It isn’t the news you wanted to receive: your child has a cavity. But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over half of American children between the ages of six to eight years old have had at least one cavity in their baby teeth. When these cavities are left untreated, they can lead to pain and infection, not to mention problems eating, talking, playing, and even learning. Thankfully, childhood cavities are treatable, and dental crowns, such as Sprig’s EZCrowns, are often the best solution. 

What are EZCrowns?

If your child’s dentist has told you that your child has a cavity and needs a dental crown, you are probably thinking of metal or stainless steel crowns. While it is true that metal crowns have long been preferred for treating cavities in children because of their durability, the truth is that no one likes the look or feel of metal in their mouth. 

To make things even more complicated, metal allergies are more common than you might think. And if your child has a metal allergy, it can make it seem like there is no solution. This is where EZCrowns come to the rescue.

EZCrowns by Sprig, were designed by experts in pediatric dentistry. They are the first white zirconia crowns made specifically for baby teeth and a child’s unique oral health needs. And since the intention of dental restorations is to return your child’s smile to its former bright and white self and to ensure your child can avoid any complications when eating, talking, playing, or learning, the discretion and effectiveness of EZCrowns can feel like a breath of fresh air. 

EZCrowns can be used to treat cavities in children as young as three years old. These same-day crowns can be brushed and flossed just like normal teeth. Even better, EZCrowns can be placed on the front or back teeth, lasting as long as the baby tooth is present. 

These single-visit dental crowns for children look perfectly natural, feel natural, and actually are natural, made completely of biocompatible zirconia. Zirconium is as strong as tungsten and titanium, is harder than stainless steel or silver, and is corrosion-resistant. It is also not known to cause allergies and, therefore, is highly unlikely to irritate your child’s mouth and gums.

Top reasons children need an EZCrown

EZcrowns offer huge advantages for kids who have a cavity. But aside from the fact that EZCrowns are natural, they provide other benefits too. Check out the list of reasons why your child needs and can benefit from an EZCrown.

1. Dental crowns improve the longevity of your children’s teeth.

Just because your child’s baby teeth are temporary, it doesn’t mean they aren’t important. Primary teeth aid in speech development, eating and proper nutrition, self-confidence, and straighter smiles down the road since they serve as placeholders for their adult teeth. And since kids don’t lose those baby teeth until around age six or seven, it’s important to take good care of them. Same-day EZCrowns treat cavities and help those baby teeth to last longer.

2. Tooth decay can be painful and lead to toothaches.

If your child has tooth decay that is left untreated, it can eventually lead to toothache. And, toothaches can be terribly uncomfortable for your child (they’re not so fun for adults either). Little kids often can’t communicate the cause of their pain to their parents and resort to crying, which can be stressful for everyone involved. When your child’s pediatric dentist in Salem, Oregon, treats your child with an EZCrown, the damaged portion of the tooth gets removed and the remaining healthy portion of the tooth is covered and protected.

3. EZCrowns can be placed in a single-visit.

There is a reason we keep referring to same-day crowns and single-visit crowns, and that is because EZCrowns only requires one visit to the dentist. Though, of course, the team at Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry in Salem, Oregon, loves seeing their patients once every six months, we know you all have better things to do than make repeated visits to treat a cavity. EZCrowns are essentially the equivalent of a same-day crown, and treatment is conveniently completed in a single office visit.

Learn more about EZCrowns and cosmetic dentistry for kids at Spinnaker Pediatric Dentistry. 

Dr. Cooper and Dr. Day are both parents and understand how important a great dental experience is for kids. And when your kid has a cavity, you want to make sure their treatment is quick, comfortable, and painless. At Spinnaker Family Dentistry, we view children as patients with their own needs and trepidations. For this reason, we work hard to make every dental visit a fun and relaxed experience. 

So if your child is in need of an EZCrown or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, you’ve come to the right place. Request an appointment for your child today and see the EZCrown difference for yourself.