Stainless steel crown
Stainless steel crowns are metal caps used by dental professionals to repair a decayed baby molar (back tooth) and prevent it decaying further.
Stainless steel crowns are used as an alternative to silver and tooth-coloured fillings. These strong metal caps cover the entire tooth and are hard to lose or damage. They have a smooth polished surface which makes them easy to clean and most last four years or more.
Stainless steel crowns:
- may offer an alternative to removing a decayed tooth
- keep a space in your child’s mouth for a permanent tooth
- will fall out naturally when the baby tooth falls out
- contain only safe metals
- are simple to apply (similar to a regular filling).