Child’s first teeth are usually ridden with problems, as young persons usually don’t carry quality oral hygiene practices. One option to deal with cavities is to get a filling, but nowadays it’s accepted information among professionals that such fillings fall out earlier than the teeth itself, thus isn’t a practical way to deal with cavities. These days dental professionals are using silver teeth on a child or much commonly known as steel crowns to rectify their teeth with cavities.
Steel crowns, which are made from stainless steel and other metal mixture is a long term solution. They protect children’s baby teeth from continuously deteriorating. In addition, steel crowns are a good way of making sure that the teeth which aren’t properly formed will do so in the future.
Depending on the severity of a cavity, it might be necessary to remove it at first prior to putting the crown. In most cases though, silver crowns can be put directly on a cavity with no further problems or risks. It is important to remember that silver crowns don’t eliminate the need for brushing teeth and flossing, and they are still a necessary practice a child has to partake in.
The only downside of silver crowns on a child is that it might be uncomfortable for a first few days or weeks. The silver cap will be felt on the mouth and might cause some discomfort, but it doesn’t last for a long time. There are also concern with eating sticky foods, like certain types of sweets, because they can stick tightly on a cap, and trying to pull the sticky food from the cap can remove it from the teeth.
In conclusion, steel crowns are a great way to protect your child from cavities. They are also a great long-term investment, as usual cavity fillings do not hold up for the whole duration of baby teeth.