Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include composite resins at our office Fairfield Pediatric Dentistry. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials continue to make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, such as in the back of the mouth.
Depending on the depth of your child's decay, our dentists at Fairfield Pediatric Dentistry may suggest stainless steel crowns to fix your child's decay. These are crowns that encompass the entire baby tooth, keep it protected, and then fall out with the baby tooth.
If your child's decay has reached the point where the nerve of the tooth is affected, the dentists may suggest a medicament be placed prior to final restoration (either composite resin or stainless steel crown) to help the tooth properly heal following treatment.
Our office also has the ability to offer minimally invasive techniques on special case selections. This can include a cavity stopping medicament such as silver diamine fluoride (SDF) or a no anesthetic crown technique known as Hall Crowns.
What’s right for your child?
Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity, and expense of dental restorations including:
- The components used in the filling material
- The amount of tooth structure remaining
- Where and how the filling is placed
- The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
- The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth
Before your child’s treatment begins, your doctor will discuss all options and help you choose the best filling for your child’s particular case.