Ideally, a restoration (fixing a tooth) for a child should leave the tooth strong and free of pain. Compromised, or less-than-ideal, treatments often result in failure of the restoration, leading to additional cost, time and inconvenience for a family.
Teeth with large cavities, often involving the nerve or very broken down, are best protected with a crown. Crowns are usually more cost-effective treatments because they cover the entire tooth, including areas prone to future cavities.
Stainless steel (also known as “silver” or “metal”) crowns are a very reliable and durable option. At Smiles on the Canal, we also offer zirconia (“white”) crowns for the molar teeth.