Does My Child Need A Dental Crown?
If your child has a tooth that is damaged beyond what a simple filling can repair, a dental crown may be needed to properly restore and strengthen the tooth. Our gentle and skilled pediatric dentists specialize in restoring smiles from babies to teens. We offer top quality solutions in both white and silver crowns at our Sugar Land office.
Dental Crowns For Children
If a primary tooth is broken, extensively decayed, or has had a nerve treatment, a routine filling may not be able to properly restore its function or protect it from future cracks and fractures. In such cases, a custom crown is the best solution. A crown will encase all visible surfaces of the tooth down to the gum line. Our pediatric dentists are exceptionally equipped to fit your child’s dental crown and determine whether a silver or white crown is best.
Silver And White Crowns
Depending on the location of the damaged tooth, a silver (stainless steel) or white crown is used. A silver crown is usually placed on the back teeth. This type of crown is made of strong stainless steel and provides the needed durability for your child's everyday chewing function. They can even withstand teeth clenching and teeth grinding habits, which can occur during nighttime sleep for many kids. The silver crowns have been proven safe and are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
White crowns are made from porcelain and are used on the front teeth for a repair that looks like your child’s enamel. Porcelain crowns are just as durable as stainless steel but provide a natural appearance to keep your child's smile metal-free. We use white crowns when necessary to improve the appearance and strength of a decayed or broken tooth.
Unlike stainless steel options, white porcelain crowns are prefabricated rather than custom-made for each. White crowns may also be used on the back teeth, where they will be white on the face and silver on the back.
Are Crowns Safe For Children?
Just like any other dental service at Sweetpea Smiles, our pediatric crowns are delivered with the highest regard to your child’s comfort and safety. Our office environment is uniquely designed to help them feel relaxed and at ease at every step. To further relieve your child’s anxiety during a crown procedure, we also offer a full menu of options in sedation dentistry.
To learn more about white and silver crowns from Sweetpea Smiles, please contact our office today!
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Insurance & Financing
Sweetpea Smiles works with many dental insurance companies, and we are happy to file and track your claims to help you maximize your benefits. We are in-network with most PPO plans which include the following: Cigna, MetLife, Delta Dental, Aetna, Guardian, BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Principal, and Boon Chapman.
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