As a parent, you do all you can to make sure your child grows up with the best oral health and the happiest possible smile. Even with good home hygiene, decay and traumatic injuries can happen and affect the integrity of a primary tooth. We try to keep your child’s primary teeth intact whenever possible until the permanent teeth erupt, which is when restoring your child’s tooth with a pediatric dental crowns become a good option.

Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve a tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used if your child has a tooth that is broken, worn, or damaged by tooth decay, and too damaged to hold a filling.

A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain/zirconia, metal, or both. Porcelain/zirconia crowns are most often preferred on the front teeth because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth, while metal crowns are best on back teeth because of their strength.

Unlike fillings, which are applied directly onto your child’s tooth, a pediatric crown is pre-fabricated and can be done same visit.

Stainless Steel Crowns

Stainless steel dental crowns are considered a good temporary restoration to save a primary tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its place. Keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is very important. They are very durable, functional and biocompatible. 

Zirconia Crowns

Pediatric zirconia crowns, like stainless steel crowns, are pre-fabricated. Zirconia crowns are esthetically superb and a great restorative option, as they seamlessly blend in with your child's natural teeth. Their solid monolithic ceramic state prevents chipping and discoloration 




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