What to know about Paediatric Crowns
Occasionally - for example when a baby tooth is badly broken or decayed - a Composite Filling may not be the best long term solution. If this is the case, your dentist may recommend a paediatric stainless steel crown to cover and protect the remainder of the tooth restoring its normal function in the mouth.
Paediatric Crowns help to withstand the forces associated with biting and chewing, and significantly reduce the risk of tooth pain and infection. This type of crown is highly durable and is designed to last until the final baby tooth falls out at around 12-14 years of age.
Unlike the traditional Crowns used in adult dentistry, paediatric crowns are ready made and come in a number of shapes and sizes which can easily be adjusted to resemble the natural tooth. This means that the crown can be placed without the need to drill any tooth structure, making the procedure pain and stress free for your child - in many cases your dentist won’t even need to place local anaesthetic.