Protecting Precious Smiles

Pediatric Dentist Oak Ridge

When there is insufficient tooth structure to support a filling on decayed or damaged primary teeth, your pediatric dentist may recommend a crown. 

Alternative treatment options may be provided based on your child’s individual needs. A crown may be recommended for several reasons, including: 

  • to protect a primary or permanent tooth that has been treated for decay, fracture, or other issues. 
  • on a primary tooth to act as a placeholder until the permanent tooth is fully developed. 

Both primary and permanent teeth play a crucial role in protecting the gums, jaw, and surrounding teeth. Maintaining the tooth will ensure that the surrounding teeth come in straight and healthy and prevent them from drifting. 

Your pediatric dentist will recommend the best material for your child based on his or her individual needs. It is important to note that every type of crown has its advantages and disadvantages, and some are more useful in certain parts of the mouth than others. In order to ensure the oral health of your child, we will recommend what is in their best interest. 

For more information about pediatric dental crowns, please contact our pediatric dental office today.

Pediatric Dentist Oak Ridge

Restores Tooth Function

Dental crowns restore the full function of a damaged or decayed tooth. They allow your child to bite, chew, and speak properly, improving their overall oral health and comfort.

Protects Weakened Teeth

Crowns provide a protective cap over weakened teeth, preventing further damage and decay. This is particularly important for teeth that have undergone significant decay or root canal treatment.

Natural-Looking Results

Dental crowns are designed to match the color, shape, and size of your child’s natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural appearance. This ensures that the crown blends in with the surrounding teeth and maintains the aesthetics of your child’s smile.

Durable and Long-Lasting:

Made from strong materials such as porcelain or ceramic, dental crowns are durable and long-lasting. With proper care, they can last many years, providing a reliable solution for restoring damaged teeth.

Prevents Further Complications

By covering and protecting a damaged tooth, a dental crown helps prevent further complications such as tooth fractures, infections, and the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future.

Dental crowns can restore the function and appearance of a severely damaged tooth, allowing your child to chew and speak properly again. Crowns provide durable protection, preventing further damage and preserving the tooth for many years.