Restorative Dentistry

Despite our best efforts in prevention, cavities do occur.
Restorative dentistry is any dental procedure that fixes problems
caused by decay and dental disease, such as routine fillings, crowns,
and cosmetic bonding to repair broken teeth.

Composite Fillings

Composite is a white filling material that provides an esthetic dental restoration. It can be used for small to average-sized cavities. Placement of white fillings is very technique sensitive and requires a high level of child cooperation. Advances in dental science have allowed composite fillings to approach the strength and durability of conventional silver fillings.

Crowns

  • Stainless Steel Crown

    The stainless steel crown (SSC) is the most durable, long-lasting dental restoration for primary teeth.It covers and protects the tooth until it is naturally lost. The SSC is indicated when:

    • The cavity is large and covers multiple surfaces of the tooth
    • The child is at a high risk for future cavities
    • A tooth has received a nerve treatment.

    The SSC is an economical, time-efficient, mercury-free dental restoration that has a 60-year track record for durability and safety!

  • Resin Crown

    If a child has anterior (front) tooth decay, a resin crown may be the treatment of choice. The resin crown is an all white crown that can be the most esthetic type of restoration for primary teeth and is used when decay is not extensive and the gums are healthy.

  • Veneered Crown

    A child with severe decay on his or her front teeth may require this type of esthetic crown. A stainless steel crown is coated with an attractive resin material and the crown is placed over the tooth after the decay is removed. This is a great restorative option to maintain teeth that may otherwise require extraction.

Pulpotomy/Pulpectomy
(i.e., "Nerve Treatment" or "Baby Root Canal")

Pulpotomies and pulpectomies may be used to save severely decayed or broken teeth from extraction. Primary (i.e., baby) teeth can be preserved to help guide the permanentteeth into proper placement as well as provide your child with increased dental function and esthetics.



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