When primary molar has a very large cavity or multiple areas of damage, success rates are higher using a crown. This is like a hat on the tooth supporting the damaged tooth all
over. The crown will stay on the tooth until it is naturally lost – no further treatment is usually required.
These are the most commonly used crowns for back primary teeth. They are very durable & have fantastic long term success rates.
These are newly developed crowns. They have aesthetic appeal as they are tooth coloured.
They are difficult restorations to place so can only be used on very complaint patients or under general anaesthetic. The long term success rates are not as favourable as with stainless steel crowns. They are not suitable for every tooth or patient but are a good option for some.