Children's Crowns

A crown (also referred to as a “cap”) is a custom-made dental appliance that completely covers the surface area of a tooth, protecting the tooth and returning it to a fully functional state. A crown may be a good choice for a badly decayed tooth that cannot be repaired with a simple filling. While most people may think of crowns only in relation to permanent teeth, they can sometimes be appropriate for a baby tooth in order to protect the tooth until a permanent one erupts to take its place. Dr. Smitherman provides crowns as one of the children’s dentistry services offered at Austin Family Dentistry.

Top Reasons to Visit Austin Family Dentistry for Children’s Crowns

A crown is a very effective way of saving a tooth that might otherwise be lost as a result of damage or extensive decay

Most insurance companies will cover at least a portion of the cost of a crown as long as it is considered restorative and not cosmetic

Dr. Smitherman and her staff have many years of experience in fitting young patients with crowns

How to Determine Whether a Crown is Right for Your Child

Dr. Smitherman will take an x-ray of your child’s tooth in order to identify the problem and determine how best to save the tooth. Crowns are good choices to address any of the following dental problems:

A tooth with extensive decay that cannot be repaired with a filling

A fractured tooth

Decay that exists between teeth

Austin Family Dentistry
4631 Airport Blvd, Suite 120A
Austin, TX 78751

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Benefits of Crowns:

Crowns are often used to save a tooth that might otherwise be lost. There are many benefits to choosing a crown for your child, including the following:

A crown holds a cracked tooth together and makes it fully functional once again

A crown on a baby tooth can help maintain adequate spacing in between teeth so that permanent teeth can erupt properly

Because a crown restores a tooth and maintains the proper spacing between teeth, it can help reduce the need for orthodontic procedures

4631 Airport Blvd, Suite 120A
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