Composite (White) Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are the most lifelike material used to fill cavities. Composite fillings can be done in one visit. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with this composite material that hardens immediately after placement.
Cosmetic bonding can be used to fill or restore teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to maintain a natural appearance. During cosmetic bonding procedures, tooth-colored material is added to the tooth to build up the tooth surface and restore its shape.
Pulp Treatment (Pulpotomy/Pulpectomy/Baby Root Canal)
If the inner chamber of the tooth, known as the dental pulp, is invaded by the cavity, it will gradually deteriorate and become infected. The root canal process involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning out the chamber and roots (if needed), and filling the chamber and/or canals with a material that will help restore the tooth until it is time for in to normally exfoliate ( fall out on its own naturally).
Crowns are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth in children. Crowns completely cover the remaining tooth structure after it has been treated. They can be made of many different materials, including stainless steel, composite materials, polycarbonate, resin, porcelain, and zirconia. We offer several different options, allowing us to choose what is best for each child and each tooth.
If a tooth can not be saved using restorative materials such as fillings or crowns, it may need to be removed to prevent infection and maintain your child's oral health. Sometimes extractions of otherwise healthy teeth are necessary before orthodontic treatment can be started to help create space for the orthodontist to straighten the teeth.