Pit and Fissure Sealants
Sealants play a significant role in the prevention and control of caries in pits and fissures of primary and permanent teeth. To help protect caries-susceptible tooth surfaces, sealants should be placed as soon as possible after the tooth erupts. They are indicated for non-carious primary and permanent molars.
Composite Resin Restorations
Composite restorations (white fillings) are used for primary and permanent teeth after the removal of tooth decay.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated crown forms that are adapted to individual teeth.
They are indicated when gross decay, decalcification or developmental defects are present, following pulpotomies or pulpectomies that weaken the teeth and make them prone to fracture. The crown will last the life of the primary tooth, and the patient will not have to undergo repeated restorations on the same tooth.
Pulpotomy (Baby Root Canal)
The pulpotomy is a procedure that requires the removal of part of the nerve tissue that has been infected. The remaining vital tissue is then treated to preserve the function of the tooth.
The best space maintenance therapy is the preservation of the primary molars until they are lost naturally. Sometimes, when the teeth are unrestorable, the need for extraction is unavoidable. The purpose of the space maintainers or “spacers” is to preserve the space for the developing permanent tooth.