Stainless steel crowns are indicated for the restoration of baby and permanent molars when teeth have large cavities, when pulp (nerve) therapy has been performed, or as temporary restorations for fractured teeth. Also, in cases where failure of other restorative methods (silver or white fillings) has occurred, and the defect is too large for another filling, a stainless steel crown is indicated.
The gums around the tooth may be irritated for several days and may even bleed when brushing. Continue brushing and flossing as usual, as clean gums will heal faster and stay healthy. Your child may experience some mild or temporary soreness in the area of the crown. If any discomfort occurs your child may take Children’s Tylenol or Motrin as needed.
Please do not hesitate to call the office if there are any questions.