Stainless steel crown

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.

They are made to fit the exact size and shape of a child’s molar, and are used to cap teeth with large or deep cavities.

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).