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Why would a Child Need a Dental Crown?

When the cavities are very deep and the tooth needs a baby root canal (aka Pulpotomy) where the nerve needs to be removed from the crown portion of the tooth and a medicament is placed in the tooth. In such scenarios it is necessary to the cap the tooth to increase the life of the tooth.

Is a Dental Crown Necessary?

Our young patients may require a filling or a crown depending on the severity of a cavity, tooth decay, or chipped tooth.  A filling is used to patch a small spot of a tooth when a cavity has been removed and can be more cost effective.  A crown (or a cap) although more costly, provides more protection to the tooth once treated.  Talk to your child’s dentist if a filling or a crown are needed.  We will discuss the best approach for your child.