A dental crown is a custom-made covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A dental crown, which is also called a cap, will cover the visible part of the tooth down to the gums when it is cemented in place.
Dental crowns are generally recommended for the permanent teeth. However, our dentist in Naugatuck, Connecticut, may recommend a dental crown for a child’s primary tooth in some situations. A dental crown may be needed for a primary tooth if it is so damaged by decay that it cannot support a dental filling. One or more dental crowns can protect the teeth of a child with a high risk for tooth decay. Crowns may be especially helpful for a child who has a hard time keeping up with daily dental hygiene. If a child has a hard time cooperating during dental treatment, our dentist may recommend dental crowns so that general anesthesia will not have to be used as often. If our dentist decides to place a dental crown on a primary tooth, he will likely recommend a stainless steel crown.
We invite you to contact our dental office today for more information about dental crowns for primary teeth and to schedule your child’s next visit with Dr. Henry Danziger. We are excited to get to know you and your family!