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While kids are still mastering their oral hygiene routines, they can receive cavities from time to time. If their decay grows too large to repair with a traditional dental filling, we could place a crown to restore your child’s tooth instead. This treatment covers the entirety of their injury above the gum line to return their tooth’s function and withstand their bite. After repairing your child’s smile, they can continue to practice their brushing and flossing techniques with a smile they can be proud of!

At your Shirley, NY pediatric dentist and orthodontist, we care for children like yours every single day! By focusing on dental care for kids, we know just how to repair their smiles after cavities take a toll. By placing a proper restoration, we preserve their grins as they grow into adolescence.

Repairing Your Child’s Tooth

When your child’s tooth requires a dental crown to heal, it is usually the result of advanced tooth decay or physical injury. When we catch decay early in its process, we can often use a dental filling. But when plaque corrodes too much surface material, a filling cannot return the integrity of their bite. In these instances, a crown can seal the entire tooth above the gum line. We could also use this treatment after removing a dangerous bacterial infection. Because we permanently alter the surface of the teeth when accessing the inner pulp chamber, a crown can restore the shape and protection of the tooth.

Placing Your Child’s Dental Crown

We will examine your child’s smile to determine which materials best treat their injury. For teeth in the back of their mouths, we may use porcelain-fused-to-metal to provide added support for the force of their molars. For teeth in the front of their smile, we could use porcelain we color to match their natural shade. This helps complement their more visible front-facing teeth.

To design their restoration, we will take images to help create a crown that fits the specific contour of their bite. To provide comfort during placement, we will apply a local anesthetic to the affected area. After bonding the restoration to your child’s tooth, we will polish it to offer a pleasing look.

Talk To Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist About Repairing Your Child’s Tooth   

By scheduling routine dental care for your child, we can help fight tooth decay and other oral threats as they grow. When we discover a cavity at a child’s checkup, we can place dental fillings or crowns to help restore their grin! Tackling tooth decay helps us stop its progression to preserve little teeth. To find out more about the services we offer for kids, please contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.