Paediatric Crowns

Girl and DentistPaediatric crowns or caps are structures placed over and around a tooth in order to restore the tooth's shape. Such crowns, or "Fairy Slippers" or "Superman Teeth" as we know them, are placed where there isn't sufficient tooth to hold a standard white or silver filling. Paediatric crowns also preserve valuable space in the dental arches and assist proper jaw growth and tooth position.

They are used when treating teeth with large cavities, teeth which are severely worn due to grinding and dental erosion, teeth with enamel defects (hypoplasia), teeth with failed fillings, or where an injury has led to loss of substantial tooth structure. Paediatric crowns are also used whenever the tooth has undergone nerve treatment.