Even though baby teeth eventually fall out, they need to be restored if they are damaged or decayed. A tooth-colored filling may restore your child’s smile, but sometimes, when a lot of the tooth’s structure is missing, a pediatric dental crown is the restoration of choice. At Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry, we tailor our treatments to your child’s unique needs. Our compassionate dentists strive to provide your child with gentle care and a positive and happy experience.
A dental crown, or cap, covers the entire visible portion of the tooth to the gum line. White crowns help restore the strength, size, and appearance of your little one’s teeth, delivering a seamless smile. Our aesthetic restorations look, feel, and function just like your little one’s natural teeth.
Baby or primary teeth play a role in eating, speech, and facial development. They also act as space holders, reserving the place for permanent teeth. Losing a tooth early on can result in the neighboring teeth moving toward the gap, leading to oral health complications. Repairing damaged teeth and protecting them with white crowns will safeguard your child’s current and future oral health.
We may recommend a dental crown on primary teeth for the following reasons:
The very first step is to ensure that your child is relaxed and comfortable. We may use a local anesthetic to numb the area around your child’s tooth and are happy to offer sedation dentistry options if your child is feeling overly anxious about the procedure.
After your child is comfortable, we will remove any decayed or damaged portions of the tooth and shape it so the crown can fit comfortably on it. Next, we will create the white crown from a composite resin material and bond it to the affected tooth. We will evaluate the restoration for a perfect fit and comfortable bite and make any adjustments as needed. Your child will leave our office with a beautiful, restored smile!
At Smile Explorers Pediatric Dentistry, we never spare any effort to maintain your child’s natural teeth. White crowns provide the protection your child’s smile needs until the permanent teeth are ready to come in. Your child will speak, chew and smile with confidence. We invite you to call us at 623.322.2277 or schedule your online appointment today.