Have we suggested that your teenager receive a dental crown? If so, you are likely already aware that this restorative treatment has been suggested conservatively to promote the improved health – and long-term protection – of your child’s smile. However, you may wonder if this is a good idea and how it will affect your teenager’s life. As always, we offer restorative care that is advantageous for individuals of all ages. Allow us to provide you with some specific benefits, so you can rest easy with the knowledge that your child’s smile is in good hands.

Benefit #1: It Will Prevent Further Damage

Let’s say you choose not to place a dental crown over your child’s tooth. Since we tend to suggest crowns for serious damage (or for placement after root canal), this means that your teen’s tooth is vulnerable to further damage or infection. By covering and protecting the tooth, you can avoid complex problems like infection (and a need for root canal therapy) or a tooth so damaged it requires extraction.

Benefit #2: A Crown Will Prevent Complex Situations

If your child’s tooth becomes even more damaged or infected and we need to extract the tooth, your teen will require a tooth replacement solution. Unfortunately, teens’ jawbones are still developing, which makes dental implant placement impossible until adulthood. As a result, this complicates (and temporarily limits) options to replace the tooth. Say yes to a crown to avoid such issues.

Benefit #3: We Can Protect The Beauty Of Your Child’s Smile

The last thing your teen wants is an open space in his or her smile or an unpleasant looking tooth. Fortunately, we offer porcelain and zirconia crowns, so we can take care of the oral health problem, while repairing and often improving the beauty of your teen’s smile with a dental crown.


At Dental Associates of Corona, your dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, CA and all surrounding locations. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at (951) 273-9580.