A crown is the prescribed course of treatment when the a tooth cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Because it encases the entire tooth surface to strengthen, protect and restore the tooth structure it to its original shape and size your doctors at Detail Dental Kids may fit one of these tooth-shaped caps over your child’s tooth to help hold a cracked tooth together, to strengthen a tooth that has had a large cavity or root canal, or to cover an abnormally developed primary tooth.
Pediatric dental crowns come in two main types – tooth-colored and stainless steel. While both these crowns perform the same function, each has significant differences.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are a sturdy, cost-effective treatment option to repair heavily decayed primary (baby) molars. Stainless steel crowns may also be used for covering primary teeth that have had pulp treatment. These types of crowns are fitted in a single appointment.
A tooth colored, porcelain crown is mainly recommended for our young adult restorations as they have the advantage of looking more like a natural tooth, and they do not trigger any allergic response, unlike stainless steel crowns in some patients. These crowns are used to repair heavily compromised tooth structure on permanent teeth. These crowns do not easily fit in with adjacent teeth and are bonded with glue which can degrade over time.