Amalgam (Silver Fillings)

Amalgam fillings have been in use for many years. it has been shown to be an effective restoration but has a silver color which may be considered unesthetic.

Composite (White fillings)

Composite fillings are a filled resin material and comes in many shades that can closely match a patient's natural tooth color.

Stainless steel crowns

Stainless steel crowns cover the entire visible tooth. When a tooth becomes decayed beyond the treatment of a filling, a crown can help protect the tooth from further breakdown. A crown is durable and allows for normal chewing. However it has a metallic color that may be visible.

Resin crowns (White crowns)

Resin crowns can be used to restore decayed front teeth. The color can be matched to the natural tooth color and are very esthetic. However they are not as durable as stainless steel crowns and can chip or become discolored. A resin crown may need replacement.

Pulpotomy/ pulpectomy (Nerve treatment)

Each baby tooth and permanent tooth has a pulp that contains the nerve and vessels of the tooth. The pulp can become damaged by tooth decay or trauma. When this occurs nerve treatment must be performed. If untreated, the tooth can become painful and form an abscess.


Extraction may be the treatment of choice when a tooth is too damaged to be saved. It may also be done when a baby tooth doesn't fall out at the appropriate time.  Most extractions can be done under local anesthesia however a certain amount of pressure can be expected.