Stainless Steel Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are prefabricated crown forms that are adapted to individual teeth and attached with a dental cement. Stainless steel crowns are used in primary and permanent teeth where large cavities have destroyed a lot of the tooth structure. Stainless steel crowns are also used when molars are fractured due to trauma, or as an abutment for certain appliances such as space maintainers. Stainless steel crowns cover the entire tooth and strengthen and protect it. After the decay has been removed from the tooth, the tooth is shaped so a stainless steel crown can be placed over it. The crown is then contoured to fit perfectly and cemented in place. If the crown is placed on a baby tooth, it will stay on until the baby tooth falls out. The stainless steel crown will fall out with the tooth.