Thursday, November 1, 2012

Crowns for Baby Teeth

I was surprised to hear that crowning baby teeth is a very common practice. 

The dentist might recommend a crown on a baby tooth because they will need it to properly chew their food, allow them to speak normally and help maintain space in their gums for his permanent teeth to erupt.

A crown can help stop the spread of dental decay as well. There are three types of crowns your toddler's dentist might use. Strip crowns are made from plastic and cover the entire tooth. Open-faced steel crowns are made with stainless steel and also cover the entire tooth. Veneered steel crowns are tooth-colored and cover the front of a tooth. The type of crown your toddler will need depends on the severity of his oral problems.

Lesson those baby teeth and take care of any decay as soon as you are aware of it.  


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