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Dental bonding for a 9-year old child?

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Posted by: cantrust  (8 years ago)
Hi there!

My son who is 9 years old has soft, nearly no enamel teeth. His permanent front teeth were yellowish-brown in color. I wanted to have my child’s teeth fixed and was wondering if dental bonding is an option for him. If it's not, does anyone know of any other efficient ways to fix his teeth? I want my son to be confident of his smile. Thank you in advance for any information you can give me.
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Posted by: ghnane  (8 years ago)
Dear Cantrust,
There are many options in dentistry when it comes to choosing what material will do the job best. It also depends on your finances.
First of all it is hard to imagine your son's condition it would be best to take him to a pediatric dentist and have them diagnose his problem. Is is amelogenesis imperfecta? Are all his teeth effected equally?
There a composite materials for restorations and also the option of veneers, however all these restoration won't be permanent and will have to be redone as years go by since they wear.
The pediatric dentist can take radiographs and make sure all of your son's teeth are erupting correctly and if any orthodontic treatment is needed prior to restorations. I hope this helps. Let us know the options you get offered by the dentist.
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Posted by: mdhola  (8 years ago)
Hi there!

My son who is 9 years old has soft, nearly no enamel teeth. His permanent front teeth were yellowish-brown in color. I wanted to have my child’s teeth fixed and was wondering if dental bonding is an option for him. If it's not, does anyone know of any other efficient ways to fix his teeth? I want my son to be confident of his smile. Thank you in advance for any information you can give me.


It is really crucial to know the reason behind the dark brown teeth. Does you dentist diagnose that your son has "nearly no enamel"? If so, then he might need some preventive therapy including use of high fluoridated tooth-paste in order to make his teeth more resistant to any future caries. or in worst case scenario, he might even needs crowns to protect teeth.

However, it can be because of less enamel (enamel hypoplasia) showing underlying dentin, high fluoride levels in drinking water causing staining etc. And treatment options really defers based on actual cause of staining.
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