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Children’s Tooth Decay & Repair

For small cavities in primary molars, simple fillings may be all that is necessary. However, in the case of large cavities, enough of the tooth may have been lost that a filling may not be enough. In cases like this, a pediatric stainless steel crown is placed to maintain the tooth & its space-maintaining function until the tooth would normally be lost. Primary front teeth may be restored with tooth-colored filling material or a stainless steel crown with tooth-colored material as a facing to improve the appearance. The severity of the tooth decay will help us determine which treatment is best.