When a tooth has a significant decay, we need to fill the cavity to prevent further damage. Silver Diamine Fluoride is one option to delay the need for some fillings, however depending on the size and location, some do need to be filled right away. Cavities can occur on top of, in between, or inside teeth. A digital x-ray will help us to determine the best treatment option. Very large cavities may need dental crowns to stabilize the tooth.
We offer white, tooth colored fillings to restore your child’s smile. These composite fillings contain no metal and will last for several years.
In the case of extensive decay that threatens the health of the tooth, a stainless steel crown can be applied over the cap of the tooth. Crowns are an excellent option because they offer full coverage protection that’s durable. After removing tooth decay, the dentist will fit and cement a prefabricated crown over the tooth.