When more extensive decay or trauma has occurred, damaging a significant portion of your child’s tooth structure, a stainless steel crown used to prevent it decaying further. Stainless steel crowns are a special type of dental crown generally recommended for children. Tooth-shaped caps, stainless steel crowns fit over your child’s tooth up to the gum line, restoring the tooth’s size, shape, and function. They have a smooth polished surface which makes them easy to clean and most last four years or more.

metal cap for milk teeth


The stainless steel crowns silver full coverage crowns and are the best treatment for your child, when indicated. If a filling were to be done on the tooth it could fail. Your child might need to have the tooth retreated in the future or extracted. In most cases, the stainless steel crown should last until the tooth comes out naturally.

Stainless steel crowns are pre-made metal caps utilized for tooth affected by caries. It represents the preferred therapy for baby back teeth after root canaltreatment.

Stainless steel crowns are durable and have a higher success rate than tooth color caps. It increases protection, acts like helmet to protect the underlying weak tooth.

Stainless steel crowns are easier to place than other dental crowns, eliminating the need for longer appointments or preparation to your child’s tooth. The material used is also cheaper, making it more fitting for a dental crown that is designed to eventually fall off with the primary tooth as your child’s permanent smile grows in.

various size of ss crown from 3m espe


A primary tooth can be restored with a stainless steel crown during one appointment. The decay is removed, the tooth is shaped for a crown then the crown is cemented. Additionally, we place the crown with fluoride-releasing cement to protect from further decay. So making sure your child continues to take good care of their teeth is still important. A crowned tooth must be brushed and flossed, just like other teeth.

Stainless steel crowns are considered a good temporary restoration to save the primary tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its space keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is very important.