If your child has a cavity too severe for a dental filling, then we could offer relief and restoration with a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist will explain how we create and place custom crowns for children, and for adults too!
When Kids Need a Crown
A dental crown is a restoration that covers the visible portion of a tooth, everything above the gum line. For this reason, we can address a variety of restorative issues, and even offer cosmetic improvement at the same time. We could place them to treat tooth decay and infections, and to also repair crack., chipped, or broken teeth too. The restoration has been used to reshape malformed teeth and improve bite balance too, correcting issues with balance or chewing.
Custom and Lifelike Restorations
Each one we provide our young patients has been custom-made to ensure a comfortable fit, a balanced bite, and of course, a lifelike appearance. To begin, our team will administer a local numbing agent and then gently remove structure from the tooth. Images and measurements taken with digital x-rays and intraoral camas will then be used in a lab setting to design and craft the restoration. When possible, we opt for materials like ceramic, which can be color-matched to blend with the smile. But metal could still be used for side and rear teeth, which must endure greater bite forces and pressure. The total time takes between one and two visits on average.
Treatment for Adults Too
We could also assist adults, as a crown also repairs damage and decay in older smiles too. If there are missing teeth, we could even use them to secure a dental bridge, restoring function, health, and beauty to the smile. Our team will take a custom approach again to ensure lifelike results and proper bite balance and comfort. If you damage a tooth, even if the crack or chip appears minor, be sure to contact our team. The same goes for aching teeth too. We can help your family enjoy a healthy smile again, from your youngest to your oldest. If you have any questions about how we restore smiles with dental crowns, or about any of our other treatments for kids and adults, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist Today
We would love to help kids avoid discomfort and complications by placing a custom dental restoration. To learn more about restoring smiles of all ages in our community, then contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600. We want to make sure patients of all ages smile with confidence!