A crown acts like a cap to naturally cover your tooth so that its size, shape, appearance, and function are improved. The dentists cement a crown in place so that it fully covers all parts of the tooth that you can see above the gum line.
Crowns are often applied to improve the function and appearance of affected teeth. Crowns may be needed to:
Crowns on baby teeth may seem unnecessary, but in some cases are important to the health of your child’s mouth. The dentists at Lee Dental may recommend a crown for your child if they need to:
Remember, baby teeth hold the space for adult teeth. They also ensure that your child can eat the nutritious foods needed for good overall health as well as strong teeth. A healthy and bright mouth also makes your child feel confident about his appearance.
Multiple crowns are available, depending on your budget and where in your mouth it will be placed. Stainless steel is often used for temporary crowns. Other types of crowns include:
You’ll likely be scheduled for two different visits in advance of receiving a crown. At the first visit, the dentist will prepare your tooth and create a mold to form the crown, customized for your mouth. At the second visit, the completed crown is placed in your mouth, sealed in place, and filed for a comfortable fit.
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