A crown is a cover placed over damaged or decayed teeth that restore the shape of the tooth. Some people refer to a crown as a “cap.”
A pediatric crown restores teeth that are broken or decayed and cannot be supported by a dental filling. A pediatric crown "fits" over the entire structure of the tooth above the gum. It can help strengthen your child's teeth, improve the ability to bite and chew and, of course, improve their smile.
Some parents often ask if it is best to pull the baby tooth rather than restore the tooth with a pediatric crown. Primary teeth save the space for adult teeth. If the area of the missing tooth is left without anything in its place, over time, the other teeth will move and shift towards the gap. The adult tooth will not have enough room to grow in properly.
You may recall that historically the only option to restore a primary tooth that was broken or decayed was to place a stainless steel crown. Now, Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry can offer more esthetically pleasing "all white" tooth color options. Some children are proud to show off their new shiny stainless steel crown, while other kids may prefer not to have their teeth stand out. Your pediatric dentist will discuss the options available for your child so that you can make a decision based on your concerns.
If you have any questions about pediatric crowns, Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry will be happy to answer them.
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