Cosmetic Dental Crowns
Your child’s permanent teeth affect the appearance of their smile. So if they struggle with teeth that are misshapen, cracked, discolored, or otherwise damaged, it can affect their self-esteem. Fortunately, your pediatric dentist in Fort Collins, CO, has an easy solution. It’s called a cosmetic dental crown, and it can restore your child’s smile to its former beauty.
What Is a Cosmetic Dental Crown?
What is a Cosmetic Dental Crown: Because baby front teeth begin to fall out at age 6 or 7 years and baby molars are lost age 10-12, they do not need the type of crowns adults get which are over $1000 and require multiple visits. Kids need a crown to restore shape and function to a baby tooth and hold space for the permanent tooth that comes later.
In the past, only metal or stainless steel crowns were available for kids. Now we have a zirconium crown for front teeth or molars that is white! These crowns come in variety of sizes and mimic natural teeth amazingly well! They are cemented with a special glass ionomer glue that bonds to dentin, so they can save even the most severely broken down teeth.
What Is the Procedure to Place a Dental Crown?
Procedure to place a cosmetic dental crown. Crowns can be placed in the office by Drs. Rachel or Greg in one visit lasting no more than 40 minutes. Usually the child receives Nitrous Oxide to hide the injection and make time fly by. The kids get immediate function and can show off their cosmetic dental crowns when back at school. Unlike adult crowns, the dentist makes the tooth fit the crown. If a baby root canal is required, that can be done at the same appointment. Some children’s dentists require a child to be under General Anesthesia for this procedure, but all dentists are not created equal! Dr. Greg and Dr. Rachel can help advise you if a crown is an option for your child, then accomplish what they recommend in an affordable way!
What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dental Crowns?
Benefits of a Cosmetic Dental Crown: A crown on a baby tooth is only recommended when the tooth does not have enough structure to hold a filling such as when the tooth is badly decayed or broken. The vast majority of children can receive a filling for small cavities and avoid the crown! For those teeth that require crowns, the child is young enough to need that tooth for a few years, and parents object to stainless steel crowns, the zirconium Cosmetic Dental Crown is the way to go!
If your child has one or more damaged, permanent teeth, cosmetic dental crowns are good solutions. Call Big Grins Pediatric Dentistry in Fort Collins, CO, today for more information. One of our friendly and knowledgeable associates is always waiting to take your call and to answer any questions you may have regarding the placement of cosmetic dental crowns.