Stainless steel crowns
Instructions post stainless steel crown placement:
- Other than numbness, a weird feeling upon biting are the most frequent complaints a child has with SSC placements. This is normal.
- These crowns are pre-formed and we find the closest match to your child’s tooth. Because it is stainless steel, it will mold to the way your child bites over the next week.
- When we place the SSC, its margin does go underneath your child’s gum line, thus we ask you to help them maintain the area clean and healthy so it can heal.
- You should notice a number toward the cheek side by the gum line. With healthy brushing, this number should gradually disappear within 2-3 days. This is a great way to help gauge your brushing in the area.
Written By: Dr. Ngo