Pediatric Dental Crowns

in Fort Worth, TX

World-Class Pediatric Dental Care with a Gentle Touch

Even though baby teeth eventually fall out, keeping them strong and healthy is essential to your child's long-term oral health. Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer a range of restorative dentistry solutions, including dental crowns, to repair damaged teeth and restore healthy smiles. You can count on our team for exceptional, gentle care!

Girl smile proudly after her dental crowns treatment

Why Restore a Damaged Baby Tooth?

It makes sense to restore severely decayed or damaged permanent teeth, but why restore a baby tooth? Maintaining healthy baby teeth is critical for your child's present and future oral health. These tiny pearly whites aid with speech development and help your child chew without pain, ensuring adequate nutrition.

If left untreated, a decayed or damaged baby tooth can cause pain, discomfort, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. As the condition progresses, the affected tooth may develop an abscess, causing irreversible harm to the permanent tooth developing behind the scenes.

The premature loss of a baby tooth due to decay or trauma can result in the neighboring teeth shifting out of alignment, leading to crooked teeth and problems with the bite, not to mention the need for costly orthodontic treatments down the road. Baby teeth act as natural space maintainers and should be restored rather than pulled out whenever possible.

How Can You Prevent the Need for Dental Crowns?

Prevention is always better than cure, so encourage your child to brush and floss daily and to limit sugary foods and drinks to lower the risk of tooth decay and cavities. Avoid hard foods and candies that can chip or damage a tooth, providing an entryway for harmful bacteria. If your child is involved in contact sports, we recommend wearing a custom sports mouthguard to lower the risk of damage to the teeth.

It is also essential to keep up with your child's twice-a-year dental exams and cleanings. Dr. Tyfanni and her team at Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry will ensure your little one's smile stays in tip-top shape.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown, also called a cap, is a restoration used to fully encase a severely decayed or damaged tooth, protecting it until its permanent replacement is ready to come in. At Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry, we offer stainless steel crowns and white crowns.

  • Stainless Steel Crowns: Stainless steel pediatric crowns offer a quick and affordable solution to restore your child's smile. The silver-colored restorations come in various sizes and are easily placed without needing any molds or impressions. Stainless steel crowns require the removal of minimal tooth structure. They are primarily used to repair primary molars and premolars.

  • White Crowns: White crowns are made of a tooth-colored material closely matched to your child's teeth. They are usually used for front teeth or teeth that show when your child smiles because of their beautifully natural appearance. These aesthetic restorations require the removal of more tooth structure than their stainless steel counterparts and, at times, may require nerve treatment before placement.

Kid confidently smiling after his dental crowns procedure

Pediatric Dental Crowns Near Me

If your child has a severely decayed or damaged tooth, our team at Sunny Side of the Street Pediatric Dentistry is here to help. Dr. Tyfanni may recommend a pediatric dental crown to get your child's smile back on track. We invite you to call our office to schedule your child’s appointment or request one online today!

We proudly serve young patients in Fort Worth, TX, and the surrounding communities.