Dr. Lauren Schau may recommend a stainless steel or zirconia (all white) dental crown to protect your child’s teeth after they have been damaged. Stainless steel crowns are typically used to restore and protect baby teeth as they are effective in protecting the primary teeth so that your child can continue to grow and develop normally. To learn more about “baby tooth” dental crowns in Farmington, New Mexico, and schedule your child’s appointment with our experienced dentist, call Beckland Dental Kids today at 505-278-8806.
Children’s teeth are at great risk for developing cavities. Even though baby teeth are temporary, they play a vital role in your child’s smile and should receive proper care. When your child’s baby teeth are severely decayed, fillings are unlikely to be an effective treatment. Instead, our dentist may recommend a stainless steel dental crown. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends stainless steel or zirconia crowns as the treatment choice for children with extensive tooth decay or who have received a pulpotomy (a root canal procedure for primary teeth).