Silver Spring, Maryland
Pediatric Dental Crowns
At My Kids Dental Center, we specialize in maintaining healthy, beautiful smiles. We're proud to offer a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns, to repair damaged teeth and restore their strength and function. You can count on Dr. Cargill and her team for exceptional, gentle care!
How We Help You and Your Child Feel Right at Home
My Kids Dental Center is more than a pediatric dentistry practice. It is a safe and happy place that we hope you and your child will come to love. We've considered every detail and worked hard to create an exciting and enjoyable space for your little one. From our seamless transitions to our beautiful office and cutting-edge, compassionate care, expect a one-of-its-kind pediatric dentistry experience!
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are restorations that fully encase the visible portions of damaged teeth. Dr. Cargill may recommend a dental crown to repair a severely decayed, damaged, or broken tooth to strengthen it and prevent further damage to the tooth structure. A dental crown can also protect a baby tooth until its permanent replacement is ready to come in.
Why Restore a Baby Tooth?
It makes sense to restore a permanent tooth, but why would you repair a baby tooth if it's going to fall out anyway? Maintaining healthy baby teeth will reflect on your child’s long-term oral health. These tiny pearly whites aid in the development of the jawbones and facial muscle, support chewing and speech development, and preserve the space needed for the permanent teeth to come in the correct alignment.
The premature loss of a baby tooth due to trauma or decay can result in the neighboring teeth shifting toward the gap, potentially leading to crooked teeth, a crowded mouth, and problems with the bite. That translates to the likelihood of future orthodontic treatment. Repairing damaged baby teeth with dental crowns helps safeguard your child's present and future oral health.
What Are the Types of Pediatric Dental Crowns?
The following are the types of pediatric dental crowns we offer at My Kids Dental Center:
Composite Resin Crowns: Composite crowns combine aesthetics and function. We match the tooth-colored material to the shade of your child's natural teeth for a seamless smile. White dental crowns are typically used for front teeth or teeth that show when your child smiles because of their beautiful, natural appearance.
Stainless Steel Crowns: Stainless steel pediatric crowns offer an affordable and incredibly durable option to restore your child’s smile. These silver-colored restorations come in various shapes and sizes and don’t require impressions or molds. They are usually the choice restorations for repairing primary molars and premolars.
How Can You Prevent the Need for Dental Crowns?
The best way to prevent the need for a dental crown is to encourage proper oral hygiene habits. Brushing and flossing regularly and limiting sugary and sticky treats are excellent ways to prevent tooth decay and cavities. Moreover, avoid hard foods and candies that can fracture or chip those pearly whites, providing an entryway for harmful bacteria. If your child is engaged in contact sports, a custom sports mouthguard can help prevent tooth damage or trauma.
We encourage you to maintain your child's routine dental exams and cleanings every six months. Detecting and treating early signs of decay or damage will prevent the condition from progressing and requiring dental crowns or extensive treatments down the road.
Pediatric Dental Crowns Near Me
Visit My Kids Dental Center if your child has a decayed or damaged tooth. Dr. Cargill will carefully evaluate those pearly whites and determine the optimal treatment to restore and protect your little one's smile. We invite you to contact our Silver Spring office to schedule your child's dental appointment or request one online today!