Let's get straight to the point: yes! Although many people associate dental crowns with adults, the truth is that children can also benefit from this type of dental restoration.
A dental crown is simply a "cap" that Dr. Jon places over a tooth to protect it from further damage. A child may need a dental crown if they have a baby tooth that is severely decayed or damaged. While in other cases, a child may need a dental crown after having a gentle pulp therapy procedure. No matter the reason, dental crowns can be very beneficial for children. Not only do they help to restore the function and appearance of the affected tooth, but they also help to protect the tooth from further damage.
We offer two types of crowns in our Highlands Ranch and Castle Pines pediatric dental offices:
Zirconia crowns are known for their strength, durability, and aesthetics. They also look and feel like natural teeth. Zirconia crowns don't have any metal in them, making them an excellent choice for patients who are allergic to metal or prefer metal-free restorations.
Stainless steel crowns have been used in dentistry for a long time because of their cost-effectiveness, durability, and safety. Essentially, they serve two purposes: to protect baby teeth from further breakage or decay and to help guide the adult tooth into place.
Pediatric Dental Crowns in Highlands Ranch & Castle Pines
Whether your child needs a crown or has a cavity, we are here to help! We always recommend the best treatment options for the health of your child's baby tooth and the permanent tooth underneath. To schedule your child's dental exam, please give us a call at (303) 865-4066!