At Sea of Smiles, it is our mission to be the best oral health care providers for your child. In the event that your child develops major dental problems due to accidents, diseases, wear and tear, or decay, Dr. Raj Patel may discuss pediatric crowns in Yardley as a reliable solution. Here are answers to some of the basic questions about pediatric crowns:
When might you need pediatric crowns in Yardley?
A crown (sometimes also called a cap) is a cover placed over a tooth’s entire surface, which may be needed when more than 60% of the tooth structure is broken. Your child may also have unexplained sensitivity/pain that is the result of hairline cracks in a tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the sensitivity/pain and allows a return of full dental function.
Whether the cause is decay (a cavity), a fractured filling, an accident, diseases, or wear and tear, a crown can repair and protect your child’s oral health by:
- Relieving sensitivity and pain in the tooth, making it easier to chew and brush
- Offering support to broken or misshapen teeth until they are ready to come out naturally
- Providing a solution that looks and feels natural
- Giving your child her/his smile back!
How long does the procedure take?
Fitting pediatric crowns in Yardley can require up to two visits to the dentist’s office. First, Dr. Raj and the Sea of Smiles team will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. Next, we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and your child will have a beautiful, securely covered tooth.
What should I do if my child’s temporary crown comes off between visits?
Under normal use and adherence to the post-procedure instructions, temporary crowns rarely come off. In the unlikely event that it does, it is important to have it restored as soon as possible. Call the office at 267-392-5878 and we will find an appointment at your earliest convenience to replace or remake the crown as needed.
Your child may be a good candidate for pediatric crowns in Yardley. Contact the Sea of Smiles team at 267-392-5878 with questions or to to schedule your appointment today!
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