For complete outer protection over a tooth, crowns are one of the best options. While a filling will repair a small area of a tooth, a crown is a cap that replaces the outer portion of the tooth. This can strengthen a weak tooth that has extensive damage or even be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of a tooth that is discolored or otherwise unattractive. At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we offer both white and silver crowns for our patients.
Dental Crowns for Children
As part of our pediatric dentistry treatments, for children who have teeth with more extensive cavities, a crown can protect that tooth and strengthen the exterior. Crowns can be placed on primary teeth or permanent teeth. Although primary teeth will eventually be replaced, a crown can be beneficial over extraction for several reasons. It helps keep the correct spacing in the mouth for tooth growth, can help with chewing and improve a child’s appearance.
White and Silver Crowns
Crowns can be made from several different materials and come in both white and silver colors. There are pros and cons to the different materials, including a difference in strength, appearance and cost. White crowns are usually made from porcelain or ceramic to give them a natural tooth appearance Silver crowns are made of metal, which can be less expensive in some cases and offer excellent strength. Our pediatric dentist Dr. Chong can discuss the options in crowns we offer and which will best fit your child’s needs and your budget.
For more information on crowns, insurance coverage and other dental services we offer, contact us today or call to speal with one of our friendly staff members at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry.