FAQs for Kids Dental Crowns in Houston

FAQs for Kids Dental Crowns in Houston

If you are looking for more information on dental crowns for kids, you have certainly come to the right place. We provide this service here in Houston and we can ensure your child feels comfortable throughout. Below, we answer some of the most common questions we get asked about dental crowns for kids in Houston. 


What is a dental crown? A dental crown is a prosthetic device, which is fixed. Crowns are cemented onto existing implants or teeth. They can only be removed by a dentist. A crown is designed to cap or entirely cover a damaged tooth. In addition to strengthening a tooth that has been damaged, a crown can be used to boost the alignment, shape, and appearance of a tooth too. Ceramic or porcelain crowns can be matched to your child’s natural teeth in terms of color. 


Why do you need to do crowns on baby teeth? You may be surprised that children need dental crowns, especially when they are going to lose their baby teeth. However, sometimes children will have cavities on multiple parts of the tooth or they will have a large cavity, and so crowns are the best solution for treating this. Stainless steel crowns are typically used on baby teeth at the back, whereas white-colored crowns are used on teeth at the front. However, we will discuss exactly what is required with you. 


How long do crowns last? You can expect your child’s crowns to last for as long as their baby teeth last. If someone has a crown fitted to a permanent tooth, they could last a lifetime. However, there are cases whereby the crowns fall out or become loose. Practicing good oral hygiene is imperative to make sure that crowns last as long as possible.


How do I take care of my child’s crowns? It is important to note that your child may experience sore gums for a few days once the crowns have been placed. You may give them ibuprofen or Tylenol so that they don’t suffer from the discomfort. Your child’s crowns should be brushed and flossed, just like you would with their other teeth. If their crowns are silver, once they have been brushed, they should have a shiny appearance. If there is any white on the crown, this is plaque that has not been removed properly, and so you need to brush their teeth again. 

Contact us today for more information

If you have any further queries about dental crowns for kids in Houston, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. You can reach us on 832-241-3434. We are open five days a week. Our opening hours are between 11 am and 7 pm Tuesday – Friday, and 10 am until 2 pm on Saturday.