For years, stainless steel crowns have been, and continue to be, the standard of care for badly decayed primary teeth. Fortunately, with recent advances in ceramics technology, many children now have another option!
We are proud to offer Zirconia Crowns, the number-one choice in metal-free aesthetic pediatric crowns worldwide.
Manufactured in Northern California, Zirconia crowns were developed by two dentists out of a need to have a healthier, stronger, and more aesthetic option for their own children.
Our team has been specially trained here in the US to provide Zirconia crowns to restore your son or daughter’s smile to its natural beauty. From a single tooth to situations where many teeth are badly decayed, Zirconia crowns may be an excellent long-term treatment option to restore oral health and wellness.
With Zirconia crowns:
- A pulpotomy may be necessary in order to place a Zirconia crown due to increased preparation (drilling) needed for the ceramic.
- Though zirconium is a very strong material, it can break if too much force is applied. Please follow our dietary guidelines and precautions to ensure the crowns do not break or unglue (de-bond). Most common behaviors that can cause this are chewing hard metal or plastic materials (like toys), trauma to the mouth, or eating sticky candy.
- If the crown becomes de-bonded, please call the office for a re-cementation appointment. DO NOT TRY TO PUT THE CROWN BACK ON — IT CAN BREAK.
- A re-cementation fee may apply.
Contact our pediatric dental office today to see if Zirconia crowns are an option for your child.