Amalgam (Silver) Fillings
Created from an alloy of metals, amalgam fillings are strong, durable, and the amalgam material that hardens immediately after placement. Amalgam fillings are often placed in back teeth or in baby teeth once the decay is removed from the tooth.
Composite (White) Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings are the most lifelike material used to fill cavities. Composite fillings can be done in one visit. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with this composite material that is hardened immediately.
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)
If the inner chamber of the tooth, known as the dental pulp, is invaded by the cavity, it will gradually deteriorate and become infected. The root canal process involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning out the chamber and roots (if needed), and filling the chamber and/or canals with a material that will help restore the tooth until it is time for in to normally exfoliate ( fall out on its own naturally).
Crowns are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth in children. Made of stainless steel, crowns completely cover the remaining tooth structure after it has been treated.
A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Before removing the tooth, the area will be numbed with local anesthesia. The tooth is then loosened using a special dental instrument known as an elevator. After the tooth is loosened from the socket, it is removed.