Now Accepting New Patients
Preventive & restorative pediatric dental services
General anesthesia and no injection cavity treatment available
Spanish speaking pediatric dentist & staff
The only pediatric dental specialist in Santa Maria accepting Denti-Cal
Even baby teeth can be repaired when decayed or damaged
At Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry, we offer white anterior pediatric dental crowns. This is a natural-looking and simple option for our patients. We are the only dentist in the area offering this option for patients with Denti-cal at this time.
Benefits of pediatric white dental crowns for your child
- Matches the color of your child’s tooth for a natural-looking smile
- Fits most children’s teeth
- Helps stymie decay and damage to provide adequate support and protection
Hear from our patients
A really amazing experience! Dr. Pederson was so nice and welcoming. I am definitely excited to bring my kids back here in 6 months! Thank you Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry!
– Jasmine V.
What to expect during your child’s pediatric dental crown appointment
In the past, pediatric dental crowns were made from stainless steel. While these crowns offered a strong and malleable crown, they look unnatural. Modern white anterior crowns offer a similar level of durability, but are made to look just like your child’s natural teeth. Depending on your child’s particular circumstance, we offer ceramic, resin, and resin-coated stainless steel crowns for the front teeth. Your child will not leave our office with silver front teeth!
At your child’s twice-yearly comprehensive exam, we’ll be on the lookout for anything that might be amiss in your child’s mouth, including tooth decay. While small amounts of decay can be treated with a filling or silver diamine fluoride, extensive decay or damage needs a more robust restorative treatment, such as a pediatric dental crown.
If we think that your child could benefit from a pediatric white crown, we’ll lay out your options and fill you in on costs and what to expect.
A simple procedure to ensure proper tooth development
- Your child’s mouth and tooth area will be numbed fully to ensure their comfort during the procedure.
- This step is not always necessary for resin anterior crowns!
- Dr. Pedersen will remove any decay from your tooth to prepare it for the crown.
- The pediatric dental crown will be placed over the damaged tooth.
- Your child might experience mild discomfort for the 24 hours following the pediatric crowns procedure.
Different pediatric crown options
Resin-faced stainless steel crowns
Pediatric white crowns FAQs
Are white crowns safe for my child?
Are pediatric crowns covered by insurance?
If my child has damage or decay in a baby tooth, does it need to be fixed?
Denti-Cal & most insurance accepted
We are in network with most PPO dental insurances, and are the only local pediatric dental specialist accepting Denti-Cal. Not sure if your specific plan is accepted? Contact us today for a complimentary benefits check.
No insurance? We’ve got you covered.
We offer an in-house discount plan and payment plans to help you afford care.
Our in-house discount plan includes:
- 2 comprehensive exams and cleanings per year, including any needed x-rays
- Discounts on any needed treatment
All Families Welcome
As your Santa Maria pediatric dental crown dentist, you can trust Dr. Pedersen to help ensure the proper development of your child’s teeth.
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 12pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed