After your child undergoes a pediatric root canal, the next step is to protect the weakened tooth with a dental crown. At Islands Pediatric Dentistry children’s crowns are used to help restore damaged baby teeth that have been repaired with root canal therapy.
Pediatric dental crowns in Gilbert, AZ cover a tooth, restoring it to the appropriate size and shape, while providing strength and protection from cracks or breaks. A child’s crown is necessary when a tooth is significantly broken down, and a filling won’t repair it effectively.
Islands Pediatric Dentistry provides the following crown materials:
Stainless Steel: These are predominately used on baby molars when there is large cavity. They are strong and hold up great. If you’re searching for a metal-free alternative, we offer all white Sprigs Zirconia crowns.
White Zirconia (white capes): Popular as a natural-looking alternative to stainless steel , white zirconia crowns are certified metal-free and biocompatible –something that can make a difference in your child’s general health as well as their dental health. They go on both front teeth and back teeth when there is a large cavity. They are more difficult to do and require your child’s cooperation for placement. Most often completed under moderate or deep sedation to achieve best results.
Placement of pediatric dental crowns is performed in our dental office. Children receive local anesthesia, and once numbed, you Gilbert pediatric dentist will remove the decay, or other affected parts of the tooth. Dr. Rez will also shape the damaged structure to the proper form before placing the appropriate type of dental crown. Children’s crowns are custom made to fit perfectly over the weakened tooth. The correctly fitted crown is then cemented in place. After the procedure, super hard and sticky foods should be avoided to prevent fractures in the new crown and slippage.