What Are Dental Crowns?

Your child’s teeth are susceptible to a variety of concerns, just like adult teeth. While you are probably not too happy about tooth decay and other factors that can potentially damage your little one’s smile, you will be happy to learn more about dental crowns. These prosthetics often allow us to protect and save your child’s tooth, while preventing the need for a tooth extraction. Keep in mind that your child’s immediate and long-term comfort are among our top priorities. Before you make any snap judgments about crowns, we invite you to learn more about them and how they can benefit your child with the following information:

What’s A Crown?

A dental crown is simply a hollow artificial tooth. For children, we offer stainless steel crowns, which we will customize to fit your child’s back teeth. This will restore the structure of damaged back teeth that are necessary for many functions, such as comfortable and effective eating. You may know crowns by the name “caps” because they fit over an entire tooth, offering comprehensive coverage.

Why Does My Child Need One?

Your child needs a crown because his or her tooth has suffered significant damage. There is not one specific cause that leads to the need for a crown. For instance, your child may have accidentally broken a tooth as the result of a strong impact, which can often occur during athletic activities. Or, your child may have suffered a cavity that became too large or severe for a dental filling. Another reason we place a crown is to protect a tooth after root canal treatment.


At Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda, Dr. Marr provides gentle, compassionate children’s dentistry, including a comprehensive selection of treatments. In combined efforts with her considerate, experienced team, Dr. Marr promotes both comfort and education to safeguard your child’s oral health for many years to come. To learn more or to schedule a visit, contact our office at 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and surrounding communities.

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