Pediatric Dental Crowns

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Preserving Childhood Smiles

At Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto, our mission is to ensure every child enjoys a healthy, beautiful smile through all stages of their growth. Despite the best efforts in home dental care, children can experience decay and injuries that compromise their primary teeth’s integrity. In such cases, preserving these teeth becomes crucial until they are naturally replaced by permanent teeth. This is where pediatric dental crowns come into play, offering a reliable solution for restoring damaged teeth.

The Role of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns serve as a protective “cap” for a damaged tooth, effectively becoming the new outer surface above the gum line. They are particularly beneficial for teeth that are too damaged for fillings, providing both strength and aesthetic improvement. Crowns can be crafted from various materials, including porcelain for front teeth, due to its natural appearance, and metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) for back teeth, owing to their durability.

The process of fitting a crown involves taking an impression of your child’s tooth to create a custom-fit crown in our lab. This ensures the restored tooth supports normal bite and jaw movements, an essential aspect of pediatric dentistry highlighted by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Stainless Steel and Zirconia Crowns

Stainless Steel Crowns: A tried-and-true option for primary teeth, stainless steel crowns are durable and can be placed in a single visit, making them an efficient temporary restoration until a permanent tooth emerges.

Zirconia Crowns: Crafted from zirconium dioxide, zirconia crowns offer superior strength and aesthetics. Their durability and minimal requirement for tooth reduction during placement make them an excellent choice for preserving as much of the natural tooth as possible.

Introducing EZCrowns™

Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto is proud to offer EZCrowns by Sprig Oral Health, the pioneering all-ceramic zirconia crowns designed specifically for children. These crowns are not only strong and durable but also aesthetically pleasing, ensuring they blend seamlessly with your child’s natural teeth. EZCrowns stand out for their biocompatibility, eliminating the risk of allergic reactions associated with metal crowns, and their smooth, stain-resistant surface that mimics the appearance of natural teeth.

Commitment to Your Child's Smile

Choosing the right type of crown for your child involves considering both the functional and aesthetic needs. Dr. Adams and Dr. Jon at Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto are dedicated to providing personalized care that aligns with the highest standards of pediatric dentistry. Our practice, located at 325 Sharon Park Drive, Suite D3, Menlo Park, CA, is equipped to offer the latest advancements in dental restorations, including pediatric dental crowns.

To learn more about how dental crowns can benefit your child or to schedule an appointment, contact us at (650) 321-6448. Let us help restore your child’s smile and confidence with the best dental care solutions available.

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