Composite Dental Crowns for Children at Our Pediatric Office
Trauma or damage to a natural tooth can impact the integrity and structure of the remaining tooth, leaving it susceptible to further injury or decay. With the help of our team at smiles4children in Catonsville, Ellicott City, and Eldersburg, parents can have their children evaluated to determine if they would benefit from pediatric composite dental crowns to repair and protect a damaged tooth. Dental crowns, sometimes called tooth caps, are an effective way for a child to protect a tooth in the smile for a long time, whether a primary or permanent adult tooth.
Why might my child need a dental crown?
Dental crowns, or “tooth caps,” are often used for kids when a single front tooth is damaged. Composite dental crowns are created using a resin that mimics the size, color, and shape of the neighboring teeth. They are a great restorative procedure that provides protection, strength, and aesthetics. They are used in a number of different situations, such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Teeth with extensive fillings
- Teeth that have recently had a pulpotomy performed
- Teeth with significant damage that leaves them susceptible to removal
What other options are available?
Our team at smiles4children also provides stainless steel crowns, which may be used in particular on baby teeth that will be falling out soon and don’t require a more expensive, long-term solution.
Repair your child’s damaged tooth with the placement of a composite dental crown!
If you reside in or around the areas of Catonsville, Ellicott City, and Eldersburg and your child has been advised that a composite tooth cap could help them achieve a healthier, more functional smile? It might be time to connect with one of the three offices of smiles4children for an initial evaluation and consultation visit with our pediatric dentists. All office locations are open to new patients and individuals with special needs.