Quality Restoration With Dental Crowns
A dental crown is a substantial and durable restoration that can address a number of restorative issues with a tooth. Which is why we often use them to help children enjoy healthier and stronger smiles. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about how our dental crown offers a quality restoration.
When Smiles Need a Restoration
A crown is a full restoration that can address serious oral health issues in little smiles. For example, our team could use them to repair damage to a tooth, such as a crack or chip, or one that has been worn down by serious teeth grinding. Placement could help address tooth decay too severe for a filling, or to complete a pulpotomy for an infected tooth. We could also use them to improve bite function and chewing capability. Placement also addresses visible issues with the shape of the tooth, and could improve overall bite balance. As you can see, they offer a number of benefits for a child’s smile.
Creating and Placing a Dental Crown
To place one, we begin with an initial visit to examine the smile and create a treatment plan. We then administer a local numbing agent and possibly sedation to ensure your child enters a calm and relaxed state. Structure is removed from the tooth being treated to make room for the restoration. Next, we take detailed digital images and measurements. The finished crown is then attached to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent, one that could enable it to stay in place for years to come. We have two different options. For the rear teeth, which endure greater bite forces, we could use stainless steel. We also have NuSmile zirconia crowns, which are not only strong, but are more lifelike in appearance. We may reserve these for the more visible teeth.
Steps can also be taken to help safeguard the teeth and prevent major complications, like tooth decay or infection. You should make sure your kids are taking time to brush for at least two minutes when they get up and then again before bed, and that they use a fluoride toothpaste each time. Flossing is also essential and should happen every evening. Try to limit their consumption of sugar and starch-rich foods and drinks, and bring them in for a checkup and cleaning every six months. If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more.
Your Dallas, TX, Dentist Offers Dental Repair
Our team wants to help treat issues with the function, health, and beauty of your child’s smile. If you have any questions about restoring and repairing little smiles, then contact your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880.
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