FAQ : Crowns on Baby Teeth

If your dentist recommended a crown on your child's baby tooth, it is likely the cavity is just too wide/ deep for a filling. Once all the decay is removed from a tooth, your dentist will assess the best "coverage" to restore that space so that your child can still function with that tooth. Smaller cavities can be restored with fillings because not much tooth structure is lost. However, for wide/deeper cavities, a crown will will restore the function of that tooth. Baby teeth crowns are not the same as adult teeth crowns. Baby teeth crowns are pre-made (whether silver or white), and can be adhered onto your child's tooth the same-day as the cavity removal. Many parents ask the difference between Silver Crowns vs. White Crowns. It is not one-size-fits-all situation. The materials they are made out of are very different and there are pros/cons to both. Here at WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry, we do carry both the Silver and White crowns, however Dr. Karrie assesses each child's unique situation and will recommend what is best for your child.