What is a Stainless Steel Crown?
It is not uncommon for baby teeth or even permanent teeth to crack, break or otherwise become compromised. In order to protect the mouth and cover areas that are sharp and jagged, we may suggest having a stainless steel crown placed. This crown is made out of stainless steel and is custom fitted to your child’s smile. This ensures that it feels comfortable and works well to enhance their oral functioning.
Why would a Stainless Steel Crown be needed?
There are several reasons for why your child may need a stainless steel crown. In most cases, it’s recommended to have a crown placed when a tooth has broken or cracked. A tooth that is broken may feel jagged and sharp, so placing a crown can cover these areas and smooth dentition. Another reason a stainless steel crown may be needed is because your child has had a root canal and needs to protect the now-vulnerable tooth.
What makes your child a good candidate for Stainless Steel Crowns?
In order to determine if a crown is needed, Dr. Mina will perform an exam and check your child’s teeth. Most children who need a crown can safely have one placed. The crown is made to fit over your child’s tooth perfectly. It can last for many years, and stainless steel crowns are incredibly durable and long-lasting.
What happens during the Stainless Steel Crown procedure?
We begin by filing down the tooth that will be crowned. We offer a variety of different sedation options for your child to make the appointment more comfortable. We then take impressions of the tooth and use these to make a new stainless steel crown. The crown is permanently placed over the tooth and helps in restoring functionality to your child’s mouth.
If your child needs a stainless steel crown and you’re looking to learn more about this restorative option, call our office today and one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.