Pediatric Dental Crowns
A pediatric dental crown is an effective restorative treatment when a cracked, decayed, or damaged tooth has affected your child’s smile and self-confidence.
You can try to ensure the healthiest smile possible for your child. However, even with good oral care, tooth decay or injuries can happen that require a pediatric dental crown. Call us today to schedule your child’s appointment!
What is a pediatric dental crown?
A pediatric dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that protects the entire tooth. The tooth cap can be used for numerous purposes but commonly will restore a tooth that has damage, decay, or injury. For example, when a tooth has not developed correctly or has one or more cavities too large for a filling, a pediatric dental crown may be recommended to protect or restore the tooth.
Does a baby tooth need a dental crown?
Most children will have their full set of primary teeth by the age of three. Primary teeth set the path for secondary teeth, and the course of which baby teeth fall out will vary. Dental crowns for kids can save baby teeth from being lost too early and protect teeth that are vulnerable to decay or already has damage due to decay. Dental crowns for kids are cemented into place and stay until the primary tooth falls out. Other restorative options are available other than a dental crown.
What are the different types of dental crowns?
Our dental crowns are created with high-tech material and machinery to fit comfortably and accurately to the tooth. This allows your child to move and bite after placement. There are two types of crowns we can make for your child. A silver or tooth-colored pediatric dental crown. More than often, our crowns can be created and placed in one convenient appointment! Visit our pediatric dentist in San Antonio to learn about the best type of crown for your child.Contact Us