We, at Pediatrix Dental, work hard to prevent cavities but when restorative care is needed we specialize in making the process as easy and pain free as possible:
White Colored/Composite Fillings
White-colored fillings are a mixture of acrylic resin and finely ground glass-like particles that produce a tooth colored restoration. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small to mid-size restorations. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth and this may result in a smaller filling than an amalgam. The resin is bonded or “glued” into the preparation, which can help support the tooth overall. The major advantage of this material is the beautiful aesthetic; that is they cannot be seen. Composite fillings experience similar wears to silver fillings but can be subject to stain and discoloration over time. White fillings are hardened into place with a special curing light and require no additional time to harden.
The crown is a tooth shaped covering which protects the tooth. It is cemented into place and is meant to be there until the primary tooth comes out.
A pulpotomy/pulpectomy is the partial or complete removal of nerve tissue from inside the tooth that has been contaminated with bacteria from a deep cavity or as a complication from a traumatic injury. A soothing medication is placed inside the tooth before the final restoration is placed.