Just like adult, permanent teeth, sometimes baby (primary) teeth have cavities that reach the nerve of the tooth. In order to save the tooth, the nerve needs to be partially removed and treated. A tooth that requires this nerve treatment will most likely need a stainless steel crown in order to give this tooth its best chance.
Just like adult teeth, baby (primary) teeth can also get cavities that reach the nerve. But don’t worry, we’ve got your little one covered! We can save the tooth by removing the nerve and giving it a little TLC.
The process of getting a nerve treatment and stainless steel crown is quick and easy. After numbing the area, the dentist 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.