Dental crowns are dental restorations that covers the entire tooth surface. Crowns are often indicated in cases of extensive tooth decay, when a child is at a high risk for additional cavities, or a tooth has fractured.
Crowns are made out of a variety of materials. The most common crowns in pediatric dentistry are stainless steel (silver), resin (white), and zirconia (white). The type of material that is best for your crown will depend on the condition of your tooth, behavior of the child, and parental preferences. Zirconia crowns are strong, durable, and look very natural. However, they require additional cooperation from the child due to increased treatment complexity. Stainless steel crowns are very strong and durable, but they may not look as natural as white options. Stainless steel crowns are the most common selection for baby teeth. Composite resin crowns can be made to match the color of your teeth. These are generally reserved for the front teeth since they are not are durable as other options. Your pediatric dentist will help to guide your crown selection. If your child needs a dental crown call today for an appointment. Talk to our staff and dentist at Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry!