When a child’s tooth has severe damage or multiple areas of decay, strip crowns can be a great, compact solution. They are designed to fully cover the remaining tooth and protect it from further damage. At Just Smilez Dental, we recommend strip crowns for teeth that can no longer be repaired with traditional fillings.
Our teeth face an ongoing battle against plaque and bacteria build up every day. With fizzy drinks, sour candies, and ice cream on the weekends, it can be hard to keep on top of plaque and tartar. This is especially true when it comes to our child’s teeth. Without a strong oral care routine, their baby teeth are susceptible to problematic cavities. If these cavities are left untreated, then teeth risk becoming infected and incredibly painful in your child’s mouth.
Strip Crowns are the best solution for your child’s temporary “baby” teeth if they cannot be fixed with a filling alone.
Made from tooth coloured resin, the strip crown is applied directly over the existing tooth once the cavity is fully removed. After the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, the strip crown is installed using a clear outer casing, which helps the resin to bond to the remaining tooth. The resin is hardened and cured using a dental light.
Using a strip crown allows your practitioner to form the replacement tooth to its correct shape and size. This will make it much easier for your child to continue biting, chewing, and speaking with a strong set of teeth. With a strip crown in place, your child can continue maintaining a healthy oral routine in preparation for their permanent adult teeth to arrive.
At Just Smilez Dental, it is our job to make sure you and your loved ones are informed and comfortable with any treatment we recommend. Our practitioners will walk you and your child through the exact steps of getting strip crowns. That way you know exactly what to expect for your next visit with us.