Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns

Posted on 11/30/2021

At the dental office of Caldwell & Steinbring, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive pediatric dentistry for children in Sugar Land, Richmond, and Rosenberg, Texas. For some children, this may include the use of dental crowns for primary teeth to restore a tooth's original shape and function. Dental crowns may be necessary for young children because they have experienced tooth decay or have fractured a tooth through an injury or an accident.

What is a Dental Crown & When are They Necessary?


A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is cemented or bonded to a tooth to restore the tooth's function and shape. Crowns are used in pediatric dentistry for children for three primary reasons which include the following:

  • Excessive decay - A large cavity or multiple cavities is on a baby tooth.
  • Tooth Fracture - The child has fractured their tooth in an accident.
  • Undeveloped Tooth - Sometimes a primary tooth does not develop properly and needs a dental crown to ensure its proper function.

Excessive decay is typically the most common reason for needing a pediatric dental crown in Sugar Land, TX. If a cavity is too large for a normal filling, a dental crown will be used to cover the primary tooth. Crowns are more durable than fillings and will last until the primary tooth falls out.

White Resin Crowns for Children

At Caldwell & Steinbring, our pediatric dentists in Sugar Land utilize white resin crowns for children. These pediatric dental crowns blend in naturally with children's teeth and are specifically made for children. They are exceptionally strong and will withstand any child's eating habits while protecting their primary tooth. White resin crowns are completely safe for children and will actually improve the look and function of their teeth until they lose their baby teeth.

Contact Our Pediatric Dentistry for Children in Sugar Land, TX Today!

If you are looking for a great pediatric dentist in the Sugar Land, Richmond, or Rosenberg area, contact the dental office of Caldwell & Steinbring. Our pediatric dental team will make your child feel right at home and will provide a great dental foundation for your child's life. Request your first appointment online with our easy-to-fill-in form. We look forward to seeing you and your little one soon!