What is a Dental Crown?
Our teeth are made up of several different parts and materials. The layer that you can see when you smile is called the crown. Pediatric crowns are made of enamel, which is a hard, durable substance that takes a lot of wear and tear during biting, chewing, and even speaking.
Enamel is the hardest substance produced by the human body, and is well-designed for its job. However, accidents happen. Collisions may crack or chip a tooth. Cavities might destroy the enamel through decay. Whatever the cause of the damage, these teeth need to be repaired.
That is where the pediatric dental crown replacement comes in.
A synthetic dental crown for children is placed over the damaged area like a little tooth cap. This restores the biting surface to its full function and seals away the soft, inner tissues of the tooth, protecting them from bacteria or particles that could cause further damage.
Why Place a Crown on a Baby Tooth?
It is a common myth that baby teeth don’t need the same level of attention that an adult tooth might. They are temporary, after all. Why replace or restore one when a permanent tooth will replace it later?
The truth is that baby teeth are actually vital to the health of later permanent teeth. Their arrangement, level of crowding, and relative health affect the arrangement, crowding, and health of the teeth that come in after them.
That’s why we have children’s dentists.
Here in our dental office, we take pride in only offering the safest of dental treatment options. That means that there is no mercury in our fillings, crowns, or other restorations.
Every dental crown we make is crafted from high-quality dental porcelain. This porcelain is custom- designed to perfectly fit the individual patient. Not only will the dental crown your child receives be top quality and functional, but it will be comfortable as well.
Near San Jose? Contact Us About Dental Crowns Today!
If you’re in the San Jose area and have questions about children’s dentistry or about dental crowns, don’t hesitate to give us a call, text, or email. We love making dentistry as seamless as possible for children and adults!