If your child has missing or damaged teeth, this not only affects their appearance, but it can also be harmful to their self-confidence and self-esteem. Missing teeth come with other drawbacks as well. If your child loses a tooth, other teeth can loosen and shift. A pediatric dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that protects a tooth. It’s cemented into place and is intended to stay there until the primary tooth comes out.
A broken tooth isn’t just unsightly. Teeth damaged to this extent are dangerous to the oral health of your child. Our application of kids’ dental crowns will preserve the health of the individual tooth while also improving your child’s appearance and smile.
On an initial visit, we take care of all of the necessary preparations to properly fit the crown. The typical examination involves taking X-rays of the tooth before reshaping it. Your child’s tooth and gums are numbed for comfort while the tooth is filed down and rebuilt with filler material. Once the filler is in place, the tooth is then topped with the restorative crown.
A pediatric dental crown restores both the beauty and strength of a tooth. If your child needs a large filling, there might not be enough of the original tooth to support it. A crown is capable of providing the needed stability to support the filling. Crowns are also an effective way to protect a weak tooth from further deterioration and restore one that is already broken. Crowns are just one of the many solutions we offer for problems that distract from the appearance of your child’s smile.
Crowns can be made of a variety of substances, including stainless steel, zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal. This versatility allows us to create crowns that reliably mimic the look of existing teeth for a more natural appearance. The crowns we offer are also long-lasting, with a lifetime of up to 15 years. How long they last depends, in part, on how well they are cared for. Avoiding excessive clenching or grinding of the teeth is the best way to extend the life of crowns.