An older child may be more sensitive about their appearance and may not be comfortable with a stainless-steel crown that is easily visible in their smile. If this is the case for your child, our pediatric dentists, Dr. Conway Jensen and Dr. Brian Jochim, may recommend a white zirconia crown to repair your child’s tooth.
Zirconia crowns have a number of advantages. They can be shaded to blend in with your child’s other teeth, making them unnoticeable to other people. Zirconia is classified in the same group of metals as titanium. It is very strong and interacts very well with the human body. Often, a patient receiving a zirconia crown does not need as much preparation as they might with other crowns or fillings. The dentist can use cement or a bonding material to hold the crown in place. Since zirconia crowns are milled from a single block of material, they can be designed to fit your child’s tooth perfectly, and they often take less time to create.
If your child has a cavity and you would like to find out if a white zirconia crown in Battle Ground, Washington, would be a good fit, we would love to talk with you and your child! To make an appointment at A Children's Dentist, call 360-666-0530 today, and a member of our team will be happy to help you plan your child’s visit.