What is the white stainless steel crown alternative?
White stainless steel crown alternative treatments do exist! If you are a parent looking for something that looks white for your child there is one excellent option available! The pediatric white dental crown is the answer and many more details can be found on the previous link!
What are the white stainless steel crown alternatives?
The only real alternative to the white stainless steel crown is a pediatric zirconia crown. Dr. Briney, our Board certified pediatric dentist, provides our patients with these crowns routinely. She sees patients from across the Midwest for her expertise in white pediatric dental crowns.
What is the process of the white stainless steel crown alternative?
The process to receive a white dental crown instead of the stainless steel crown is essentially the same.
- We numb the area after using topical numbing gel so that your child does not feel anything. Nitrous oxide is available if we feel it is necessary and for very young children with very extensive dental needs we have access to hospital sedation.
- We remove all decay and reshape the tooth so that we can place the white crown on the tooth.
- After fitting the crown we cement it with a bioactive cement that helps ensure no decay recurs underneath it.
- We verify the bite is accurate, although this is not entirely necessary on children as their bite is constantly changing anyway.
How much does this white stainless steel crown alternative cost?
The fee for our kids dental crown is $440 in 2018, however, if you have dental insurance then it will cover a portion of that. There is almost certainly going to be other things that we also charge for with the crown, since many of these teeth also need baby root canals or pulpotomies. Our fee is close to the national average but yours may differ due to where you live. To find the actual cost by your zip code we recommend using this consumer fee website.
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