Dental crowns are a common fix for a variety of oral health problems for adults. What about children, is it common or even necessary for your child to get a dental crown? To answer this question, we need first to understand what dental crowns are. Dental crowns are caps that restore the tooth to its proper shape, size, and function. If your child has any of the following issues, then our dentists at Golnick Pediatric Dental Associates may recommend a dental crown for them.
There are several different types of dental crowns made of different materials. Alloy, ceramic, porcelain, and stainless steel are a few options. Your child’s dentist will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to each of these options and see which is best for your child.
Obviously, it is better to never need a dental crown, especially at a young age. What can you do to prevent your child from needing a crown? Do everything to avoid tooth decay or damage. This means brush, brush, brush their teeth! Teach your child from a young age good brushing and flossing habits. Teach them to brush thoroughly. Don’t let them forget about those hard to reach molars. If your child plays an impact rick sport, then try investing in a custom-made mouthguard.
Treat dental issues promptly. Call us for any more questions you may have or to see if your child needs dental crowns. If your child is complaining of tooth pain, then call Golnick Pediatric Dental Associates today!