Dental Restorations

Metal Crown

Metal Crown

The stainless steel crown provides an effective and practical way for restoring badly broken down baby and permanent teeth. While dentists in general would prefer to do small, traditional fillings, on occasion these fillings may not be expected to withstand the forces of chewing for a long enough period of time. Alternatively, the stainless steel crown is very durable and can be expected to provide good functional service for many years or until that time when the tooth is ready to fall out. On young permanent teeth the stainless steel crown can act as an excellent temporary filling and is often replaced with a porcelain crown once the child has reached adulthood. There are a few common reasons for placing a stainless steel crown: Repairing baby and/or adult teeth that are significantly decayed. Repairing baby and/or adult tooth following a nerve treatment Repairing baby and/or adult teeth that are structurally deficient due to a genetic or other unknown condition On occasion a tooth may be too damaged to be repaired with a stainless steel crown. If this is the case the dentist may discuss other treatment options including extraction of the broken toothThe stainless steel crown provides an effective and practical way for restoring badly broken down baby and permanent teeth. While dentists in general would prefer to do small, traditional fillings, on occasion these fillings may not be expected to withstand the forces of chewing for a long enough period of time. Alternatively, the stainless steel crown is very durable and can be expected to provide good functional service for many years or until that time when the tooth is ready to fall out. On young permanent teeth the stainless steel crown can act as an excellent temporary filling and is often replaced with a porcelain crown once the child has reached adulthood.


There are a few common reasons for placing a stainless steel crown:

  • Repairing baby and/or adult teeth that are significantly decayed.

  • Repairing baby and/or adult tooth following a nerve treatment

  • Repairing baby and/or adult teeth that are structurally deficient due to a genetic or other unknown condition

On occasion a tooth may be too damaged to be repaired with a stainless steel crown. If this is the case the dentist may discuss other treatment options including extraction of the broken tooth.

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