Dental crowns are a restorative treatment that can repair and protect a damaged tooth. When a child has a tooth that is weakened due to trauma, decay or dental treatments, a dental crown can provide a durable covering to prevent further damage. Our team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville offers beautiful, lasting dental crowns to protect the smiles of our young patients.
Dental Crowns for Children
When is a dental crown needed for a child? Whenever a permanent tooth is damaged, it is important to protect it from possible loss or extraction. Dental crowns may be used for dental restoration on permanent teeth that need a root canal or major dental repair to strengthen and protect the tooth structure. Crowns are also used for repairs to permanent teeth that are cracked or broken.
Even primary teeth can benefit from a dental crown. If the tooth is weak or damaged, a dental crown can protect it until the permanent tooth arrives. If the tooth is extracted, a space maintainer may be needed to reserve the space and prevent shifting of the surrounding teeth. A dental crown can offer an alternative, protecting the natural primary tooth from early loss.
White & Silver Crowns
Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville offers a variety of materials for dental crowns that come in different colors. While white crowns are preferred for aesthetics, metal or silver crowns can be more durable and affordable. Dr. Chong and our pediatric dental team can discuss the different options available for children’s crowns and which are the best for durability, appearance and cost in your circumstance.
Crowns can protect your child’s natural teeth and smile. If your child needs a tooth restoration, come see us at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. We offer advanced options in restorative dental treatments for kids, including white and silver crowns for children.