It is not simply because metal-free fillings are more attractive, but these types of fillings also prevent the often experienced side effects of metal fillings like toothaches (heat and cold sensitivity) and tooth fracture. This makes it possible to preserve the remaining healthy tooth structure.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a damaged tooth to provide it protection. A tooth cap fully encases the visible portion of the tooth that is exposed above the gum line. Dental crown may be needed when a large cavity is threatening the health of a tooth. These caps are specifically designed to protect and restore damaged or decayed teeth. Crowns may be used on a tooth that cannot be adequately restored by a filling, such as when decay is found between teeth or larger decay on a tooth.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in situations when the tooth is beyond repair. We’ll never put your child through this procedure unless absolutely necessary. We will inform you if we think that there is no other treatment that can save the tooth. No matter your age, a tooth extraction can make you a little worried. This is especially true for little ones. But don’t worry! At Clayton Kids Dentistry, our team works hard to ensure that everyone is at ease during your child’s extractions.
Pulpotomies (Root canals)
The need for root canal therapy is often indicated if a tooth is giving your child pain, is sensitive to different temperatures, or if it is chipped or cracked with the pulp already exposed. When this happens, the pulp becomes damaged beyond simple medication or surface repair. As a result, the infected pulp is removed through root canal therapy and a crown is placed on the tooth, allowing it to be strong enough so the tooth can remain in the child’s mouth until the permanent tooth erupts.
Other restorative procedures
With the advances in dentistry and the technology surrounding these advances we have many options available to support oral health. If you have questions about a procedure or simply want more information we are here to help.