When there is insufficient tooth structure to support a filling on decayed or damaged primary teeth, your pediatric dentist may recommend a crown.
Alternative treatment options may be provided based on your child’s individual needs.
A crown may be recommended for several reasons, including:
- to protect a primary or permanent tooth that has been treated for decay, fracture, or other issues.
- on a primary tooth to act as a placeholder until the permanent tooth is fully developed.
Both primary and permanent teeth play a crucial role in protecting the gums, jaw, and surrounding teeth. Maintaining the tooth will ensure that the surrounding teeth come in straight and healthy and prevent them from drifting.
Your pediatric dentist will recommend the best material for your child based on his or her individual needs. It is important to note that every type of crown has its advantages and disadvantages, and some are more useful in certain parts of the mouth than others. In order to ensure the oral health of your child, we will recommend what is in their best interest.
For more information about pediatric dental crowns, please contact our pediatric dental office today.