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


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