Pediatric Crowns in Pearland, TX

Pediatric Crowns in Pearland, TX

Children are particularly susceptible to developing cavities as they are still developing their oral hygiene habits and are more likely to eat sugary foods. If a tooth becomes affected by decay, it will require prompt treatment to ensure that the tooth is not damaged severely. Usually, the treatment for a dental cavity is a filling. However, if it has progressed and gotten worse, a filling may not be enough to restore the tooth to health. In that case, a pediatric crown would be the answer. At Radford Dental Wellness for Young People, we offer this treatment to restore healthy teeth to the children of Pearland, TX.

Why is a crown needed?

Dental crowns are used for a variety of reasons. They can treat a severe cavity, be placed on a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment, or be used to restore a broken tooth.

When a tooth becomes so severely decayed that a filling is not sufficient to treat it, your pediatric dentist Pearland will likely want to save it rather than extracting it. If the tooth is a baby tooth and the permanent tooth is not coming in soon, it is important to keep the baby tooth in position (or otherwise place a space maintainer). To prevent the remaining teeth from shifting along the gum line and inhibiting the permanent tooth when it is ready to erupt. It is also important to keep baby teeth in place to allow the child to continue eating and speaking properly.

About Dental Crowns

Crowns are hollow, artificial teeth that can be made from a variety of materials. They are permanently cemented over a damaged tooth to keep it protected, prevent bacteria from entering, and to offer structural support.

A commonly-used material is stainless steel, as it is strong and holds up well on load-bearing teeth. Crowns can also be made of porcelain, ceramic, or zirconia.

Procedure

It will take two appointments to have a crown placed. At first, the tooth (or teeth) receiving crowns will be prepared by having cavities and decay removed, then having the tooth cleaned and either filed down to make room for the crown to fit or build-up to sufficiently support the crown. A mold will then be made of the tooth to have the crown made. Your child will need to return to the dentist near you to have the finished crown cemented in place.

At Radford Dental Wellness for Young People, we will be able to evaluate the health of your child’s teeth in Pearland, TX and recommend crown placement when necessary.

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