There are a variety of dental treatments we provide to prevent tooth decay and restore teeth when necessary. They include:
Topical Fluoride — Fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel, making enamel "more resistant" to decay. We can apply a fluoride treatment onto your child's teeth for increased enamel strength.
Dental Sealants — Crevices on the chewing surfaces of your child's permanent molars, known as pits and fissures, are a perfect environment to harbor bacteria. We can apply a coating to the pits and fissures of these teeth to make them more resistant to decay. Dental sealants are easy to apply and can provide years of protection.
Pulpotomy Treatment — Some people compare this treatment to a root canal treatment. Though there are some similarities, there are also a lot of differences which we can explain in the office. One important thing to understand is that a pulpotomy treatment is much easier than a root canal treatment. To save an injured or severely decayed primary tooth, we sometimes perform a pulpotomy treatment to clean and maintain the primary tooth in the mouth as long as possible. It is important not to lose the primary tooth too early because the space is needed for the permanent tooth that is still forming beneath the gum.
Bonding — Chips and minor fractures to front teeth, common childhood occurrences, can be repaired with tooth-colored bonding materials. These lifelike resins can be used on primary teeth as well as permanent teeth.
Dental Fillings – We place two types of dental restorations: silver fillings (or dental amalgam) and white fillings (or composite resin restoration). We will work with you to decide which is best for your child.
Crowns – Like dental fillings, deciding which type of crown to use is best made by the parent and dentist. Common factors to consider include age, size and location of the cavity, patient history, cosmetic concerns, and cost.