As a parent, you do all you can to make sure your child grows up with the best oral health and the happiest possible smile. Even with good home hygiene, decay and traumatic injuries can happen and affect the integrity of a primary tooth. We try to keep your child’s primary teeth intact whenever possible until the permanent teeth erupt, which is when restoring your child’s tooth with a pediatric dental crown becomes a good option.

Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve a tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used if your child has a tooth that is broken, worn, or damaged by tooth decay, and too damaged to hold a filling.

A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of the tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of metal, or porcelain. Metal crowns are best on back teeth because of their strength.

Unlike fillings, which are applied directly into your child’s tooth, a crown covers the entire tooth. 

Stainless Steel Crowns

Stainless steel dental crowns are considered a time-tested restoration to save a primary tooth until the permanent tooth can erupt and take its place. Keeping the primary tooth if at all possible is very important. A primary tooth can be restored with a stainless steel crown during one appointment.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia dental crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a white powdered ceramic material. 

NuSmile® ZR Crowns

NuSmile ZR pediatric dental crowns are made of zirconia ceramic, which offers superior aesthetics, a natural-looking appearance, and the ultimate in durability.

Aesthetics that parents and children love.

  • NuSmile ZR crowns do not chip or stain and should last until the permanent tooth erupts.
  • NuSmile ZR anterior crowns offer excellent aesthetics, reliability, and durability. 
  • NuSmile ZR anterior crowns are metal free.

Give your child the confidence to smile at every stage of life with NuSmile ZR.