Just as we have crowns in adult dentition, so we have crowns for children. These crowns differ from those in adults in many ways, as will be discussed in the following sections. When your child has caries in his or her teeth, restorations with fillings such as composite or even amalgam is sufficient for small cavities, but if the cavity has become so large to an extent that normal restorations will be weak and easily fracture, a crown becomes the better option to protect the tooth from further damage. Continue reading
A tooth that is partially erupted or unerupted, beyond the date of eruption is defined as an impacted tooth. Any unerupted tooth can be termed as impacted only when root formation is complete and yet retained in an unerupted position.