Advanced Pediatric Dental Care From Our Experienced Team
If tooth decay is extensive, your child's tooth may require more than a dental filling. If tooth decay threatens the health of your child's tooth, surrounding teeth, and surrounding gums, it may be necessary to cover the tooth after removing all of the tooth decay. A pediatric dental crown in Gainesville, FL, may also be necessary if your child's tooth has decay in a spot that is difficult to fill effectively.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown is simply a cover placed over your child’s damaged or decayed tooth to restore its original structure and function. Some people refer to a crown as a “cap.” Your child’s tooth may require a crown if a dental filling is not enough of a repair. A crown can help strengthen your child’s teeth and improve the necessary ability to bite and chew.
Why Is a Crown Needed for a Baby Tooth?
Parents often ask us if it is better to simply pull out the affected baby tooth, instead of going through the process of putting a crown on what is a temporary tooth. However, your child’s primary, or baby teeth, play an important role in creating the appropriate space for adult teeth. If the area of the missing tooth is left without anything in its place, eventually the surrounding teeth will move and shift towards the gap, leaving inadequate space for the permanent teeth to grow in properly.
Contact Us for Pediatric Dental Crowns in Gainesville, FL
To experience our award-winning pediatric dental care, schedule your child’s New Patient Exam today by calling (352) 371-3200 to reach our Gainesville/Jonesville office. You may also use our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Tour the Office
- Meet the Team
- Discuss Your Goals
- Oral Exam & Cleaning
- Expert Consultation
During your child’s appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!