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Why do children need dental crowns?

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For children, a crown may be used on primary (baby) teeth in order to:

In such cases, a pediatric dentist is likely to recommend a stainless steel crown.

  • Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can't support a filling.
  • Protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
  • Decrease the frequency of general anesthesia for children unable because of age, behavior, or medical history to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care.

From: Dental Crowns WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 14, 2017

SOURCES:

American Dental Association.

KidsHealth: "Keeping Your Children's Teeth Healthy."

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: "Fast Facts 2011."

Seale, N. 2002. Pediatric Dentistry,

Dental Economics: "Why are crowns coming off?"

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 14, 2017

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