Stainless Steel Dental Crowns

What Are Dental Crowns Made From?

Crowns are made from different types of material. Early in dentistry, they were made from metals like stainless steel. Here at Smile Kannapolis, we use stainless steel crowns. The reason that we recommend stainless steel is because of its strength.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Crowns last between five to fifteen years, depending on your oral health habits and the amount of wear and tear they receive. After we place your dental crown, you’ll want to stay away from chewing ice and other hard materials, grinding your teeth, biting your fingernails, and opening packages with your teeth. This will help your crown last as long as possible.

When is it Necessary to Put Crowns on Baby Teeth?

If there is damage to the baby teeth, they may need the added support and protection that the crowns can offer. Having caps put on baby teeth give them reinforcement until the permanent teeth come in to replace them.

Causes for Crowns on Baby Teeth

  • Tooth Decay – Tooth decay is the number one reason that a crown may be needed on your child’s baby tooth. 42% of children between the ages of 2–11 will have at least one cavity.
  • Chipped or Broken Tooth – Accidents happen, and children are prone to them. A chipped or broken tooth from a hard fall or other impact may need treatment with a crown.

What Types of Baby Teeth Crowns Are There?

The location of where the porcelain crown for children’s teeth is needed may be the deciding factor on which type of crown to use.

  • Stainless Steel – When a crown on a molar is needed, stainless steel is common because it is more durable on the teeth that do the most chewing. Due to the blend of various metals, stainless steel crowns help prevent corrosion that can be exacerbated by saliva. Because they do not have a natural tooth color, the best place for these types of crowns is in the back area of the mouth. This type of baby teeth crown is also the most cost-effective.

How Smile Kannapolis Saves Cracked And Broken Teeth

One of the most common procedures here at Smile Kannapolis is placing a crown. Dr. Cotterill will place crowns to help out with many different dental health problems. Some of those include:

  • To protect a broken tooth or one that has been severely worn down.
  • To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
  • To protect a weak tooth from decay or to hold parts of a cracked tooth together.
  • To restore an already broken tooth from further damage.

To schedule a consultation regarding a dental crown, give us a call at (704) 938-8523 or email us.

We look forward to hearing from you!