in Duncanville, Texas
Even though primary teeth eventually fall out, they are essential for your child's present and future oral health. If your child has a damaged baby tooth, your trusted team at Smile By Smile Dental may recommend repairing it using a stainless steel dental crown. We are all about maintaining our young patients' long-term healthy, functional smiles.
What Are Pediatric Crowns and What Are Their Uses?
A crown is a restoration that encases, or "caps" a damaged tooth, preserving it and protecting it from decay or damage. Stainless steel crowns come prefabricated in a variety of sizes, shapes, and sizes. We can shape them to fit almost any tooth, so your child won't require molds or impressions. Stainless steel crowns are cost-effective and typically take one dental visit to complete.
We may recommend a stainless steel crown if your child has a large area of decay that a simple filling cannot restore, after nerve treatment (pulpotomy), or if your child experiences trauma resulting in a cracked or fractured tooth. A dental crown will help protect your child's primary tooth until the permanent tooth is ready to replace it.
Why Restore a Damaged Baby Tooth?
Baby teeth play a vital role in speech development and allow your child to bite and chew with ease. Most importantly, they are space holders for the adult teeth developing behind the scenes and help guide them into place when they are ready to come in. Losing teeth prematurely can interfere with the eruption of your child's permanent teeth. Moreover, the neighboring teeth may start shifting into the gap, often resulting in crooked teeth, a crowded mouth, or problems with your child's bite, which will likely require orthodontic treatment down the road.
How Can You Prevent the Need for Dental Crowns?
You can help your child avoid the need for dental crowns by maintaining healthy teeth through proper oral hygiene practices. Encourage regular brushing and flossing, and make sure to schedule your child's routine dental exam and cleaning twice a year.
Pediatric Dental Crowns Near Me
Contact Smile By Smile Dental to learn more about restoring and preserving your child's damaged teeth using stainless steel crowns. We are committed to providing the young patients in our care with outstanding, gentle service. We look forward to caring for your child's dental needs.