A Brighter Smile,
Makes A Brighter Day
One of the most common diseases known to man, tooth decay is second only to the common cold. Cavities are still plaguing the nation -- and once it starts, the only way to stop a cavity from destroying your tooth is with a tooth filling. There are now several types of dental fillings available, from tried and true amalgam fillings to a variety of natural-looking tooth-colored dental fillings. Keep cavities from ruining your dental health with dental fillings!
Baby root canals
A baby root canal is necessary when the cavity has reached the center part of the tooth. The cavity which is made of bacteria and other particles of matter cause an infection in the center of the tooth. This infection could be compared to a cut on the skin that then gets infected and swelling results. The best way to treat the infection is to remove as much of the bacteria as possible and the food that bacteria "eat". The food that the bacteria feed on is the blood and nerve supply in the center of the tooth officially known as the tooth pulp.
Stainless and tooth colored crowns
Stainless steel crowns are silver caps that cover the whole tooth. Porcelain crowns are tooth colored. Crowns are completed in one visit. Our philosophy is to place stainless steel or porcelain "tooth colored" crowns on first baby molars that have decay in between the teeth. Stainless steel or porcelain crowns are very sound restorations. They will last until the tooth falls out around the age of 12. Often times if a 2-surface filling is used to restore a first baby molar, it may decay again or the filling may break due to the shape of the tooth. If that occurs, the tooth may need a stainless steel crown or be extracted with space maintenance if the tooth abscesses. That would mean the child would have to go through an extra procedure and the parent would pay for treatment of the same tooth twice! Our goal is to restore the health of the tooth for longevity