Dental Crowns for Children

What are Dental Crowns for Children?

Sometimes a baby molar can be cracked or there is extensive decay in the tooth that requires a little more than a dental filling. A Dental Crown is a prefabricated cap that can be cemented over a child’s tooth restoring the tooth back to its original function.

Why might Dental Crowns for Children be needed?

Sometimes cavities in children’s teeth may become so large that simple fillings cannot restore the tooth. This Dental Crown is custom fitted and adapted, cemented over the existing tooth. This will keep the tooth and root intact until normal tooth loss occurs when the permanent tooth arrives. For back teeth, to restore the proper shape to the tooth, a stainless steel crown is used. For front teeth, we use Zirconium which esthetically looks great.
  • Deepa Patel
    3 months ago
    I have taken my daughter to Peak for the past year and our experience has been awesome. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist! Dr. Chris is great with her and keeps me updated on any issues we may encounter in the future. Their costs are very reasonable
  • Nicole Flynn
    a week ago
    Took my daughter in today, saved us hundreds in what we thought was an infected tooth that needed to be extracted. Turns out The Super Dentists aren’t so super, because these dentists informed us it wasn’t even infected what so ever! I’ve taken my daughter to super dentists for 5 years and spend thousands in
  • Eva Long
    a month ago
    Best. Dentist. EVER. Even though my little is still on the younger side (she’s one) and we only see them every six months right now, the two times we’ve been there, they have been AMAZING! The whole staff is amazing and so friendly! And, they try and make the parent(s) and child so comfortable and
    2 months ago
    Dr Dixon and his staff have always been so thoughtful and conscientious with our children. He has always been available to us when there’s been an emergency. I appreciate that he is supportive of our choices as parents to be cautious as times, and having a “let’s monitor it and see” approach at other times.
  • Vanessa Tatum
    in the last week
    I was referred to Dr.Dixon, here at Peak Pediatric from our Orthodontist. I’m so happy they were able to quickly fit all 3 of my children in for a cleaning. The staff took their time to show all of us around and get to know us before starting any x-rays. Staff and Dr.Dixon are so

What makes your child a candidate for a Dental Crown?

In order to determine if a crown is needed, Dr. Chris will perform an exam and check your child’s teeth. Most children who need a crown can safely have one placed. The crown is made to fit over your child’s tooth perfectly. It can last for many years, and stainless steel crowns are incredibly durable and long-lasting.

What can be expected during the procedure for Dental Crowns for children?

Your child will receive an anesthetic helping to keep them comfortable during the procedure. The tooth is isolated with a barrier. The tooth is prepped and the decay is removed, the crown is fitted, adjusted, and cemented over the tooth helping to restore functionality and overall dental health. At Peak Pediatric Dentistry we offer a variety of different sedation options for your child to make the appointment more comfortable. If your child needs a Dental Crown and you’re looking to learn more about this restorative option, call our office today and one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.
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