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Stainless Steel Crown

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Stainless Steel Crown

A Stainless Steel Crown (SSC) is a type of dental crown used in pediatric dentistry to restore and protect a decayed or damaged primary (baby) tooth. Stainless steel crowns have been widely used for many years in pediatric dentistry due to their durability, ease of placement, and cost-effectiveness. Here are key aspects of stainless steel crowns for kids:




Stainless Steel: As the name suggests, these crowns are made of stainless steel, which is a strong and corrosion-resistant alloy. The material is biocompatible and well-tolerated by the body.



Primary Tooth Restoration: Stainless steel crowns are primarily used to restore and protect primary teeth that have extensive decay, are severely damaged, or have undergone pulpotomy (removal of infected pulp tissue).



  • Extensive Decay: When a primary tooth has extensive decay that cannot be adequately restored with a filling.
  • Pulp Therapy: After pulpotomy or pulpectomy procedures to protect the tooth and maintain its function.
  • Fractured or Weakened Teeth: In cases where a primary tooth is fractured or weakened due to structural issues.



  • Durability: Stainless steel crowns are highly durable and can withstand the forces of chewing and biting, providing long-term protection.
  • Cost-Effective: They are more cost-effective compared to some alternative restorative options.
  • Quick Placement: The placement procedure is generally quicker than other types of crowns.


Placement Procedure

  • Preparation: The dentist prepares the affected tooth by removing decay and shaping it to accommodate the crown.
  • Sizing: The appropriate stainless steel crown size is selected based on the tooth’s dimensions.
  • Placement: The crown is fitted over the prepared tooth and secured in place using dental cement.



Visible Crown: Stainless steel crowns are visible in the mouth, and their appearance is metallic. While they may not be as aesthetically pleasing as tooth-colored crowns, they are often chosen for their functional benefits in primary teeth.



Temporary Nature: Since they are used for primary teeth, stainless steel crowns are considered a temporary solution. They will naturally exfoliate with the shedding of the primary tooth.


Follow-Up Care

Regular Check-ups: Children with stainless steel crowns should attend regular dental check-ups to ensure the crowns are intact, and the underlying teeth are healthy.

Stainless steel crowns play a crucial role in pediatric dentistry, offering a reliable and durable solution for restoring and preserving primary teeth in situations where other restorative options may not be as practical.

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