fluoride. These fillings often last until the tooth falls out.
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Monarch Dental Care routinely places esthetic tooth-colored fillings in our patients’ “smiling” teeth according to parents desire. Tooth-colored fillings are often useful in a tooth that has a small cavity that does not require much tooth removal. A flowable composite can be bonded into these small preparations as a suitable restoration with minimal tooth removal.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns have never been the best-looking dental restorations, but they are certainly the most durable and useful in pediatric dentistry. Stainless steel crowns are required when a tooth has undergone extensive loss of tooth structure from tooth decay. They are commonly used in high caries risk patients to prevent further tooth decay on a susceptible tooth. Also, small fillings in certain posterior teeth especially lower 1st molars are not very durable and often require replacement prior to loss of the tooth. In these cases, a stainless steel crown is a better long-term solution.
Teeth require extraction when they are badly broken down due to dental caries, are infected, and/or are preventing a permanent tooth from erupting into a normal alignment in the dental arch. Our experts utilizes atraumatic extraction techniques and always ensures your child is comfortable using local anesthesia. You can be assured that your child is in good hands during the unfortunate experience of having a tooth removed.
The early loss/extraction of a primary molar tooth may require the use of a space maintainer to prevent space loss in the dental arch. The 6-year molars are one of the first permanent teeth to erupt into the mouth behind the baby molars. As the molar comes into the mouth, it guides against the back of the second baby molar already present in the dental arch. This eruptive force will cause the posterior teeth on that side of the mouth to shift forward if the arch is not supported by its full complement of teeth. This loss of space can lead to dental crowding, loss of bite harmony, and/or impacted permanent teeth.
Preveneered Zirconia Crowns
Monarch Dental Care now offers esthetic options for badly broken down anterior teeth. Often when a front tooth becomes badly broken down from dental caries due to nighttime bottle feeding, tooth-colored composite crowns are then no longer a viable long-term option. In these cases, we may recommend a full-coverage crown that has a white facing. These types of restorations are long lasting, protect the tooth from further bacterial harm, and looks great.
The best-looking option to restoring damaged anterior teeth is the composite crown. These veneer-like restorations are done on mildly to moderately decayed anterior teeth. The pre-veneered zirconia crown may be recommended over the composite crown in severely decayed teeth and children whose upper and lower incisors touch when they bite.
In the unfortunate event, your child needs to have some front teeth removed, Monarch Dental Care does provide the option for tooth replacement using a pedo-partial denture. The teeth look very natural and are cemented onto your child’s back molar teeth.
Guided Growth & Esthetics
As your child’s permanent teeth begin to come in (around 6-7 years), our experts will discuss strategies for tooth alignment, symmetry, and bite correction. Often times, the cost of orthodontics can be avoided entirely by simple procedures that guide the permanent teeth in straight line, maintain symmetry, and utilize natural spacing in your child’s dental arches.
ADVANCED SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY
Interceptive Growth Strategies
Our experts are extensively trained in the growth and development of your child’s face, teeth, and developing bite. Many children have common orthodontic problems that can cause facial asymmetry, excessive wear and/or crowding of the permanent teeth, trouble chewing foods, esthetic concerns, and TMJ problems. Often times, these orthodontic problems are due to common habits such as thumb-sucking and pacifier-use; but sometimes, they arise from an inadequacy in your child’s growth.
Our goal at Monarch Dental Care is to treat the cause of the orthodontic problem. Many bite irregularities and orthodontic problems are a result of irregularities in the size of one or both jaws. As your child’s body gets bigger, the growth centers in his/her palate can be encouraged to grow with the use of some incredible appliances. Appliance therapy usually takes about 6-8 months, and often, braces can be avoided entirely. We use interceptive orthodontic appliances in concert with future comprehensive orthodontic treatment to ensure the most esthetic facial proportions, lip size, smile width, and bite stability.
Thumb habits are common in infants and toddlers, but habit cessation is recommended by the age of three years. If a thumb habit lasts past the age of 5 and begins to affect the shape of your child’s palate and angulation of his/her permanent teeth, appliance therapy can be utilized for habit correction.
Special Needs Dentistry
At Monarch Dental Care, we understand that special kids require special treatment. We take pride in helping the special needs children with their oral care. We personalize each visit and schedule each special needs patient their own individual time with us in the clinic. The personalized attention often leads to less stressful environment for the patient and parent. Parental/family consultation is paramount for balancing the desire for optimal oral care with the psyche and comfort of the patient. Included in our treatment strategies for special needs children is the optional use of passive restraint during dental cleanings/treatment and occasional deep cleaning of the teeth under general anesthesia,if required.
Our experts are extensively trained in the growth and development of your child’s face, teeth, and developing bite. Many children have common orthodontic problems that can cause facial asymmetry, excessive wear and/or crowding of the permanent teeth, trouble chewing foods, esthetic concerns, and TMJ problems. Most often, these orthodontic problems are due to common habits such as thumb-sucking and pacifier-use and also from an inadequacy in your child’s growth. Our goal at Monarch Dental Care is to treat the cause of the orthodontic problem. Many bite irregularities and orthodontic problems are a result of irregularities in the size of one or both jaws. As your child’s body gets bigger, the growth centers in his/her palate can be encouraged to grow with the use of some incredible appliances. Appliance therapy usually takes about 6-8 months, and often, braces can be avoided entirely. By correcting the abnormality in your child’s dental arch size early, we are harmonizing the face and essentially freeing the upper and lower jaws to grow the way they were intended.
The ability to ensure your child has the most positive dental experience possible means having a variety of ways to help your child feel comfortable during dental treatment.Our experts are specially trained in the administration of oral sedatives to assist fearful/nervous, young patients with the comfortable completion of their in-office dental treatment. The goal of our sedation strategy is mild sedation, where the patient is awake but comfortable and care-free. Our goal is never for your child to fall asleep for dental treatment, as this could be dangerous.
At Monarch Dental Care, we use a digital x-ray system that is custom-fit for children. Our staff is always comforting while highly successful at obtaining dental radiographs on young children and those with a gag reflex.X-rays are necessary to look for cavities in between the teeth, recommended after trauma to a tooth, and allow us to check for underlying problems like a dental abscess. They will only be taken when appropriate for the health and development of your child. Soft Tissue Laser Surgery
Unique situations in the growth of a child sometimes necessitate more advanced procedures that can require the removal of soft tissue that may be infected or abnormally influencing the development of your child. Our soft tissue laser easily removes undesired tissue with minimal pain and bleeding. Soft Tissue Procedures Like Frenectomies And Tooth Exposure to aid in Tooth Eruption are all done using these soft tissue lasers.