Understanding Crowns

Stainless Steel Crowns

A crown may be recommended for a tooth instead of a filling for numerous reasons (i.e. the size of the cavity is too large, longevity is needed, etc). Stainless steel crowns are the most common type of crown used in pediatric dentistry. These are what many people call “silver” crowns. These shiny silver crowns are very strong and durable and are a great option for fixing molars (the back teeth) if you aren’t concerned about esthetics. Aside from the color, these crowns are superior to fillings because they are far less likely to fail. A crown typically lasts forever (until the molar naturally falls out), whereas fillings typically need replacement every 2 – 5 years.

All-Ceramic Crowns

Here at The Dentists for Kids, we believe in providing you with the best quality materials for your child’s treatment needs. Sprig is the world leader in esthetic Zirconia pediatric crowns. These crowns are made of solid Zirconia, a biocompatible material that, until now, has only been used in high-end, adult cosmetic dentistry. Composed entirely of one solid tooth-colored material, they look extremely natural and beautiful. Each crown is glazed with a hint of natural color, making them very smooth, shiny, and impermeable to staining.
Finding out your child has extensive tooth decay and needs crowns can be frightening. But having the option available to restore his or her teeth with NEW, state-of-the-art, natural-looking, all-ceramic crowns will put your mind at ease. In fact, neither you nor your child’s friends will even be able to tell which of your child’s teeth have crowns.

These beautiful white crowns were placed by Dr. Gurr and Dr. Jensen for patients here at The Dentists for Kids.