Coating Applications

Zircon Coating in Children

Filling alone does not provide sufficient support to the teeth with too much substance loss, and there may be fractures in the tooth or filling. Crown (veneer) application is a treatment method that is applied to teeth with a lot of substance loss, sits on the tooth like a hat and ensures that the treatment lasts longer. It is more durable than filler. In addition, it is applied in early childhood caries, children with high caries risk, children with special needs where oral cleaning cannot be done properly, teeth at risk of fracture, teeth with excessive substance loss, dental developmental anomalies, since it also protects teeth from caries when applied.

Crown (coating) application in milk teeth is made with ready-made crowns specially produced for milk teeth. Gray colored stainless steel crowns or tooth-coloured zirconium crowns are used in milk teeth. When the milk teeth fall out, the crown falls off with the tooth.

Which Milk Teeth Crown (Coating) Is Applied?

  • Molars and incisors,
  • In teeth that have caries on two or more surfaces, to be restored after amputation or root canal treatment,
  • Developmental anomalies affecting enamel and dentin such as enamel hypoplasia or
  • Dentinogenesis imperfecta, and in malformed teeth,
  • In primary teeth and permanent teeth with polyhedral fractures,
  • In teeth used as feet in placeholders to be restored,

In order to protect and restore, crowns are applied on teeth that have lost excessive material due to attrition, abrasion or erosion.

Various Crowns for Milk Teeth:

There are various crowns in terms of material, brand and appearance. The most commonly used crowns in pediatric dentistry are:

Stainless steel crown (veneer): It has been used in pediatric dentistry for more than 50 years. It is very durable and easy to apply. It is gray in color because it is metal. For this reason, it is often used in posterior teeth.

Zirconium crowns (coatings):  In recent years, natural tooth colored zirconia crowns have been used in dental treatments with the increase in aesthetic expectations. It is preferred in both anterior and posterior group teeth.

What kind of advantages does it have over filling?

It is much longer lasting than filling when applied on teeth with a lot of substance loss. Since it imitates the natural tooth, it is more compatible with the contact points of other teeth. It functions during chewing. It is more robust. They are made of tissue-friendly metals. Since they completely surround the tooth, there is no problem of tooth decay again.

What Happens To The Crown If The Milk Tooth Shakes And Falls Off?

Since the crowns are attached to the teeth, they will fall out with the tooth when the time comes for the teeth to fall. Also, no action is required.