Zirconia has been used in major medical procedures like hip replacement for many years due to its strength and biocompatibility. It took the dental industry until the early 2000s to catch up, beginning with adult dental procedures such as dental implants, root canals, and dental crowns. In 2010, zirconia became available for use in pediatric dentistry. Westpark Pediatric Dentistry outlines some benefits of zirconia dental crowns for kids below.
The use of white zirconia results in a durable and visually pleasing stainless-steel crown. As the strongest non-metal material available on the market for use in restorative pediatric dentistry, it has allowed kids to enjoy natural-looking dental solutions they can rely on for:
Damaged, chipped, or broken teeth
Abnormal tooth development
Significant dental decay
Damage from cavities in early childhood
Dr. Malije Onwueme may choose a crown restoration to protect a compromised tooth from breakage that the process of filling a tooth may cause. Zirconia crowns don’t stain, chip, or break and are resistant to plaque and decay.
If you have any questions about zirconia crowns for kids or would like to schedule an appointment with your Richmond pediatric dentist, get in touch with us today!
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
About Malije Onwueme, DDS
With a big smile and a positive attitude, Dr. Mali aims to provide an exceptional dental experience for children along with a warm and caring environment for families. She resides locally with her husband and two young children. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, watching soccer, trying new foods, and spending time with her husband and children.