FAQs: Answers To Your Crown Questions

We know that if your child needs a dental crown and this is new to you, your list of questions might be a long one! Regardless of the length, you will most certainly be looking for some immediate answers. Of course, we will be pleased to provide you with thorough explanations when we see you. For now, we’d love to set your mind at ease with the help of an FAQs session that includes questions often mentioned by parents just like you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How should I help my child keep his dental crown clean? Is this going to require anything special? Or, do we keep brushing and flossing as always?

Answer: Everything will remain the same. Keep brushing and flossing as we usually suggest to maintain a healthy smile.

Question: Why can’t you just place a dental filling? What makes a crown essential instead?

Answer: When your child’s tooth is compromised in a way that is too severe for a filling, the dental crown becomes essential. Generally speaking, your child will have lost too much tooth tissue for the placement of a filling to offer sufficient structural stability. This is common just after root canal treatment or in the case of extensive decay.

Question: Is a crown going to get in the way, causing problems for my child?

Answer: No, to the contrary it is there to help both protect your child’s tooth as well as to promote a consistent, balanced bite. Without a crown, missing dental tissue may negatively impact speech patterns, chewing, and comfort throughout the day. The crown replaces lost tissue to re-establish your child’s bite.

Choose A Child’s Dental Crown For Smile Protection

We are always more than happy to answer your inquiries about your child’s required treatments! If your son or daughter needs a crown, please don’t hesitate to ask us about it. Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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