Dental Crowns: A Royal Repair for Teeth

Dental Crowns: A Royal Repair for Teeth

Does your child feel self-conscious over their teeth? Have they cracked, chipped, discolored, or broken their teeth? Their dentist at Golnick Pediatric Dental Associates may recommend a dental crown for them. Dental crowns are a royal repair for their smile.

Your child may require a dental crown if they have either of the following issues:

  • A cavity that is too big to fill
  • Lost tooth or teeth
  • A badly broken tooth
  • Discolored adult teeth
  • Have had a root canal

Getting A Dental Crown

Dental crowns are typically made out of porcelain or ceramic. Porcelain mimics the natural appearance of your tooth’s enamel and is a strong material. Ceramic crowns are typically a cheaper option. Ask your dentist which material works best for your situation. Before placing a dental crown, your dentist will remove any debris or decay from the area. They will then reshape to the desired shape, only after numbing the area for your comfort. Your dentist will then take an impression of your tooth and bite and send it to a lab. After making your customized crown, they will send it back to your dentist’s office. Your crown will then be cemented in place. Dental crown costs and insurance coverage vary patient to patient. Speak to our office to see what this means for you.

Taking Care of Your Crown

A dental crown is highly durable, similar to your natural tooth. This means equal care and keeping is necessary to ensure your crown doesn’t fall out. Good brushing and flossing habits are essential. Frequent dental cleanings are also vital to keep your child healthy and get the most out of your investment. Your dentist may recommend using a mouthguard if your child has the habit of grinding or clenching their teeth.

Contact our office today to set up your next appointment!

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