White crowns made of zirconia are an excellent alternative for stainless steel crowns for children. This is a metal-free option. Zirconia is a biocompatible material that is extremely durable and was developed for use in pediatric patients.
Although zirconia is similar to porcelain that has been used for years in dentistry, zirconia is more durable.
Our doctors at Desert Ridge Pediatric Dentistry recommend white zirconia crowns as an alternative for parents seeking a more esthetic restoration.
The benefits of white zirconia crowns include but are not limited to:
- Improved esthetics
- Extremely durable
- Completed in one visit
When are white zirconia crowns NOT recommended:
- Little tooth structure remaining caused by decay
- Significant crowding or lack of spacing between the teeth
- Space loss between the carious teeth
If you are looking for an alternative to stainless steel crowns, please call our office at (480) 585-5868 and request an appointment, we would be happy to answer all your questions.