Stainless Steel Pediatric Crowns
Stainless steel crowns are preferred for treating damaged primary (baby) teeth. This is because they are very inexpensive and strong. They also come in a lot of pre-fitted sizes, and can usually be placed without removing any of your child’s enamel. They provide superior protection compared to fillings.
Stainless steel crowns do have an unnatural silver color, but since they are used to treat baby teeth that will fall out naturally, this is not much of a concern. However, tooth-colored crowns made of porcelain are preferred to treat adult teeth.