Even though your child’s primary (baby) teeth may be temporary, it is still important to protect them, as they play a crucial role in the development of adult (permanent) teeth. If your child’s tooth has suffered significant damage or decay, our dentist, Dr. Landon Heckman, may recommend a stainless steel crown as the solution. After removing the decay, a stainless steel crown will be placed to protect the tooth. Some of the advantages of stainless steel crowns are:

  • They are durable and long-lasting
  • They are inexpensive
  • Full coverage for the tooth
  • Little sensitivity
  • Less likelihood to need a retreatment
  • They are often more successful than metal fillings, especially in children under 4 years old
  • They are a smart choice for children who need general anesthesia during treatment

Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated crowns that are used to protect the tooth from further decay or damage until the permanent tooth comes in. When the primary tooth comes out to make space for the permanent tooth, the crown will naturally come out with it. Stainless steel crowns are often used because they do not require multiple visits to our office and are more cost-effective than placing custom-made crowns on your child’s tooth. Call Highlands Pediatric Dentistry today at 720-248-9770 to schedule an appointment and learn more about stainless steel crowns in Denver, Colorado.