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Whether you want to learn about the condition of your teeth and gums or you need immediate treatment for a particular oral problem, our dentists at Seablue Dental of Kent can help.
SEABLUE DENTAL

23914 100th Ave SE, Ste 100, Kent, WA 98031

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(253) 336-3000

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Whether you want to learn about the condition of your teeth and gums or you need immediate treatment for a particular oral problem, our dentists at Seablue Dental of Kent can help.
SEABLUE DENTAL

23914 100th Ave SE, Ste 100, Kent, WA 98031

Telephone

(253) 336-3000

Stainless Steel Crowns

SS-Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are used by dental experts to repair primary molars (back teeth) to repair tooth decay. These stainless steel crowns are made to fit the exact size of the baby teeth. The stainless steel crown works as a great alternative to tooth-colored fillings covering the whole tooth and cannot be easily lost or damaged. They are also easy to clean as the surface is smoothly polished.

Why do Dentists Use Stainless Steel Crowns?

Primary teeth may be temporary for children, but they are crucial to the final permanent tooth eruption. They help kids learn the basics, such as chewing, speaking, and keeping adult teeth space. The first baby tooth will appear at approximately six months and the rest by two years. During this time, caring for their oral health is essential.

The size and enamel of the primary pearly whites are different from permanent teeth. The enamel is thinner, and the inner pulp portion is closer to the surface, making it easy for infection to spread through the enamel and into the pulp. The dentist may use a filling to repair the tooth and prevent the need for further treatment. The dentist will put a crown in place if the child receives pulpal therapy to remove the decay and caries.

Crowns stainless steel:

  • Are easy to apply and provide coverage for the entire tooth
  • Use safe metals
  • Fall out naturally with the primary tooth
  • Used as space maintainers in the baby’s mouth for permanent teeth

Placement of Stainless Steel Crowns

Putting in these crowns usually requires a single visit to the dentist. The dentist removes the decayed part of the tooth then fits a crown on the structure that remains. Sometimes, a pulpotomy or pulpectomy is required to remove decayed pulp parts.

Cost of Stainless Steel Crowns

For children, stainless steel crowns are long-lasting and cost-effective. However, the costs may vary depending on the number of stainless steel crowns needed and the location. This type of medical restoration is usually necessary when prescribed, which is why many insurance companies offer full coverage. Many insurance companies cover stainless steel crown treatment because they are vital for the dental health of a child’s primary tooth.

After-Care

Your child will need to refrain from eating before the anesthesia wears off to avoid biting their lips and cheeks. Assure your child that they will feel normal with their biting if it feels unusual for the first few days after the crown is put in. Do not worry about the child’s gums appearing blue. The bluish appearance is because of the metal in the crown under the gum. Lastly, keep brushing your child’s teeth even if they bleed. Dental hygiene remains vital under all circumstances, even when a crown has been added. Ensure your child’s diet is low-sugar and equally nutritious and visit the dentist regularly for good dental health.

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Seablue Dental Office FAQ

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.

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.

You dentist will conduct an exam and x-rays at your dental visits and educate you about your oral health.

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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.

If there is a medical emergency or life threatening condition, call 911 or go to nearest ER.

Sometimes. Contact us for a consultation.

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