At Shaenfield Pediatric Dentistry, we love restoring the smiles of our young patients and helping them smile big again! If your little one needs a dental crown placed, our team uses durable stainless steel crowns and tooth-colored crowns to help protect and strengthen baby teeth. Contact our friendly front office team to schedule an appointment for your child today!Contact Us
Dental crowns are placed over teeth that have been weakened by tooth decay or damage and need additional support from a dental restoration. They are often used when a tooth is broken, has received damage that a filling can’t fix, or after a baby root canal treatment. When your child’s baby tooth falls out, the crown will come off with it.
Stainless steel crowns are more durable than silver fillings, making them a great option for teeth that are too weak to support a filling and must be protected by a crown instead. They are also one of the more cost-effective dental restorations for kids, as the tooth-colored crowns that are typically used for front teeth can be more costly.
Dental crowns strengthen and protect the teeth that they cover, which helps prevent further damage from occurring. While a dental crown will help prevent the tooth that it is placed on from decaying further, it is important that kids practice good oral hygiene at home to keep all of their teeth as healthy and free of tooth decay as possible.
Children shouldn’t eat until the numbness from the local anesthetic has completely worn off to avoid biting their tongue or the inside of their cheek. They should also avoid eating really sticky or crunchy foods for a few days. They should continue brushing their teeth like normal, even if their gums bleed a little bit while they brush.
Stainless steel crowns are long-lasting dental restorations for kids, especially when they are expertly placed by experienced pediatric dentists.