If your child has a painful tooth in Memphis, a pediatric dental crown from Dr. Robin Hobbs may be just what they need. In as little as one appointment, your child can get out of pain and smile proudly once again!
What Are Pediatric Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped dental prostheses that are designed to cover up the entire tooth. For all intents and purposes, your child’s pediatric dental crown will replace their natural tooth, covering it all the way down to the gum line.
Crowns can be made out of many different materials, but we offer white zirconia crowns at Aviation Pediatric Dental Associates. Zirconia crowns provide excellent protection and look more natural than other types of crowns, such as pre-fitted stainless steel crowns.
The Pediatric Crown Treatment Process
Tooth prep and trimming
To begin the treatment process, Dr. Hobbs will clean your child’s mouth and numb the treatment area. We also offer pediatric sedation to help your little one stay comfortable. Once the area is numb, Dr. Hobbs will gently remove any compromised tooth structure.
Placing their crown
After their tooth has been trimmed and shaped, our Memphis pediatric dentist will select a pre-fitted zirconia crown that matches your child’s smile. She will make sure it fits properly, then bond it to the tooth structure with dental cement.
Fit check and polishing
Once your little one’s crown is in place, Dr. Hobbs will perform another fit check to make sure it fits properly, and make any necessary adjustments. Then, she’ll polish your little one’s new tooth. That’s it!