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Crowns on primary (baby) teeth are typically made of stainless (for strength) and are silver in color. Often on front teeth white (polycarbonate) crowns can be used. Your child's pediatric dentist will discuss with you the best option for your child.

Stainless Steel Crowns:

Stainless Steel Crowns are placed on primary teeth to protect, seal and strengthen a tooth:

  • After a pulpotomy has been performed
  • After large decay has been removed
  • To correct a malformed tooth
  • To preserve a tooth with severe attrition

Stainless steel crowns are considered a good temporary restoration to save the primary tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its space keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is very important.

A primary tooth can be restored with a stainless steel crown during one appointment. The decay is removed, the tooth is shaped for a crown then the crown is cemented. A crowned tooth must be brushed and flossed, just like other teeth.

White Crowns:

White (Polycarbonate) crowns are used on the front teeth for esthetic reasons but are very similar to stainless steel crowns.

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