A dental crown is a custom-made covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A dental crown, which is also called a cap, will completely cover the visible part of the tooth when it is cemented in place.
Dental crowns are generally recommended for the permanent teeth. However, our dentist in North Bergen, New Jersey, may recommend a dental crown for your child’s primary tooth in some situations. A dental crown may be needed on a primary tooth if it is too damaged by decay to support a dental filling. One or more dental crowns can protect your child’s teeth if he or she has a high risk for tooth decay. Crowns may be especially helpful if your child has a hard time keeping up with daily oral hygiene. For a child that has difficulty cooperating during dental treatment, our dentist may recommend dental crowns so that general anesthesia will not have to be used as often.
Our dentist will discuss your child’s dental needs and treatment options with you when you visit our office. We welcome you to contact Dido Kim today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your child’s next appointment with Dr. Dido Kim.