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 permanent teeth. However, our dentists in Parma, Idaho, may recommend a dental crown for your child’s primary tooth in some circumstances. A dental crown may be recommended for a primary tooth, which is also called a baby tooth, if it is too decayed to support a dental filling. One or more dental crowns can protect your child’s teeth if he or she has a high risk of decay. Dental crowns may be especially helpful if your child has a hard time with their daily oral hygiene. For a child that has a hard time cooperating during dental treatment, our dentists may recommend dental crowns to reduce the use of general anesthesia. If our dentists decide to place a dental crown on a baby tooth, they will likely recommend a stainless steel crown.
We welcome you to contact Trailridge Family Dental today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your child’s next appointment with Dr. Stevenson and Dr. Jangula.