Pediatric dental crowns are used on primary or baby teeth of children and are usually made of stainless steel. Pediatric crowns are used to restore baby teeth that are severely damaged or decayed to be treated with a filling. This crown is required until the time baby tooth falls off. Saving the decayed baby tooth can create a healthy path for the permanent tooth that erupts and create a beautiful smile in the future.
What is the treatment process involved in getting this crown placed?
At first, when you bring your child for a pediatric dental crown procedure, we will begin by thoroughly cleaning the tooth to be treated. We will numb the treatment site using local anesthesia to make your child feel comfortable and also help them get rid of anxiety throughout the treatment process.
Our dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown by removing any damaged or decayed enamel from it. With the help of a dental drill, the dentist will carefully remove the decayed tissue and shape the tooth enamel to make it stable for the crown.
The crown is made of stainless steel and is available in pre-fitted size. All the dentist will do is choose the most suitable one and attach it with dental cement to the tooth to wholly cover the rest of its structure.
Does my child need a crown?
It is best to leave this decision to the dentist. The dentist will conduct a thorough examination to determine whether your child needs a dental crown or not. Decay doesn’t mean to be covered by a dental crown; instead, the dentist may use alternative treatment options like dental bonding or filling. If you think your child has a painful deep cavity or an infected tooth, then it is better to restore their smile with a dental crown.
If your child has had a dental trauma or injury and you find one of their teeth being too damaged by it, then a dental crown can help out. Whatever the reason is, it is best to consult your dentist to make a better decision.
To learn more about pediatric dental crowns for your child, call us at (281) 972-4747 or visit our practice at 9451 Cullen BLVD. STE D, Houston, TX 77051. We will be happy to guide you further.