When a child’s tooth is cracked, broken, or impacted by damage to the dental pulp, thus requiring a baby root canal, Dr. Rez at Islands Pediatric Dentistry will turn to dental crowns in order to restore affected teeth. Based on a patient’s unique needs, the appropriate type of tooth crown will be determined.
For children who are unable to cope with the delivery of dental care, who have a high level of dental anxiety or who have special needs, we offer various sedation dentistry options for completing a dental crown procedure. Learn more about dental crowns below or request an appointment online.
Gilbert, Arizona Pediatric Dental Crowns
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a restoration that covers or “caps” a tooth, restoring it to its normal size and shape while strengthening it and protecting it from further cracking or breakage. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is broken down to the point where a filling won’t be effective. In addition, dental crowns are often needed following a pediatric root canal, wherein part of the baby tooth’s nerve has been removed.
What types of crown options do you offer?
Our team at Islands Pediatric Dentistry can provide:
- Stainless steel dental crowns (with or without white facing)
- White Zirconia Crowns
- Zirconia Crowns for Permanent teeth
Stainless Steel Dental Crowns
Stainless steel crowns can preserve more of the tooth structure than other types of crowns. They withstand biting and chewing forces well and rarely chip or break.
The biggest drawback of stainless steel crowns is their metallic color. They are ideal for rear teeth that are less visible. Stainless Steel Crowns with white facing are available for treating Anterior (front) teeth.
White Zirconia Crowns (White Caps)
White crowns made of zirconia can be used to strengthen decayed teeth as they provide a more esthetic alternative to traditional Stainless Steel Crowns. They are close in color to the natural teeth, so they are more cosmetically pleasing.
However, white crowns are a lot more technique sensitive and require great cooperation from your child to achieve the best result. For children who are unable to cope with the delivery of dental care, who have a high level of dental anxiety or who have special needs, we offer various sedation dentistry options for completing a dental crown procedure. Learn more about dental crowns below or request an appointment online.
What does getting dental crowns involve?
Dental crown placement is performed in-office. Before the procedure, a child will receive local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and area around the tooth. Dr. Rez prides himself in giving Local injections without any or with minimal discomfort. Your child’s comfort is always on our minds. Once numbed, Dr. Rez will remove the cavity and affected part of the tooth. He will also shape the affected tooth to the necessary form before introducing the appropriate type of crown, which is designed to fit tightly over it. Once the correct fitting size crown has been selected, the crown will be cemented into place. After the procedure, patients will be advised to avoid super hard food to prevent fractures to the crown and sticky foods (gum and sticky candy) to prevent the crown from falling off.
If you need to schedule a visit for your child with cracked teeth or want to learn more about pediatric dental crowns, call our office at (602) 384-2955 or request an appointment at Islands Pediatric Dentistry by filling out the form on this page.
Zirconia Crowns for Permanent Teeth
If a child’s permanent tooth is badly broken or has a large cavity a Zirconia crown may be recommended. They are close in color to the natural teeth, so they are more cosmetically pleasing. The procedure is similar to performing other types of crowns except that the crown is fabricated by a dental lab. Before the procedure, child will receive local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth and area around the tooth. Once numbed, Dr. Rez will remove the cavity and affected part of the tooth. He will also shape the affected tooth to the necessary form before scanning an image of the tooth using our cutting edge iTero Scanner . iTero makes it easy by eliminating the need for obtaining a mold of the tooth. A digital image of the tooth is sent to the lab and your child’s crown will be ready to deliver in about one week. Your child will go home with a temporary crown while the dental lab mills out the Zirconia crown.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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