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Pediatric Zirconia Crowns

It can be stressful to find out that your child needs a dental crown. If you find out your child needs a crown because of a damaged tooth, dental decay, or developmental problems, you might be relieved to find out about zirconia pediatric dental crowns.

These state-of-the-art dental crowns are free of metal and white in color. You can rest easy knowing your child will have a natural-looking restoration that functions and looks much like a regular tooth.

Your child’s smile will look healthy and attractive, easing your mind that he or she will not have any self-esteem or self-confidence issues because of a dental crown.

Why My Child Might Need a Dental Crown

There are a number of situations where you might find out your child needs a dental crown, such as the following:

  • Your child was in an accident or suffered a blow to the mouth, and a tooth was heavily damaged and in need of repair.
  • Your child has a cavity that was not caught in time. The decay has gotten so deep that it has destroyed much of the tooth and there isn’t even enough tooth left to support a filling.
  • Your child is at a particularly high risk of tooth decay and has overall poor oral hygiene. A crown can restore the remaining tooth structure and protect it from further decay or damage.

Using Pediatric Zirconia Crowns to Restore Teeth

When children need a restorative crown, zirconia crowns are the best option from an esthetic point. They blend in seamlessly with your child’s other teeth. Because of the nature of their construction, they don’t chip, stain, or break down over time.

Another advantage to zirconia crowns for children is that they are premade. This means they can be fitted and placed all in the same visit. It also means that there is no need for a dental impression, so the entire process is much more comfortable for your child.

It should be noted that for very young children who might be particularly uncooperative, a stainless steel crown might be a better option. There is less need for sedation with this type of crown, and they also tend to last longer.

Find Out More about Pediatric Zirconia Crowns for Your Child

If you are worried that your child needs a crown, talk to Dr. Stefan Ionescu and find out if a pediatric zirconia crown will protect the remaining tooth structure and give your child a natural look. Call us today to find out more.