Portfolio: Restorative

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Dental sealants help prevent tooth decay by creating a barrier between tooth enamel and the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. The chewing surface of molar teeth are especially prone to tooth decay. Even with regular brushing and flossing, it’s impossible for toothbrush bristles to reach to the bottom of the grooves of your back teeth. A dental sealant is a resin material that is applied to the chewing surface grooves, protecting the tooth by “sealing out” plaque bacteria and food.

Find Out If Dental Sealants Are For You

Ask us whether sealants can put extra power behind your prevention program during your next dental visit. Get further details on dental sealants from the National Institutes of Health and from the American Dental Association Mouth Healthy site.

Fillings

Why You Need Fillings

When bacteria causes tooth decay tooth decay, the best remedy is to get the tooth filled with a durable material to prevent further decay and tooth pain. The material that is used most often is resin composite, a tooth colored material.

Resources

Get more information on amalgam fillings from the FDA, and more information about composite fillings from the American Dental Association Mouth Healthy site.

Root Canals

Stop the Pain and Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal

Root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth and repair damage caused by infection or damage to the tooth’s pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels. A root canal enables you to keep your tooth, even if it is no longer alive.

More Information on Root Canals

Learn more about why and when to have a root canal at the American Dental Association Mouth Healthy site.