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Pediatric Dental Crowns

A pediatric dental crown protects and strengthens a damaged tooth.

Orthodontics San Diego

Dental crowns for kids

When a severely decayed, damaged or infected tooth doesn’t have enough structure or strength to support a filling, a dental crown may be recommended instead. A dental crown, or cap, fits over the entire tooth to the gumline to protect it and restore its shape, strength, function and appearance. Dental crowns are an excellent long-term solution for permanent teeth, but they can also be used on primary teeth to preserve them until they’re ready to fall out naturally.

Why Get a Dental Crown on a Baby Tooth?

While baby teeth will fall out eventually, they serve a number of important functions while they’re in place, such as saving space for the permanent teeth, helping with chewing and speaking, and promoting proper facial development. Losing a primary tooth too early can cause a host of issues, including orthodontic problems. That’s why, in some cases, when a tooth is years away from falling out naturally, it’s in a child’s best interest to save the tooth with a dental crown.

Dental Crowns
Dental Crowns

What’s the Best Type of Dental Crown for My Child?

We offer several different types of dental crowns at San Diego Smile Pros, including stainless steel crowns and tooth-colored zirconia crowns. Dr. Hayes will help you decide on the best type for your child, which will depend on your preferences, where the damaged tooth is located in the mouth and whether it’s a baby tooth or permanent tooth.

Benefits Of
Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns
Protects the tooth

A crown covers all of the tooth’s visible surfaces, protecting it from future cavities and damage.

Restores function

By replacing lost tooth structure and strengthening the tooth, a crown will help your child continue to chew, speak and smile with confidence.

Very durable

We use the highest quality materials for crowns that will stand up to biting pressure and last for years (or until the baby tooth falls out).

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