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My daughter, aged 6 has to have a sterling silver crown fitted on her primary tooth and I’m wondering if its possible for her to have a zirconia ceramic crown fitted instead as the silver will be quite noticeable when she smiles. Does anyone know if these are fitted on children in the UK?

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Asked on 17/06/2014 12:00 am
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These crowns are actually Stainless steel and are prefabricated in a variety of sizes and roughly adjusted to fit a baby tooth. This is usually as part of the 'Hall technique' to seal and retain a decayed and infected tooth
Most 6yr olds would be unlikely to tolerate a traditional crown preparation and the fact this tooth will only last a couple of years before being replaced by the adult one makes the costs involved seem excessive

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It is also often possible to restore such teeth with a tooth coloured filling if aesthetics are paramount but this may require repair and replacement during the life of the baby tooth

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