Stainless Steel Crowns
Welcome to Kirkland Kids Dentistry, where we specialize in providing top-quality dental care, including pediatric dental crowns. If your child has a damaged or weakened tooth, a stainless steel dental crown can be a remarkable solution to restore both its strength and function. Let us explore what pediatric dental crowns are, how they work, and why they may be recommended for your child.
What is a Dental Crown?
A pediatric dental crown, also known as a stainless steel tooth crown, is a cap that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. It is designed to mimic the shape, size, and strength of a natural tooth. Pediatric dental crowns are typically crafted from stainless-steel, which ensures that we retain the durability and function of the tooth until it is time for the primary tooth to naturally exfoliate.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns offer a wide range of benefits that can significantly enhance your child’s oral health and appearance. Here are some of the key advantages of dental crowns:
- Restoration of Tooth Structure: Dental crowns provide a protective barrier that strengthens and supports a damaged tooth, preventing further decay or fractures.
- Improved Functionality: By covering a weakened or broken tooth, a dental crown restores its functionality, allowing you to bite, chew, and speak with confidence.
- Longevity: With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental crowns can last for many years, providing long-term tooth restoration.
When Are Dental Crowns Recommended?
- Severely Decayed Teeth: When a tooth has extensive decay that cannot be repaired with a filling, a dental crown can protect and restore its structure.
- Cracked or Fractured Teeth: Dental crowns can provide stability and support to cracked or fractured teeth, preventing further damage and potential tooth loss.
- Root Canal Treated Teeth: After a root canal procedure, a dental crown is often placed to strengthen the treated tooth and protect it from future infections.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
Caring for your dental crown is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, including brushing twice a day, flossing, and visiting our office for routine check-ups and cleanings. Try to avoid having your child bite or chew on sticky candies, as this can dislodge their crowns and loosen the cement.
Transforming Smiles at Kirkland Kids Dentistry
If your child has a damaged or weakened tooth, dental crowns can provide a remarkable solution to restore both its strength and beauty. At Kirkland Kids Dentistry, our experienced team is dedicated to providing exceptional dental care, including the placement of pediatric dental crowns. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and let us help your child reach their full oral health potential.