In Bell Gardens, CA

What Are Pediatric Dental Crowns?

Pediatric crowns are protective caps made from stainless steel, porcelain-metal mix, or zirconia that dentists place over your child’s teeth to protect them from damage. Dentists recommend them for children with fractures or severely decayed teeth. The crowns restore the tooth's shape, strength, and structural integrity.
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Pediatric Dental Crowns
Treatment Process

The Dental Exam and Anesthesia

The process of getting a pediatric crown starts with a comprehensive exam of your child’s teeth, gums, and oral cavity. The dentist will check your child’s overall dental health and the state of the affected tooth to decide whether a pediatric crown is necessary. If necessary, the dentist will inject lidocaine into the gums near the affected tooth to numb it, ensuring a painless procedure.

Tooth Preparation and Taking Impressions

Your dentist will use a drill or laser to do away with the decayed parts of your child’s teeth. They’ll then shape the teeth and use dental putty or a digital scanner to take impressions of the teeth. These impressions are sent to an external lab to manufacture the pediatric crown to your child’s specifications.

Crown Fabrication and Placement

After about two weeks, the dentist will call your child in for the crown pavement. During placement, a pediatric dentist will try the crown on your child’s teeth, checking its fit and comfort. If it fits comfortably, the dentist will use dental cement to bond the crown to the teeth and cure it with a special light. They’ll then give you instructions for taking care of the crown and your child’s teeth before releasing them.

The Benefits Of
Pediatric Dental Crowns

Protect Against Decay

Pediatric crowns are crucial for protecting the sensitive inner parts of your child’s teeth in case of a fracture or dental decay extending to the crowns. The cap forms a physical barrier that blocks microbes and other irritants from reaching the sensitive nerve fibers and connective tissue inside the tooth’s canals.

Restoration of Tooth Structure

Crowns also restore the tooth’s structure, enhancing its strength and structural integrity. As such, they allow your child to resume their usual diet and chew their food properly for better digestion. This is important for their overall health, growth, and development (physical and mental).

Highly durable

Dental crowns are made from strong, durable materials that last until your child loses the tooth. The crowns can withstand wear and tear from chewing, biting, and even teeth grinding to last several years.

Frequently Asked

How Long Will My Child’s Dental Crown Last?
What Is the Recovery Time After Pediatric Crown Placement?

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