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If your child has a large cavity or a missing tooth, a dental crown may be a great option. Tooth crowns are widely used in dentistry, and can be used when fillings aren’t large enough to sufficiently fill in the gap. Crowns help renew the tooth to its normal shape and function.
Here are a few facts so you can know if a tooth crown is a good option for your child.
Does My Child Need A Crown?
While fillings may be used for smaller cavities, crowns can be used when cavities have grown too large or when a tooth is missing entirely. They can also be used to cover cracks or dental implants so the tooth looks more natural.
What Are Metal Crowns?
Tooth crowns can be made out of a few different materials. Metal crowns are a great option for a child who still has their baby teeth, because metal crowns can be used as a temporary solution. Once adult teeth come in, other materials can be used instead of metal, so your child’s teeth look more natural.
What Are Ceramic And Resin Crowns?
Rather than using metal, ceramic and resin crowns are a great option for your child if their adult teeth have started coming in. Ceramic and resin crowns can be colored to look more like your child’s natural teeth. While all crowns help your child use their teeth more naturally, ceramic and resin crowns help make damaged teeth blend in with surrounding teeth.
How Do I Care for Crowned Teeth?
First, remember to stick to the basics. Be sure to remind your child of the importance of brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. This not only keeps their natural teeth looking nice, but keeps any crowned teeth from collecting bacteria and plaque. You should also make sure your child avoids chewing on hard and sticky foods, such as ice cubes and popcorn kernels. These can loosen crowns and make them fall out.
Talk to Dr. Luchini and her staff about having a crown placed for your child today!