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When a child needs a tooth to be strengthened and protected after damage has occurred, we might use a stainless steel crown. With stainless steel crowns from Casper Children’s Dental, children from Casper and Gillette, Wyoming who’ve experienced excessive decay, dental injury, or pulpotomy treatment can have their health, function, and appearance restored.
Crowns are dental restorations designed to give a tooth back its whole and complete structure. They’re shaped like teeth and hollow on the inside to fit over the actual natural tooth. Made from stainless steel, children’s crowns can be counted on to be strong and durable, and this material is very biocompatible.
Why might a child need a stainless steel crown? Generally, they’re placed on baby teeth when a filling is not an option. Fillings aren’t always a good choice for decayed baby teeth, especially since baby teeth are so small and might not be big enough to really support a filling. Instead, we can cap the entire tooth with a stainless steel crown and keep it functional until it is ready to fall out on its own.
Another reason that a baby tooth might require a stainless steel crown is if it’s been treated with a pulpotomy. This procedure is similar to an adult’s root canal therapy procedure; it’s used to treat baby teeth that have been heavily decayed or damaged to the point that the pulp inside the tooth has become inflamed. Once we’ve performed a pulpotomy, the baby tooth’s function and structure will need to be restored and protected with a stainless steel crown.
The best defense against heavy decay, damage, or oral disease is to bring your child to our Casper, Wyoming dental office for regular pediatric dentistry checkups and cleanings. Should we see the need, we can make a recommendation about using stainless steel crowns to correct any damage we find. We help children from Casper, Gillette, Evansville, Glenrock, Douglas, and other Wyoming communities, and we try to make sure we’re having fun while we do it! To make an appointment with us for your child, contact us today!