Advantages of Treating Tooth Decay with Hall Crowns
Unlike more invasive ways to address cavities in the primary molars of children, hall crowns offer a simpler and equally effective alternative—with no local anesthesia or sedation required. The process involves utilizing a stainless steel crown to cover the area of tooth decay (rather than having it removed).
Because the hall technique allows multiple crowns to be placed simultaneously, the procedure saves time and is perfectly suited for children who may experience dental anxiety.
Multiple evidenced-based studies have revealed that additional benefits of hall crowns include:
- Minimal to no pain occurs during the hall-crown procedure
- Lasting results (comparable to other methods of treating caries lesions)
- Optimal procedure for small children and those with dental anxiety
- Quicker option for busy schedules and smaller children who may have trouble sitting for long periods of time
How the Hall Technique Works
To help prepare your child for hall crowns, the following steps offer insight into what to expect:
Your child’s dentist cleans the tooth or teeth to ensure no food or debris is remaining around the prep area.
The stainless steel crown is sized and placed on the tooth.
The dentist uses a glass ionomer cement to secure the crown to the tooth.
Your child may be asked to “bite down” to help apply pressure and further solidify the crown to the tooth.
It’s as easy as one-two-three-four! After these steps have been completed, your child’s hall crowns are good to go and should last for years to come. Generally, there are no side effects and your child can eat and drink normally following the procedure. The crowns may “feel funny” for a day or two as your child adjusts.
More Reasons to Connect with Newtown!
At Newtown Dentistry, we are a family-friendly dental practice dedicated to helping accommodate busy schedules in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. Kids love our indoor, climbable treehouse and playful dental park—parents appreciate our kind and skilled dentists and dental practice team members. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself.
Schedule an appointment now. Or, call us any time to learn more about hall crowns at (215) 504-5437.