How Do We Place Crowns For Kids?
When a filling isn’t enough to treat your child’s cavity, or if your little one has bite imbalance or poor chewing function, the dental crown could be used to improve overall oral health. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, pediatric dentist talks about how we place crowns and looks at what materials we may use!
When Children Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is also known as a full restoration. This covers the entirety of the tooth’s visible portion, which allows our team to address an array of serious restorative issues with a tooth. For example, our team can repair teeth that sustain damage to become cracked or chipped. We can help improve overall bite balance and chewing function. Placement could also address tooth decay too severe for a filling, or complete a pulpotomy if your child has an infected tooth. We could also address misshapen teeth that impact bite balance and could cause other complications.
Placing a Dental Restoration
To place a dental restoration, our team will first numb the tooth being treated to ensure your little one is comfortable. We then remove structure to make room for the restoration. Once we do, we will attach the crown to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. For side and rear teeth, we may use stainless steel since these are durable and able to easily handle daily bite forces and pressures. Our team could also employ NuSmile zirconia, a material that is very durable but also white in appearance, which helps it blend with the smile and offer more esthetically-pleasing results.
Protecting Little Smiles
Once we place the restoration, we will recommend a visit every six months so we can watch for the serious issues and address them, helpfully before there is a need for a crown or other restoration! We can also discuss good oral hygiene habits, such as daily brushing and flossing and cutting back on the sugar in your diet. Good oral hygiene helps ensure shining and healthy smiles. A visit now is a chance to use your remaining 2023 dental insurance benefits or health savings account funds before they expire at the end of the year. We would love to help your children start 2024 on the path to healthy and strong smiles.
If you have any questions about our dental visits, or about preventing or treating tooth decay, then please reach out to our team today to learn more.
Schedule a Visit to Treat Your Child’s Tooth
Our team wants to help kids of all ages enjoy good oral health for years to come. To learn more about our dental restorations for kids, please contact your Dallas, TX pediatric dentist, Dr. Marr, by calling (214) 321-4880. Kids deserve good oral health and bright smiles, and we’re ready to help!
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