A dental crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth. The crown restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. When the dental crown is cemented into place, it fully encases the visible part of the tooth.
There are several reasons why Dr. Iqbal Sayed may place a baby tooth crown. If your child has a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it cannot support a filling, a crown may be placed to save the tooth. If your child is at high risk for tooth decay, baby tooth crowns may be placed to protect their teeth. This is often needed if a child has a hard time keeping up with daily oral hygiene. Sometimes a child is unable to cooperate during dental treatment because of age, behavior, or medical history. If this is the case, one or more baby tooth crowns may be placed to decrease the frequency of general anesthesia.
Before placing a baby tooth crown, our dentist will prepare the tooth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. Impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth are taken so that the crown can be constructed. When the crown is complete, it is cemented into place.
Feel free to contact Patchogue Dental Service PC today for more information about a baby tooth crown in Patchogue, New York, and to schedule your child’s next visit.