Crowns - Stainless Steel & White
Crowns are dental restorations that cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth. They can be made from different materials, including stainless steel and white materials like porcelain or ceramic. Consult our board-certified pediatric dentist for the best advice.
Stainless Steel Crowns: Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated, metal caps that are commonly used for temporary restoration in children's primary (baby) teeth. They are strong, durable, and cost-effective, making them suitable for short-term use in children who may need to eventually lose their primary teeth. Stainless steel crowns are pre-made to fit various tooth sizes, and the dentist adjusts them to fit the specific tooth during the dental visit. Since they are silver in color, they are more visible in the mouth.
White Crowns (Porcelain or Ceramic Crowns): White crowns are made from materials like porcelain or ceramic, which closely resemble the appearance of natural teeth, making them more aesthetically pleasing. They are commonly used for permanent teeth in adults or older teenagers due to their natural appearance and durability. Porcelain and ceramic crowns can be custom-made to match the color and shape of the patient's existing teeth, providing a seamless and natural smile. Compared to stainless steel crowns, white crowns are more suitable for long-term use and can last for many years with proper oral care. While they offer superior aesthetics, white crowns are generally more expensive than stainless steel crowns.
Don't wait until it's too late to protect your child's teeth. Contact us today to learn more about Dental Crowns on your kids' teeth. Schedule an appointment for your child.