At Smile Hub Dental Clinic in Bayside Medical Centre, Sutton we know that front teeth are important for speech, eating, social development and confidence in children. If your child has damaged, discoloured, worn or chipped front teeth then your dentist in Smile Hub Dental Clinic may recommend an anterior white crown to protect their front teeth. We also provide cosmetic white crowns in back teeth for children who have large cavities in their teeth. White crowns provide enhanced strength and durability for your child’s bite. White crowns require excellent oral hygiene to maintain them and 6 monthly check-ups with your dentist.
Children’s crowns are usually the treatment that is needed if a tooth is damaged or a cavity is too large to be filled. It is also used as a restoration treatment if a child has had a root canal treatment. Crowns for baby teeth are different to adult crowns. Instead of having the crown customised to the tooth, crowns for baby teeth are ready made and come in various shapes and sizes which can be adjusted by the dentist to resemble the natural tooth. Children’s crowns can be made from different materials such as metal or ceramic which can be matched to the shade of the other teeth. These crowns are strong and will usually stay in place until the baby tooth falls out.
A children’s crown can be put on the tooth with or without preparation of the tooth. Local anaesthetic is also sometimes not used depending on the child and the treatment plan. A crown will help your child to eat and talk without pain until the tooth eventually falls out. It will also not be noticeable as it will be made to blend in with the their teeth. When the crown in cemented onto the tooth the dentist will go through a special hygiene routine to keep the crown healthy and make sure it lasts.
If you think your child may need a crown please contact us here at Smile Hub Dental Clinic. Book online or call us at 01 5253888.