More Reasons to Choose Dr. Judd
With years of experience, several accolades, and a love of helping little smiles, you’ll see right away that Dr. Judd has a lot to offer your child!
Baby teeth can become decayed, and this can cause problems. Just because your child's baby teeth will eventually fall out doesn’t mean we don’t want to take great care of them. If they fall out too early, it can cause problems. Primary teeth (baby teeth) provide placeholders for your child’s eventual adult teeth and help guide them into their proper position. If your child’s teeth become extremely decayed before they would fall out naturally, Plano pediatric dentist Dr. Catherine Judd might recommend stainless steel crowns.
A stainless steel crown might be used if a cavity becomes very large or your child requires a pulpotomy (children's root canal therapy procedure). The crown is shaped like a tooth and provides extra strength and protection for your child's teeth damaged tooth. Stainless steel is used for its strength. We want your child to be able to keep his or her baby teeth until it's the appropriate time for them to come out.
Stainless steel is used to create crowns for your child’s back teeth, or molars, because this material is stronger than tooth-colored crowns and works better for back teeth, which experience pressure from chewing. For your child’s front teeth, we’ll use tooth-colored crowns for cosmetic reasons, but stainless steel crowns are best for your child’s back teeth.
If your child has damaged a tooth, contact our Plano pediatric dental office immediately for an appointment. We will determine whether or not a stainless steel crown will be right for him or her and perform this procedure should it be necessary. Families from Frisco and Allen visit our Plano children’s dental office as well.
When you choose Plano pediatric dentist Dr. Catherine Judd for your child’s dental care, you make a commitment to helping him or her grow into optimal oral health. We see children from Allen, Frisco, and other surrounding communities as well. Contact us for an appointment today!