The Benefits of Dental Crowns

childpointingmouthYou know that a crown is a hollow, artificial structure shaped to cover your child’s damaged or weak back teeth. You may not know, however, why this restorative treatment is essential. The wonderful news is that dental crowns offer many benefits for your child’s smile. Unlike your own teeth, which are already completely developed, your child’s teeth are still growing. By protecting them along the way, we can ensure your son or daughter’s full smile is beautiful, healthy, and prepared to remain that way for years to come. Ready to learn more about the advantages of crowns, so you feel confident about protecting your child’s tooth? Read further:

Achieve Repair When A Filling Is Insufficient

Did we diagnose your child with a severe cavity? In some cases, your little one may no longer qualify for a dental filling because remaining tooth tissue is too thin or fragile to remain in place with a filling alone. In this case, we may save the tooth after removing the decay with the placement of a dental crown.

A Crown May Keep Bacteria Out

Did your child just receive root canal therapy? Perhaps he or she has a crack in the target tooth or another form of weakness that leaves it vulnerable to bacterial invasion and subsequent infection. A crown offers a tooth full coverage, providing a closed barrier to bacterial entrance.

A Crown May Provide A Pathway For A Permanent Tooth

A damaged baby tooth can form an unsteady pathway for a permanent tooth that is nearing eruption. Rather than neglecting a damaged tooth, we can place a dental crown to protect the permanent structure below.

A Crown Improves Chewing and Speech

A significantly damaged tooth can negatively affect your son or daughter’s ability to chew food effectively, which can result in a limited diet or discomfort. In addition, successful speech development is guided in part by healthy, full teeth. By covering a damaged tooth and restoring structure, you also restore your child’s ability to chew and speak.

ABOUT YOUR DALLAS, TX DENTIST:

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.