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Restorative Solutions for Anterior Teeth in Early Childhood Caries

Navneet Grewal, Soumya Jha

Keywords : Early Childhood Caries,Primary Incisors,Restorative Dentistry,Esthetic

Citation Information : Grewal N, Jha S. Restorative Solutions for Anterior Teeth in Early Childhood Caries. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2018; 1 (1):9-15.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3005

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Early childhood caries can often result in total destruction of primary anterior teeth. There is a plethora of options for restoring such teeth. However, there is insufficient clinical evidence to suggest that one type of restoration is superior to another. The article aims to review the past and recent restorative options for restoring primary anterior teeth affected by early childhood caries, based on their in-vivo clinical performance over a period of time. The electronic databases and handperformed journal searches identified 46 relevant documents. The variables to decide the long term outcome of the restorative material chosen were operator preferences, esthetic demands by parents, the child’s behavior, amount of remaining tooth structure and moisture and hemorrhage control. A lack of long term, controlled clinical data  prevents  the  validation  or  endorsement  of  any  of  the  restorative options  for  repairing  carious  or  traumatized  anterior  primary  teeth.

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