Are dental crowns recommended for children?

A dental crown may be recommended for children under the following circumstances:

  • To save a primary baby tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling.
  • To protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
  • To decrease the frequency of general anesthesia for children unable to cooperate with requirements of proper dental care because of age, behavior, or medical history.

To learn more about dental crowns, check out our page on Dental Bridges & Crowns.