Stainless Steel Crowns

Restoring Children’s Teeth

Whether they bit down on a hard piece of food or were injured in a sports accident, your children may crack or even chip a tooth. Esthetics aside, there are a number of reasons your children should have their teeth restored. Our pediatric dentists can provide stainless steel crowns that protect the teeth and prevent issues associated with damaged teeth, including decay or infection.

Why Do Children Need Crowns?

Common reasons for recommending a dental restoration include:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Restoring teeth following root canal therapy
  • Aching or sensitive teeth

With treatment, a damaged or decayed tooth may develop an infection or abscess. Once the tooth becomes infected, a root canal or possibly even an extraction will be necessary to safeguard surrounding teeth.

What Does Placing a Crown Involve?

First, we must prepare the tooth. The preparation process involves removing any decay and a small amount of tooth structure. We then take impressions of the tooth, which will be used in the fabrication of the restoration. Once a crown has been completed, we will check the fit and then place it with a powerful bonding agent. We will administer local anesthetic and if necessary sedation to ensure your child remains relaxed and comfortable. We will also be happy to discuss to treatment with your little ones and answer any questions.

What are the Benefits of a Dental Crown?

A dental crown can restore the structure and appearance of your child’s teeth, preventing any further discomfort related to tooth decay or injury. Repairing the teeth can also prevent premature tooth loss, which can affect the alignment of your child’s teeth as the permanent teeth erupt.