We take lost and damaged teeth very seriously. Our crowns provide the restoration results you need to smile proudly and confidently.
Dental crowns are effective restorations when teeth are lost or severely damaged. Our crowns offer much-needed assistance with chewing and speaking. We use high-quality materials in our crowns to ensure the restorations last as long as possible and provide exceptional performance.
Pediatric silver dental crowns are often used for primary teeth when the tooth has extensive decay or structural damage that cannot be effectively restored with a traditional filling. These crowns are durable and provide protection for the remaining tooth structure, allowing your child to continue using the tooth until it naturally falls out as part of their dental development.
Dental Crown Process
The process of placing pediatric silver dental crowns involves several steps to ensure the successful restoration of a primary (baby) tooth. Here’s an overview of the typical process:
1. Dental Examination: The process begins with a thorough dental examination of your child’s tooth. This examination helps our dentists assess the extent of tooth decay and whether a silver dental crown is necessary.
2. Local Anesthesia: To ensure your child’s comfort during the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area.
3. Tooth Preparation: Our dentists then removes any decayed or damaged parts of the tooth, creating a stable base for the crown. This may involve removing a significant portion of the tooth’s outer structure.
4. Crown Sizing: Our dentists selects an appropriately sized silver dental crown for your child. These crowns are pre-fabricated in various sizes to fit different tooth shapes.
5. Crown Placement: The selected crown is fitted over the prepared tooth. The dentist may need to make minor adjustments to ensure a proper fit.
6. Crown Cementation: Dental cement is used to secure the silver crown onto the tooth. Excess cement is removed, and the crown is checked for proper alignment and bite.
7. Bite Check: Your child’s bite is carefully checked to ensure that it is aligned correctly with the neighboring teeth. Any necessary adjustments are made to ensure proper occlusion.
8. Final Polishing: Our dentists polishes the crown to make it smooth and comfortable for your child.
9. Post-Procedure Care: After the crown is in place, our dentists or dental assistants provides post-procedure care instructions to you and your child. This typically includes guidance on maintaining good oral hygiene and what to expect in terms of any temporary discomfort.
10. Follow-Up Appointments: It’s common to schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the crown’s condition and your child’s oral health.
A pulpotomy is a common dental procedure that involves the partial removal of the pulp tissue from the center of a tooth, typically in cases of deep dental decay or trauma. It is most commonly performed on baby teeth to preserve the tooth and prevent further infection or discomfort. During a pulpotomy, our dentists will remove the infected or damaged portion of the pulp, disinfects the remaining healthy pulp, and seals the tooth with a filling material. This procedure is effective in relieving pain and maintaining the integrity of the tooth, allowing it to function normally until it naturally falls out as part of your child’s dental development.
A Kid-Friendly Dental Experience
We specialize in providing first-class dental care to children of all ages. What’s more, we are parents too! Therefore, we understand the busy lives of families and have created an experience to make your dental visits simpler. Learn more about our services or schedule an appointment today.