in Richmond, VA
In a perfect world, teeth would never sustain damage, and every child's smile would be healthy and bright. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. We, at Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry, are proud to offer dental crowns, an excellent restorative dentistry solution to repair damaged teeth and improve your child's oral health. You can count on our kid-friendly staff for quality, gentle dental care!
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, or a cap, is a tooth-shaped restoration that fully encases the visible part of a tooth, protecting it, and preventing future decay or damage. When placed over a damaged tooth, a crown restores its shape, size, and strength, and improves its appearance.
Dental Crowns for Children
Crowns are used to save teeth with deep cavities that are too large to repair with dental fillings and can hold together and strengthen broken or cracked teeth. They are also used to restore teeth worn down due to grinding, and to protect the teeth of children at high risk of tooth decay. Depending on your child's needs and the location of the damage, we may recommend a stainless steel or a tooth-colored composite crown. Dental crowns for children are typically completed in one visit, and will usually last until the adult teeth come in.
Why Restore Damaged Baby Teeth?
Even though your child's little chompers won't last forever, it's important to maintain their health. Baby teeth play a vital role in the healthy growth and development of the facial muscles and jawbones and help your child chew and learn to speak. They also save a spot for the permanent tooth to grow in where it needs to be. By preserving a baby tooth, you'll be helping prevent complex orthodontic issues down the road.
Request Your Appointment Today!
At Bitty Bites Pediatric Dentistry, we make it convenient to plan your visit. Click the link to request an appointment time that fits your busy schedule. We can't wait to see you!