For a tooth that requires additional protection, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends the use of a stainless-steel crown. Just like adult teeth get crowns, sometimes baby teeth need additional support and by covering the tooth with a stainless steel crown to give it its best chance.
A crown is a type of dental restoration that is used to cover and protect a tooth that has been damaged or decayed. These stainless steel crowns can withstand the chewing and biting forces of young children. They are also pre-fabricated, which means that they are ready-made and can be placed in just one visit!
The process of getting a stainless steel crown is quick and easy. After numbing the area, our friendly team will remove any decay and clean the tooth. Then, the stainless steel crown will be placed over the tooth and adjusted for a perfect fit. The entire process usually takes about 30 minutes to an hour per tooth.
With proper care, these crowns can last for several years, ensuring your child’s tooth is protected and their smile stays healthy and beautiful.