Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
Composite (White) Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are the most lifelike material used to fill cavities. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with this composite material that hardens immediately after placement.
Resin Infiltration of White-Spot Lesions
Resin infiltration is a minimally invasive restorative treatment for post-orthodontic white spot lesions or other non-carious tooth discolorations. Procedure can be completed in one visit without anesthesia or tooth preparation.
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) is an antimicrobial colorless liquid made up of fluoride and silver ions that stops cavities from growing. The doctors may recommend SDF instead of traditional tooth preparation and restoration for patients with anxiety, young age or other special circumstances.
Cosmetic bonding is the process of filling or restoring teeth with a tooth-colored material in order to maintain a natural appearance.
Pulp Treatment (Pulpotomy/Pulpectomy/Baby Root Canal)
Pulp therapy refers to treatment of the areas inside the pulp (nerve) chamber of the tooth in order to preserve the tooth. If the pulp of a tooth is traumatized or affected by decay it will gradually worsen without treatment. In the case of a primary (baby) tooth, the goal is to preserve it until it naturally exfoliates (falls out). For permanent teeth, pulp therapy can often prevent the need for more extensive treatment including root canal therapy.
Zirconium crowns can sometimes be used as an alternative to stainless steel crowns. These esthetic restorations are composed entirely of one solid tooth-colored material.
A dental extraction is the removal of severely decayed or broken tooth. Additionally, extractions may be recommended by the patient’s orthodontist. To perform an extraction, the area is anesthetized to minimize discomfort and the tooth is then gently removed from its socket.
Whitening or “bleaching” of the teeth has become very popular over the last several years. Should your child desire or have a need for whitening, please feel free to discuss this with us.
If your child has lost teeth due to an accident or decay, a pedi-partial appliance can provide prosthetic teeth to restore your child’s smile. Your child’s pedi-partial appliance will be secured to the existing teeth.