What are the Stainless Steel Crowns?
Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated crowns that are used on baby teeth. It is commonly used to fit over a primary tooth that been prepared to fit on it.
The crown covers the entire tooth and protects it from further decay. When the primary tooth comes out to make room for the permanent tooth, the crown comes out naturally with it.
In general, when the primary teeth need crowns, the stainless steel crowns are used for they don’t require multiple dental visits and are less cost- effective than the custom-made crowns.
Theses kind of prefabricated crowns are used in order to:
- Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling.
- Protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
- Decrease the frequency of general anesthesia for children unable because of age, behavior, or medical history to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care.
In such cases, the Dentist likely recommend doing what is known as a stainless steel crown.