It’s natural for kids’ teeth to fall out to make room for permanent teeth to grow. But when they fall out due to damage or decay, the consequences can be devastating. Fortunately, dental crowns in Tampa can help save teeth and reduce a child’s chance of developing oral health problems. You can learn more about dental crowns by visiting our office.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns in Tampa are caps that are placed over the teeth and customized to look and work like real teeth. Although a child’s teeth will eventually fall out, it’s advisable to keep them in place until they naturally fall out because these teeth help:
• Hold space for permanent teeth
• Chew food properly
• Speak properly while growing
• Guide permanent teeth into the right places
Most parents prefer their children to have dental crowns in Tampa for many reasons, including:
Prevent Tooth Decay
According to the CDC, tooth decay is a common chronic condition. It affects about 20 percent of children aged between 5 and 11 years. Tooth decay also affects 13 percent of teenagers aged between 12 and 19 years. So if your child’s tooth is too damaged to support a filling, our dentist can recommend placing dental crowns to offer the support.
Some dentists also recommend dental crowns in Tampa for kids who have difficulty keeping up with regular oral hygiene. The crowns help to protect such kids from tooth decay.
Dental crowns significantly reduce the need for sedation for children, particularly those who can’t stand dental treatments due to age, a medical condition, or temperament. In such cases, a dentist installs dental crowns to safeguard the child from future cavities. This also gives the dentist more time to try other methods of treatments in the future.
Protect and Preserve Baby Teeth
Dental crowns in Tampa can protect and preserve baby teeth. This makes them stay in the mouth for longer. If the baby teeth are lost early, it can lead to major crowding in the future, where mature teeth may have to be removed.
Generally, dental crowns can last for about 5 to 15 years, depending on the material. If your child gets dental crowns, please remember to keep them clean and get them replaced when they develop rough edges. Also, ensure your child maintains proper oral hygiene and doesn’t skip regular checkups.