Pediatric Crowns

Harleen Grewal, DDS -  - Dentistry

Skyline Smiles

Harleen Grewal, DDS

Dentistry located in Santa Clarita, CA

More than 17% of children between the ages of 5 and 19 have cavities. Pediatric crowns can restore your child’s smile, preventing further damage while rehabilitating their chewing and biting abilities. At Skyline Smiles in Santa Clarita, California, board-certified pediatric dentist Harleen Grewal, DDS, and the team provide pediatric crowns to children and teenagers. Pediatric crowns preserve your child’s natural tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. To schedule an appointment for your child, book online or call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.

Pediatric Crowns Q & A

What are pediatric crowns?

Pediatric crowns are tooth-shaped coverings used to protect severely damaged or decaying teeth. They’re made of stainless steel or ceramic and restore your child’s tooth to its near-original strength, size, and shape.

Pediatric crowns are strong and durable. Once bonded in place, your child can eat their favorite foods and go about their normal routine without having to worry about an extraction or more complex procedures later on.

What oral health problems can benefit from pediatric crowns?

Skyline Smiles regularly uses pediatric crowns to:

  • Restore broken or worn down teeth
  • Save a tooth that’s unable to support a filling
  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Support a tooth with a large filling

Your child might also benefit from pediatric crowns if they’re too young to undergo sedation dentistry. Applying a crown only requires minimal anesthesia, ensuring your child’s safety. 

Why are pediatric crowns necessary?

Your child’s baby teeth fall out eventually, so it’s normal to wonder why they would need a pediatric crown. 

If a baby tooth is extracted before its time, the permanent tooth may not break through your child’s gumline right away. If the space caused by a missing tooth remains open for a lengthy period, the gap closes and their permanent tooth becomes impacted. 

Impacted teeth increase your child’s risk of gum disease and cavities. 

Pediatric crowns protect your child’s tooth and significantly lower their risk of complications later on.

What is the process for getting pediatric crowns?

Getting pediatric crowns typically takes two appointments spaced several weeks apart.

At your child’s first appointment, Skyline Smiles conducts an oral exam and takes X-rays. They then administer a local anesthetic to numb your child’s tooth roots and gums and carefully prepare the damaged tooth to receive a crown. 

Skyline Smiles carefully removes a thin layer of enamel from the sides and top of your child’s tooth. They then take impressions. Skyline Smiles sends your child’s impressions to a dental lab that manufactures their custom crown. 

About a week later, your child returns to the office. Skyline Smiles lines up your child’s pediatric crown and bonds it in place. Your child leaves the practice with a fully restored smile.

If you think your child might benefit from pediatric crowns, schedule an appointment at Skyline Smiles. Book a consultation online or call the office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.