Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface.
There are three types of full coverage crowns we offer at South Hills Pediatric Dentistry:
1. Stainless-Steel Crowns
2. Composite Strip Crowns
3. Zirconia / Porcelain Crowns
Full-coverage crowns are intended to save a primary tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its place. Because they are full coverage, they completely encase the tooth and protect all surfaces from future decay. Keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is very important.
A crowned tooth must be brushed and flossed just like other teeth.