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White Crowns Specialist

Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentist located in Bellevue, WA

When a child’s tooth is cracked, decayed significantly, discolored or misshapen, a crown is often an excellent solution. And at Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry, located in Bellevue, our team uses white, state-of-the-art Sprig EZCrowns. Unlike usual silver crowns used by many pediatric practices, EZCrowns are tooth-colored and best of all are applied in a single appointment without the need for uncomfortable impressions. For the most advanced pediatric dental care, call or book an appointment online with Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry.

White Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is a shell-like covering cemented to a damaged tooth for protection. It can prevent a decayed tooth from prematurely falling out and leading to a host of oral health problems. Crowns are also frequently used to correct cosmetic flaws, including: discoloration, chips, cracks, and shape issues.

Why may it be necessary to cap a primary tooth with a crown?

The providers at Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry may recommend a crown for a primary or baby tooth that has extensive decay, a large cavity, a fracture due to trauma, or when a primary tooth has not developed correctly.

Crowns are significantly more durable than fillings, and generally, last until the primary tooth naturally falls out. Though primary teeth are eventually replaced by permanent adult teeth, keeping them protected and  intact is important for a variety of reasons. So so:

  • Prevents decay from spreading to other teeth
  • Prevents premature loss and preserves space for permanent teeth
  • Aids in normal development of your child’s jawbone and muscles
  • Allows for the proper development of speech
  • Aids in chewing of food

What is unique about the crowns used by Dr. Gerlach?

Committed to offering his young patients the most advanced and comfortable dental products and services available, Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry’s providers use Sprig’s EZCrowns. These are the first and best pediatric Zirconia crowns on the market. White zirconia dental crowns are a metal-free and aesthetically-preferred alternative to stainless steel crowns. White zirconia crowns are biocompatible and immensely durable. In fact, zirconia is the most durable material used in dentistry today. These crowns won’t chip, become discolored, or wear down over time. In addition, they are resistant to plaque accumulation and decay.

What does getting a white crown entail?

Unlike adult crowns, white EZCrowns require only one visit, and there is no need for those messy, uncomfortable impressions. White EZCrowns are pre-made so they can be fitted and placed on your child in a single appointment.