As a parent, you do all you can to make sure your child grows up with the best oral health and the happiest possible smile. Even with good home hygiene, decay and traumatic injuries can happen and affect the integrity of a primary tooth. We try to keep your child’s primary teeth intact as best as possible until the permanent teeth erupt.
Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve a tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used if your child has a tooth that is broken, worn or damaged, or is too compromised to hold a filling.
A crown is often referred to as a “cap.” It covers the entire top portion of the tooth providing the greatest overall protection. We offer several types of crowns.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are fantastic options to restore teeth. They are durable and easy to place. The main disadvantage are the esthetics, however since they are predominantly placed on primary crowns they won't be in the mouth forever.
Zirconia Crowns (aka White Crowns)
Zirconia crowns are made from zirconium dioxide. They are safe (biocompatible), durable and are the most esthetic crowns on the market. The disadvantages are they require more patient cooperation during placement and may require additional nerve treatment.