Tooth Crowns

What is a Dental Crown?

Northern Kentucky child blows bubbles after receiving a tooth cap from a children's dentist in Burlington, KY.A dental crown is also called a tooth cap because it covers the entire tooth crown. The tooth crown is the visible portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line. Your child’s dental crown will:

  • Completely encase the tooth
  • Strengthen the tooth
  • Prevent progression of oral health problems
  • Improve their smile aesthetic

If your child needs a tooth cap, rest assured their comfort is our first priority! Our children’s dentist will conduct a virtually painless procedure while we protect their smile.

When is a tooth cap necessary?

Our children’s dentist will administer a dental exam and x-rays to determine if a dental crown is the right choice for your child. We use a conservative dental filling whenever necessary, but extensive damage will require a tooth cap. A dental crown may be recommended in the following situations:

  • A large cavity that is threatening your child’s oral health.
  • Severe damage is present due to physical trauma or decay.
  • The tooth is severely worn down, discolored, or misshapen.

The Pediatric Dental Center doctors can repair a broken or decayed tooth with a dental crown. The tooth cap is custom-designed to give your child a beautiful smile.

You can get a tooth crown, also known as a dental crown, in Cold Spring from Dr. SoperWhat to expect if you need a dental crown

Does your child need some extra protection for their tooth crown? No worries! We will make your child’s experience comfortable and even enjoyable. We offer safe sedation options for patients with pressing anxiety.

First, we will take impressions of your child’s tooth crown and create a perfect tooth cap in our lab. Soon after, the dental crown placement process will go something like this:

  1. Your dentist will place local anesthetic around the tooth to completely numb the area.
  2. We prepare the tooth on all sides and remove any decay or bacteria.
  3. We use dental cement to bond the dental crown to the tooth.
  4. Your dentist will polish and adjust the tooth cap to perfection!

Benefits of a Dental Crown

Your child’s dental crown will:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking
  • Hold together a cracked tooth
  • Restore a broken or worn down tooth
  • Restore full function of your child’s bite force and chewing abilities
  • Help preserve your child’s smile spacing and bite
  • Reduce the need for more extensive treatments later on
  • Restore your child’s confidence and beautiful smile

How Do Tooth Crowns Work?

Dental crowns are one of the most commonly performed procedures by dentists. First, the outer surface of the tooth on the top and all sides is removed to create room for the crown to be placed. Dental crowns are then permanently cemented onto the damaged tooth. Watch the video below to see what the tooth crown process looks like:

Schedule a Dental Crown Appointment in Northern Kentucky

Does your child’s smile need a little attention? We invite you to The Pediatric Dental Center for a wonderful dental experience with our children’s dentist!

We have convenient office locations in Burlington and Cold Spring Kentucky. We also proudly provide dentistry for children to patients from all over the Northern Kentucky area, including the communities of Florence, Hebron, Covington, Erlanger, and Independence.

To have your questions about tooth crowns answered, or to schedule an appointment, simply call, text, or contact us using the form on this page. We look forward to answering your child’s dentistry needs!

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