According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) guidelines, dental crowns can be beneficial in certain situations. Pediatric dentists, Dr. Condit and Dr. Vollmar may recommend a dental crown for your child’s teeth after taking into consideration many factors including your child’s caries risk, dental hygiene, cooperation, the length of time until the tooth will fall out and the size and location of the cavity. Dental crowns are recommended more frequently in conjunction with root canal treatment or general anesthesia because they generally last longer, are stronger and have less risk of recurrent decay and needing retreatment compared to some fillings.
Dental crowns can:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Cover and support a damaged or decayed tooth
- Restore a broken or severely worn tooth
- Protect a tooth which has had a nerve treatment
Once treatment is complete, continue routine brushing and flossing. Schedule regular office visits to help keep your child’s crown and the gums and bone that surround it healthy.
For more information or to request an appointment, contact Grand River Pediatric Dentistry