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Dental Crowns

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Dental Crowns Overview

Even though baby teeth are temporary, it’s important to realise how essential they are to the eventual eruption of your child’s permanent teeth. Baby teeth play a crucial role in helping kids learn to speak and chew food for nourishment, but they also save space for their adult teeth.

Stainless steel crowns are the gold standard to treating decay in primary molars.  These teeth are expected to naturally fall out between the age of 10 years old to 12 years old. Therefore they need a treatment that is going to last this length of time.

Unfortunately fillings in baby teeth can still get decay around the filling, the filling can fall out and cause further problems. A stainless steel crown will be placed over the primary molar tooth without the need for injection or drilling. Once placed it will last the lifetime of the tooth and the tooth will naturally fall out with the crown attached to the tooth. 

The crown does not require any maintenance once it has been placed.

 

Additional Information

Why is a crown needed?

  • To save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling.
  • To protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
  • Decrease the frequency of general anaesthesia for children unable because of age, behaviour, or medical history to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care.

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