Restorative Dentistry – Large Cavities in Back Teeth
We provide care for children who often have very large cavities in one or more of their primary molars . Treating these cavities with large plastic fillings, although cheaper initially, will ultimately lead to failure and a need to retreat. In the long run, this is more expensive for you. The alternative is to place stainless steel crowns on teeth which have cavities too large for fillings. Although they are not esthetic, as they are made with surgical grade stainless steel, they are very functional and durable, lasting until the primary molar is replaced by the permanent tooth. The photos show the same child before and after placement of a stainless steel crown and a resin tooth coloured filling.