A dental crown helps strengthen a tooth, covers and protects a broken tooth, prevents teeth with large fillings from fracturing and helps to hold a dental bridge in place. Since the enamel of baby teeth is thinner than that of permanent teeth, decay can spread rapidly between teeth. Crowns can be used not only to save the decayed tooth, but can also help prevent the spread of decay and infection to other areas of the mouth or body. Crowns restore a tooth’s shape, size, and function and safeguards against further damage.
At Sealy Kids Dentistry, our pediatric dentist recommends Zirconia crowns. These crowns look and feel like real teeth and are strong, making them a good option for children. They also have excellent esthetics and are far superior to other pediatric crowns.