Dr. Ed Hoben Dentistry

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Stainless steel crown Woodstock

At Dr. Ed Hoben Dentistry in Woodstock, we offer stainless steel crown (SSC) treatment as a durable and effective solution for various dental needs, especially in pediatric dentistry. SSCs are an excellent choice for specific situations in primary teeth, providing long-lasting protection and restoration.

When Are Stainless Steel Crowns Recommended?

Stainless steel crowns have clear indications for use in primary teeth, including:

  • Following a Pulpotomy/Pulpectomy: After a pulpotomy (partial removal of the pulp) or pulpectomy (complete removal of the pulp), SSCs are often recommended to protect and restore the tooth.
  • Large Carious Lesions: Teeth with extensive carious lesions involving multiple surfaces, where an amalgam filling might not be effective, can benefit from SSCs.
  • Teeth with Developmental Defects: SSCs are suitable for teeth with developmental defects that compromise their integrity.
  • Fractured Teeth: When a tooth is fractured, especially in primary molars, SSCs provide a robust solution for restoration.

Additionally, SSCs are beneficial in cases where caries risk factors are high, particularly in young children with anterior tooth decay or molar caries. These crowns help protect vulnerable tooth surfaces from further decay.

Advantages of Stainless Steel Crowns:

Choosing SSC treatment offers several advantages:

  • Longevity: Studies have shown that SSCs outperform other restorations, including Class II amalgams, in terms of durability and lifespan.
  • Full Coverage: SSCs provide complete coverage of the tooth, offering protection from future decay.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: SSCs are a cost-effective solution due to their durability and longevity, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Consider SSCs for Children Requiring General Anesthesia:

Children with extensive decay, large lesions, or multiple surface lesions in primary molars should strongly consider stainless steel crowns. The full coverage and long-term protection they offer make them a valuable choice, especially for children who may require general anesthesia for treatment.

At Dr. Ed Hoben Dentistry, our skilled dental team specializes in providing high-quality SSC treatments to ensure the long-term oral health of your child. If you believe your child may benefit from SSC treatment or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at (519) 539-4868 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ed Hoben. Our practice is conveniently located at 35 Wellington St. North in Woodstock, ON.

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