As a parent, you never want to see your child suffer from an injury that causes tooth damage. You will want to restore their injured tooth so that it can be used normally and regains its proper appearance. One of the most popular methods for restoring damaged teeth is through the use of custom-made dental crowns.
Dental crowns are custom-made restorations that can fully restore the function and appearance of damaged or decayed teeth. Since these are customized restorations, your child will need to make at least two visits to our practice in order to receive one. The first visit will involve us taking impressions of their teeth. These impressions will be forwarded to a dental laboratory so that the crown can be built. Once it is ready, your child will return for a follow-up visit to have it fitted.
When a crown restores a damaged tooth, it will “cap” the existing structure in order to restore its function and appearance. The crowns we provide at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics are made with high-quality materials. We offer cosmetic white crowns for both the front and back teeth, and they look incredibly natural.
A crown applied to a baby tooth should last until the tooth naturally falls out. But if the crown is applied to a permanent adult tooth, it will last significantly longer. The best way to ensure that your child’s dental crown lasts for as long as possible is to make sure they practice proper oral maintenance and care.
That is why you should make sure your child follows through with brushing and flossing after receiving a dental crown. And if they like to play contact sports, you might want to consider getting them a protective mouth guard as well!
Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics also offers a special Dental Assistant Training Program for our older patients. This is a fantastic program for teens who feel they may be interested in pursuing a career in dentistry later in life. The program lasts 13 sessions, with classes being held on either Saturdays or Sundays. We are happy to provide more information for teens and their parents.
Restore your child’s tooth with a dental crown from Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Our dental professionals look forward to working with your child and helping them restore their beautiful smile. Please call us at (512) 234-3535 to schedule an appointment.