Children’s teeth are at great risk for developing cavities. Even though baby teeth are temporary, they play a vital role in your child’s smile and should receive proper care. When your child’s baby teeth are severely decayed, fillings are unlikely to be an effective treatment. Instead, our pediatric dentists may recommend a dental crown. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends stainless steel dental crowns as the treatment of choice for children with extensive tooth decay or who have received a pulpotomy (a root canal procedure for primary teeth). A tooth-colored crown may be recommended when the permanent teeth have come in, as it will provide a more natural-looking final result.
A dental crown provides many benefits, including:
Our pediatric dentists and team are committed to providing your child with the best possible treatments to help them develop strong smiles and enjoy long-term oral health. We invite you to contact our office today for more information about dental crowns for baby teeth and to make an appointment with our pediatric dentists.