When primary (baby) teeth suffer from a significant amount of tooth decay or require pulp therapy, it is necessary to place a crown over it. Crowns prevent more tooth decay and preserve the tooth so that it can last for several more years.
Why Preserve a Primary Tooth With a Crown?
Primary teeth decay much faster than permanent teeth. This allows cavities to spread rapidly and even damage the permanent teeth. When the cavity is too large to be repaired with a filling, a crown is the last line of defense. Full coverage crowns allow the tooth to continue functioning while also preserving the space for the developing permanent tooth underneath.
Preserving Permanent Teeth
If your child has a permanent tooth in need of a crown, stainless steel crowns preserve the tooth until it has fully developed and can have a permanent option such as a porcelain crown later on. This usually occurs in the late teen or early adult years.
The Simplicity of Pediatric Option
Unlike adult crown treatments, stainless steel crowns can be completed in just one visit. The area is numbed, the tooth is prepped, and the crown is bonded over it on the same day.
We also offer dental sealing service to prevent tooth decay from destroying your teeth.