Stainless steel dental crowns for children in Greensboro, NC
If your child has a fractured tooth or advanced decay. Triad Pediatric Dentistry can help using dental crowns to ease your child’s toothache and protect their oral health. Dental crowns are designed to fit over decayed teeth like a glove, forming a seal around the tooth to prevent bacteria and debris from getting inside. Dr. Isharani offers stainless steel dental crowns at her pediatric dental practice in Greensboro, NC.
Protecting teeth with dental crowns
While white dental bonding can be used to treat small chips and cavities, they aren’t strong enough for large cavities or cracks. Stainless steel dental crowns are the best treatment option for baby teeth that have severe decay or that have been cracked or fractured. They fit around all sides of the tooth to prevent bacteria from infecting the root of the tooth and allow the child to eat and speak comfortably without the worry of it falling out or breaking.
Adult teeth use baby teeth as guideposts as they grow in. By preserving the existing tooth, their adult tooth can grow properly once the baby tooth falls out naturally. Stainless steel crowns are a more economical choice for kids than porcelain or other materials that are meant to provide discrete, permanent restorations.
What to expect at your appointment
During the procedure, Dr. Isharani will reshape your child’s tooth by removing the outer layer of enamel to make room for the crown and polish it to help the crown stay in place. She may need to use dental bonding to build up a damaged tooth so it can fully support the restoration.
The crowns are prefabricated, so Dr. Isharani can place them the same day the tooth is prepared using a biocompatible dental cement. Once they are in place, the cement will take some time to cure fully, and it is best to stick to a soft diet until the next day. After that, they will have full functionality with all of their teeth, so they can eat, laugh, and play without worry. Contact our office in Greensboro, NC, today at (336) 804-8668 to learn more about stainless steel dental crowns.