Dental crowns are like small caps that fit snugly over a tooth. Stainless steel crowns are used to help preserve severely decayed or damaged baby teeth in children. Contrary to what people may think, baby teeth play an important role in your child’s dental health. Premature loss of baby teeth can have negative repercussions on permanent teeth when they come in. At Mona Dental for Kids in Spring, Texas, we offer stainless steel dental crowns for kids to help preserve the integrity of your children’s baby teeth until they fall out naturally.
Children are not always diligent in caring for their teeth. Poor oral hygiene habits coupled with too many sweets can result in a severely decayed tooth. If the decay has spread down to the pulp of the tooth, an ordinary filling won’t suffice for treatment. Under these circumstances, your child may need pulp therapy to cleanse the tooth of infectious tissue and a stainless steel crown to protect the tooth from further decay.
A stainless-steel crown will also strengthen the tooth so that it doesn’t crack or crumble due to damage caused by decay. Through the use of a stainless-steel crown, Dr. Mona Houshiar can also preserve a severely cracked or broken tooth due to an accidental injury so that it doesn’t have to be extracted. Once the crown is in place, your child will be able to use the tooth-like normal again.
Stainless steel crowns help restore the appearance and usefulness of baby teeth until they’re lost naturally. They also offer the following benefits for your child’s oral health: