Dental crowns help protect and preserve a child’s natural tooth. At Stagecoach Children's Dental Center in Magnolia, Texas, Keith Coe, DDS, offers pediatric crowns as one of many restorative treatment options. When you’re ready to learn more, booking a visit is as simple as making a quick phone call or spending a few moments online.
Dental crowns work to protect your natural tooth tissue. Sometimes referred to as “caps,” dental crowns cover all visible surfaces of a natural tooth. They provide protection and structural stability to a tooth that’s been severely damaged.
Most crowns used in pediatric dentistry are made from stainless steel. This versatile material is incredibly durable, providing a level of protection that is unsurpassed. Crowns can be placed on both baby teeth and permanent teeth.
Kids who develop severe dental decay are often good candidates for a dental crown. Once a tooth requires a large filling or multiple fillings, a dental crown may be the only way to restore proper tooth structure.
Crowns are also helpful in treating a tooth that has cracked or broken. Left untreated, cracks and fractures allow bacteria to enter the interior structure of the tooth where infection can quickly develop. Dental crowns cover damaged tooth tissue, enabling kids to bite and chew normally without risk of harm.
Restoring damaged teeth allows kids to maintain stability and balance in their bite. These treatments help prevent additional dental issues that develop when missing teeth allow remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, or place undue pressure on remaining teeth.
X-ray imaging is usually part of the diagnostic process. If Dr. Coe determines a dental crown is the best treatment option, he explains what to expect.
On the day of the procedure, an injection of numbing medication ensures your child remains comfortable throughout the treatment. Sedation dentistry options are available for kids and teens who have dental anxiety.
Once the anesthetic takes effect, Dr. Coe begins by removing any decayed tooth tissue and preparing the tooth for the crown. This includes shaping the tooth to make room for the crown.
Placing the crown is a simple and straightforward process. Once the new crown is secure, your child’s bite is restored and the tooth functions normally. Dr. Coe checks the crown during all subsequent dental exams.
If you’d like more information about dental crowns for children and teens, call Stagecoach Children’s Dental Center to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and available around the clock.