Zirconia-type crowns offer durability and long-lasting beauty to your child's smile. These crowns can be placed over primary (baby) teeth as well as permanent teeth. They are often necessary if a tooth has become severely damaged or compromised. The process to place the zirconia crown is simple, easy and comfortable for your child.
There are a few different reasons for why your child may need a zirconia crown. First, the tooth might have broken, fractured or cracked enough to warrant a full dental crown. If the tooth is severely decayed or has a large filling in it, we might advise to you that the entire tooth be crowned. Crowns are ideal for any tooth within the mouth that needs support and to be restored to its normal shape and size.
The zirconia crown procedure involves administering a local anesthetic to numb the area. The tooth is then filed down to make space for the full crown. We will use a pre-made zirconia dental crown on top of the baby tooth. If it's a permanent tooth needing restoration, we will take detailed molds in order for a customized crown to be fabricated. The process helps to improve the look of your child's smile while improving the overall functionality that they experience each day. With proper care and maintenance, the zirconia crown will provide your child with years a full, beautiful-looking smile.
If you'd like to learn about the beauty and durability of zirconia dental crowns for your loved one, call our practice so that one of our friendly staff members can further assist you.