Although they’re not permanent, baby teeth are essential for your child’s long-term oral health. Crowns are an effective way to preserve baby teeth until they fall out naturally. The specialists at Pediatric Dental Group of New York offer the highest standard of children’s dental care in Albany and Glens Falls, New York, so you can rely upon them for everything from routine early dental care to crowns and other advanced tooth preservation procedures. Call the office nearest you or click the online appointment tool.
Dental crowns are cap-like tooth covers. Crowns preserve a tooth that needs some extra support or protection. Crowns attach permanently to the tooth, encasing it completely down to the gum line.
Your child may need a dental crown in the following situations.
Children may need crowns on either primary teeth or adult teeth.
Pediatric Dental Group of New York uses stainless steel crowns for children's dentistry, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Stainless steel crowns are highly durable, cost-effective, and long-lasting, so they'll protect your child's vulnerable primary tooth until their adult tooth pushes through.
Many parents wonder why their child needs crowns on teeth that will fall eventually.
The main reason is that primary teeth work as space preservers for adult teeth. Your child needs their baby teeth to hold the space, thereby maintaining tooth alignment, preventing crowding, and avoiding other orthodontic issues later.
If your child loses a baby tooth too early, that tooth gap can attract bacteria that attack the gum tissue and the neighboring teeth. Your child also needs their primary teeth for normal speech development and normal eating as they grow.
With a crown on your child’s vulnerable primary tooth, you can prevent all of these issues while helping them maintain full use of the tooth.
The Pediatric Dental Group of New York team starts by preparing your child's tooth. That involves careful shaping by removing a portion of the outer tooth.
Then, the team takes impressions of your child's tooth through digital imaging. The dental lab uses these images to create your child's new custom crown.
Your child wears a temporary crown home, and then you'll return to Pediatric Dental Group of New York for the permanent crown fitting.
Your child receives conscious sedation, typically nitrous oxide, to make the crown preparation and installation process comfortable and easy.
For crowns that protect your child’s teeth and oral health, call Pediatric Dental Group of New York or click the online booking tool now.