Made of tooth-colored material, composite fillings restore the teeth’s natural beauty. Composite fillings can be matched very closely to your child’s natural tooth color and are virtually indistinguishable from non-restored teeth. Composite fillings are excellent options for front teeth but may be suggested for selected sites on molars as well. The composites we use have proven to be extremely durable and stain resistant.
A crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well to restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown may be placed to support a large filling when there is little remaining tooth structure. A tooth that has been treated with pulp therapy will require a crown to provide strength and support to the tooth. Stainless steel crowns are typically used on primary teeth. Recommendations will be discussed in detail during the examination/consultation appointment.
Pulpotomy & Pulpectomy
When the nerve or pulp tissue of a primary or permanent tooth is affected by a large cavity, it needs to be treated to prevent a dental abscess or loss of the tooth. The two methods of treating affected dental nerve tissue are the pulpotomy and pulpectomy. The ultimate objective of these procedures is to save the tooth so that it will maintain the integrity and function of the dental arch.