Why are the Primary Teeth So Important? This question might come to your mind when your child is recommended with crown. It is very important to maintain the health of the primary teeth. Neglected cavities can and frequently lead to problems which affect developing permanent teeth. Primary teeth are important for proper chewing and eating, providing space for the permanent teeth and guiding them into the correct position, permitting normal development of the jaw bones and muscles. Primary teeth also affect the development of speech and add to an attractive appearance. While the front 4 teeth last until 6-7 years of age, the back teeth (cuspids and molars) aren't replaced until age 10-13 years.
Crowns are the best available option to restore deciduous molars with extensive decay involving at least one proximal surface. Composites restorations are only an alternative to crowns in those cases with waste occlusal decay with no proximal involvements, even when a pulpal therapy has to be performed. The gingival tissues response to crowns and its long term clinical results are excellent.