While your children’s teeth are growing, you may need to put a crown on the baby teeth in the event that a large cavity develops, or if the tooth breaks. A crown helps protect the baby teeth, while allowing for the adult tooth to growin straight and fit properly. The team at Smile Explorers can help determine the best type of crown for your child based on the location of the tooth. For primary teeth, there are two different types of crowns available: stainless steel crowns (which are stronger and usually used for the back teeth for protection from chewing) and tooth-colored composite resin which is usually placed on the front teeth, as it looks much better than stainless steel.
For most cases, stainless steel crowns will be used for back teeth in order to give them better protection while the adult teeth are growing. These crowns are stronger than tooth colored crowns, and are specifically designed to protect the back teeth from chewing to prevent further discomfort and pain until they fall out. Stainless steel crowns typically last until the teeth naturally fall out.
Tooth colored crowns are typically for the front teeth to help your child’s smile stay natural and bright while the adult teeth are growing in. They look more natural than stainless steel, and in most cases the resin is strong enough to protect the front teeth and will last until the tooth falls out.
Pediatric Dental Crowns are a great way to help protect your child’s teeth, and minimize pain and discomfort while helping the adult teeth grow in properly.
The team at Smile Explorers is here to help you take care of your child’s primary teeth to ensure a healthy, beautiful smile. Looking for some more information about pediatric dental crowns? Give our team a call at 623.322.2277 today!