CROWNS

CROWNS

Stainless steel crowns are used as an alternative to silver and tooth-coloured fillings. These strong metal caps cover the entire tooth and are hard to lose or damage. They have a smooth polished surface which makes them easy to clean and most last four years or more.

  • may offer an alternative to removing a decayed tooth
  • keep a space in your child’s mouth for a permanent tooth
  • will fall out naturally when the baby tooth falls out

 

 

What happens after the crown has been applied?

After the procedure:

  • your child may find that biting feels unusual but the feeling will return to normal in a few days
  • your child’s gums may appear blue - this is due to the colour of the metal under the gum tissue
  • it is important that your child brushes their teeth as usual, even if the gums start to bleed slightly
  • Avoid giving your child sticky foods which may move the crown out of place.

Is tooth colored crown available?

Yes. Tooth coloured crowns are available, these are known as zirconia

Advantages:

  • Provides best aesthetics
  • Superior looks
  • Extraordinarily tough
  • Metal free
  • 100% biocompatible