Routine Care

Extractions

Extractions are considered when composite fillings, pulpotomies, or crown placements are not a viable option for saving a tooth with extensive decay.

Strip Crowns

Strip crowns are tooth-colored caps that are placed on front teeth that develop cavities. These cover the entire tooth and are made of the same material as composite fillings.

Pulpotomy

A tooth consists of several layers of structure. From outside in these include enamel, dentin and the pulp. The pulp is the deepest portion of a tooth. It is filled with nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. When a cavity reaches the pulp of a tooth, the infected portion needs to be removed. This process is called a pulpotomy.

Fillings

Composite fillings are a tooth-colored restorative material that is used to restore decay in front or back teeth or where cosmetic appearance is important. The shade of the composite material is matched to the natural color of the tooth.