What Are Dental Crowns?
In many instances, individual teeth that have been weakened by extensive decay or damage can be restored with a dental crown. At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are pleased to provide both tooth-colored and silver dental restorations to McKinney, Frisco, and Plano, TX children to cover and support the visible part of a tooth while also restoring its normal shape and size. Crowns are custom-designed to blend beautifully with existing teeth and might be recommended to treat fractured teeth, decay, malformed teeth, or further forms of oral damage. Pediatric dentists Dr. Yvonne Felli and Dr. Ajikwaga Felli may also use crowns combined into a unit to create a dental bridge or bonded to implants to replace a tooth that is missing. Schedule an appointment with our friendly team at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to find out whether a custom-made dental crown may restore your child's oral health and smile.
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What Can I Expect from My Child's Dental Crown Procedure?
At Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our crown process often takes place over the course of two phases. During a consultation, we'll work with you to decide the best option to care for your child's tooth. Once we've established a dental crown is necessary, we'll go over the benefits of tooth-colored and silver crowns to decipher which is best for your child. At the initial appointment, one of our talented dental practitioners will numb your child's mouth and may offer sedation dentistry solutions to boost your child's comfort level if necessary. When the damaged area has been taken care of, an impression of the treated tooth will be completed and used by a dental laboratory to create your child's tooth-colored or silver crown. A temporary crown will be attached to sustain function and a lifelike aesthetic appeal throughout the time the crown is being made. We will have you schedule a follow-up visit 1 – 2 weeks later to have the temporary crown removed and the new dental restoration adhered to. At the end of the procedure, your child's crown will be adjusted as needed to make certain their bite is comfortable and even. Will give you some tips on caring for his or her crown and show you proper oral hygiene techniques. We will continue to assess your child's crown along with their general oral wellness at their routine cleanings and exams. With ideal care, a crown can help maintain the health of your child's tooth for years.
Dental Crowns FAQ
What type of material will be used for my child's dental crown?
We offer both tooth-colored and silver dental crowns at Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. During the consultation, we will discuss each material's advantages to help you decide the best fit for your child. Tooth-colored crowns offer a more natural look, while silver crowns are often considered for their durability. The choice can also be influenced by the location of the tooth that needs the crown, as well as your child's comfort and preference.
Is sedation available during the dental crown procedure for my child?
Yes, sedation dentistry options are available for your child's comfort during the dental crown procedure. Our dentists are skilled in providing sedation solutions to enhance your child's comfort level. During your consultation, we'll discuss appropriate sedation options for your child's needs and situation. Our goal is to make the experience as relaxed and stress-free as possible for both you and your child.
How long will my child's dental crown last?
The longevity of a dental crown can vary, but with ideal care, a crown can help maintain the health of your child's tooth for years. During regular check-ups, our team will assess the condition of your child's crown alongside their overall oral health. Following the proper oral hygiene techniques that we'll show you can contribute to the lifespan of the crown.
Care For Your Child's Oral Health with a Crown
Decay, worn teeth, and similar types of complications may be best treated with a tooth-colored or silver dental crown from our Allen, TX practice. A dental crown may help prevent additional challenges while offering your child normal function and a natural-looking appearance for their tooth. Get in touch with Cuddly Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to schedule a consultation with our pediatric dentists, Drs. Yvonne and Ajikwaga Felli, to determine if a dental crown or another restorative solution is best for your child's oral health.