Pettinato Children's Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Wesley Chapel, FL
If your child has a tooth that’s suffered extreme decay or damage, it’s best to protect it with a crown. The compassionate dentists at Pettinato Children's Dentistry can help determine if a crown is the right treatment to restore the appearance and function of your child’s tooth. With a convenient location in Wesley Chapel, Florida, it’s never been easier to find expert pediatric dentistry for your family. Call to make an appointment or use the online booking tool at your convenience.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?
A crown is a tooth shaped cover placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape and function. Crowns are often applied after a nerve treatment or when a tooth is damaged from decay or injury.  In some cases of severe decay or damage it is necessary to treat a child’s tooth with a crown.

Why would a child need a crown?

A crown is a restorative procedure used to improve a tooth's shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn or have portions destroyed by tooth decay. A crown is similar to a baseball cap that is cemented onto an existing tooth. A crown usually covers both the portion of the tooth above and below the gum line.

Why is it important to save baby teeth if they are going to fall out anyway

Although baby teeth aren't permanent they serve your child for many years.  Baby teeth support the shape of the mouth and the  development of the speech patterns.  These teeth also hold the space for permanent teeth, so that these erupt in the correct location.  Baby teeth, of course, also serve to help the child eat.   S

Saving the baby teeth can reduce the need for extensive orthodontic work later on in life.

What types of crowns are available?
Pediatric crowns are often made of stainless steel or a combination of silver metals, which is durable and inexpensive. Other advantages to using silver crowns on baby teeth include:

  • Full-coverage protection for the tooth
  • Attachments for other appliances, like space maintainers
  • Less likely to need retreatment

Pettinato Children's Dentistry also provides natural-looking white crowns, which blend in seamlessly with the rest of your child’s teeth.

Does a crown require special care?
After a patient receives a crown, thorough brushing and flossing is important.  Crowns go below the gum lines and this area can be sensitive after placement so through brushing and flossing are important in order to avoid infection.

Book your child’s crown evaluation at Pettinato Children's Dentistry today.
You can conveniently schedule either online or over the phone at (813) 907-3100.

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