As a parent, you do all you can to make sure your child grows up with the best oral health and the happiest possible smile. Even with good home hygiene, decay and traumatic injuries can happen and affect the integrity of a primary tooth. We try to keep your child’s primary teeth intact whenever possible until the permanent teeth erupt, which is when restoring your child’s tooth with a pediatric dental crowns become a good option.
Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve a tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used if your child has a tooth that is broken, worn, or damaged by tooth decay, and too damaged to hold a filling.
A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. Pediatric crowns can be made of zirconia (white) or stainless steel. Zirconia is often preferred because it mimics the natural beauty of your child’s original tooth.
Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel dental crowns have been in use for over 120 years. They are still an excellent restoration to save a primary tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its place. Keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is very important.
Zirconia dental crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a white powdered ceramic material. When milled from a solid block, zirconia is more durable and stronger than other types of ceramic crowns. The smoothness of zirconia also minimizes wear and tear on the adjacent teeth.
The strength of zirconia not only helps it last longer, it also means the crown can be thinner than a traditional crown and require less removal of the healthy tooth structure below it for placement. It is always best to keep as much natural tooth as possible, both for longevity of the crown and the tooth itself.
EZCrowns™ All-Ceramic Zirconia Crowns
EZCrowns by Sprig Oral Health are the world’s first tooth-colored, prefabricated zirconia crowns especially designed for children’s primary teeth. They are created from a solid block of zirconia, much like highly aesthetic crowns made for adults.
- Safe: EZCrowns are 100% biocompatible—free of all metals, including nickel, which is commonly used in stainless steel crowns—to eliminate adverse allergic reactions or side effects.
- Aesthetic: EZCrowns have a realistic color that allows them to visually blend in with surrounding natural teeth. Each crown is glazed with a hint of natural color, making them very smooth, shiny, and resistant to staining and plaque buildup.
- Strong: EZCrowns are made of solid, monolithic Zirconia, a ceramic material time-tested for its strength and durability in adult dentistry.
Give your child the confidence to smile for life with EZCrowns.