You don’t have to fix children’s cavities with silver crowns any more. See how happy our patients and parents are, including this Mom regarding her daughter once the white pediatric dental crowns (made out of zirconia) were used instead of the traditional silver crown teeth method.
Your child doesn’t have to have any silver teeth. Dr. Baghai, board-certified pediatric dentist and founder of the BabyPRL Method, is helping parents and their pediatric dentists make silver baby teeth a thing of the past. The BabyPRL Method restores your child’s pearly white teeth no matter where those cavities are and how many cavities your child has.
What’s more is they last.
Dr. Baghai knows the typical “two bad options” parents are given when their young children have cavities. The first is the more durable stainless steel (aka “silver”) crowns, which are durable but lead to possible bullying and self-confidence options for the kids. The other option is white fillings which remove the bullying/teasing concern, but usually don’t last very long.
There is, however, a third option – which Dr. Baghai provides via the BabyPRL method.
You may remember being teased on the playground, but for kids with visible dental problems it can go much deeper. Victims of childhood bullying are much more likely to suffer anxiety and depression and suffer economically due to impaired social skills when they’re adults. This can be prevented with just knowledge and taking action to contact a pediatric dentist who knows how to help kids early, so that they don’t risk being teased heavily early in life due to silver crowns on their baby teeth.
I have met many patients who’ve told me kids laugh at their silver teeth. Some kids are so embarrassed that they have stopped laughing or even talking to other kids. Can you imagine what it does to a child’s personality when he or she is afraid to smile?
There are a lot of misconceptions about cavities, and one of the most hurtful is assuming that brushing and less candy is all you needed to do to avoid them. That is good advice in general, but there’s a lot more to cavities than that.
We all know sugar addicts who hate brushing but don’t get cavities; and the opposite happens too. I see them all the time.
No need to get into the microbiology here, but let’s just say the species of bacteria that live in your mouth have a lot to do with it, and there is little you can do to change that. I have worked with thousands of families in this situation.
As a matter of fact I treat many doctors’ kids with cavities who find us because they don’t want silver crowns. I talk to parents all the time who feel judged.
They hear it a lot: “Stop feeding your kids so many sweets!” It seems like everybody’s an expert on cavities all of a sudden.
Well I can tell you it’s not that simple. See my video titled “cavities happen” about conditions that cause rampant decay despite a parent’s best efforts. What’s worse, kids are embarrassed about their appearance. They’re reluctant to smile because they don’t want people to see those teeth.
There are a lot of reasons your child may have cavities. People assuming that you’re negligent is hurtful and in most cases it’s not even true. I can’t stop people from being judgmental but i can do the next best thing for you.
In my more than 20 years I have treated thousands of patients, and it’s heartbreaking stories like these that inspired me to create the BabyPRL Method. No child should be ashamed of his or her smile.
The BabyPRL Method uses zirconia in place of stainless steel, resulting in a durable and beautiful smile; and we are the first office able to use zirconia on all 20 baby teeth now. No one needs to know your child ever had cavities, and the BabyPRL Method only has to be applied once.
For us, success is if we are unable to tell the difference between real teeth and crowns. Zirconia is so beautiful that for the first time it is tough to tell it apart from natural teeth. Looking at this “after” photo, they all look like natural teeth until you see the photo before the crowns were cemented. This is why Zirconia is the ideal material to restore extensive cavities.
Dr Baghai saw the potential of zirconia when he was able to use a hammer to fully drive a delicate zirconia crown into a piece of wood without the crown breaking. He then did the same thing with a stainless-steel crown that immediately flattened without any resistance. If Zirconia crowns are placed correctly their hardness is a great advantage.