Restorative Dentistry

In all cases, our goal is to keep our patients comfortable. We will make sure your mouth is thoroughly numb using local anesthesia and topical anesthesia.

Depending on the size of the cavity, we will numb the area using local anesthesia and place a rubber dam to protect your child’s airway. We then remove the cavity, clean the tooth, and fill the tooth with a tooth-colored composite material.

Stainless Steel Crowns
Crowns are used in cases where a cavity has affected so much tooth structure that filling material cannot be used to repair the tooth. We offer several types of crowns depending on the location of the cavity. For the front teeth, we have white crowns and silver crowns with a white facing. We choose which crown based on the patient’s bite and the extent of the cavity. For the back teeth, we have stainless steel crowns.

Nerve Treatment
Very large cavities can result in toothaches and nerve irritation or infection. If a cavity has affected the nerve, we will clean out the infected part of the nerve, place an antibacterial medicine on the remaining nerve structure, and finally place a protective filling over the nerve. Once a tooth has had nerve treatment it is weakened and must have a crown placed over it to protect it.