A composite filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.
A stainless steel crown, commonly called a "cap", are prefabricated crown forms that are adapted to individual teeth and cemented with biocompatible luting agent.
Developing malocclusion, or bad bites, can be recognized as early as 2-3 years of age. Often, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age.
Early childhood cavities, is caused by allowing infants to drink from a bottle of juice/milk for long periods of time. Tooth decay caused by baby bottles is preventable.
When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction - or having teeth "pulled" - is among patients' most dreaded prospects. It involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone.
"Wisdom teeth", a rather curious name for teeth if you think about it, is the folklore name for third molar teeth, which usually make their appearance later in life.