A dental crown is a custom-made covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A dental crown, which is also called a cap, will completely cover the visible part of the tooth when it is cemented in place.
Dental crowns are generally recommended for the permanent teeth. However, there are some cases in which our dentist in Fayetteville, North Carolina, may recommend a dental crown for your child’s primary tooth. If a baby tooth is so damaged by decay that it cannot support a dental filling, a dental crown may be needed. One or more dental crowns can benefit your child’s smile if he or she has a high risk for tooth decay. Crowns may be especially helpful if your child has a hard time keeping up with daily oral hygiene. For a child that has a hard time cooperating during dental treatment, dental crowns may be recommended so that general anesthesia will not have to be used as often. If our dentist decides to place a dental crown on a primary tooth, he will likely recommend a stainless steel crown.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your child’s next appointment with Dr. David J. Harsant.