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Perception of Esthetic Attractiveness and Acceptability of Colored Composite Filling amongst 3–12 Years Old Children: An Observational Study

Anshula Neeraj Deshpande, Koodakandi Somanna Poonacha, Bhavna H Dave, Yash S Shah, Vaibhavee Shah

Keywords : Behavior therapy, Composite resins, Color, Dental caries, Motivation

Citation Information : Deshpande A N, Poonacha KS, Dave BH, Shah YS, Shah V. Perception of Esthetic Attractiveness and Acceptability of Colored Composite Filling amongst 3–12 Years Old Children: An Observational Study. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2021; 4 (3):169-174.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3093

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-01-2022

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


Objective: The purpose of the study was to assess the preference of colored restorative material based on gender and age-groups in 3–12-year-old children. Materials and method: A Survey was conducted, where children were divided into three groups depending on Age, Group A (3–6 years) Group B (7–9 years) Group C (10–12 years). Class 1 cavity preparation followed by different colored composite restorations of FLUO and PEARL JEN-RAINBOW were done on typodont. All the preferences were recorded according to ranking and visual analog scale. Result: Overall ratings showed difference in preferences of all age-groups. It was difficult to rely on the results revealed by evaluating overall ranking, further it was evaluated based on different age-groups and showed significant difference. For overall preferences recorded using visual analog scale was only significant for one color, pearl white (p=0.018). Conclusion: The findings of this survey suggest that great diversity in preferences was observed not only among gender but even different age-groups.

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