Stainless Steel Crowns
Severe cavities or exceptionally large cavities destroy so much of the natural tooth surface that the only way to save the tooth and preserves its normal function is to cap it with a stainless steel crown. This will cover the tooth and prevent further tooth decay. Stainless steel crowns are a lot easier to fit to primary teeth than are porcelain crowns to adult teeth. Stainless steel crowns are pre-manufactured so only one appointment is needed. Meaning kids do not have to miss more than half a day of school to have their teeth fitted.
Stainless steel crowns are amazingly resilient and easy for children to take care of, and they are far less expensive than adult crowns. There is great benefit to saving a primary tooth so it can live out its natural lifespan. Not only does it prevent tooth decay from spreading down to the gums and to other teeth, but it also prevents premature primary tooth loss which invariably result in spacing and alignment problems when gaps form in a childs smile.