Restoring Little Smiles with Stainless Steel Dental Crowns
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.
Benefits of Dental 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.
Why Stainless Steel Crowns for Kids?
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.
Contact Dr. Catherine Judd to Learn More
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.