Dental Crowns Repair Little Smiles
A dental filling isn’t the only option to repair a tooth or treat tooth decay. For more severe cases, we could recommend a restoration known as a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist is talking about how we help little smiles of all ages with a stainless steel or NuSmile Zirconia dental crown.
When Children Benefit from the Restoration
The dental crown covers every part of the tooth above the gum line, which means we can address more severe oral health concerns. For example, when a cavity is beyond the reach of a filling, we could place a crown. The restoration could also address an infected tooth, being the final step of the pulpotomy procedure. We also reshape malformed teeth, address chips and cracks, and lengthen worn down teeth. By using them to correct issues with the balance of a bite, we also improve chewing and bite function too, preventing discomfort and complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism as they grow older. When we examine your child’s smile during a checkup, we will assess any concerns we discover and decide whether this is the best option available.
How We Craft Your Child’s Dental Restoration
The procedure is a simple one. We begin by administering a local anesthetic to ensure your child is comfortable. We also have dental sedation available too. We then remove structure from the tooth to make room for the restoration. Next, we attach the crown with a powerful bonding agent. For the side and rear teeth, which must endure greater bite forces, we may opt for stainless steel. This can absorb serious bite forces. For the more front-facing teeth, we could discuss the NuSmile Zirconia options, which are white and will better blend with the rest of the smile.
Trips for Stronger Smiles
Often, we address issues that could be avoided with better oral health habits. To reduce the risk of cavities and function, be sure your child brushes and flosses each day, and eats a healthier diet too. Try to make time to see us for a checkup and cleaning every six months as well. For children who play sports or practice martial arts, we could recommend a mouthguard to limit the risk of a cracked or chipped tooth. If you have any questions about how we repair and improve a damaged or decayed tooth, or if you would like to schedule a visit for your little one, then contact our team today.
Does Your Child Need a Dental Crown?
We’re prepared to offer durable and long-lasting restorations to help safeguard your little one’s smile for years to come. Set up an appointment with us by contacting your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880.filed under: Restorations for Kids