At Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry, we understand that things happen. Most kids are risk takers who play hard. They may fall, wipe out on bikes or skates, or have other mishaps. Broken, missing, and decayed teeth not only affect oral health, but can lead to awkward eating and smiling or even pain.
Zirconia is a substitute for stainless steel that is more durable than most metal fillings. Zirconia is also more aesthetically pleasing, as it appears white to match tooth color more closely. Dr. K also offers metal amalgam fillings and stainless steel crowns. The type of crown recommended depends on the size and location of the area being filled and sometimes other factors as well.
If your child has a badly decayed or broken tooth, a crown restoration may be necessary to restore full function. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over any remaining healthy tooth structure, allowing the tooth to perform at full health and appearance. Tooth-colored zirconia crowns are durable, aesthetically pleasing and recommended for baby teeth that need large fillings. A crown can protect your child’s tooth, improve oral health, and help maintain those bright little smiles.
If you have any questions about restorative dentistry or would like to schedule an appointment with your restorative pediatric dentist, Dr. Michelle Kucera at Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry, give us a call today or request an appointment online below. How can we help your child smile today?