These are tooth-colored fillings made from durable composite resin material similar in color and texture to natural teeth. The fillings create a more attractive smile. Your child can smile, talk and eat with confidence.
Your teeth are composed of two main parts: the crown is the part visible above the gum and the root is the part below the gum that holds your tooth firmly in your jaw bone. If the crown of your tooth becomes weakened by decay or fractures, it can be restored and strengthened by an artificial crown. Artificial crowns can be silver or tooth colored to fit over the damaged tooth. They require the same care as your natural crowns.
The nerve of the tooth is called the pulp when decay goes into the nerve it becomes infected and requires a pulpotomy. The infected nerve tissue is removed and sealed with medication. A pulpotomy is used to save and restore the tooth. In most cases, this procedure goes in conjunction with a crown procedure.
An extraction is done when one of the following is diagnosed:1) deep decay 2) a fractured tooth that is not restorable 3) an infected or abscessed tooth 4) a primary (baby) tooth is not exfoliating (falling out) on its own and the adult tooth is already erupting in the mouth. An Extraction is the last possible treatment for severely decayed or damaged teeth.