Traditional stainless steel crowns have been used to treat severe dental decay, chips and cracks in teeth since the 1950s. In general, stainless steel dental crowns are almost always used for baby teeth because then the usually undesired shiny appearance is only present until the permanent teeth come in. This way parents can avoid spending more a tooth colored crown on a tooth that’s only temporary.
There are many other reasons why a stainless steel dental crown might be recommended for children compared to other types of crowns or restorative dental treatments.
Reasons to Choose Stainless Steel Dental Crowns:
- Long-term durability
- Custom-made for an ideal fit
- Treat severe dental decay better than a filling
- Cover chips or cracks that could lead to decay
- Provide a temporary covering after a root canal
Are there alternatives to stainless steel dental crowns?
Yes, while stainless steel crowns are often used in kids because they are the most cost-effective means to repair a decayed or damaged tooth that cannot be repaired by a dental filling, there are alternatives.
Alternatives to Stainless Steel Crown Include:
- A dental filling
- Ceramic tooth-colored crown
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns
The best type of restorative or cosmetic dental treatment for your child depends on the location of the tooth and the severity of the tooth decay or damage.
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