What is a Stainless Steel Crown? A preformed metal crown silver in color that has been in use successfully for about 60 years.
What are the indications for using Stainless steel crowns? They are used to restore baby teeth in which the failure of an amalgam or composite restoration
The use of Stainless Steel Crowns is indicated in cases in which the prognosis for
long term success of “regular” restorations is reduced by a high
a. restoration fracture
b. recurrent decay
c. Extensive tooth destruction by decay, erosion, or abrasion from grinding.
d. After tooth nerve treatment
Pulpotomy or Pulpectomy
e. for teeth with developmental abnormalities
f. Poor enamel on teeth.
1. Stainless Steel Crowns are durable and made to last the life of the baby tooth
2. Stainless Steel Crowns protect the tooth from future decay because they cover the whole tooth.
3. They are cost effective based on durability and longevity.
4. They are more conservative because no additional tooth preparation is needed for retention of the restoration.