Protect Your Child from the Most Common Disease in Children

As a busy parent you likely don’t have time for your schedule to be disrupted by tooth decay. Tooth decay however, is more than a disruption. Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay is five times as common as asthma and seven times as common as hay fever. The CDC says 42% of children ages 2 to 11 have had cavities in baby teeth. At least 4 Million preschoolers suffer from tooth decay.

Effects of Untreated and Untimely Treated Tooth Decay

Child Toothache

Child Toothache

Untreated or untimely treated tooth decay can cause your child sever pain and discomfort, a greater risk of decay in other baby and adult teeth, more expensive and complicated treatments, and loss of time at school. Tooth decay can also compromise your child’s self-esteem and social development. Untreated tooth decay can also create anxiety in your child when he or she visits the dentist as a result of associating dental visits with pain. This anxiety can have such a lasting effect that it causes your child to avoid the dentist even after reaching adult years. You can avoid these issues with early visits to your child’s dentists.

When and Why Your Child May Need a Dental Crown

About 40 percent of 2- to 5-year-olds have cavities. It is important to treat cavities in baby teeth because these teeth serve as space holders for the child’s permanent teeth. If your child loses a tooth too early from cavities, it can cause alignment issues that will need to be addressed with braces.

When a baby molar has a large cavity or fracture, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends restoring the tooth with a stainless steel crown. Dental crowns are necessary in cases where there isn’t enough healthy tooth left to hold a filling after the decayed area is removed. If a filling is placed on such a tooth the result is usually more trips to the dentists, more pain, possible infection leading to early extraction of the tooth, more time, and more money.

What are Premium Primary Molar Crowns by KTR?

Child Happy

Child Happy

KTR Premium Primary Molar Crowns are dental crowns for children that are more wear resistant than older 3M ESPE stainless steel dental crowns used by many dentists. KTR manufactures its crowns using a new proprietary tempering process making them more wear resistant than 3M ESPE crowns.

One benefit is that a crown is a one-time procedure for the tooth. KTR crowns work well even with limited tooth structure remaining. Another huge benefit is, once placed on the tooth, the tooth becomes nearly self-maintained even in environments of poor dental hygiene, sugar, and plaque. This is because the entire tooth is covered leaving sugar and plaque without a way to attack the tooth. The tooth is protected even if your child doesn’t brush as well or as often as you’ve instructed. Once the baby tooth is ready to fall out naturally, the crown will fall out naturally with the baby tooth so as a busy mom you don’t have to worry about the tooth or crown once the crown is placed.

Happy Child Brushing Teeth

Happy Child Brushing Teeth

Because KTR crowns are more wear resistant than older dental crowns available, and are far more cost effective for your dentist, you save valuable time out of your busy schedule while your dentist can better serve you, your child, and your community. You also save money by avoiding costly repeat procedures. Not only do you and your child benefit from your dentists placing KTR premium dental crowns, your dentist will benefit also. Ask your pediatric dentist about KTR Premium Primary Molar Crowns today.

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