BEVERLY WILSHIRE DENTAL
A filling is used to patch or fill in a hole left in a tooth after decay is removed. Our dentist removes the decay and fills the hole with a tooth-colored composite resin, then smooths and polishes the tooth.
Dental sealants are recognized as an effective approach to preventing pit and fissure caries in children and teens. Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from tooth decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth.
Fluoride treatment can help protect your teeth and may be recommended for both children and adults. Fluoride works by restoring minerals to tooth surfaces where bacteria may have eroded the enamel. It can also inhibit the growth of harmful oral bacteria and further prevent cavities.
Root canal treatment on baby teeth.
Baby teeth do not always fall out when they should. A primary tooth might need to be removed if it is preventing the permanent tooth from coming into the space where it belongs. An orthodontist might want to extract a baby tooth to begin orthodontic treatment.
Usually made of metal or acrylic, a space maintainer is a dental appliance that is used to maintain the space where a tooth has been lost and the permanent tooth has yet to come in.