A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, stainless steel is most commonly used for pediatric crowns. Stainless steel crowns are highly durable, easily cleansable and will last many years, ideally until the primary tooth in question is lost.
Reasons for Pediatric Crowns:
Broken or fractured teeth
Badly decayed teeth
Pulp (nerve) treatment
What does getting a crown involve?
A stainless steel crown procedure is done in one visit. Dr. Wilhite will discuss the procedure in detail with you in advance if a stainless steel crown is the recommended necessary treatment for your child.
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