Dental crowns, also called dental caps, are commonly used to save teeth that are at risk of losing them. It is common for a child to receive a filling when he or she has a cavity. By filling the cavity, the tooth can once again function normally. An untreated cavity will only get worse if it is not treated in a timely manner. Once a tooth is damaged beyond a certain point, fillings may no longer be an option for treating it. A dental crown at Solomon Kids might be the best option for your child if he or she has a large cavity or a cracked tooth. An existing tooth can be covered with a dental crown to restore its strength and functionality.
An alternative to extracting the tooth from a child’s mouth, which can result in problems with their permanent teeth, is to treat it with a kids’ dental crown. There are two options for dental crowns for children today, silver crowns and white crowns. In spite of the fact that white crowns are less noticeable, silver crowns are often recommended for their durability and long-lasting quality.
Dental crowns are not difficult to place on your child’s teeth and are quite common among children. Many times, kids’ dental crowns are needed due to cavities and accidents.
Many children will not brush and floss as they should, but they must understand the importance of good oral hygiene habits.
A soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste are good oral care recommendations for children. Children should floss once a day but brush their teeth at least twice a day and for two minutes each time. A good oral care routine daily will prevent your child from needing a kids’ dental crown.
Contact Solomon Kids today to schedule an appointment for your child’s dental crown. Appointments can also be booked online using our booking system.