Crowns are tooth-shaped dental restorations that cover and protect the visible portions of teeth, restoring them back to their normal shape after they are broken or damaged by decay. Do children need crowns? Some parents may believe that paediatric crowns are not necessary on primary (“baby”) teeth. After all, baby teeth are going to fall out eventually anyway, so why not just extract a problematic baby tooth rather than restoring it? To put it simply, no, because damaged teeth require protection. Even if they are temporary, baby teeth are very important, and help your child speak properly, eat comfortably, and serve as placeholders for adult teeth. Premature extraction of a baby tooth can be a problem, because if the permanent tooth is not ready to come out, the neighbouring teeth will want to fill the space and crowding can occur.
Your child needs regular dental check-ups.
It is very important for kids to get regular dental check-ups. Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. Ignoring cavities can lead to infections, and serious health problems. During your child’s regular dental visit, we also check their overall dental health, growth and alignment of teeth, and help them adopt healthy habits. We at Skin ‘n Smiles are very experienced in paediatric dental cases, and make sure to provide the best level of comfort and care to our young patients!