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Stainless Steel Crowns

Kids Dentist Kent WA

SS-Crowns - Kent Dentist

Dental professionals utilize stainless steel crowns to treat tooth decay on primary molars, or rear teeth. These crowns made of stainless steel are precisely sized to fit infant teeth. The stainless steel crown is a superb option to tooth-colored fillings that cover the entire tooth since it is durable and cannot be lost or broken. Due to the surface’s flawless polishing, they are extremely simple to clean.

Why do Dentists Use Stainless Steel Crowns?

Although children’s primary teeth are only temporary, they are essential for the eventual eruption of permanent teeth. They assist children in learning fundamental skills including chewing, speaking, and maintaining adult tooth space. About six months after birth, the first baby tooth will erupt, followed by the rest by two years. Maintaining their dental health during this time is crucial.

Primary teeth are not like permanent teeth in terms of size or enamel. Due to the thinner enamel and closer proximity of the inner pulp to the surface, infection can easily pass through the enamel and into the pulp. To fix the tooth and avoid the need for additional treatment, the dentist could apply a filling. If the youngster has pulpal therapy to remove the decay and caries, the dentist will install a crown.

Stainless steel crowns:

  • are simple to use and completely cover the tooth
  • use safe metals
  • fall out naturally with the primary tooth
  • works as a space maintainer in baby’s mouth to keep correct spacing for permanent teeth.

Placement of Stainless Steel Crowns

These crowns are typically installed in only one dental office visit. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed by the dentist, who then places a crown on the healthy portion of the tooth. To remove decaying pulp components, a pulpotomy or pulpectomy may be necessary.

Cost of Stainless Steel Crowns

Children’s stainless steel crowns are durable and reasonably priced. However, prices may differ based on the quantity and location of stainless steel crowns required. When prescribed, this kind of medical restoration is typically vital, which is why many insurance companies provide full coverage. Due to the importance of stainless steel crowns for a child’s developing main teeth, several insurance companies offer coverage for this procedure.


To prevent biting their lips and cheeks while the anaesthetic is still in effect, your child must not consume anything. If your child’s biting seems out of the ordinary in the first few days after the crown is placed, reassure them that it will soon feel natural. Do not be concerned if the child’s gums seem bluish. The metal in the crown under the gum is what gives the tooth its bluish tint.
Finally, even if your child’s teeth are bleeding, keep cleaning them. Even after a crown has been placed, maintaining good oral hygiene is still important. Make sure your child eats a balanced diet low in sugar and sugary foods, and take them to the dentist frequently for optimal oral health.

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Seablue Dental Office FAQ

How often should I visit my dentist?
Everyone’s needs are different, so have a chat to your dentist about how often you need to have your teeth checked by them based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. It’s recommended that children see their dentist at least once a year.
Why are regular dental assessments so important?
Regular checkups keep you updated with your oral health and help diagnose and timely treatment of any problems developing in your tooth or gums or oral tissues.
How do I know if my teeth are healthy?
You dentist will conduct an exam and x-rays at your dental visits and educate you about your oral health.
How do I book my appointment in case of an emergency?
Call us at 253-336-3000 or email us at info@seabluedental.com
How can I improve my oral hygiene?
Regular brushing and flossing after every meal should keep the food particles from depositing in crevices of your tooth and hence keeps the harmful bacteria causing the tooth decay in check.
Should I call 911 in case of a dental emergency?
If there is a medical emergency or life threatening condition, call 911 or go to nearest ER.
Is root canal an emergency
Sometimes. Contact us for a consultation.

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