Crowns are used to restore damaged or decayed teeth in children. Crowns completely cover the remaining tooth structure after it has been treated. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have large portions destroyed by tooth decay.
A tooth that can not be saved with restorative materials may need to be removed. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should; therefore, the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. Other reasons Dr. Buzz may recommend removal of teeth are infection, orthodontic correction or problems with wisdom teeth.
Composite (white) Fillings
When your children are in need of dental treatment, we use tooth-colored materials for natural-looking results. Once the decay is removed, the tooth is filled with this composite material that hardens immediately after placement.
Pulp Treatment (Pulpotomy/Baby Root Canal)
Root Canals involve treating teeth that are severely decayed that involve the nerve inside of the tooth. The pulpotomy involves removing the pulp, cleaning out the canals, and packing the canals with material that will help restore the tooth until it is time for it to exfoliate (or fall out naturally).