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Dental Crowns – Willow Park, TX

Repairing Your Child’s Decayed or Damaged Teeth

Even if your child is super careful with their teeth, sometimes they can get hurt. They might get holes or break from accidents – it happens to lots of kids. But guess what? Your child doesn’t have to keep their pearly whites like that. At Stroud Pediatric Dentistry, we can repair your little one’s smile with dental crowns in Willow Park! These restorations will help keep your child’s teeth safe and make them look beautiful once again. If you want to learn more about dental crowns, just keep reading or give our office a call today.

What Is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is like a special cap for your tooth. If a tooth is damaged or needs extra help, the restoration is placed on top to make it strong again. It can be made from natural-looking materials, like porcelain, to ensure they blend seamlessly with the remaining teeth. If a baby tooth needs repair, we’ll use stainless steel crowns to protect it until the permanent tooth erupts.

A crown is a great option if your child has:

  • A tooth with a big cavity that needs extra help
  • A broken tooth that needs to be strong again
  • A tooth that had a root canal before
  • A dental bridge that needs something to hold it

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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Getting a pediatric dental crown is a step-by-step process that ensures the tooth's strength and appearance are restored. During the initial consultation, our team at Stroud Pediatric Dentistry will discuss different crown materials and help you choose wisely.

The process begins with taking impressions of your child’s teeth and preparing the damaged tooth for the crown. A temporary crown will be placed to safeguard the tooth and give you a sense of what having a crown will be like. This temporary crown will stay in place until the custom crown is ready.

In a dental lab, skilled technicians will custom-craft the crown, a process that generally takes a couple of weeks. Once we receive the crown, your child will return for the final placement. In the end, they’ll have a strong and natural-looking tooth that functions just like normal!

Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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Pediatric dental crowns are superheroes for little smiles! They're like special caps that fix broken or weak teeth. These strong and safe crowns make teeth healthy again and look just like the real ones. With a custom-fit crown, kids can eat, talk, and play without worries. Whether it's protecting a tooth after a cavity, supporting a dental bridge, or making a tooth look great, these crowns are the kid-friendly solution for a happy and healthy smile.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Crowns

A child receiving dental crowns in Willow Park

When your child is recommended for a dental crown to protect a broken or decayed tooth, one of the first questions that is likely to come to mind is “How much will it cost?” We understand that you want to do everything possible to safeguard your child’s smile, and we recognize the financial responsibility can be overwhelming to navigate. This is why our team is here to not only break down the cost of dental crowns but also go over your dental insurance benefits and ways to lower out-of-pocket expenses with CareCredit.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Crowns

A child with a stainless-steel crown

At Stroud Pediatric Dentistry, our team will need to conduct a thorough examination of your child’s smile before determining how best to proceed and how much treatment will cost. The path used to protect your little one’s tooth is likely to look different than what we might recommend for another child, so the price is unlikely to be the same.

Some of the factors we will consider as we look at placing a dental crown include:

  • The severity of the damage and whether additional treatments are required first (i.e., root canal or pulp therapy)
  • The kind of material that will be used to create the crown (i.e., natural-looking porcelain or stainless steel)
  • How the dental crown will be created (in-house or in a local laboratory)

You might be tempted to go with the cheapest option; however, it’s important to remember that this is not always the best option. Ensuring your child’s crown is high in quality is essential if you want it to last as long as possible.

Does Dental Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?

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Yes, most dental insurance companies will agree to pay a portion for dental crowns. In many cases, treatment should be covered up to 50% of the total cost; however, this is not always the case. It’s crucial that you review your plan before agreeing to start treatment, as some policies may not provide as much or any additional coverage. You can count on our team, however, to confirm your benefits before moving forward.

Other Options for Making Dental Crowns Affordable

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We understand that not having a private dental insurance plan can be concerning when it comes to your child needing dental care; however, there are other ways to pay for treatment without incurring a financial headache.

At Stroud Pediatric Dentistry, we are pleased to partner with third-party financier CareCredit. Here, you can enroll in one of their available payment plans that allows you to break up the price of your child’s dental crown into monthly payments. This makes it easier to avoid high upfront costs and instead remain within your budget.

If you need help to manage the cost of your child’s dental crown, do not hesitate to reach out to our dental office. A member of our team will be happy to help.