Stainless steel crowns have long been an effective and reliable method of restoring damaged teeth in children. For all their effectiveness, they also had the stigma of being incredibly visible. Children who received these crowns often had to deal with social stigmatization resulting from their noticeable presence. Introducing white zirconia dental crowns to the toolkit at Alderwood Children’s Dentistry has allowed us to make this a thing of the past. The material used in these crowns matches the appearance of natural enamel while being incredibly durable and biocompatible.
Pediatric Dental Restoration With White Zirconia Crowns
White zirconia crowns are used to perform dental restorations on children with damaged teeth. Whether this damage is from injury or dental decay, this treatment can help restore their smile and the function of their teeth. The range of concerns they can treat is broad, including minor chips and cracks and extensive dental decay alike. While stainless steel crowns are still used to address less visible teeth, white zirconia crowns are the preferred option in the aesthetic zone. This area is the most prominently visible to others when we smile. Thanks to this new material, it’s possible to restore your child’s smile function and beauty with a single treatment.
Zirconia is a material that’s prized for its biocompatibility and beauty. Biocompatibility refers to its ability to seamlessly integrate with the natural tissues in our oral cavity without impacting our health in other ways. By comparison, silver amalgam, a previously common material used in restorations, could weaken or stain the teeth it was used to repair.
There are numerous benefits to using White Zirconia Crowns, including:
- High Durability
- No metal components
- Superior aesthetic quality
- Resists the build-up of plaque and tartar accumulation
- Protection against tooth decay
White zirconia crowns are an appropriate option for most cases where restoration is necessary. However, there are some conditions or situations that will prevent their use. Most prominently are patients who experience notable bruxism or teeth grinding. A lack of sufficient dental structure can make it difficult or impossible to set the crown properly. Patients with teeth that are notably crowded may also be unable to benefit from white zirconia crowns.
Reach Out To Alderwood Children’s Dentistry To Learn More
The best way to learn if your child can benefit from white zirconia crowns is by reaching our office today. A full examination and assessment of your child’s oral health will be performed during your visit. Following this, you’ll consult our team to determine the best treatment plan for your child’s needs. Alderwood Children’s Dentistry is here to provide an effective restoration method that will ensure the future of your child’s adult smile. Further, they’ll be able to smile freely and confidently without worrying about others noticing their dental restorations. Our team’s fluency in Spanish, Korean, and English allows us to serve the diverse community near our clinic at 19106 33rd Ave W, Suite 1, in Lynnwood, WA.