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Crowns Specialist

RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry located in Rye, NY

Crowns restore and protect damaged teeth to preserve your little one’s oral health. At RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry in Downtown Rye, New York, pediatric dentists Deborah Troy, DDS, (board-certified), offer crowns for children with damaged or severely decayed teeth. Even teeth that have been injured, cracked or broken can be restored by a bonded crown. To find out if your child can benefit from a custom-made dental crown, call RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry, or book an appointment online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

A dental crown is a custom-made restoration that fits over the visible portion of a tooth. They can be either silver or white. These tooth-shaped caps restore the shape and size of broken teeth. Crowns also form a protective barrier around weakened teeth to protect them from additional damage and decay.

Made with durable materials, crowns restore your child’s bite, which helps prevent tooth erosion and pain while restoring normal function.

Are there different types of crowns?

There are many different types of crowns, but the two most popular options at RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry are:

Metal crowns

Stainless steel pediatric crowns are comfortable, durable, and long-lasting. These crowns are ideal for treating teeth in the back of the mouth, as they’re silver in appearance. Metal crowns can also withstand the force of your child’s bite better than those made with less durable materials.

White crowns

White crowns are made with composite materials that the team can color match to the natural shade of your child’s teeth. While these crowns blend in seamlessly with your child’s smile, they may not be as durable or long-lasting as stainless steel crowns.

What can crowns treat?

Crowns protect and cover a wide range of dental imperfections in both baby teeth and permanent teeth. These protective caps can restore the following dental concerns:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Overly short teeth
  • Worn teeth from grinding
  • Teeth with large fillings

The team at RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry may also recommend a dental crown if your child’s tooth has received root canal treatment.

To learn more about dental crowns, call RyeSmiles Pediatric Dentistry, or schedule an appointment online today.