Re: Stainless steel crown for a 7 yo??? pls help
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"Small primary teeth cavities can be repaired with fillings, because of the remaining supporting tooth structure. However, large cavities need to be fixed with crowns that strengthen a damaged tooth by covering and protecting it.
Crowns for primary teeth, unlike crowns for permanent teeth, can in most cases be positioned in only one appointment. They are relatively easy for children to care for and are much less expensive than adult crowns.
To ensure the entire procedure is comfortable for your child, the Dentist will make sure the tooth is thoroughly numb. Then your Dentist removes any decay and shapes the tooth. Following this, a crown is selected, trimmed and shaped, and then it is adjusted until it precisely fits the tooth. Your dentist then cements the crown in place.
After double-checking both the fit and the bite, your child will have a new stainless steel crown until the permanent tooth decides to replace the primary tooth."