As a parent, you do all you can to make sure your child grows up with the best oral health and the happiest possible smile. Even with good home hygiene, decay and traumatic injuries can happen and affect the integrity of a primary tooth. We try to keep your child’s primary teeth intact whenever possible until the permanent teeth erupt, which is when restoring your child’s tooth with a pediatric dental crowns become a good option.
Crowns are a restorative procedure used to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used if your child has a tooth that is broken, worn, or damaged by tooth decay, and too damaged to hold a filling. A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel dental crowns strengthen and save a baby tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its place. Keeping the baby tooth if at all possible is very important for adequate chewing, speech and to prevent crowding of permanent teeth. A primary tooth can be restored with a stainless steel crown during one appointment. We also have esthetic coated stainless steel crowns to mimic the original tooth color.