A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gum line, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Children’s dental crowns can be made of stainless steel, stainless steel fused to acrylic, or zirconia. Zirconia crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our pediatric dentist at Mountainland Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Jared Pearson, will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your child’s smile.
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Your child may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including:
• To protect a tooth following root canal treatment
• To improve a misshapen tooth
• To strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened
• To anchor or attach a dental space maintainer
To find out whether a zirconia dental crown in Lehi, Utah, is the right choice for restoring your child’s smile, we welcome you to contact our team today.