Johnson Pediatrics Riverton Dental Crowns
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Protecting Riverton's baby teeth With Dental Crowns
Many parents are surprised when we suggest a dental crown but you can rest assured that when we recommend pediatric dental crowns it is for good reason. The most common reasons for them are tooth decay and chipped or broken teeth.
We use crowns instead of tooth extraction because if a baby tooth is removed too early the other teeth tend to shift which causes spacing issues when permanent teeth come in. Help your child’s smile stay aligned with pediatric crowns! Call our office today to find out if dental crowns are the right choice for your child.
What Options are Available for Pediatric Dental Crowns?
We can help you select the right material to help keep your child’s teeth protected. Some options to consider:
Stainless Steel or “Silver” Crowns are the most common type of crown used in pediatric dentistry because they are strong and durable.
Stainless Steel Crowns with White Facings are a great option if you don’t want a silver filling. The main drawback is that over time the white facing that adheres to the metal crown can chip off especially when children grind their teeth.
Composite Strip Crowns are tooth-colored and most commonly used on front baby teeth.
Zirconia Ceramic Crowns are known as “white crowns” and can be used for front or back teeth. It is made of porcelain which makes getting a perfect fit a bit of a challenge.
Why Should I Consider
Dental Crowns for Baby Teeth?
- Save teeth severely damaged by decay. If there is too much decay in a tooth it can’t support a filling and it is best to use a crown.
- Protect against risks of tooth decay. This is helpful for children who struggle with regular oral hygiene.
- Makes dental care faster for children who struggle to hold still during dental visits or won’t brush their teeth between visits.
- Prevents tooth alignment issues. Baby teeth act as spacers so if the tooth is severely decayed it is better to receive a crown then have the tooth pulled.
Protect your teeth with dental crowns! Call today and schedule your free consultation.