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Pediatric Crowns starting at age 10: I am a 17 year old. When I was about 10 I chipped my two front teeth pretty badly.

I have had caps put on them and have had braces. The braces are now off. I still have caps on both teeth but the we have replaced the caps on several different occasions.

I am wondering exactly what is it that I can do to get this fixed? I would like to get something permanent if possible. Please help me, I don't want to have to wear these crowns anymore. ...Visitor from IL

Answer:
In "average circumstances" dentists won't recommend crown treatments during the period where jawbone growth continues to develop and mature. In general terms, the age bracket of 17 to about 21 is when all growth spurts have ended.

Crown treatments and veneer dentistry, when provided during the developmental years (for good reason) almost always require frequent replacements due to the overal jaw structures and tooth structures "growing" while the restorations (crowns or veneers) remain static.

You have experienced this first hand, already. Although probably frustrating from time to time... there probably weren't any alternative treatments to choose from.

Your current need for crown replacement may, hopefully, be your last one. If not.... it might be reasonable to assume that you might have one last growth spurt to go through.... which might require one last crown replacement.

If your crown replacements have been made of acrylic compounds, you may want to consider the use of a porcelain based restoration when the last replacement treatment is provided.

When it is time for the "final" replacement, be sure to ask the dentist to use temporaries so you have the opportunity to adjust them for final color matching, size characteristics, fit and feel. Once everything is perfect, as defined by YOU.... the final crowns can be made and placed... giving you exactly what you want for the final outcome.

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