Crafting Crowns To Repair Children’s Teeth
When a child’s tooth has issues with shape, or sustains injury or tooth decay, then repair and restoration is necessary to treat them. One way is to create and place a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about how we craft restorations to repair children’s teeth.
When Kids Need Crowns
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth, which allows it to address some serious restorative or cosmetic concerns. For example, placement could help repair advanced tooth decay, the type too severe for a filling. We can also complete a pulpotomy procedure for an infection, and even repair cracked or chipped teeth. Placement could help improve overall bite balance too, and boost chewing function as well. The restoration also reshapes misshapen teeth too!
Stainless Steel and Zirconia
We may use one of two different materials to repair the tooth. Stainless steel is safe for all ages, and this can absorb serious bite forces and pressure. We may use this for the side and rear teeth. Zirconia is also very durable, but is white in appearance and blends with the smile better than the stainless steel option. We will decide which one based on a detailed exam of the smile, and the position of the teeth undergoing damage or tooth decay.
Placement and Care
If your little one needs a dental crown, we will administer a local numbing agent to ensure your little one is comfortable. We also have dental sedation too, which helps children enter a calm and relaxed state. This is especially helpful for children with anxiety or special needs. We then remove structure for the tooth to make room for the crown. We attach the restoration with a powerful bonding agent, which secures it for years to come. To help protect the new restoration, your child should continue to brush and floss daily, and see our team for checkups and cleanings every six months.
These actions not only help their crowns last, but this also prevents many of the poor oral health issues that could require future restorations, such as tooth decay and infection. To limit the risk of damage, if our child plays sports or martial arts, make sure they wear a mouthguard. Routine fare helps keep smiles strong and healthy, and regular visits to our office can instill good oral hygiene habits too!
If you have any questions, then give us a call today!
Your Dallas, TX, Pediatric Dentist Repairs Little Smiles
Our team is ready to provide durable and dependable repair for little smiles. If you would like to learn more about repairing little smiles and improving bite function, then contact your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880.
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