Children’s teeth are at great risk for developing cavities. Even though baby teeth are temporary, they play a vital role in your child’s smile and should receive proper care. When your child’s baby teeth are severely decayed, fillings are unlikely to be an effective treatment, and your dentist may recommend a stainless-steel dental crown. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends stainless-steel dental crowns as the treatment of choice for children with extensive tooth decay or children who have received a pulpotomy (a root canal procedure for children).

A stainless-steel crown provides many benefits, including:

  • Durability
  • An inexpensive treatment
  • Complete protection for the affected tooth
  • Little to no tooth sensitivity following treatment
  • Reduced likelihood of retreatment
  • Greater success than fillings in children younger than age 4
  • Easier to provide for children who need general anesthesia in order to receive treatment
  • Effective space maintainers – in fact, stainless-steel crowns are often used as attachments for space maintainers

Our dentist and team are committed to providing your child with the best possible treatments to help them develop strong smiles and enjoy long-term oral health. We invite you to contact our office today for more information about stainless-steel dental crowns for baby teeth and to make an appointment with our dentist.