Pediatric Dental Crowns in San Jose

We provide dental crowns for children in Silicon Valley in a safe, comfortable environment.

How it Works

What is a Pediatric Dental Crown?

A pediatric dental crown is a cap that is placed over a child's tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It is often used when a tooth has been significantly damaged by decay or trauma and cannot be restored with a filling. Pediatric dental crowns are typically made of stainless steel, but they can also be made of tooth-colored materials such as zirconia or resin for a more natural appearance. Pediatric dental crowns in San Jose are custom-made to fit the child's tooth and are cemented into place to cover the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gum line.

Why Would a Child Need a Dental Crown?

Pediatric dental crowns are often recommended when a child has a severely damaged or decayed tooth. Tooth decay is a common issue among children, primarily due to factors like underdeveloped brushing skills and eating too many sugary foods without properly cleaning their teeth afterward. Bacteria in the mouth thrive on sugars, producing acids that attack the teeth. Inadequate oral hygiene allows these acids to remain on the teeth, leading to decay. While cavity fillings are typically used to treat cavities in the early stages, they may not be sufficient if the decay progresses.

In the following cases, a pediatric dental crown may be necessary to protect and preserve the tooth:

Severe tooth decay that cannot be treated with a filling
Tooth damage from trauma or injury
Weakened tooth structure due to developmental defects
Protection of a tooth after a pulpotomy (partial root canal)
Restoration of a tooth after a large cavity or extensive dental work
You might wonder why dentists don't simply extract severely decayed baby teeth, as they are eventually replaced by permanent teeth. However, baby teeth play a crucial role as space maintainers for permanent teeth. Despite their temporary nature, premature loss of baby teeth can result in misalignment issues, which is why we at Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose strive to save them whenever possible.
Based in San Jose

Where to Get a Dental Crown for a Child in Silicon Valley

Looking for a place to get a dental crown for your child in Silicon Valley? Our experienced team at Pediatric Dentistry of San Jose, led by Dr. Michelle, specializes in providing gentle and compassionate dental crown treatments for children, ensuring that their dental experience is positive and comfortable, despite having a problematic and painful tooth. If your child has a severely damaged or decayed tooth, a dental crown may be the best solution to protect and preserve their smile.
Ready to give your child the quality dental care they deserve with a dentist in San Jose that can safely and comfortably fit them with a dental crown?
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