Dental crowns can safeguard the oral health of your child. At Li’l Sunshine Smiles Dentistry, we apply the latest technology to leverage cutting edge, quality care when it is needed. NuSmile signature dental crowns restore primary teeth affected by early childhood caries. Give your child a healthy, natural smile with a dental crown.
Dental crowns become necessary when a primary or secondary tooth has become damaged from injury or from decay and can’t support a filling. They also help injured teeth or teeth that need baby root canals. Crowns help prevent decay from further compromising the integrity of the tooth as well as making sure decay doesn’t spread to neighboring teeth. At Li’l Sunshine Smiles Dentistry, we use NuSmile Dental Crowns to restore smiles!
According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, crowns can be an appropriate choice for children who have chipped, stained, or even broken teeth. If your child has any of these issues with her teeth, talk with Dr. Botero about the possibility of using crowns to treat the issue, regardless of age.
NuSmile Crowns offer our patients a metal-free option made from an advanced bioceramic material. These all-white crowns offer little smiles the durability of the NuSmile Crown product with the beauty of the white ceramic.
NuSmile crowns restore children’s smiles, self-esteem and oral health with strength and biocompatibility. This type of crown is made from a specialized type of advanced bioceramic material called Zirconia. Their amazing strength means they can last until permanent teeth erupt. They also almost never chip or crack, don’t’ discolor or wear down like some traditional crowns.
NuSmile, zirconia crowns make it virtually impossible to tell the difference between a natural tooth and a crowned tooth.
Easing your child’s anxiety about receiving a dental crown begins with education and conversation. Children don’t respond well to these kinds of surprises so don’t delay talking to your child about what her oral care requires. Encourage your child that the treatment will be successful and comfortable. Dr. Botero and her friendly team go out of their way to make sure your child has a pain-free experience. Local anesthetics to the treated area will help numb the treatment area.
Schedule a time to visit our office before your appointment so your child can see the treatment room and associate it as a safe, known place. For younger children, role playing with stuffed animals or dolls her visit to the dentist to receive her dental crown can be helpful.
Crown appointments do take time so plan for success by bringing items that can help distract and entertain your child during the duration of the appointment. Music and headphones for your child to listen to or your child’s favorite movie can be helpful. Consider bringing a comfort object like your child’s favorite toy or blanket. Having something familiar and comforting to hold in an unfamiliar situation can help soothe your child.
Some parents wonder why the dentist can’t simply pull the decayed or injured baby tooth instead of doing a crown treatment. A secondary tooth will come in so isn’t that better? But what parents fail to understand is the important purpose that baby teeth serve in your child’s development. Primary, or “baby,” teeth help children speak clearly and chew naturally. They also serve as placeholders so that secondary teeth have a path to follow for proper eruption.
When your child needs a dental filling, you want a dentist that is experienced and sensitive to the needs of treating a child with a crown procedure. Dr. Botero has over a decade of experience in children’s dentistry. Her entire team at Li’l Sunshine Smiles and Dentistry are trained and skilled in keeping children calm and comfortable in our dental home. We are dedicated to making each dental visit a positive one so that children have good associations with oral care throughout their lives.
Li’l Sunshine Smiles offers patients the best fillings on the market and the best crowns. NuSmile ZR is the next generation in pediatric restorative technology. They are both beautiful and functional. Zirconia ceramic keeps your smile looking natural while offering durability and easy placement. Call Li’l Sunshine Smiles to schedule a NuSmile Crowns consultation today at 813-576-0200.