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Due to diet, oral hygiene and active lifestyle, children’s teeth are at great risk for developing dental caries (cavities). Though baby teeth are temporary, they play a vital role in your child’s smile and should receive proper care and attention. In the case that a child’s baby teeth become severely decayed, fillings may not suffice to be an effective treatment and their dentist may recommend a dental crown. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends dental crowns as the treatment of choice for children with extensive tooth decay or children who have received a pulpotomy (a root canal procedure for children).
Keep in mind stainless-steel crown provides many benefits as well, including:
· Quick placement time
· Complete protection for the affected tooth
· Reduced likelihood of retreatment
· Greater success than fillings in children younger than age 4
· Easier to provide for children who need general anesthesia in order to receive treatment
Our dentists and team are committed to providing your child with the best possible treatment to help them develop strong healthy smiles and enjoy long-term oral health. We invite you to contact our office today for more information about dental crowns for baby teeth or to make an appointment with our dentist to ensure all of your questions are answered.