Stainless Steel Crowns

All About Kids Dental Crowns - Shreveport Bossier Family Dental Care for Kids

Stainless steel crowns are very popular amongst young children. This procedure is a dental restoration and it’s to treat severe decay or damaged teeth in children. We will delve deeper into what they are, the purpose, benefits and what to expect during your procedure at SmileTown: Just Kids Dentistry.

What are Stainless Steel Crowns?

Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated metal caps that will protect the crown of the tooth which covers any decayed parts.

These stainless steel crowns are designed so they can restore the function and strength of the primary teeth. While doing so, they prevent further decay or damage since the cap is metal.

These stainless steel crowns are mainly used in primary teeth, thus that’s why they are popular among the adolescence.

What are the Benefits of Stainless Steel Crowns?

The main reason why they’re great is because they are metal which is a highly durable material and can withstand the bite force of the child when chewing or grinding. They also prevent further tooth decay like we mentioned above.

Another main reason why stainless steel crowns are great is because they are cost effective, compared to other dental restorations.

What Does the Procedure Look Like for Stainless Steel Crowns?

To begin, usually this procedure is done when the child is under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. Having your child go under sedation can make them have reduced stress and dental anxiety.

They will first have a consultation to discuss with our doctor which teeth need to be capped with stainless steel crowns and discuss other vital details, like medical history and more.

On treatment day, the general anaesthesiologist will be cleaning the decay in or around the tooth. Once this is completed, they will carefully cement and place a fitted stainless steel crown on the tooth, this will help restore its’ shape, function and appearance.

What Does Aftercare and Maintenance Look Like?

Once the treatment is done, our dentist will be giving you instructions on how to take the best care of the crowns. This will include avoiding hard, sticky and chewy candies etc.

At home, you will want to help your child brush and floss their teeth regularly to help keep the area around the stainless steel crown free of any plaque buildup.

The child may need a follow up appointment with our dentist to ensure that the crown can remain secure and functional. During this time it would also be beneficial to ask more questions!

To conclude, stainless steel crowns are great at restoring severely decayed or damaged baby teeth while being relatively cost effective to other dental restoration methods.

If you have any questions or concerns about stainless steel crowns for your childs’ oral health, please call SmileTown: Just Kids Dentistry at (519) 749-991 or by submitting a form here.