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What are Stainless Steel Crowns?
Small cavities in primary (baby teeth) can be repaired with fillings, because after the decay has been removed there is still plenty of tooth structure remaining to hold the filling. However, when a primary (baby) tooth has a large cavity, there may not be enough tooth structure remaining to place a filling. In this case, a stainless steel crown would be used to cover the damaged tooth after the decay has been removed. this strengthens and protects the tooth until it falls out and is replaced by the permanent tooth.

Pedodontics - Dr.Marai Vales

Assurant Employee Benefits                   
Aetna PPO
Argus Dental
Assurant DHA
Cigna Dental PPO
CMS (Title XXI only)
Delta Dental Plan
Guardian Dental PPO

Humana CompBenefits DHMO
Humana CompBenefits PPO
Principal PPO
Safeguard DHMO
United Concordia PPO
United Healthcare  PPO

  • Dental Specialty Group of Pinellas will honor a 25% discount for any discount dental plan for which our office is not a provider.

  • We provide financing for dental procedures through Care Credit Financing. Please apply online at

  • We will also accept traditional Insurance Plans.

  • We DO NOT accept Blue Cross & Blue Shield (except BCBS FEP),  United Concordia, DenteMax, or GEHA  plans on assignment, however we will provide you with a "SuperBill" upon request so you may submit this to your Insurance carrier for reimbursement.

  • Payment is required when services are rendered. 

  • We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover & CareCredit Card for your convenience. 

  • Your Insurance Plan is a contract between you and your Insurance Carrier.

  • We will gladly file all claims for you, but you remain responsible for payment for any services not covered by your Insurance.