As a parent, you do all you can to make sure your youngster grows up with the best oral health and the happiest possible smile. Even with good home hygiene, decay and traumatic injuries can happen and affect the integrity of a primary tooth.
We try to keep our patients’ primary teeth intact whenever possible until the permanent teeth appear, which is when restoring a child’s tooth with a pediatric dental crowns become a good option.
Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve a tooth’s shape or to strengthen it. Crowns are most often used if your son or daughter has a tooth that is broken, worn, or damaged by tooth decay, and too damaged to hold a filling.
A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of it above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred on the front teeth because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth, while metal or a porcelain-fused metal (PFM) crowns are best on back teeth because of their strength.
Unlike fillings, which are applied directly onto your child’s tooth, a crown is fabricated in our lab and is based on an impression taken of your child’s mouth. We sculpt each crown for your little one so his or her bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel dental crowns are considered a good temporary restoration to save a primary tooth until the permanent tooth can appear and take its place. Keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is vital. A primary tooth can be restored with a stainless steel crown during a single appointment.
Zirconia dental crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a white-powdered ceramic material. When milled from a solid block, zirconia is more durable and strong than other types of ceramic crowns. The smoothness of zirconia also minimizes wear and tear on the adjacent teeth.
The strength of zirconia not only helps it last longer, it also means the crown can be thinner than a traditional crown and require less removal of the healthy tooth structure below it for placement. It is always best to keep as much natural tooth as possible, both for longevity of the crown and the tooth itself.
EZCrowns™ All-Ceramic Zirconia Crowns
EZCrowns by Sprig Oral Health are the world’s first tooth-colored, prefabricated zirconia crowns especially designed for children’s primary teeth. They are created from a solid block of zirconia, much like highly aesthetic crowns made for adults.
- Safe: EZCrowns are 100% biocompatible — free of all metals, including nickel, which is commonly used in stainless steel crowns — to eliminate adverse allergic reactions or side effects.
- Aesthetic: EZCrowns have a realistic color that allows them to blend in visually with surrounding natural teeth. Each crown is glazed with a hint of natural color, which makes them very smooth, shiny, and resistant to staining and plaque buildup.
- Strong: EZCrowns are made of solid, monolithic Zirconia, a ceramic material time-tested for its strength and durability in adult dentistry.
Give your child the confidence to smile for life with EZCrowns.