Stainless Steel Dental Crowns
Whether your child is in need of a crown following a dental procedure, dental trauma, or simply need to replace an existing crown, a stainless steel dental crown can be a strong and affordable option. Westgate Smiles offers stainless steel crowns to its patients in addition to several other crown materials and options. This option may be chosen for many different reasons, but is often chosen because it is significantly cheaper than standard crowns. For pediatric patients, it serves as a temporary crown until the tooth is lost or until a replacement is made.
The Process of Receiving a Stainless Steel Dental Crown
Similar to other types of crowns, stainless steel ones are used in a variety of instances in which the natural tooth has broken down due to dental trauma, to decay, or because of natural malformations in the tooth. It may also be used in those situations where a standard filling is unable to support the tooth structure.
Patients will be fitted for their crown after their initial dental procedure. After the stainless steel crown is created in the lab, it will be fitted into place over the tooth with the use of an adhesive. If fitted on a primary tooth, then the crown will stay in place until the tooth falls out on its own. Otherwise, it will serve as a temporary crown until being replaced with a tooth-colored crown, or it will serve as the permanent crown on the tooth.
The Benefits of Stainless Steel
Stainless steel dental crowns are often used in both pediatric patients for many different reasons. In addition to their affordability, they may be chosen as a temporary crown placement – for example, in those cases where children will not receive their permanent crown until reaching maturity. In fact, they are the most commonly used type of crown for use on primary teeth.
There are many benefits to stainless steel dental crowns above other types of crowns, including:
- They are extremely strong and durable
- Quick placement time compared to some other techniques
- High success rate
- Adapts well to the existing tooth
- Can restore teeth even with significant structural loss
- Lower cost than other crown materials
Contact us at Westgate Smiles in Bartlett, IL for more information about stainless steel crowns for our pediatric patients.