There are quite a few different reasons that would cause your child to need a dental crown. Here are just a few of them:
- Broken or Fractured Teeth – If the tooth is broken or fractured, it can allow bacteria to colonize the tooth much more easily. A crown will allow you to seal the tooth from bacteria that allows it to protect itself from decay.
- An Old Restoration is Lost – Unfortunately, old crowns and fillings have a lifespan. If your child has lost a crown or filling recently, their teeth can likewise become very vulnerable to decay and cavities. A crown may be the best option for patients who have lost an old restoration of a tooth that is already significantly damaged.
- Your Tooth Has Extensive Decay – If your child’s tooth has extensive decay, a regular filling won’t be enough to restore the integrity of the tooth for the lifetime of the tooth. The filling may fracture or develop microscopic openings via which a recurrent cavity develops!
No matter the reason for getting a dental crown, our team here at Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry will speak with you about your best options when it comes to restoring your child’s teeth. As always, Dr. Bhaumik provides a FREE cavity consultation. If you are in our surrounding neighborhoods: Frisco, Little Elm, The Colony, or Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, please contact Stonebrook Pediatric Dentistry today to book a consultation.
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