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Stainless steel crowns in Merced, CA

Stainless steel crowns are crowns that cover the whole tooth. Crowns are completed in one visit. They also provide the added benefit of being a very durable and reliable restoration. They are needed when decay has destroyed a tooth to such a degree that there is little of the tooth remaining or the tooth has received a pulpotomy (nerve removed) because of deep decay. They will last until the tooth falls out around the age of 12.

The most common forms of sedation used in dentistry are inhalation, oral, and intravenous sedation. While making dentistry much easier for you, it is important to understand that they are not pain-killers, and regular numbing medications still prove essential. But sedation will make every part of your treatment more enjoyable if you're anxious.

Children with stainless steel crowns should avoid eating sticky foods like caramel, gum, taffy. Also avoid chewing on hard candy, ice, and popcorn kernels. If a crown comes off, please return to the office for the tooth to be evaluated.

Home care after this procedure is important. Where the crown meets the gum tissue is an area with bacteria can live and cause decay. It is important that parents supervise the cleaning of this area. Make certain your child brushes not only his teeth but where the teeth meet the gum tissue. It is also important to floss once a day. Pull floss through and out, not up and down, to minimize the risk of crown coming off.