SAFEGUARDING SMILES WITH DENTAL CROWNS
Your child’s teeth support healthy, effective chewing and clear speaking. When a tooth becomes severely damaged as a result of problems like tooth decay or injury, the aftermath can result in discomfort and frustration. Rather than removing a tooth that can otherwise remain healthy with a little extra protection and support, we offer children’s dental crowns to restore your little one’s tooth.
About Dental Crowns
A crown is a hollow, artificial tooth that we will permanently cement over the damaged tooth. We provide stainless steel crowns (SSC) that offer your child’s load-bearing teeth extraordinary strength. Commonly referred to as a “cap” because of the way it fits over a tooth, the SSC will be shaped to your child’s tooth for a secure fit and a comfortable bite. In addition to SSC, we can also offer a more natural looking option with zirconia, an incredibly strong, durable, and biocompatible ceramic. The crowns are color-matched to blend in with surrounding teeth. Zirconia crowns can be placed onto the front and rear teeth, as they both look natural and can withstand powerful bite forces.
Why Your Child Needs A Crown
- Your child may have a severe cavity, may have undergone root canal treatment, or may have broken a tooth. The crown protects the tooth, prevents bacteria from entering, and offers structural support to promote the following:
- Effective chewing
- Proper speech development
- Protection of baby teeth, which act as guides for soon-to-erupt permanent teeth
- Placing a crown may protect the tooth, allowing your child to avoid the need for a tooth extraction