Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are tooth-shaped caps made of stainless steel. These crowns are used in pediatric dentistry to preserve baby teeth that have been severely decayed or damaged. Premature loss of baby teeth can lead to a host of problems that could eventually affect permanent teeth. Crowns protect baby teeth from being lost prematurely.
Primary teeth have a thinner enamel coating than permanent teeth, so they are more vulnerable to tooth decay. Primary teeth also have a pulp layer that is thinner than permanent teeth. This means that pulp infections are more common in primary teeth.
Your Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics dentist will evaluate your child to determine whether a crown is right for your child.