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Toothache in children aged 3-12 can disrupt the peace of any household. Parents make sure the child eats healthy and practice oral hygiene until the child is able to carry it out on their own. But, tooth caries and decay might show up occassionally and there is no one to blame. Early detection can save a lot of pain, effort and money. Yet, there are stainless steel crowns for children’s teeth that have the potential to last long and guarantee the protection to the toddler’s decay treated tooth.

The dental procedures are reached to a conclusion only after assessing the situation in children. The pediatric stainless steel crowns (SSC) are suggested for the milktooth integrity. These are inexpensive and come off easily when the baby tooth falls, until then staunchly protects the weakling tooth structure post Pulpotomy, Pulpectomy or to the extent of tooth removal. The stainless steel crowns for children’s teeth or in fact any sort of crown can be seated in the following situations:

  • Fractured, chipped or cracked tooth due to dental trauma in childhood.
  • Weak or thin tooth enamel.
  • Crooked or deformity in tooth structure.
  • Removal of top layer of toothpulp due to infection (pulpotomy).
  • Complete removal of tooth pulp and filling the biocompatible material which needs protection (pulpectomy).
  • Spread of tooth caries, large openings on the tooth structure due to cavity formation.

The stainless steel crown in pediatric dental procedures have proved to be affordable and lasting solution in the critical stages of oral development and speech faculty of the child. These offer all round protection from sticky sugars and carbohydrates, which the bacteria ingests to produce tooth decaying acids. Dental fillings for toddler teeth is also an option if the cavity is tiny, not so prominent. Otherwise, crowns are the best solutions.

A stainless steel crown teeth costs about $ 300-$500. This cost is added with the sequence of tests and treatments that follow. So ideally, check for even the slightest pain or discomfort and visit the dentist to avoid multiple visits and complex procedures.  During the initial stages, treatment of tooth decay does not require the seating of a crown. The intensity of the decay infesting the tooth enamel and tooth pulp, suggests the mass cleansing, trimming and cementing of a crown as its exo-skeleton. 

The stainless steel pediatric crowns are available in veneered versions to conceal the metallic gleam but, the milktooth has to vacate for adult tooth to grow and thus parents do not prefer them. Dentists suggest these to be bulkier than the SSC  and they are better for adult molars and premolars than for children. Likewise, precious metals are rarely used for child’s dental restorations.


The dental crows or caps are manufactured with alloys like steel to be non-reactive in the oral cavity for years to come; adjust well with the opposing tooth for comfort in chewing and speaking. These have longevity and have superior strength be it in the form of individual caps or dental bridges that consist of a series of dental caps aligned to fit the adjacent set of teeth.