A Stainless Steel Crown Can Save a Baby Tooth

When Do Baby Teeth Need Crowns?

If your child has a larger cavity, they may require a full coverage crown to fix it. One option is a stainless steel (silver) crown made of biologically compatible metal. This is a very strong temporary restoration for a baby tooth. When the new permanent tooth erupts under the crown, the stainless steel crown falls off just like a regular baby tooth.

Why Stainless Steel?

There are many advantages to using stainless steel crowns on a baby tooth, particularly if it has received pulpal therapy for a cavity. Stainless steel:

  • is durable but inexpensive
  • offers full coverage protection for the tooth
  • causes very little sensitivity
  • is less likely to need retreatment
  • is more successful than metal fillings in children under four years old
  • is a good choice for children who need general anesthesia
  • can be used as an attachment for a space maintainer

Melody Dentistry for Kids Is Happy to Answer Your Stainless Steel Crown Questions!

If you’d like to learn more about this crown material and why we prefer it in pediatric dental treatment, or if you’re concerned that your child may have a dental problem in need of our attention, just call us at (424) 322-4780 or send us an email.