Children's Tooth Caps & Crowns

The Crown Protector™

dental crowns for children

What is a dental crown?

  • A dental crown is a tooth shaped "cap" that is placed over a damaged tooth to provide it protection.
  • A tooth cap fully encases the visible portion of the tooth that is exposed above the gum line.

How will I know if a dental cap is necessary?

  • Dental exam procedures and x-rays are used to identify and diagnose the needs of a tooth.
  • Deep decay that is growing between two teeth, or fractured tooth, will often need a dental cap to properly restore and protect the damaged tooth.

When is a dental crown necessary?

  • A dental crown may be needed when a large cavity is threatening the health of a tooth.
  • Dental caps are specifically designed to protect and restore damaged or decayed teeth.
  • A dental crown may be used on a tooth that cannot be adequately restored by a filling, such as when decay is found between teeth or larger decay on a tooth.

How does receiving a dental crown work?

  • Local anesthetic will be used around the tooth.
  • The tooth will be prepped on all sides and the decay will be removed.
  • Dental "cement" is used to bond the dental crown to the tooth.
  • The dental crown "cap" will be fitted to restore proper form and function to the damaged tooth.

What are the benefits of a dental crown?

A dental crown is designed to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking, hold together a cracked tooth, or restore a broken or severely worn down tooth.
  • Restore the full function of a damaged tooth and restore the ability of a patient to chew and speak properly.
  • Help maintain the essential spacing needed so that adult teeth can come in properly.
  • Help reduce the need for more extensive orthodontic treatment later in life.

How long will the dental crown provide protection?

  • Dental crowns on a baby tooth are designed to protect the tooth until the adult teeth naturally arrive.
  • Dental crowns on an adult tooth are designed to protect the tooth for many years.

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