Repairing Primary Teeth

Why is it important to repair a primary tooth that has fractured or has a cavity?

Primary teeth typically start to fall starting at the age of 6, but certain teeth can stay in the mouth up until the ages of 12 and 13!

Primary teeth that have cavities, that have fractured/broken or that have an infection can have an effect on the overall health and wellbeing of your child not to mention they can have negative effects on their self-esteem.

A primary tooth that has a cavity or is fractured which is left untreated can lead to other problems such as pain, inflammation, infection or even an abscess. It is important to treat these teeth in order to keep them in the mouth until they are ready to fall because the primary teeth help to keep the space and guide the adult teeth into their spot.

When treating a cavity with a filling, here at the office we use a white filling material to replace the missing tooth structure. It is more aesthetic compared to silver fillings, which gives the repaired tooth a more realistic appearance