How can these teeth be treated?
Treating hypomineralised teeth can be tricky as the protective sealant or filling material used does not bond as well to this type of enamel and as a result, it is common for the sealants or the fillings to dislodge.
Stainless steel crowns are a commonly used treatment for molar hypomineralisation to ensure the tooth is completely covered. This means there is more tooth to work with in the future and if the tooth is kept, it can be replaced by a white crown when the patient is in adulthood. White crowns are not often used in childhood as this requires cutting away too much tooth structure.
In some severe cases, extraction of the tooth may be the only option. This is completed with collaboration from an orthodontist who will work with you to close the space at the appropriate time.
Your dentist will assess the extent of molar hypomineralisation and will discuss the most appropriate plan for your child. This plan will consider short term and long term management of the teeth as well as an appropriate treatment delivery method.
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