Pediatric Dental Crowns

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Children can experience a broken, cracked, or infected tooth just as adults can. In such situations, Dr. Shiva at Upper East Side Kids Dentist, may recommend placing a dental crown on the affected tooth. And, if your child is apprehensive or simply not yet comfortable with a trip to the dentist, we offer several gentle sedation options for children who may feel anxious.

What is a Pediatric Dental Crown?

A dental crown, also called a dental cap, fits over the surface of a tooth. It restores the regular shape and size of your child’s tooth and helps it regain strength. The crown also protects the tooth from breaking or cracking again. While we will typically first attempt to restore the tooth with a filling, this isn’t always possible. Your child may also need a pediatric dental crown following root canal therapy.

Stainless Steel and White Dental Crowns

Dr. Shiva typically chooses either a stainless steel or white dental crown for your child. The first type preserves the most tooth structure. It is strong enough to withstand the forces of chewing and biting. One drawback to this crown type is the noticeable metallic color. This isn’t an issue for back teeth and for anterior (front) teeth, we can create a white facing for the crown.  Although not as durable, a white dental crown is more aesthetically pleasing. It’s also important to remember that a dental crown may need to be replaced when the baby tooth falls out.

Placing Your Child’s Dental Crown

To ensure your child’s comfort, Dr. Shiva will administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the area surrounding it. You may also consider a sedative option for your child at this point as deemed appropriate. After ensuring the tooth is numb, Dr. Shiva first shapes the tooth, then places the custom crown over the top of it. The last step is to cement the dental crown in place.

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