If you discover that your little one has a cavity, you might assume that your only option is to drill out the cavity and fill it. Because we strive to deliver all our patients the highest quality treatments, we also have some restorative methods on our list of procedures. One of these tools is the Hall crown procedure.
We offer the Hall technique to first teeth that have mild-to-moderate tooth decay. When using the Hall technique, we don't drill or inject. Consequently, the process is non-invasive.
Drilling out the cavity is the standard procedure. But instead, we encase the lesion with a pre-formed crown. Since the cause of the decay can no longer reach the cavity and cause further decay (the mouth bacteria that create acids that attack and decay the teeth), the cavity will not worsen.
While the Hall technique isn't ideal for all molar cavities, it is suitable for some situations. It is best if we have a conversation about your child's treatment options. In the case of large cavities, there might not be sufficient healthy tooth surface to support a Hall crown. Furthermore, cavities that have penetrated as far as the tooth's pulp are not good candidates for a Hall crown and would be better candidates for a conventional crown procedure.