Understanding Pediatric Crowns

A crown may be recommended for a tooth instead of a filling for numerous reasons. We completely understand that finding out your child has extensive tooth decay and needs crowns can feel frightening. Whenever our board-certified pediatric dentists recommend the placement of crowns, it is always with the well-being of the patient in mind. Occasionally, due to the size, number of instances, or placement of the decay in your child’s teeth, placing a crown provides the best prognosis, and prevents future breakdown of the tooth (and future treatment visits) from multiple fillings. At The Dentists for Kids, we offer both all white zirconia crowns, as well as the silver-colored stainless steel crowns.

All White, 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 aesthetic 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, not only do they look beautiful, but extremely natural as well. Each crown is glazed with a hint of natural color, making them comfortably smooth, shiny, and impermeable to staining.
We have found that one of the most important concerns parents have about pediatric crowns is how their child will look when treatment is complete. We are proud to offer the option to restore your child’s teeth with these natural-looking, all-ceramic crowns. 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.

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

Stainless Steel Crowns

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) when aesthetics are not a concern. Aside from the color, these crowns are superior to fillings because they are far less likely to fail. A crown typically lasts forever (or until the molar naturally falls out), whereas fillings typically need replacement every few years.