A Dental Crown Could Improve Your Child’s Oral Health

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We offer a custom-made restoration known as a dental crown, which can correct a host of cosmetic and restorative dental issues, and even improve speech and the ability to eat. In today’s blog, your Round Rock, TX, pediatric dentist talks about how we design and place a custom crown for children, and the benefits they provide for their oral health.

Crafting and Placing Them

A dental crown doesn’t address a specific portion of a tooth like a filling or bonding procedure would. Instead, this restoration covers the entire visible portion of the tooth, capping it to protect the inner structure and to prevent worsening oral health. To begin, we will administer a numbing agent to the area around the tooth, and provide sedation to help your children enter a calm state, with little to no memory of the procedure. Structure is removed from the tooth to make room for the restoration, and we take images and measurements. When it is ready, we place it onto the prepared tooth with a powerful bonding agent. The process could take as little as one visit, and helps safeguard your child’s smile.

Benefits for Growing Smiles

A dental crown could be used to address tooth decay that has grown too severe to be treated with a simple filling. If your child has an infection that requires a root canal treatment, we could finish the procedure by placing a dental crown. The restoration also helps address misshapen or malformed teeth, and repairs major cracks or chips as well. If the shape of a tooth upsets bite balance or impacts how your child chews or speaks, we could repair it with a dental crown. Often, this helps safeguard the rest of the smile and prevents the need for your child to undergo an extraction!

Preventing Tooth Decay and More

Following placement, you could help make positive changes to your child’s oral health routine. These changes could help prevent oral health problems and allow the restoration to last much longer too. Start with daily brushing and floss to remove harmful food particles, and also offer your child healthier snack and meal options. Make time to see us for a checkup and cleaning too, so we can watch the smile as it grows and changes, and address possible problems early. If you have any questions, then please give us a call today!

Talk To Your Round Rock, TX Pediatric Dentist About Dental Restoration

At Pediatric Dentistry Of Round Rock, our team can offer children of all ages a personalized and custom solution to common oral health issues. If you need to see our team for a custom restoration, contact your Round Rock, TX, pediatric dentist, Dr. Thames, by calling 512-733-5311.