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Dental Crown for Children

What is Dental Crown for Children?

Dental crown for children is a treatment to cure tooth decay that unable to be carried with fillings. If the tooth is too damaged, fragile, or in case the baby tooth’s root canal has been treated already, placing the fillings may break or wear off the fillings easily.

 

 

Types of Dental Crown for Children

  1. Stainless Steel Dental Crowns(Stainless steel) : strong, durable, metal color
  2. Ceramic Dental Crowns : good appearance but not as strong as the stainless steel

 

Dental Crown for Children Process

  • the dentist will examine the oral condition, determine if crown treatment can be carried out and X-ray
  • anesthetics is injected
  • teeth drilling is performed
  • polish the teeth according to individual oral structure
  • cover the crown on top and bond with the tooth

 

Duration for Dental Crown for Children

Dental crown for children usually takes about 15-30 minutes.

 

Lifespan of Dental Crown for Children

Dental crown for children can last until the baby tooth wear off but with a good aftercare.

 

Dental Crown for Children Aftercare

  • brush the teeth twice a day with toothbrush and use dental floss
  • avoid chewing hard food
  • have an appointment with the dentist every 6 months to check the crown and oral health

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q : Why dental crown treatment in children takes shorter than adult?
A : Children’s dental crown materials are readymade and able to proceed immediately, unlike the adult’s that are custom-made and required the waiting time.

 

Q : Does it hurt to get dental crown for children?
A : Taking dental crown treatment can be painful because the tooth is damaged from serious tooth decay. Anesthetics can be injected to ease that pain.