Pediatric Dental Crowns Can Be A Smile Saver

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  • Preserve damaged baby teeth
  • Ensure adult teeth come in properly
  • Avoid tooth extraction
  • Stop further dental decay
  • Best possible eating habits and speech development.

It’s important to keep primary (baby) teeth until they fall out naturally to help with speech and food consumption and also ensure adult teeth coming in correctly. We know that If this happens, it reduces the likelihood that your child will have to go through orthodontic treatment. If your child’s pediatric dentist detects extensive decay that can’t be fixed with a filling, then the odds are high they’ll recommend a pediatric dental crown to reduce further deterioration and save the tooth.

What Is A Pediatric Dental Crown?

A crown is a cover or cap that goes over a damaged and weakened tooth. If your child suffers from cavities, also known as caries, or has dental defects causing their teeth to be soft and at risk of decay, your pediatric dentist at Ari Pediatric Dentistry may recommend a pediatric crown to return the tooth to its original glory.

What Types Of Pediatric Crowns Are Available

There are numerous pediatric crowns. They come with their own advantages and considerations that need to be evaluated.

  1. Stainless steel crowns. These crowns are mainly used on children’s molars (at the back of the mouth). Many parents believe they contain mercury, but that’s a misconception. Since they are specifically designed for kids, they are 100% mercury-free! So you can rest assured steel crowns are entirely safe for use.
  2. Zirconia crowns. Zirconia is a special type of advanced bioceramic material offering patients an unmatched combination of esthetics, durability, and safety. When choosing a zirconia crown for your child, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a natural healthy tooth and the crown.

To find out more about the benefits of pediatric dental crowns, give our pediatric dental team a call. We can easily schedule an appointment for your child and determine if this is a treatment they require.