An indirect pulp cap procedure is used when bacterial decay has reached near to the pulpal chamber, causing inflammation and threatening the survival of the tooth. Since maintaining pulpal health is paramount when saving a tooth, we may use a pulp cap to kill bacteria in the area, and stimulate the tooth to lay down more dentin just above the pulpal chamber.
There are two types of pulpal caps available.
The enamel and dentin on the outer layers of the teeth are tough and lifeless, the pulp inside is soft, living and very sensitive. When the outer layers of the tooth are damaged, it is possible for the pulp inside to become infected. Pulpectomy is a procedure where infected or diseased pulp from the tooth is removed. The goal of the treatment is to save the tooth so that it doesn’t have to be pulled. A pulpectomy is similar to a root canal and is actually typically a part of the root canal process. After we remove the damaged pulp from the tooth, the area inside the tooth is disinfected and then filled with an inert material.
A crown is a tooth-shaped covering which is cemented to the tooth service & its main function is to protect the tooth structure & retain the function.
Stainless Steel Crown – They are easy to customize. They have shallow occlusal anatomy which means less tooth reduction. It has a thick occlusal surface to prevent bite-through. Its parallel walls allow for operator fit control.
Strip Crown – In the case of heavy caries or tooth trauma the Strip Crowns can help to restore the upper anterior in a highly aesthetic way.
Polycarbonate Crown – Polycarbonate material contours and crimps similar to metal crowns to yield easy adaptation to margins, made from polycarbonate resin with micro glass fibers for strength and durability. Ideal for short- or longer-term use, providing the option of offering an aesthetic, longer-term temporary for patients with economic considerations.
Nu Crown – The Nu Crown method allows dental professions to produce highly functional, natural-looking temporary crowns efficiently. This method offers incredible flexibility during treatment. The hourglass-shaped windows at the top of each Nu Crown product allow not only for excellent occlusal stops after the excess resin has been removed but also for a greater variety of sizes that can be used for each tooth.
Sealants are a safe and painless way of protecting your teeth from decay. A sealant is a protective plastic coating, which is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant forms a hard shield that keeps food and bacteria from getting into the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.
Sealants are only applied to the back teeth – the molars and premolars. These are the teeth that have ‘pits’ (small hollows) and ‘fissures’ (grooves) on their biting surfaces.