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, our dentists in Sandy Springs, Georgia, may recommend a dental crown for your child’s primary tooth in some situations. A dental crown may be needed on a primary tooth if it is so damaged by decay that it cannot support a dental filling. One or more dental crowns can protect your child’s teeth if he or she has a high risk for tooth decay. Crowns may be particularly beneficial if your child has a hard time keeping up with his or her daily oral hygiene. For a child that has a hard time cooperating during dental treatment, our dentists may recommend dental crowns so that general anesthesia will not have to be used as often. If our dentists decide to place a dental crown on a primary tooth, they will likely recommend a stainless steel crown.
To learn more about dental caps for children and to schedule your child’s next visit with Dr. Tantuco and Dr. Chong contact Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center today. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our dental family!