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Fortunately, advances in this innovative technology with ceramics produced an alternative to the Stainless Steel Crown.
Tooth coloured crowns also known as White Zirconia Dental Crowns are a Stainless Steel Crown alternative for children. The White Zirconia Dental Crown is a metal-free crown that is certified biocompatible, extremely aesthetic, and is the most durable material used in dentistry today.
Zirconia crowns are one of the best dental restorative options available, as they seamlessly blend in with your child's other teeth. As they are constructed of a solid monolithic zirconia ceramic, they do not chip, discolour, or break over time.
Choosing these state-of-the-art zirconia crowns will set your mind at ease knowing that your child's smile will look healthy and natural, while raising your child's confidence and self-esteem.
These crowns are options for use in restoring primary teeth which are chipped, damaged, or broken, are not developing properly, or with areas of decay too large to fill without the risk of breaking a tooth. Extensively decayed primary teeth can often cause great concern for patients and parents, especially when front teeth are affected.
Your child might be given anaesthesia for this procedure. Your child's tooth will first be prepared to receive the Zirconia crown.
The zirconia crown kits contain various pre-made crowns in different sizes. After preparing a tooth to receive a crown, your dentist will select the appropriate size crown, which is then passively placed on the tooth and cemented in place. Zirconia crowns are typically cemented in place with a resin.
Your child's gums will be sensitive for several days after the placement of White Zirconia Dental Crown. If needed we will prescribe a mild pain killer for your child and instruct you on how to administer it.
The gums may bleed when eating or brushing teeth for several days after treatment. Continue brushing even if the gums are bleeding or sore. This ensures food does not get trapped and cause an infection in the gums.
As the White Zirconia Dental Crowns are glued into place with a special cement, we recommend several simple dietary restrictions. Avoiding these foods will give the cement the best chance to hold the crown in place.
Please avoid sticky or chewy foods, such as :
Due to its high durability, zirconia has been utilized in hip replacement surgeries for decades. Zirconia is a biocompatible material which has been used in high-end cosmetic dentistry for over 15 years in adult procedures. Recognizing the growing need for paediatric aesthetic dental restoration, zirconia was specifically designed for paediatric dental patients.