My child needs crowns…now what?
Why Pediatric Dental Crowns instead of Fillings?
There are many reason reasons for pediatric dental crowns. A large amount of decay or a fracture to the tooth are the two most common reasons for pediatric dental crowns.
Rather than filling a cavity, a dental crown helps to protect the entire tooth.
Your child’s first and second molars come in between the ages of 2-3 and last 10-12 years. Dental crowns on the child’s molars, or any other baby teeth, allow the teeth to last for their lifetime expectancy.
Stainless Steel vs White Dental Crowns
Just 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry & Sedation offers two types of crowns; stainless steel crowns & cubic zirconia crowns.
Stainless steel dental crowns
The most commonly used crowns by dentists are stainless steel dental crowns. This type of dental crown is often used for posterior (back) molars. The are durable, strong, and resistant to moisture and a child’s growing and developing mouth. Most insurance company cover these types of dental crowns.
Cubic zirconia dental crowns
Cubic zirconia dental crowns (white crowns) are made with tooth colored material. This type of dental crown is often placed on anterior (front) teeth needing crowns. These dental crowns are metal free and are practically indestructible and are even stronger and more durable than natural tooth enamel! Cubic zirconia crowns are also resistant to plaque accumulation and decay, and are allergy free. Cubic zirconia crowns are not known to initiate any allergic responses, and the material has a long history of being a biocompatible material in the human body.
If your child is need of pediatric dental crowns, Contact Just 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry to learn more about options for your child!
How can I help prevent my children’s teeth from decaying?
Follow these simple steps to prevent tooth decay:
- Brush your child’s teeth twice a day. For younger child that want to brush their own teeth, allow them to brush first, then followup behind them to ensure that all teeth were properly cleaned.
- Always brush teeth for 2 full minutes.
- Clean between your child’s teeth daily with floss.
- Encourage healthy habits. Keep meals nutritious and balanced, and limit snacking. Stay away from sticky and chewy substances, along with juices that are high in sugar. Check out our Pinterest board for Healthy Recipes That Will Make Your Teeth Smile!
- Schedule regular dental visits for your child for professional cleanings and oral examination. Dental visits should be scheduled every 6 months.
- Read more about cavity prevention services provided by Just 4 Kids Pediatric Dentistry