Why does my child need pediatric crowns?
It’s important to keep primary (baby) teeth until they fall out naturally to help with speech and food consumption but also helps your child’s permanent teeth to come in correctly, making it less likely that your child will need orthodontic treatment.
The placement of a pediatric crown on a tooth, helps to reduce the likelihood of continued tooth decay.
If your child suffers from dental decay (cavities) or has dental defects causing their teeth to be soft and at risk of decay, your dentist may recommend a Pediatric Crown to restore your child’s tooth instead of removing it. It’s important to extend the life of a primary tooth, not only for esthetics, but for development and function.
There are several types of Pediatric Crowns, each with their own advantages and considerations.
Stainless steel crowns are primarily used on molar teeth. They are a durable and long lasting restorations. Many parents thought these crowns are made of mercury. Good news is that stainless steel crowns are specifically designed for children therefore they don’t contain any MERCURY. Therefore it’s safe to use in children.
Zirconia is a special type of advanced bioceramic material offering patients an unmatched combination of esthetics, durability and safety. When you choose a zirconia crown for your child, it’s almost impossible to tell the difference between a natural healthy tooth and the crown.