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A pediatric dental crown is custom made to provide your child with an effective dental restoration that can cover the whole of a damaged tooth to restore the shape, size, strength and appearance following the results of a dental injury or a cavity. Dental crowns are also referred to as caps because they can protect your child’s whole tooth and keep it strong and healthy.

While dental crowns are on average offered by dental professionals for patients who have permanent teeth, our doctor may recommend a pediatric dental crown for your child’s primary tooth if it seems to be the best option for their smile. When the development of a large cavity affects a primary tooth, the tooth decay could weaken enough of the tooth that a dental crown is needed to help support a dental filling. The placement of a dental crown or several can be especially important if your child has a high risk of tooth decay.

We invite you to speak with our doctor about the benefits of a dental crown if your child has a hard time sticking to their daily oral care routine and can’t effectively practice oral hygiene. Another reason to receive dental crowns is to reduce the need for anesthesia during dental treatment if your child has a hard time cooperating with our doctor and team during their dental checkups and necessary treatment visits. If you and our doctor agree that a dental crown is the best option for a primary tooth, we can place a stainless steel dental crown over the tooth that needs help.

Please feel free to contact St. George Kids Dental at 435-673-3490 today if you are interested in speaking with Dr. Trent Pryor about the purpose of pediatric dental crowns in St. George, Utah.