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A Precautionary Technique for the Accidental Ingestion of Preformed Zirconia Crowns in Pediatric Dentistry

Shital Kiran, Hetal Majeethia, Mehul Jani

Citation Information : Kiran S, Majeethia H, Jani M. A Precautionary Technique for the Accidental Ingestion of Preformed Zirconia Crowns in Pediatric Dentistry. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2021; 4 (1):58-61.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3056

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Accidental ingestion of the preformed zirconia crown may occur if the dental treatment is carried out without using rubber dam in the children. Mishaps are rare in adults, but in pediatric patients foreign body ingestion is a global problem that is potentially harmful to the patients, which may lead to life-threatening condition and it also causes anxiety to the clinician. This paper elaborates a simple technique to tag zirconia crown with the suture thread using resin-modified glass ionomer luting cement to prevent accidental ingestion in the routine pediatric dental practice as a reserved technique for patients who are unable to accept rubber dam.

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