Paediatric dentists recommend dental fillings for baby teeth when there’s evidence of decay (cavities), damage, or trauma. Baby teeth, though temporary, are essential for chewing, speaking, and holding space for permanent teeth.
Indications for a filling include:
Prompt treatment with fillings prevents the spread of decay, which can lead to more severe problems like infections, abscesses, or the need for more invasive treatments such as stainless steel crowns, Zirconia Crowns or extractions. Maintaining the health of baby teeth is crucial for developing a healthy and functional adult dentition.