As a parent, you want your child to have a healthy and bright smile. Sometimes, however, dental problems like decay or injury can occur, and your child may need a dental crown to restore the function and appearance of their tooth. In the past, dental crowns for children were often made of metal, but now there is another option: white dental crowns.
Zirconia White Dental Crowns, also known as tooth-colored crowns, are made from a strong, durable material called zirconia. They are designed to blend in with the natural color of your child's teeth, so they won't stand out or look out of place.
One of the biggest benefits of Zirconia White Dental Crowns are their appearance. Because they match the natural color of your child's teeth, they provide a more aesthetic option compared to traditional metal crowns. Additionally, white dental crowns are just as durable and long-lasting as metal crowns, but they don't contain any metal, which can be a concern for some parents.
There are several situations where a Zirconia White Dental Crown might be recommended for a child, including:
A tooth has significant decay or damage that cannot be repaired with a filling.
A tooth has undergone a pulpotomy (removal of the infected pulp tissue inside the tooth) and needs to be protected and restored.
A tooth has been injured and needs to be strengthened and protected.
The process of placing a pediatric zirconia white crown is typically more comfortable for our patients than other dental crown options since no dental impressions are necessary, so the entire process can be completed in one visit. The zirconia crowns are digitally pre-made and produced in varying sizes. The crown process involves removing the decayed or damaged area, then preparing the remaining tooth for crown placement. We will choose the appropriate tooth-colored zirconia crown which will seamlessly blend in with your child’s other teeth.
While discovering that your child needs a dental crown can cause some anxiety, having the option of the most aesthetically natural, biocompatible pediatric crown available can put your mind at ease. With state-of-the-art white zirconia crowns, your child’s smile can be natural-looking and beautiful, as well as healthy.
As with any dental procedure, there are some risks associated with getting a white dental crown. However, these risks are generally minimal and rare. Some possible risks include:
Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for a few days after the procedure.
The crown may become loose or fall off, which would require a replacement.
In very rare cases, the crown may fracture or break.
Overall, Zirconia White Dental Crowns are a safe and effective option for children who need a dental crown. If you think your child may need a dental crown, speak with your pediatric dentist to determine whether a white dental crown is the right choice for your child.
Our goal is to help every patient experience the benefits of good oral health and a beautiful smile. We value the trust you have placed in our office and strive to provide solutions that meet your dental needs and expectations of care.