Dental crowns are used to restore dental function and aesthetics when a tooth has been damaged due to physical trauma or decay. Crowns can be used at any age, including during childhood. Pediatric dental crowns in Aliso Viejo are made to reproduce the size, shape, and durability of the natural tooth. They may be fabricated out of metal for durability or tooth-colored composite for an inconspicuously natural appearance.
Did you know that tooth decay is the number one cause of pediatric dental crown placement in Aliso Viejo? The problem is more common than many parents may think, with more than half of children ages 6 to 11 having at least one decayed or missing tooth. In fact, dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease – occurring 5 times more than asthma. Fortunately, crowns can restore the look and function of a damaged tooth in a child of any age.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my child is a candidate for a pediatric dental crown in Aliso Viejo?
Pediatric crowns are generally used for one of 2 reasons:
- To preserve a severely damaged or decayed tooth that is unable to support a filling
- As a preventative against future decay among children considered high risk for cavities
If you believe your child to have a severely decayed tooth or to be at risk for future decay, schedule an appointment with your Aliso Viejo pediatric dentist Dr. Cima Mazar-Atabaki for a consultation.
How should my child care for his or her crown?
Though a crown can protect the tooth surface from future decay, proper oral hygiene is still necessary to prevent decay remaining natural tooth surfaces and also to prevent gum disease. Children with dental crowns should avoid chewing very sticky or hard foods, such as caramel candies or ice. Eventually, pediatric dental crowns will fall out with the primary tooth when permanent adult teeth come in.