A Primary Molar with a Large Cavity Might Need to Be Treated with a Dental Crown

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Your child’s primary teeth play a very important role in helping them chew and process food for safe swallowing. If your son or daughter is inconsistent with brushing their teeth twice each day, a cavity could start to develop.

Primary teeth are often smaller than permanent adult teeth. If an area of tooth decay compromises one of their molars, there might not be sufficient tooth enamel remaining to repair the tooth with a dental filling.

In a case like this one of our dentists, Dr. Edmon R. Hutchison, Dr. Eric J. Gabrielsen, or Dr. Lena R. Craig might recommend installing a cap or dental crown over the compromised primary tooth.

The treatment process involves removing the tooth enamel layer. This leaves behind a healthy dentin abutment capable of anchoring the dental crown in your child’s mouth. Our dentist will then make an impression of the abutment and the surrounding teeth. This is sent to a professional dental lab to guide the technicians that will create their dental crown.

You will need to return for a short follow up appointment when your child’s dental crown is ready. Our dentist will then cement it in place with a strong dental grade adhesive. This should restore the tooth’s basic function in their mouth until the tooth is naturally lost and replaced with its permanent counterpart.

If you live in Royse City, Texas, and your child has a tooth suffering from a large cavity, please call 972-636-2417 to schedule an appointment at Royse City Dental Care.