Crowns for Kids
At Aurora Children’s Dentistry, we will always try to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, many children need some form of restorative treatment due to tooth decay or gum disease. Significant damage or tooth decay may even require the placement of a dental crown.
Thanks to improvements in technology, technique, and materials, there are more dental crown options than ever before. While stainless stain is still a common option for primary (baby) teeth, we now offer zirconium crowns as well. Zirconium is a ceramic compound that is both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Reasons for Child Dental Crowns
The underlying goal of all dental crowns is to save a tooth from extraction or tooth loss. However, we may recommend a crown for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons include:
An early childhood cavity can cause so much damage that it threatens the life of a primary or baby tooth. While primary teeth eventually fall out, the premature loss of a tooth can create greater complications for your child’s oral health. The most common issues are misaligned or impacted permanent teeth.
If the damage to a primary tooth is severe, a crown may be the only option. Depending on the location of the tooth, we may recommend a zirconium crown to restore its appearance. our doctors will determine if your child is a suitable candidate for zirconium during a consultation appointment.
Zirconium Crown Procedure
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that restores the function and aesthetic of the tooth. Most zirconium crowns are prefabricated, meaning the procedure can be completed in a single appointment. During the procedure, we may need to reshape the natural enamel to accommodate the shape and size of the crown.
After the tooth is properly prepared, we use dental cement to bond the restoration to the tooth permanently. our doctors will choose an appropriately-sized crown that best fits your child’s mouth and prevents malocclusions (misaligned bites). Once the crown is in place, it should prevent the primary tooth from falling out prematurely.
Benefits of Zirconium Crowns
Zirconia has become one of the most popular restorative materials during the last few years, but it is relatively new to pediatric dentistry. We specialize in zirconium crowns due to their many benefits, some of which include:
Your child’s dentist will be sure to discuss the types of crowns we offer and what is most appropriate based on your child’s needs.
Schedule a Consultation Today!
If your child has a badly damaged or decayed tooth, you should take action immediately! Call 907-336-1234 to schedule a consultation appointment today!