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Pediatric Dental Crowns – Lincoln, NE

Strong Protection for Damaged Teeth

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Taking care of teeth can be a challenging skill to learn for children, and they are likely to make mistakes and encounter bumps in the learning process. In fact, about 42 percent of children ages 2 to 11 have had a cavity and require restorative care. In more severe cases, Dr. Marty and the rest of our team at Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry can use pediatric dental crowns, also called caps, to replace the lost tooth structure. If your child needs a dental crown or two, don’t wait to contact us and get it resolved!

Why Choose Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry for Pediatric Dental Crowns?

  • Sedation Options Available to Improve Comfort
  • Kind, Experienced Pediatric Dentist
  • Warm, Fun Environment for Kids

Why Would My Child Need a Dental Crown?

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Our team at Wilderness Station Pediatric Dentistry strives to preserve as much of your child’s natural tooth structure as possible. However, when decay or an injury damage a tooth beyond what a filling can fix, we can protect what is left of the tooth with a dental crown. This restoration covers the top, visible portion of the tooth and allows your child to chew food efficiently. It also helps maintain the proper spacing for teeth so that your child’s smile can continue developing normally.

What Are Dental Crowns Made of?

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Overall, dental crowns can consist of several materials, including stainless steel and porcelain. To restore baby teeth, specifically primary molars, stainless steel is one of the most commonly chosen type of crown for its strength and function. For more prominent front teeth, we may opt to place a crown made of a combination of stainless steel and porcelain. If your child requires a crown on a permanent tooth, we will determine the type of crown needed based on its position in the mouth and the durability required for that tooth.

How Long Do Pediatric Dental Crowns Last?

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Assuming your child’s crown is placed on a baby tooth, it should last until they lose the tooth naturally—typically around the age of 12 at the latest. For permanent teeth, dental crowns can last between 10 and 20 years, depending on how well your child maintains healthy oral habits.