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                                            Patient and Family Information

Why use stainless steel crowns?

With many restorative treatment options available - Dentists often chose stainless steel crowns (SSCs) as the best solution.

Increased Durability/ Longevity

SSCs are widely accepted as one of the most durable restorations often lasting on average 5+ years.  Comparatively, Class II amalgam restorations (a type of silver filling) fail at a 4X greater rate than SSCs (1).

Reduced Technique Sensitivity

Sitting still and listening to doctors instructions can be very difficult for young children.  Often times, uncontrolled saliva can lead to premature failure in other restorations.  SSCs by design can often be placed successfully in these situations.

Developmental Concerns

One of the most important roles of the primary molar is to maintain space in the jaw to allow proper eruption of the permanent molars and development of the face and jaws.  Other restorations that can break or dislodge and are left untreated can lead to future orthodontic procedures. 

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Our Commitment to Quality

Product quality is not a feature, it's an expectation.  
Our US manufacturing facility is certified by a third party to the latest and most stringent standards for your protection.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do SSCs last?

Depending on the application, SSCs can last up to 10 years, with an average useful life of 5 years.

How long do children have primary teeth?

Children typically start to erupt their permanent teeth beginning between 5 and 7 years and usually finish by 13 to 14 years of age. (2)

How much does it cost?

Costs can range from provider to provider. You may also qualify for the Children's Oral Health Initiative under the Affordable Care Act mandating dental coverage for those 19 and younger.  For more information visit

Is there any extra care or maintenance needed?

No additional maintenance is required, but please make sure to follow recommended oral care practices.  More information can be found at  A Pediatric Guide to Children's Oral Health Flip Chart .

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Childrens Oral Care Tips

Preventive oral care is key - download this easy-to-use guide published by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

  1. Seale NS.  The use of stainless steel crowns.  Pediatric Dentistry - 24:5, 2002.
  2. A Pediatric Guide to Children's Oral Health Flip Chart.  American Academy of Pediatrics.