Zirconia or White Crowns for Kids
If your child has a larger cavity, they may require a full-coverage crown to fix it. Sprig pediatric zirconia crowns is a biocompatible esthetic white alternative to silver crowns for the back teeth and a stronger alternative to plastic resin crowns for the front teeth. Dr. Claire is a certified provider of Sprig Pediatric Zirconia Crown.
At Starlight Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, we will always try to prevent dental problems before they occur. Unfortunately, many children need some form of restorative treatment due to tooth decay or gum disease. Significant damage or tooth decay may even require the placement of a dental crown.
Thanks to improvements in technology, technique, and materials, there are more dental crown options than ever before. While stainless stain is still a common option for primary (baby) teeth, we now offer zirconia crowns as well. zirconia is a ceramic compound that is both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Reasons for Child Dental Crowns
The underlying goal of all dental crowns is to save a tooth from extraction or tooth loss. However, we may recommend a crown for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons include:
An early childhood cavity can cause so much damage that it threatens the life of a primary or baby tooth. While primary teeth eventually fall out, the premature loss of a tooth can create greater complications for your child’s oral health. The most common issues are misaligned or impacted permanent teeth.
If the damage to a primary tooth is severe, a crown may be the only option. Depending on the location of the tooth, we may recommend a zirconia crown to restore its appearance. Dr. Claire Escario will determine if your child is a suitable candidate for zirconia during a consultation appointment.
Zirconia Crown Procedure
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that restores the function and aesthetic of the tooth. Most zirconia crowns are prefabricated, meaning the procedure can be completed in a single appointment. During the procedure, we may need to reshape the natural enamel to accommodate the shape and size of the crown.
After the tooth is properly prepared, we use dental cement to bond the restoration to the tooth permanently. Dr. Claire Escario will choose an appropriately-sized crown that best fits your child’s mouth and prevents malocclusions (misaligned bites). Once the crown is in place, it should prevent the primary tooth from falling out prematurely.
Benefits of Zirconia Crowns
Zirconia has become one of the most popular restorative materials during the last few years, but it is relatively new to pediatric dentistry. We specialize in zirconia crowns due to their many benefits, some of which include:
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If your child has a badly damaged or decayed tooth, you should take action immediately! Call 571-833-1440 to schedule a consultation appointment today!