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Santa Maria Pediatric Dental Crowns

Simple & safe crowns for baby teeth

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

Even though they will fall out, baby teeth play a crucial role in your child’s lifelong dental health. When a baby tooth becomes decayed or damaged, it can’t provide the support your child’s smile needs to develop correctly. When this happens, the tooth can often be treated to stem damage and provide strength.

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

Did you know: Denti-Cal and most dental insurances cover 100% of most pediatric preventive dentistry treatments? Contact us to learn more about your specific coverage.

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

Strip Crowns

Resin-faced stainless steel crowns

Zirconia Crowns

Pediatric white crowns FAQs

Are white crowns safe for my child?

They are! White pediatric dental crowns are completely safe for children and will ensure the proper development of your child’s smile into adulthood.

Are pediatric crowns covered by insurance?

All insurance policies are different, but most insurance plans cover at least a portion of pediatric crown treatments. Contact us for full details of your coverage.

If my child has damage or decay in a baby tooth, does it need to be fixed?

Even though your child’s primary teeth will eventually fall out, they play a crucial part in keeping your child’s mouth healthy and ensuring proper development. Additionally, not treating them could lead to a painful oral infection.

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.

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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

Welcome to Mariposa Pediatric Dentistry. We’re proud to welcome all families into our community. At all of your child’s appointments, we’ll always be looking out for your child’s best interest. We’ll also provide education as your child grows on the best ways to keep your child’s teeth healthy and developing correctly.

As your Santa Maria pediatric dental crown dentist, you can trust Dr. Pedersen to help ensure the proper development of your child’s teeth.

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Our Office

1414 S Miller St Suite J
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Get Directions

Call (805) 922-9626


Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm

Friday: 8am - 12pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Now Welcoming New Patients