When Your Child Needs A Crown

Your kid will need a dental crown if their tooth is significantly damaged — whether it is cracked, chipped, or has been hurt by decay. It can also strengthen a tooth after a filling has been placed. A crown is made from metal, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or zirconia. Usually, metal ones go on the molars because these teeth are less visible and need to withstand more bite pressure. Porcelain is the more common choice for teeth in the front of the mouth. Regardless of the material used, your child’s dentist will make the crown blend seamlessly in with the rest of their teeth to make it as unnoticeable as possible.

What To Expect From The Procedure

When your child comes in to have one placed, their dentist will take detailed images of the damaged tooth using the latest technology like intraoral cameras and digital x-rays. Next, they will make detailed impressions of their teeth. The impression goes to a lab technician who will make the crown. Finally, the dentist will carefully place the crown on your child’s tooth, making sure it fits precisely for their little smile.

Contact Us To Learn More About Crowns

If your child needs to have their tooth strengthened, a crown can help. Schedule an appointment today by calling Shirley Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, at 631-399-1600. We proudly serve all nearby areas as well.