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 a composite material that hardens immediately after placement. Our Solea laser can treat cavities without numbness.
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 it 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 and NuSmile zirconia crowns, which may be an esthetic alternative to stainless steel. We offer several different options, allowing us to choose what is best for each child and each tooth.
A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Before removing the tooth, the area will be numbed with local anesthesia. The tooth is then loosened using a special dental instrument known as an elevator. After the tooth is loosened from the socket, it is removed. Sometimes a spacer is placed to hold the spot for the new permanent tooth to erupt.