Strengthening and Repairing Growing Smiles
At Bear Pediatric Dentistry, we are pleased to provide our young patients with the very best in high-quality dental restorations. When it comes to decayed or damaged teeth that require added protection, you and your child can feel confident knowing that our zirconia (white dental crowns) will not only prevent future reinfection or damage but also blend in beautifully with their growing smile. These metal-free solutions make it possible for your child or teenager to exude greater confidence and feel good about their new and improved smile. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentist in McKinney who can explain further about our unique zirconia white crowns.
Why Choose Bear Pediatric Dentistry for Dental Crowns?
- Metal-Free, White Crowns Used to Restore Smiles
- Customized Restorations to Meet Every Child’s Needs
- Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and Father of Two
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns, also known as “caps,” are used when a tooth is severely decayed or damaged. These custom-made dental restorations are designed based on your child’s tooth size, shape, and color, and create a protective barrier while allowing their natural tooth to strengthen over time.
Most often, dental crowns are recommended for young children who experience the following situations:
- Severe tooth decay (cavities) that cannot be treated effectively with a filling
- Dental trauma causing a fractured or broken tooth
- Recently completed pulp therapy and need a dental crown to protect the repaired tooth
What is the Process for Getting a Dental Crown?
As a McKinney pediatric dentist, Dr. Bear understands the process of receiving a dental crown might seem scary or unpleasant for both you and your child. The good news is that he and his team will first and foremost make sure your little one is safe and comfortable throughout the entire process.
You can expect to discuss the various methods of sedation Dr. Bear offers to all his young patients. Once he determines which solution (i.e. nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, IV sedation) will most benefit your child, you can expect it to be administered the day of treatment.
Once your child is fully relaxed, Dr. Bear will begin to clear away the decayed or damaged areas of the tooth, ensuring all debris is removed. Once the tooth is cleaned, he will use a composite resin to fill in the tooth, creating a tight seal. Next, he will prep the tooth by gently filing it down before taking impressions, which will be sent to a dental lab for technicians to begin creating your child’s zirconia white dental crown. In the meantime, they will be fitted with a temporary crown that they will wear until the finalized restoration is ready for placement.
After several weeks, you and your child will return to our office to have the temporary crown removed and the permanent one put into place. Dr. Bear will ensure it fits comfortably and is secured around the weakened tooth for maximum protection.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
When it comes to receiving a zirconia white dental crown, your child will experience a multitude of benefits, including:
- Improved appearance and boosted confidence
- Greater protection against reinfection or damage
- A tooth that looks and feels completely natural
- The ability to keep their natural tooth longer
- Repairing and restoring the tooth’s structural integrity