What are Zirconia Crowns?
Zirconia crowns are ideal for children who have damaged, cracked or broken their teeth. Whether the crown is placed over a primary (baby) tooth or a permanent one, you can feel confident that the restoration itself is durable and long-lasting. Zirconia is one of the hardest materials available, which makes it a great option for dental restorations. The crown is made to fit comfortably in your child’s mouth while simultaneously improving their overall appearance.
Why might Zirconia Crowns be needed?
There are several reasons for your child needing a zirconia crown. If they have a tooth that has become seriously decayed, it might be better to crown it rather than to place a large filling. Likewise, if a tooth has cracked or broken, we’ll typically recommend that it be crowned to help restore it to its original size and shape. Crowns are ideal for kids and teens of all ages.
Who is a candidate for Zirconia Crowns?
To determine if your child might need a zirconia crown, we will perform an exam. X-rays may be needed to help us further identify the need for this restoration. If your child does need a crown, it is best to have the restoration placed as soon as possible. This prevents further damage to the tooth, which might then require more invasive treatment.
What happens during the procedure for Zirconia Crowns?
The process to place a zirconia crown is quite simple. We first administer a local anesthetic via a syringe to numb the area. We then file down the tooth to make room for the new crown. For primary (baby) teeth, we will place a pre-fabricated zirconia crown over the tooth. The crown is adjusted for comfort, and your child will be ready to leave the office. For crowns on permanent teeth, we will take impressions so that a custom-fit crown can be made for them. Your child will then have the zirconia crown placed at a second visit into the office.
If you would like to learn more about zirconia crowns for your child, call us today to speak with one of our professional team members.