Tooth Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is cemented to a damaged tooth. With a tooth cap, Dr. Alice P. Chen helps take broken or chipped teeth and restore their original shape and function.

Your Summerlin dental practitioner may recommend a tooth crown, whenever a baby or a permanent tooth is:

  • Excessively decayed
  • Fractured because of trauma
  • Underdeveloped, or developed improperly

More durable than a dental filling, a tooth crown is a superior option for repairing more extensive damage. After the application of a tooth crown is complete, any discomfort should subside after 24 hours.

    Some parents ask why tooth crowns are necessary in repairing decayed primary teeth. Here are a few reasons:

    1. The enamel of baby teeth is so thin, that decay can spread quickly to the rest of your child’s smile. A single tooth cap can help to halt the advances of decay, protecting teeth from further damage.
    2. Dental crowns can help restore the shape, the size and the function of your child’s tooth. They will be able to chew, speak and use their full smile easily, and without pain.
    3. Tooth crowns can also help promote healthy jawbone and muscle development.

    Meet Your Doctor

    Our dental team at Red Rock Kids Dental is dedicated to your child’s comfort and long-lasting oral hygiene. Dr. Alice P. Chen, DMD and and Dr. Noura Rezapour, DMD offer combined decades of pediatric dentistry experience, to help satisfy your child’s dental needs in a caring, comforting atmosphere.

    Meet Your Dentist
    Dr. Alice and Dr. Noura

    Tooth Crowns Protect Your Child's Teeth from Decay

    Tooth crowns can appropriately address any issues with your child's smile. Call us today to schedule appointments for your children!