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STAINLESS STEEL CROWNS

      Stainless steel crowns are needed when decay has destroyed a tooth to such a degree that there is little of the tooth remaining or the tooth has received a pulpotomy (nerve removed) because of an abscess. 

     Amalgam or silver fillings are not recommended for large fillings in "baby" teeth because if this large filling fractures there is a greater chance that a pulpotomy or extraction will be necessary.  

    Stainless steel crowns are highly recommended on primary ("baby")  molars so they will have the benefit of a much more durable and reliable restoration.  

Stainless Steel Crown

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    We prefer to offer NuSmile natural looking crowns for children because we are concerned with your child's appearance. Please see NuSmile to observe the different in a child's smile when replaced with stainless crowns instead of these natural appearing crowns.

To avoid this fee and time for replacement of any crown.....

 Avoid:

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Sticky foods like caramel, gum, taffy

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Hard candy

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Chewing on ice

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Popcorn kernels or "old maids"

    Home care after this procedure is important.  The crown of the tooth is protected however where the crown meet the gum tissue is an area where bacteria can live and cause decay.  It is important that parents supervise the cleaning of this area.  Make sure your child brushes not only his teeth but where their teeth meet the gum tissue.  It is also important to floss, especially in this area, once a day.  Brush teeth and not flossing is leaving 40% our the mouth loaded with acid protecting bacteria!     

     The crowned tooth will usually fall out normally when the permanent tooth comes in.

It is important to save the space for their permanent teeth

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February 06, 2008

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