Dental Crowns

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Dental Crowns

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!

White dental crowns are generally made of porcelain or ceramic.

White Dental Crowns

Dental crown For Kids

Zirconia crowns are very strong and esthetically-pleasing. While these crowns do look fantastic, they come with very real limitations. During your treatment planning appointment, the pediatric dentist will help guide you through the advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives so you can make an educated decision.

Stainless steel crowns are made of a biocompatible stainless-steel alloy.

Stainless Steel Dental Crowns

These alloys are designed to have good mechanical properties and resistance to corrosion.

  • Stainless steel crowns are generally considered to be the best choice for pediatric crowns. Stainless steel crowns are often used for children because they are durable and support the chewing function well. Children can also brush and floss around them easily. Some parents worry about the metal showing, but nowadays there are options for tooth-colored materials that can be used instead. A common compromise is to treat back teeth with silver crowns, but front teeth with white. This is a great balance of durability and esthetics. No matter what type of crown you choose, it is important to make sure that your child practices good oral hygiene habits to maintain good oral health!

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Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth’s function, shape and appearance. The crown is placed over the top of the tooth to provide it with support and protection. There are many different reasons why someone may need a dental crown. In some cases, a tooth may be severely damaged or decayed and a crown is needed to restore it. A crown can also be used to protect a vulnerable tooth from further damage. Sometimes, people may choose to have a dental crown fitted for aesthetic reasons. Your dentist may recommend a crown if you have:

  • a large cavity
  • a tooth that is cracked or broken
  • a tooth that has been worn down from grinding
  • a tooth that has had a root canal procedure
  • a filling that is too big for the tooth and needs to be replaced
  • discolored or misshapen teeth

If your kid requires a dental crown, our Little Egypt Pediatric Dentistry team can help. We offer multiple varieties of crowns, so we can find the perfect option for your unique needs. Schedule an appointment with us today to get started!

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