Pediatric Dental Crowns in Culver City, CA
When your pediatric dentist tells you that your child has a cavity and a filling won’t be enough, you may feel like you have failed and you may be concerned about the procedure itself. Don’t worry; many children need crowns to protect their teeth because primary teeth are more prone to decay than adult teeth. The best pediatric dentist in Los Angeles will also make your child’s experience as easy and stress-free as possible.
Your dentist will start by numbing the area to make the procedure completely painless. As a children’s specialty dentist, we offer several sedation dentistry options for your child’s comfort. Some children, especially those who need extensive work, do best under IV sedation which means they are asleep during the procedure. Others do fine with “laughing gas” or conscious sedation. Once the area is numb, your pediatric dentist will place a dental dam to isolate the tooth and protect your child’s gums. Decay will be carefully removed from the tooth and the tooth will be shaped to get it ready for a crown. The crown will be placed securely over the tooth and shaped to preserve your child’s bite.