For most of your child’s dental health care, preventive measures like excellent hygiene, regular checkups and cleanings, and more can help prevent a lot of problems from occurring. However, it can’t prevent everything, and some issues can affect your child’s teeth despite your best efforts at helping them prevent problems. For certain types of concerns, a custom-designed dental crown can offer the optimal solution for saving your child’s tooth and oral health. With the right type of crown, we can help prevent a problem with your child’s tooth from becoming a much more severe threat to their immediate and long-term oral health.
Why every tooth should be preserved
When it comes to restoring adult teeth, patients don’t usually question the wisdom in placing a dental crown or other custom restoration as soon as possible. However, the fact that baby teeth are meant to fall out is common knowledge, and it can make some parents question whether restoring such a tooth is worth the cost or effort. The truth is that ignoring any issue with a primary, or baby, tooth can lead to much more significant concerns than you might realize, impacting your child’s permanent smile for years to come. Primary teeth prepare the way for permanent teeth to grow and develop properly, and in the meantime, they’re responsible for several important functions in your child’s oral health.
What a crown can do for your child’s smile
Whether it’s a primary or permanent tooth, every tooth in your child’s smile is important. Until they’re ready to fall out on their own, primary teeth must be preserved, and permanent teeth must be protected from the moment they begin to develop. When either kind of tooth is threated by structural damage, severe wear, congenital issues with its development, or other concerns, crowning the tooth can help restore your child’s smile in several ways, including:
- Restoring your child’s ability to bite and chew properly
- Helping your child’s proper speech development
- Preventing tooth damage from growing any worse
- Alleviating discomfort in and around the tooth
- Improving the function of the tooth and your child’s bite
- Improving the tooth’s overall appearance
- And much more
Choosing the right dental crown
For the most part, dental crowns all serve similar purposes, but every restoration is customized to meet your child’s specific oral health needs. For instance, every crown is customized to closely match the tooth’s healthy size, shape, and contour, allowing it to cap the tooth’s crown completely. If the tooth is located at the back of your child’s dental ridge and absorbs most of the bite pressure, it may be crafted from stainless steel. Stainless steel (SSC) crowns can withstand incredible amounts of bite pressure without sustaining damage or wearing down. If the tooth is more visible and towards the front of your child’s bite, we might suggest a crown made from lifelike dental porcelain or zirconia.
Learn how a crown can save your child’s tooth
With the right custom-designed dental crown, we can save your child’s tooth and help preserve their healthy, natural smiles for life. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda in Dallas, TX today at 214-321-4880. We proudly serve patients who live around Casa Linda and all surrounding Dallas communities.