A dental crown is a custom-made covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A dental crown, which is also called a cap, will completely cover the visible part of the tooth when it is cemented in place.
Dental crowns are generally suggested for the permanent teeth. However, our dentist in Jamesville, New York, may recommend a dental crown for your child’s primary tooth in some situations, including:
—One or more dental crowns can protect your child’s teeth if he or she has a high risk for tooth decay. Crowns may be especially helpful if your child has a hard time keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
—A dental crown may be needed on a primary tooth if it is so damaged by decay that it cannot support a dental filling.
—For a child that has a hard time cooperating during dental treatment, our dentist may recommend dental crowns so that general anesthesia will not have to be used as often.
If our dentist decides to place a dental crown on a primary tooth, he will likely suggest a stainless steel crown.
We welcome you to contact The Dental Gallery today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your child’s next appointment with Dr. Kurt A. D'Amico.