At Sweetpea Smiles, our mission is to help young patients maintain optimal oral health as they grow with our dental care services. However, we realize that dental damage does occur. Whether it is tooth decay or tooth trauma, there are times when pediatric restorative dentistry becomes necessary. If your child has a tooth that is damaged beyond what a filling can repair, a dental crown may be needed to properly restore and strengthen the tooth. Dr. Hunter is a gentle and skilled pediatric dentist who specializes in restoring smiles from babies to teens. We offer top quality solutions in both white and silver crowns at our Sugar Land office.
Dental Crowns for Children
If a primary tooth is broken, extensively decayed or has had a nerve treatment, a routine filling may not be able to properly restore its function or protect it from future cracks and fractures. In such cases, a custom crown is the best solution. A crown will encase all visible surfaces of the tooth down to the gum line. Dr. Hunter is exceptionally equipped to fit your child’s dental crown and determine whether a silver or white crown is best.
Silver & White Crowns
Depending on the location of the damaged tooth, a silver or white crown will be used. A silver crown is primarily placed on the back molars. These types of crowns are made of strong stainless steel and provide ideal durability for your child’s everyday chewing function. They are even able to withstand teeth clenching and teeth grinding habits, which can occur during nighttime sleep for many kids. These metal crowns are well hidden in the back of the mouth and are deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
White crowns can be made of composite or ceramic and are typically used on the front teeth for a more aesthetically pleasing restoration. White ceramic crowns are just as durable as stainless steel, yet they provide a naturally blended appearance for the more visible teeth of your child’s smile. We use white crowns when it is necessary to improve the appearance and strength of a decayed or broken tooth. Dr. Hunter is equipped with the talent and knowledge it takes to place composite crowns for kids. Our pediatric dental office is dedicated to protecting and rebuilding growing smiles so that children can ultimately lead happier and healthier lives.
Just like any other dental service at Sweetpea Smiles, our pediatric crowns are delivered with the highest regard to your child’s comfort and safety. Our office environment is uniquely designed to help them feel relaxed and at ease at every step. To further relieve your child’s anxiety during a crown procedure, we also offer a full menu of options in sedation dentistry.
To learn more about white and silver crowns from Sweetpea Smiles, please contact our office today. Flexible scheduling and easy financing are always available for your convenience.