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A dental crown is a custom-made covering that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A crown, which is also called a cap, will completely cover the visible part of the tooth when it is cemented in place.

Dental crowns are generally recommended for the permanent teeth. However, our dentist in Grass Valley, California, may recommend a dental crown for your child’s primary tooth in some situations, including:

—For a child that has a hard time cooperating during dental treatment, our dentist may recommend dental crowns so that general anesthesia will not have to be used as often.

—A dental crown may be needed on a primary tooth if it is so damaged by decay that it cannot support a dental filling.

—One or more dental crowns can protect your child’s teeth if he or she has a high risk for tooth decay. Crowns may be beneficial especially if your child has a hard time keeping up with daily oral hygiene.

If Dr. Paul L. Evans decides to place a dental crown on your child’s baby tooth, he will likely recommend a stainless steel crown.

Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more about dental crowns and to schedule your child’s next visit with Dr. Paul L. Evans.