“Hall Crowns” can be a great treatment option for a young, uncooperative child with tooth decay. This is a case where two stainless steel crowns (“Hall Crowns”) were used to treat severely decayed (but not infected!) baby molars. No general anesthesia. No sedation. No drilling involved. This patient came in initially for a second opinion after a dental surgery under general anesthesia had been recommended.
Prior to the placement of the crowns, SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride) treatment was completed to both the molars and the upper front teeth to stop the decay from progressing. The xray is from the initial consultation day. The mouth picture is from the follow up visit, three months after the placement of the hall crowns.
If parents choose to cover the black SDF stains on the front teeth, SMART strip crowns can be used where the front teeth would be covered with glass ionomer (GI) tooth colored crowns.
Call us at (201) 763-6030 if you would like to learn more about minimally invasive dental procedures for your children.