Restorative Care

Restorative Care

Composite Fillings (Tooth-Colored Fillings)

Composite fillings-also known as tooth colored fillings are dental restorations that are natural in appearance.  Composite fillings are made of ceramic and resin compounds that chemically bond to the teeth so that more of the natural tooth is preserved. They can be used to fill in decayed areas of the teeth as well as repair chipped and broken teeth.

Baby Teeth Crowns

When a tooth is severely decayed or broken due to trauma. A crown may be recommended in order to restore function and esthetics and overall protection of the tooth.  The molar baby teeth may be covered with stainless steel crowns while the front teeth are covered with either a composite crown or stainless steel with ceramic facing.  Full ceramic crowns are also available however more tooth structure removal is required in order to place these restorations.

Root canal treatments for baby teeth

Root canal treatment for baby teeth is used to remove infected pulp from the inside of a tooth.  By removing infected pulp tissues, we can preserve the child’s tooth instead of having to extract it.  There are two types of pulp therapy: pulpotomy and pulpectomy.  A pulpotomy is performed when only a portion of the pulp needs to be removed; whereas pulpectomies are used to remove all of the pulp tissue.  Following a pulp therapy treatment the tooth is often replaced with a crown until the permanent adult tooth replaces it.